Thursday, January 22, 2009

Little Orphan Annie

More nap time stories from Granny.
Little Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay,An' wash the cups an' saucers up, an' brush the crumbs away,An' shoo the chickens off the porch, an' dust the hearth, an'sweep,An' make the fire, an' bake the bread, an' earn her board-an-keep;An' all us other childern, when the supper-things is done,We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun,A-listenin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about,
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers, -An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs,His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl,An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there atall!An' they seeked him in the rafter-room, an' cubby-hole, an'press,An seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an' ever'-wheres, I guess;But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an' roundabout:
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
An' one time a little girl 'ud allus laugh an' grin,An' make fun of ever' one, an' all her blood-an'-kin;An' wunst, when they was "company," an' ole folks wuz there,She mocked 'em an' shocked 'em, an' said she didn't care!An' thist as she kicked her heels, an' turn't to run an'hide,They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side,An' they snatched her through the ceilin' 'for she knowedwhat she's about!
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
An' little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue,An' the lamp-wick sputters, an' the wind goes woo-oo!An' you hear the crickets quit, an' the moon is gray,An' the lightnin'bugs in dew is all squenched away, -You better mind yer parunts, an' yer teachurs fond an' dear,An' cherish them 'at loves you, an' dry the orphant's tear,An' he'p the pore an' needy ones 'at clusters all about,
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
- James Whitcomb Riley

Looking back - it's a wonder I ever took a nap. When she got to the "An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you " part she always lowered her voice, crouched her shoulders and made claws with her hands.

Monday, January 19, 2009

There was a little girl

My naptime stories from Granny.
There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Greg, Papaw and Pluto

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I am very disappointed in Snapfish. This may be just new to me because it’s been awhile since I have been to their site, but I tried to print pictures then download pictures and was unable to. It seems that once it is on their site the picture is no longer mine to use as I would like, I now have to purchase the picture. Until now I have downloaded my camera directly to their site because not only could I catalog the pictures, but then use them to blog, print for art stuff from my printer or I could purchase the prints or make online photo albums to print.

I was until today VERY happy with the service. I have spent a fair amount of money on the site and sadly sent a lot of people to them to start their own online albums. I would like to officially remove my endorsement from the site.
I recognize the need for a company to make money. I also recognize that many businesses are in a bit of a slump right now and are looking at ways to increase revenue. I suppose that my next order will temporarily help the bottom line a bit seeing as I have several hundred photos that I will order on disc so that I can use my pictures again, however it will be my last order. I will have to send my pictures else ware to be printed and I suppose other sites have photo albums that I can get my seasonal pictures printed into.

I am sure that we will be seeing other businesses change policies in a similar way. I can confidently say my response will be the same.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

30 Before 30

1. One new baked recipe per month
2. One new main course recipe per month
3. One new place per month
4. Two new large angel tree toppers
5. One new home project per month
6. Christmas shopping done on or before Thanksgiving weekend
7. Acquire one piece of art
8. Give something away that I love
9. Volunteer quarterly
10. Illustrate the paternal side of my family tree
11. Can a bushel of tomatoes
12. Take vitamins consistently
13. Write two letters per month
14. Write myself a letter to be opened in 2015
15. Have one patio pot of tomatoes
16. Complete three studies
17. Attend at least one seminar
18. Make a rug
19. Get my CCW
20. Learn a new skill
21. Get professionally photographed
22. Blog 4 times a month (picture posts don’t count)
23. Roller Skate down by the river
24. Finish one scrap book / altered book as a gift
25. Tell the story of someone’s life and give it to them
26. Finish tile table with Josh
27. Paint and finish the Master bathroom
28. Make and use an advent calendar of things to do each day
29. Watch a high school sporting event
30. Learn not to binge and purge when it comes to my energy level