Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Imperfection We Do Well

I never cry wolf.  I sent Drew a text, "If you came home at 4:30 today that'd be alright with me."  Home he sauntered.  Covered in sawdust.  Tired.  Loose ends surely left hanging at the shop to come home early.  Our kitchen was blown up with an over zealous Valentine's cookie project.  Marguerite was laying in the cat bed sobbing because her nose hurt from her cold.  Genevieve was reciting in her outside voice, two inches from my ear, all of the reasons why she won't eat food touched by other people, only food touched by mom or dad.  Even if she was starving.  A germaphobe in the making. We broke out of our house of cards, went outside and watched Daddy add mentos to pepsi, Genevieve's "dream come true" science experiment finally coming to glorious, fleeting, exploding fruition.

We made it through dinner/bath/bed.  I picked up where I left off with cookies, slightly less regretful about not just buying them at the store when I saw them, all uniform and pink and red and sprinkled. 

Imperfection we do well.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

Me (driving): Why does that guy behind me keep honking his horn?
Marguerite:  Maybe it's because he's an asshole.

That's my girl.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Edison Bird Festival Eve

Tomorrow is the Third Annual Edison Bird Festival.  The girls and I burst out of Joanne's in a flurry of feather boas earlier today in a last minute rush to put together our chicken costumes for the "Be the Chicken" parade through town.

If you are local, have a chicken costume/kiddos who like to dress up/live chickens you want to flaunt through town, please join us.  It's kooky and fun.

11:00 – 11:15am – “Be the Chicken!” Chicken Parade, Downtown Edison
“Be the Chicken” in the kick-off parade for the Third Annual Edison Bird Festival! Dressing up like a chicken or safely corralling live chickens is a plus. Parade will start at the Old Edison Inn on Cains Court and end at the bend in the road by the Longhorn Saloon.

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The gallery floor is currently covered in bird paintings in the process of being hung for the Bird Show, opening tomorrow in the gallery.

Genevieve busted out a couple of masterpieces of her own to contribute:

 Come support our ambitious little town this weekend!