Kinsleyism :: Oh, Epossumondas!

I’ve mentioned Epossumondas a couple of times recently. I think it may be the all-time favorite book which we’ve ever checked out of the library. One of these days, I think we’re going to have to break down and actually purchase it ourselves. Remember Kinsley telling Dan that he didn’t have the sense he was born with? Yeah, it’s from Epossumondas.

Well, we finally captured the quote on video. It’s a hum-dinger, I think.

A Baby Woman and Her Iron

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The girls and I had a fun day shopping at the local thrift shops on Friday.

Almost as soon as we were in the car, Kinsley said that she was hungry. As a treat, we stopped into the local greasy spoon to snack on cheese balls and ice water. Nothing has changed in that small town restaurant since I had eaten breakfasts there with my grandpa when I wasn’t much older than Kinsley. It has a “round table” and the same old men sit at that table, who were sitting there when I would go there 20 some years ago. There are a few faces missing now, and maybe a few new faces, but mostly it’s the same old guys, eating the same food served by the same waitress, just all looking a little older than they used to.

Kinsley was looking at the wall behind me and said “Look at that! I wonder how they got that goat on the ceiling?” I turned and saw what she was talking about – a mounted deer head.

Finishing up our snack, we headed out to the thrift shop next door, where we found the sweetest little retro toy iron. It even had a working plug (a thought which sends shivers of terror down my spine, actually). We purchased it for twenty five cents. Dan was able to remove the cord, and Kinsley absolutely loves it!

The video below is of her and her new iron. She thinks she’s “sewing”. The voice she’s doing, is how she says the gator in Epossumondas talks. She’s still a baby – she just talks a lot!

Friday’s Feast

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Appetizer
Name a great website you would recommend to others.

I hope it doesn’t have to be only one. Below is a list of sites I use and or visit often, minus the obvious like eBay and Amazon…

Martha Stewart

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

YouTube’s “You Choose ’08

Reddit – though it tends to lean towards the liberal, non-family oriented type.

Etsy

Craftster

Pandora

Bebo

OnePlace

Homeschool Alumni

Sewing Mama


Sense and Sensibility

Okay, I’ll stop there…

Soup
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?

When I’m not pregnant, maybe a 2. If I’m pregnant, more like a 9. And then they are crazy, crazy dreams!

Salad
Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?

We had farm animals, mostly. But always dogs and cats around the house. We raised cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and a pony. Pets we had (at various times) were Sheba (an Irish Setter), Princess and Avenger (two cats who lived up to their name) Bear (a Newfoundland), Gertrude (a barn cat who caught and drank milk shot straight from the goats udder), Klaundike (a Pomeranian), Heidi (a very fat lab), Arnold, some stinky wire-haired mut, a pot-bellied pig (it was dumped and never really loved), a miniature lo-eared rabbit (Pearl) Chad and Cheili (mini schnauzers), Emily (another cat), Magnus (a blue and gold Macaw), Torque (an English Bulldog), and Sam and Sadie (Great Pyrenees guard dogs). I think there were more, but that’s all I can remember right now.

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?

I have no idea. Maybe a Bumbo? We love ours – Either that, or Crocs. They may be our favorite product ever.

Dessert

What is your favorite kind of hard candy?

I’m not a big candy fan. I like things that are sour. Or maybe cinnamon-y.

Meet Frances

This is Frances, the Miniature dachshund. She made her debut appearance at Gentlewood Cottage last Saturday. We don’t know what we were thinking. We like her a lot. She’s a lot of trouble. The girls like her. She likes the girls. We don’t know what we were thinking.

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My family recently got a puppy too. She is a Boston Terrier. Her name is Yivy.

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Really, she’s mostly my sister’s dog.

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Kinsley named Yivy after one of her favorite books, “Olivia“. It came out Yivy, and that name stuck. She also names Frances. Yup, you guessed it, she’s named after another of Kinsley’s favorite books, “Bedtime for Frances

At first the puppies panicked Sophie.

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A lot.

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But she’s doing better now.

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OK, so that was a fairly random photo. But we were outside walking Frances when it was taken.

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Another random photo. But I like my girls. A lot.

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Okay, a few more random photos.

My beautiful mom…

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And my handsome dad with my deliciously squishy sweet daughter…

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