Warning: Do not drink anything while watching this. (I already sent this to my mom, who does phone work for Apple and just started selling the iPhone about an hour ago.)
Friday, June 29
Warning: Do not drink anything while watching this. (I already sent this to my mom, who does phone work for Apple and just started selling the iPhone about an hour ago.)
Alas! All the bocce balls were gone!
I related this to my father, who did a search for "bocce balls" and found this video:
And then I found this:
Sometimes, I miss my interpreting days. I really, really enjoyed my job when I was a freelancing interpreter. But I'd rather be at home with my girls.
Politicians, power brokers and the occasional celebrities who come through town hope to be respected and maybe, in a childlike place in their grown-up hearts, genuinely liked. Sajani Shakya, 10, is worshipped.
In Nepal, Sajani is a living goddess, one of about a dozen such goddesses in her homeland who are considered earthly manifestations of the Hindu goddess Kali.
The goddesses of Katmandu are chosen when they are about 2 years old from a Buddhist caste, though they represent a Hindu deity, an example, Whitaker said, of the harmony between the two religions in Nepal.
The king of Nepal has traditionally sought the blessings of the three main goddesses. Hindu and Buddhist priests pick the living goddesses after consulting a horoscope and then finding a girl who meets "the 32 perfections," Whitaker said, from skin "of golden color" to a body "like a banyan tree."
Hat tip: Off the Record
Were you named after anyone?
Yup. My mom's two sisters. I was almost named for my mother, but she didn't want to name me Marjorie.
When was the last time you cried?
Last night, while watching ta vocations video at Jen's blog.
Favorite lunch meat?
Well, I don't like balogna (come on, Ma, that's in the song!), that's for sure. I really love roast beef on a hard roll with butter, but one of my other favorite sandwiches is maple-cured ham with Irish Swiss cheese. mmmm...
Do you have kids?
If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?
Um. I think so. I mean, I already talk to myself a lot...so probably yes. ;)
Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Do you have your tonsils?
Would you bungee jump?
No, and the girls better not until I am dead. If they even do it then.
Depends on my mood. I like Cheerios with grapes. Sometimes I like Captain Crunch, though, or Froot Loops.
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Usually, unless I'm really, really tired.
What is your favorite ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip, and it must be green. I don't care what you say, the white stuff doesn't taste as good.
What do you first notice about people?
I'm not sure it's always the same. I think I tend to notice proinent features, or things like glasses and such.
Red or pink?
Depends on my mood. And what kind of red or pink..
What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
That I take things too personally. If someone says something I will take it in the most negative and personal way. It takes me forever to get over it and force myself to think normally about it. I also tend to feel the pain of an embarassing situaiton for years. I am not kidding.
What is the last thing you ate?
According to my points tracker at Weight Watchers, some Reduced-Fat Wheat Thins. Unless you count my peppermint mocha coffee this morning.
What colors are you wearing?
Gray, white, and some very nasty greenish sneakers. (I just came in from mowing the lawn.)
What are you listening to right now?
Big Girl turning pages in her Ranger Rick magazine.
What is your favorite smell?
Dinner cooking in the crock pot. I really love when I've had something cooking in there all day, and I get home and can smell it as soon as I walk in the house. It's wonderful!
Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My 3 year old niece in Florida, just before going out to mow.
Favorite sport to watch?
Right now, baseball. About a month ago, basketball. In about four months, football. (Football and baskteball never really start until I have gotten to watch the World Series.)
Brown with gray highlights. Actually, I have just a few hairs here and there, and they aren't gray, they are WHITE. Freaky.
Do you wear contacts?
Like Ma Beck, I have 20/500 vision - that "E" better never change - and so I wear glasses or contacts, depending on what I'm doing.
Scary movie or happy ending?
I liked Ma's answer about scary movies being good if they are suspenseful-scary. Like "Sixth Sense" wasn't really scary, but suspenseful. I like that. Don't really want to watch slasher movies. But happy endings are also terrific.
Hard to say. Probably, if I had to pick, steak. Ooh! Or seafood! OOOH...no, wait! Chocolate! No, no, no...ice cream.
Gosh, I'm just a glutton. But probably, seriously, a toss-up between steak and really good seafood.
Last movie you saw in a theater?
Spiderman 3, but we are taking the girls and our niece (the ten year old) to see Ratatoullie in Florida next week.
What color shirt are you wearing?
White with a black rendering of the poster from our high school musical version of Fiddler on the Roof.
Summer or winter?
Both. I like all four seasons, really.
Hugs or kisses?
From the kids, hugs. I love their small arms around my neck. From Hubby...BOTH. I won't get into details. Why pick one from him, you know?
I like the chocolate cake.
What are you reading?
Let's see...Theology of the Body for Beginners, The Bible (that's ongoing, and I'm using the Understand the Scriptures podcast to guide me through it), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (to the girls), and (still) Witness to Hope. I think there might be more, but I'm not sure.
What is on your mousepad?
My computer mouse. What else is supposed to be there?
What did you watch on TV last night?
A little bit of "The Office," the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, some of The Phantom of the Opera, and some EWTN as I fell asleep.
Rolling Stones or Beatles?
The Beatles. I do admit, though, that I have grown weary of the worship some people give to them. Honestly, they are just musicians.
Farthest you've ever been from home?
Um, this is tough, because I've been to different places that were far from various homes I lived in. The farthest I went from home when I lived in NJ was when my family drove to Niagra Falls, then through Ontario, and down to Wisconsin (going through Minnesota on the way). I'd also been to Kansas City, Missouri, from there.
Farthest from home when I lived in Orlando was Wessington Springs, South Dakota.
Farthest from here since moving here (Virginia) is probably Yankton, South Dakota.
Where were you born?
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
I tag any non-Catholics who are reading this.
We praise thee, O Lord, Creator of the coffee bean, Benevolent Source of the beatific, stimulating qualities of caffeine contained within that holy element, without which regeneration many of thy servants would yet be lying sluggishly in their depraved state of slothful recumbence!
Be merciful to us in those moments before we have had our first taste of that stabilizing beverage, for truly we know not what we do.
There's more at It Came From Allen, where we see the icon for and prayer to St. Espressus of Java.
Thursday, June 28
Chocolate Ice Cream
The girl behind the counter replied, "I'm very sorry, sir, but our delivery didn't come this morning. We're out of chocolate."
"In that case," the man continued, "I'll have two scoops of chocolate ice cream."
"You don't understand, sir," the girl said. "We have no chocolate."
"Then just give me some chocolate," he insisted.
Getting angrier by the second, the girl asked, "Sir, will you spell 'van,' as in 'vanilla'?"
The man spelled, "V-A-N."
"Now spell 'straw,' as in 'strawberry.'"
"Now," the girl asked, "spell 'stink,' as in 'chocolate.'"
The man hesitated and then looked confused as he replied, "There is no stink in chocolate."
"That's what I've been trying to tell you!" she screamed.
Tuesday, June 26
Monday, June 25
**************************A young man named Tony bought a donkey from an old farmer for £100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
When the farmer drove up the next day, he said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news...the donkey is on my truck, but he's dead."
Tony replied, "Well then, just give me my money back."
The farmer said, "I can't do that. I've already spent it."
Tony said, "OK then, just unload the donkey anyway".
The farmer asked, "What are you going to do with him?"
Tony thought for a few seconds and then said, "I'm going to raffle him off."
To which the farmer exclaimed, "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!"
But Tony, with a big smile on his face, said "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody that he's dead."
A month later the farmer met up with Tony and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?"
Tony said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at £2 each and made a profit of £698.00."
Totally amazed, the farmer asked, "Didn't anyone complain that you had stolen their money because you lied about the donkey being dead?"
And Tony replied, "The only guy who found out about the donkey being dead was the raffle winner, when he came to claim his prize. So I gave him his £2 back plus £200 extra, which is double the going value of a donkey, so he thought I was a great guy."
Tony grew up and eventually became the Prime Minister of Britain, and no matter how many times he lied or how much money he stole from British voters, as long as he gave them back some of the stolen money, large numbers of them still thought he was a great guy.
Saturday, June 23
Mingle2 - Online Dating
The reasoning was the following:
This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
death (5x) sex (3x) torture (1x)
My Soccer Mom site rating is here.
I just checked out this site, and it came up with the following rating:
Mingle2 - Online Dating
Rating is given because the word "breast" is there once.
Um...are they scanning the site at this time? Because I see a whole lot more than that.
Friday, June 22
I will watch it again and take some notes. But I am totally going to look to get a copy for my father. Once that second viewing is over, I'll organize my notes and write up a proper review.
Hubby came home from work and told me that there was lemonade at work today. Some women came by and told his co-woker that the lemonade was better than sex.
Said co-worker bought some for the department, and when Hubby tasted it, he said, "If they think this is better than sex, I don't think they are doing sex right."
When the question of Henry's divorce from Queen Catherine arose, Fisher became the Queen's chief supporter and most trusted counsellor. In this capacity he appeared on the Queen's behalf in the legates' court, where he startled his hearers by the directness of his language and most of all by declaring that, like St. John the Baptist, he was ready to die on behalf of the indissolubility of marriage. This statement was reported to Henry VIII, who was so enraged by it that he himself composed a long Latin address to the legates in answer to the bishop's speech. Fisher's copy of this still exists, with his manuscript annotations in the margin which show how little he feared the royal anger. The removal of the cause to Rome brought Fisher's personal share therein to an end, but the king never forgave him for what he had done. In November, 1529, the "Long Parliament" of Henry's reign began its series of encroachments on the Church. Fisher, as a member of the upper house, at once warned Parliament that such acts could only end in the utter destruction of the Church in England. On this the Commons, through their speaker, complained to the king that the bishop had disparaged Parliament. Dr. Gairdner (Lollardy and the Reformation, I, 442) says of this incident "it can hardly be a matter of doubt that this strange remonstrance was prompted by the king himself, and partly for personal uses of his own".
The opportunity was not lost. Henry summoned Fisher before him, demanding an explanation. This being given, Henry declared himself satisfied, leaving it to the Commons to declare that the explanation was inadequate, so that he appeared as a magnanimous sovereign, instead of Fisher's enemy.
A year later (1530) the continued encroachments on the Church moved the Bishops of Rochester, Bath, and Ely to appeal to the Apostolic see. This gave the king his opportunity. An edict forbidding such appeals was immediately issued, and the three bishops were arrested. Their imprisonment, however, can have lasted a few months only, for in February, 1531, Convocation mmet, and Fisher was present. This was the occasion when the clergy were forced, at a cost of 1000,000 pounds, to purchase the king's pardon for having recognized Cardinal Wolsey's authority as legate of the pope; and at the same time to acknowledge Henry as Supreme Head of the Church in England, to which phrase, however, the addition "so far as God's law permits" was made, through Fisher's efforts.
A few days later, several of the bishop's servants were taken ill after eating some porridge served to the household, and two actually died. Popular opinion at the time regarded this as an attempt on the bishop's life, although he himself chanced not to have taken any of the poisoned food. To disarm suspicion, the king not only expressed strong indignation at the crime, but caused a special Act of Parliament to be passed, whereby poisoning was to be accounted high treason, and the person guilty of it boiled to death. This sentence was actually carried out on the culprit, but it did not prevent what seems to have been a second attempt on Fisher's life soon afterwards.
Matters now moved rapidly. In May, 1532, Sir Thomas More resigned the chancellorship, and in June, Fisher preached publicly against the divorce. In August, Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, died, and Cranmer was at once nominated to the pope as his successor. In January, 1533, Henry secretly went through the form of marriage with Anne Boleyn; Cranmer's consecration took place in March of the same year, and, a week later, Fisher was arrested. It seems fairly clear that the purpose of this arrest was to prevent his opposing the sentence of divorce which Cranmer pronounced in May, or the coronation of Anne Boleyn which followed on 1 June; for Fisher was set at liberty again within a fortnight of the latter event, no charge being made against him. In the autumn of this year (1533), various arrests were made in connexion with the so-called revelations of the Holy Maid of Kent, but as Fisher was taken seriously ill in December, proceedings against him were postponed for a time. In March, 1534, however, a special bill of attainder against the Bishop of Rochester and others for complicity in the matter of the Nun of Kent was introduced and passed. By this Fisher was condemned to forfeiture of all his personal estate and to be imprisoned during the king's pleasure. Subsequently a pardon was granted him on payment of a fine of 300 pounds.
In the same session of Parliament was passed the Act of Succession, by which all who should be called upon to do so were compelled to take an oath of succession, acknowledging the issue of Henry and Anne as legitimate heirs to the throne, under pain of being guilty of misprision of treason. Fisher refused the oath and was sent to the Tower of London, 26 April, 1534. Several efforts were made to induce him to submit, but without effect, and in November he was a second time attained of misprision of treason, his goods being forfeited as from 1 March preceding, and the See of Rochester being declared vacant as from 2 June following. A long letter exists, written from the Tower by the bishop to Thomas Cromwell, which records the severity of his confinement and the sufferings he endured.
In May, 1535, the new pope, Paul III, created Fisher Cardinal Priest of St. Vitalis, his motive being apparently to induce Henry by this mark of esteem to treat the bishop less severely. The effect was precisely the reverse. Henry forbade the cardinal's hat to be brought into England, declaring that he would send the head to Rome instead. In June a special commission for Fisher's trial was issued, and on 17 June he was arraigned in Westminster Hall on a charge of treason, in that he denied the king to be supreme head of the Church. Since he had been deprived of his bishopric by the Act of Attainder, he was treated as a commoner, and tried by jury. He was declared guilty, and condemned to be hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn, but the mode of execution was changed, and instead he was beheaded on Tower Hill.
The martyr's last moments were thoroughly in keeping with his previous life. He met death with a calm dignified courage which profoundly impressed all present. His headless body was stripped and left on the scaffold till evening, when it was thrown naked into a grave in the churchyard of Allhallows, Barking. Thence it was removed a fortnight later and laid beside that of Sir Thomas More in the church of St. Peter ad Vincula by the Tower. His head was stuck upon a pole on London Bridge, but its ruddy and lifelike appearance excited so much attention that, after a fortnight, it was thrown into the Thames, its place being taken by that of Sir Thomas More, whose martyrdom occurred on 6 July next following.
Thursday, June 21
(...says the woman who is blogging about it in the middle of the day...)
Wednesday, June 20
Saint Etheldreda's has gone through a lot in the years since it was built. Just to spite the Catholics who attended Mass there, a tavern was built adjoining it. Bar room brawls would often threaten to disrupt Mass.
The Germans bombed the church, and the windows were completely lost. They have been lovingly restored, though. In addition, there are numerous statues of various saints and martyrs throughout the chapel. Check your local listings to see if EWTN will be showing "Silent Witness" again. You can also watch it online, and their online schedule shows that it will repeat on Saturday. (EWTN is actually having a slew of specials, including one on Saint Thomas More. Jay, are you listening?)
Jackie, Catholic Mom of 10, has been highlighting the Walk of Martyrs that she'll be participating in with her family. Remember these martyrs in your prayers, and ask them to intercede for you, as well. And thank God that, for now, you are able to practice your faith without the threat of death hanging over you. It's not that easy for everyone, and there may come a day when we are once again in the catacombs.
England - Ely Cathedral
But please do check out the Carnival this week at Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering. Sarah does an excellent job (as always) of organizing all of the various posts. This week's theme: a garden. And the deer won't even be eating any of the blooms!
Tuesday, June 19
By withdrawing from the larger culture, homeschoolers aid and abet the culture’s failings—or so, at least, the charge goes. Christians have a responsibility to be not “of the world,” but, we are told, they also have a responsibility to be “in the world.” And therefore it’s our duty to send our children to public school. After all, Jesus calls us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, and how can we possibly be those things if we stay at home all day?
According to this logic, we are called not only to witness, via our children, to a diverse population of people but also somehow to salvage public education itself, as if this would right everything that’s out of whack in our society. To decline to do so is, in this view, both personally selfish and culturally destructive.
Go here to read the entire thing.
Carter, in a royal blue rugby shirt and tie, was ready for his first birthday party. A 6-foot poster bearing his likeness marked the gathering spot at Allyne Park in San Francisco, where 60 of his closest friends dipped their toes in an inflatable pool and noshed on beach-themed cupcakes designed by a food stylist.
Yes, it was a bit over the top for a Yorkshire terrier, but his parents were so proud.
As Stephen Colbert once said, "I s*** thee not." A SIX FOOT POSTER? A FOOD STYLIST? Good Lord, I wouldn't dream of doing this for my child, let alone an animal!!
Oh, please, this is actually just the beginning of the article. It really does get even better.
At the Best in Show dog boutique on Castro Street, sales of high-end designer dog toys go up every year, said co-owner Richard Shiu, who can sometimes be found sporting a T-shirt that reads, "Dogs Are the New Kids."
"People want function, but they also want design," said Shiu, whose top-selling toy is a rubber squeaky bust of President Bush. (There's also Arnold Schwarzenegger, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Hillary Rodham Clinton).
Six or seven years ago, Chiu said, pet "guardians" (the officially sanctioned term in San Francisco) had boring choices between rawhides and rope bones. Now, people with disposable income want water bowls in Eames-style bent cherrywood holders and Cubist pet car seats. Or a furry black "Jimmy Chew" pump.
Nationally, pet lovers spent $38.5 billion on their animals in 2006, up from $21 billion a decade earlier.
Miki Manji plunked down a couple of Benjamins at Best in Show for a gray zippered sweatshirt with a red leather Maltese cross on the back for her dapple dachshund, Louie.
"He goes everywhere with me," said Manji. "I'm going through a breakup, so he's really comforting to me right now."
"When you come home after work and your dog has been alone all day, you really feel guilty if you go out to dinner, so that's why Zazie is perfect for us," said Janet Moomaw, who shared a table with her German shepherd mix Findlay, her girlfriend and her neighborhood dog walker.
Blessed John Davy († 1537)
By Red Neck Woman
John Davy, a Carthusian choir monk and deacon was one of ten religious of the order's London monastery, the Charterhouse, who on May 18, 1537 refused to join twenty of their fellow Carthusians in taking King Henry VIII's odious anti-papal oath of supremacy. Eleven days later, the ten were brought to a London prison, where they were chained in a standing position with their hands behind their backs, left thus to starve to death. After learning of their fate, Margaret (Gigs) Clement, an adopted daughter of the martyr Saint Thomas More, bribed the jailer to let her enter the prison. Disguised as a milkmaid, she placed bits of meat into the mouths of the starving monks and cleaned their cell. When after some time the king expressed surprise that the prisoners were still alive, the jailer, fearing the king's wrath, refused to allow Margaret to continue her missions of mercy. All but one of the men soon perished from hunger. John Davy died on June 8, 1537. Years later, on her deathbed, Margaret saw in a vision the martyred Carthusians she had fed standing round her, inviting her to come with them to eternal life.
Monday, June 18
Amazingly Simple Home Remedies
1. If you are choking on an ice cube, simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! The blockage will instantly remove itself.
2. Avoid cutting yourself slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.
3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.
4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.
5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives -- then you will be afraid to cough.
7. You only need two tools in life: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
8. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
But he's close to finished with the deck boards (the railing is next, and we can live with and use the deck without a railing for a short time), and a friend of ours came over to help him re-wire things. Once that was finished, he was able to uncover the pool and hook up the filter and pump.
We are a month late opening the pool. This made me a little nervous because when you are late opening your pool you never know if the chemicals for closing have held out and kept the algae out of the water.
Add to this the fact that I had been hearing not one but TWO frogs under the pool cover. I had visions of thousands of tadpoles swimming about in the green water when the finally got the cover off.
Finally, on Saturday afternoon, we went out to the pool and prepared to uncover it. I was not prepared for what I saw when we did so.
The water is not only devoid of tadpoles, but is completely clear.
We brought a sample to the pool store and were told that all we really need to do is shock it once. The chlorine is almost perfect. The water isn't too soft. The alkalinity is close to perfect and will probably get in line with the shocking.
It was the best opening results we've had in the four openings so far.
The only glitch is that our pool pump motor died, so I have ordered a new one. It should arrive by Friday, and then Hubby can hook it up, vacuum out the pool, and let the kids jump on in.
If the weather holds out, we'll have a great swim season!
Saturday, June 16
|Your Linguistic Profile:|
50% General American English
0% Upper Midwestern
Here is Hubby's:
|Your Linguistic Profile:|
50% General American English
0% Upper Midwestern
I have to remember where that other quiz on this was...it was a bit more accurate and pegged me for South Jersey/Philly.
|You Are Blonde Highlights|
Men see you as flexible and versatile - you fit in to every situation
You've got the inner glow of a blonde, the intensity of a redhead...
And the wisdom of a brunette.
(Yeah, the description on that one isn't totally accurate.)
|You Are Somewhat Like Your Mom|
Believe it or not, you and your mom are pretty darn similar.
It may not seem like it at times, but you and your mom have a lot of common ground.
Over time, you'll probably get closer ... especially if you emphasize the things you like about each other.
(That is actually true.)
As I was putting on my shoes in preparation to mow the lawn, Hubby came in and asked, "Did you tell Little Girl to go outside and play?"
"Because she is sitting in the front yard playing Game Boy."
Friday, June 15
"Your luggage would not be with you, so we can't let you go."
"You didn't seem to have a problem with me flying without my luggage when we went to Omaha last month."
This did not endear him to the woman at the counter, and so he sat at the airport. I warned him that his little sarcastic comment probably put him on the "This-Guy-is-Trouble-Bump-Him-First" list. I'm pretty sure he felt it was worth it, though. And so he waited until the 9:00 flight was boarded. At 9:55. This meant that all flights he had this week were late. Every. Single. One.
He called me just a few minutes ago to tell me that he arrived at the airport, walked down to the luggage carrosel, and watched for his bag to come out.
So he went to the luggage department to find that his luggage was there, waiting for him, because it had been on the 6:50 flight.
At the airport for a business trip, I settled down to wait for the boarding announcement at Gate 35.
Then I heard the voice on the public address system saying, "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Delta Flight 570 will board from Gate 41."
So my family picked up our luggage and carried it over to Gate 41. Not ten minutes later the public address voice told us that Flight 570 would in fact be boarding from Gate 35.
So again we gathered our carry-on luggage and returned to the original gate.
Just as we were settling down, the public address voice spoke again: "Thank you for participating in Delta's physical fitness program."
And Hobbits are wonderfully loyal. At one point in The Lord of the Rings, Frodo, sickened and tainted by the lust for the Ring that he bore, raved at Samwise and sent him away. He did so in such a cruel manner than I actually cried when I read it.
Real men are just like Hobbits. Yes, they love good food and drink. Having a good time with their friends is important to them. (How many men do you know who have no interest in Super Bowl parties?) Being comfortable rates pretty highly, too, if you can judge the importance of this by the different kinds of recliners there are out there.
Pippin: I feel like I'm back at the Green Dragon.
Sixteenth century Calvinism and seventeenth century Jansenism preached a distorted Christianity that substituted for God's love and sacrifice of His Son for all men the fearful idea that a whole section of humanity was inexorably damned.
O my Most Loving and Gentle Jesus, I desire with all the affections of my heart, that all beings should praise Thee, honor Thee and glorify Thee eternally for that sacred wound wherewith Thy divine side was rent. I deposit, enclose, conceal in that wound and in that opening in Thy Heart, my heart and all my feelings, thoughts, desires, intentions and all the faculties of my soul. I entreat Thee, by the precious Blood and Water that flowed from Thy Most Loving Heart, to take entire possession of me, that Thou may guide me in all things. Consume me in the burning fire of thy holy Love, so that I may be so absorbed and transformed into Thee that I may no longer be but one with Thee.
-- Lanspergius, the Carthusian
Thursday, June 14
Now, if you go to the site for Gump's, you will find that each of these shadowbox pieces of artwork can be yours for the bargain price of $350.
Excuse me, I forgot the decimal point on that. Let me say it again properly, so it's easier to understand.
Each of these shadowbox pieces of artwork can be yours for the bargain price of $350.00.
Yes, that was three hundred-fifty dollars. Each.
I was stunned, to say the least. Why, the girls can do something similar for way less money, and it would mean much more to me than something with Christopher Marley's name on it! (Who is Christopher Marley, anyway?)
Yesterday, we were at the Dollar Store, and I picked up two 8x10 frames with matting, a bag of shells, a bag of squiggly glass pieces with colors in them, and a ball of fuzzy yarn. Already at home, I had a low-temp hot glue gun, about half of a roll of ribbon, and construction paper.
Two frames with mats: $2