Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wrapping Gifts and Planet 51

Abby, Alex and Becca came over this afternoon to wrap presents for all the little cousins in Texas and Virginia. Abby & Alex wrapped and Becca taped everything. So a big job took a short time with everyone helping. After cookies (mint chocolate oreos - our favorite), we decided to try and find a movie. Well we did and with a huge bag of popcorn and a large drink to share, spent a couple of hours watching Planet 51. The kids loved it and I got to take short naps. On leaving, we all had to hit the restroom but as it was crowded, I dropped them off at a restaurant in the area and then, we hastened over to Friendly's for a bite to eat. They finally made it home around 7:30. They all gave me hugs and kisses and told me what a great time they had AND when can we do it again! It was a great day for me as well and look forward to the next time.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Poltergeist is Using my Printer, Oh No!

Grandpop always claimed that we had Poltergeists lurking in our house on Trenton Avenue. His one example was about a book that fell from the bookcase. He was in the kitchen drinking coffee and heard a thump. On investigating, found a book on the floor in the middle of the room. The bookcase was back against the wall. So claimed a "mischievous spirit" did the dirty deed.

His "friendly spirit" was up to no good and visited me last night. I woke up at 3:30 listening to the printer barfing page after page to the floor. I let it run its course and started collecting seven pages of print - all on Jonas Cattell! So, do you think Jonas is trying to tell us something? Or maybe it was Grandpop, disguised as a Poltergeist encouraging us to continue our research!