Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Itchity Grubs & Donuts Take 1

Well, this is how my day went today.

Woke up
Put on a sweater and stretchy pants
got blaze off to school
talked on the phone to my girlfriend
talked to my mom
did some emails
read my book
wrapped up some tea lights in cellophane for a Homemaking Mtg on Thurs
read my book
sat with my vis teachrs
read my book
talked to Kelly
made supper

No make up, no hair styling, no hardly anything. I didn't even leave the house till 5o'clock and that was just to take something over to my Ozzy grammas house. I loved my day today!!! It was so great!

So we have this neighbour who has 2 little boys who come over every now and again. The oldest who is Mesa's age is so freakin funny he cracks me up every single time I see him. I feel bad for these kids as their mom died 2 years ago right after the birth of their littlest brother. (There's 4 kids in total) Well, the reason why he cracks me up is because he knows so much! He'll come up to me and say, "Did you know that they discontinued the making of the F649?" or we'll have a conversation like this one yesterday

ME: Hey I went on a train ride once for many hours and got to ride up front with the engineer! It was really cool!
FRASER: Was is a diesel locomotive, a steam engine or a diesel steam locomotive?
ME: Ummm, I really have no idea.
FRASER: Well, what were the tracks like? Were they narrow, or really wide, or standard size?
ME: Ummmm, I think they were just regular size.
FRASER: Oh, well yeah it was a steam locomotive then I think. When did you ride the train?
ME: Oh, let me think...I'm pretty sure it was before Blaze was born which would have been about 11 years ago.
FRASER: Oh, well for sure it was steam because they hadn't even invented the diesel steam back then. They only came out with it about 7 years ago. Do you know what colour it was?
ME: Ummmm, no. I don't remember, I just remember it was really fun and cool.

Then today he comes in and says to me...

FRASER: Oh, no! Did you know you have hundreds of itchity grubs?
ME: No, what are itchity grubs?
FRASER: You should come check them out. They are this kind of caterpillar that's very poisonous if you touch them. They emit a poison from their antennas that makes you really itchy if you touch them.

He is seriously so enjoyable to be around. He is always telling me how I can make something better and giving Rick and I "ideas" to have something be better. One day he told Rick he'd better be careful when he was up on the roof or something.

Last week I made my very first batch of doughnuts. I actually made them as a teenager but didn't do it all on my own. They turned out alright but being the perfectionist that I am, I wasn't super happy with them. I will try a different recipe next time. But here's a pic. The YW liked them anyways! Teenage girls though? What do you expect?


Heinzlmeir Clan said...

YUM...as usual...but it's pure torture to see this pics from afar and not be able to "sample" the goods!

Heinzlmeir Clan said...

This Fraser guy sounds hilarious...I can only imagine that conversation in real life with an ozzy accent!

Maughan Crew said...

It is great to be in touch again. Thanks for the comments on the new blogg you and Kel set a high standard to meet in the blogging department and I love it - someday I will have a camera and show off Steve's cooking as mine is not much to look at...lol