There has been a lot of this and that going on the past week. I have several things to write about and what better way to do it than with a photo essay. Look for a “retro” find, a drawing from a bizarre dream, things from around my house, and a MAJOR announcement.
And here we go!
I found this beauty at the Goodwill. It is a 1983 rotary telephone. Boy is it heavy! The cost – 4 bucks. I fogot about the LOUD ringer. It sounds exactly like the phone ringing in 1979 horror movie “When A Stranger Calls”. Remember that movie? Remember the ringer? Creeeeepy!! Oh, and that isn’t my number.
This is an illustration from my son’s dream. He drew this picture in case I had trouble visualizing the words “Kiss my fat butt” written on the back of a pair of underwear. Of course, I had no trouble visualizing it. As if having an actual drawing wasn’t enough, it now hangs on the refrigerator. That’s just great! *not* I hope I remember to remove it should someone come over. How am I going to explain it? I forgot the particulars of his dream, but it was wacky, to say the least.
On the other side of the refrigerator are these little Valentine “luv bugs” of sorts and a handmade Valentine. My son made it nine years ago when he was three years old. I display it every Valentine’s Day. Such a contrast to the drawing above. (head shaking)
In keeping with Valentine’s Day, this is Mr. Snowman holding a heart pendant. It is a little reminder that Valentine’s Day is during the winter season. For some strange reason, people here in the south seem to think that spring comes right after Christmas. I am adamantly opposed to rushing in or rushing out a season. I take them seriously. My calendar says it is winter until March 20.
This is our cat, Gary, asleep with his head on his paw. I thought it was cute.
Finally, my major announcement – my son got braces this week. Getting braces is a big deal. The cost is the same as buying a good used vehicle! He was ready to get them, but oh my – the house was filled with drama the very first day! I remember that dreadful first day and the horrible pain. It hurt to just brush my teeth! I couldn’t even eat a scrambled egg! My poor son. Knowing what he was going through was awful for me to endure, but I knew the pain wouldn’t last long. Fortunately, pain relievers and constant gum-chewing (sugarless) helped the pain subside. By the third day, he was better and the rest of the week was spent adjusting to a new way of eating. He is quite disappointed that he can no longer eat some of his favorite foods again until 2013.
In a way, I hope the years go by fast for him, but slow for me.