Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


My kind of Sunday

Today is really my kind of day.

It is really cold outside - ok, so cold is relative in Texas. It is 29 degrees right now. Army of Dad built me a fire to keep me warm while I work on some freelance stories and watch NFL pre-game coverage. He and Stinkerbelle are sitting in the recliner by the fire reading books. He has some book about an Army Ranger and she is reading Dora's Halloween Adventures. It is a lift-the-flap book and AoD noticed that it has a happy black spider with a red hourglass on its back. Ok, probably not a friendly spider for children to play with. A black widow usually has a mark similar to that on her stomach, but it isn't something that we want to portray to children as something to play with. But, then again, if we go very literal, I wouldn't want my daughter playing with monkeys and iguanas either and Dora plays with both. *shrug* She does a very good impression of Swiper, though. Too cute to see her cross her little arms and go "aw, man!" Sweet to see her sitting with dad and reading her book.

We have tortilla chips and Pace salsa, beer and soda, popcorn, peanuts, sunflower seeds ... we are READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! I'm sure AoD and Hot Rod would rather the Vikings been in it today.

We may have a guest for dinner tonight. One of my friends, and a former boss, is going to work at LSU and leaves at the end of this week.

Here's AoD and Stinkbelle reading while Hot Rod warms himself by the fire. We put a ban on the Xbox today. So, he is occupying himself with GI Joe guys. I just noticed all the peanut butter on Stinkerbelle's face. She had waffles with PB for a brunch.

Back to work. I love these kinds of days. Would be better if I didn't have stories due, but stories mean money.


  • At 2:30 PM, January 23, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Did you see that little kid sing the National Anthem? There were players and service people in TEARS!!! Of was I...I'm so sensitive!

  • At 4:32 PM, January 23, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Uzz, dude. You are WAY too sentimental. I watched and wondered why (if they were saluting the military like they said they were) this kid was singing the anthem and not some military dependent whose dad is overseas or some member of a military band or something wasn't doing it. *shrug* Or did I miss something in his intro about that?

    And, it is nice and toasty here. Sorry that you're all cold and drafty. Get those kitties in your lap to warm you up.

  • At 4:55 PM, January 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes, really cold is relative, but arguably 29 is cold, especially in TX although perhaps not really cold, still, more than cold enough to curl up in front of a fire no matter where you are. Sounds like the perfect Sunday afternoon.


    PS, anyone with kids has pictures of them with PB on their face!


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