Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Odds and Ends

I haven’t been blogging lately, and I know that’s not unusual for me, but I have a really good excuse this time. No, really, I do!

--Let me start by referring you to an earlier post about chicken farming. Remember that? Well, the chicken business got uglier. And through circumstances that were totally out of my control, even though they should have been, I am now nursing a very banged up middle finger on my right hand. Do you know how much use that finger gets? Let me tell you, you can’t move your hand and keep that finger still. Believe me, I’ve tried.

--There have been no new pictures on the blog lately, and I have a good excuse for that, too. My camera is not working. Argh!! I just looked at Joe and Monkey this morning in their rubber boots and shorts and wanted to snap a photo, but alas, it will have to live on in my memory.

--Softball (for Natalia) and baseball (for Joe) season is in full swing. Refer to above paragraph for my excuse of no pictures.

--Brian spent all of last week at Boy Scout camp and had a great time. Our ward has a great group of boys in the 12-14 year old age range, and they all get along really well. Andy picked him up on Saturday, then, since Grandpa’s youngest sister Aunt Myra and Uncle Jeff, along with friends of the family Kim and Joel were visiting, we had dinner at Grammie and Grandpa’s. Brian and I sat alone at a little table, so I quizzed him about his camp experience. I asked about:
swimming (yes, they had a pool and swam every day)
canoeing (no, nowhere to do it)
merit badge class (got to skip one day because they were just working with the Tenderfoots)
bug bites – since last year he had chigger bites and scars for months after camp (none, except a tick that he had to pull off with tweezers)
where was it? (oh, I must have picked it up somewhere)
I meant, was it under your arm, on your leg, where? At this point, he looked a little embarrassed and said, “Well, it was on my third leg.” I couldn’t help but laugh. It was just so funny the way he said it! Like, “how am I gonna explain this?”

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