Skippito Bandito


I have Skippyjon Jones on the brain.  We picked up the book at the library and now we read it all the time.  By all the time, I mean I read it 3 times before lunch yesterday, 2 times after and 2 more times before bed.  Usually, I won’t do that.  I don’t mind reading to the boys, but come on already once or twice is enough.  But, I really like reading Skippyjon.  I get to use a good amount of accents!.  And there is nothing I enjoy more than having everyone really get into a book.  The book is about a Siamese cat that acts like anything but a cat.  Evan loves the Alfredo Bumblebeeto Bandito, the bad guy.  Why am I talking about this book?  I have no clue.  But, while the fight scene wasn’t exactly choreographed by R.A. Salvatore, it was still exciting!    So,  I have an entire weeks curriculum for Evan based on Skippyjon.  We will see what other Skippyjon books we can find this weekend and get started Monday.  Okay enough with the kid books.

 Sam is doing good.  She seems like she is seeing pretty good, she hasn’t fallen or bumped into anything.  She has eaten, she is walking around, doing better:)  I however, am not.   I have to whine to my doctor today because my ribs f***** Hurt!  I know, I know.  Don’t carry a 50 pound dog when you have cracked ribs.  But, I didn’t have a choice.  It was the first time, I have ever been outside between 5 & 6 pm and everyone on the block wasn’t outside.  They were all gone, no one was home.  There must have been a party somewhere.    So, I will call and see if I can get something for pain so I can continue to breath.  I like breathing.  It only seems to hurt when I take deep breaths or when I sit for too long.  My boys require me to take a lot of deep breaths 😉  

The work on the house is still at a stand still.  Bill didn’t get to do much last time he was home, because he spent the weekend rebuilding the railing that Sam and I destroyed.  It looks great and it really sturdy now:)  But, we have to get all of the wood painted before winter, the soffits, fascia etc.  Hard to do when he isn’t home, but the river seems to be holding pretty steady and the levees seems to be holding.  Maybe they will re open the warehouse and he can come home soon.  Otherwise, I may have to just hire a sitter, and go up and do the painting myself.  Anyone want to come help me with the 50 foot ladder 🙂  

Last night we had some spectacular storms blow through, and I do mean blow.  I woke up about 10:30pm to hail pinging off the windows.  Looked out the window and saw several trees, pretty much laying sideways, the wind was blowing so hard.  Checked the local tv station and they were reporting 100 mph winds with the leading edge of the storm, which of course had just hit us.  I expected to see more damage than I did this morning.  But, it looks like other than a few branches down and some missing pool toys, we didn’t get any damage.  I suspect the pool toys are somewhere in OZ.  But, if you see a green blow up frog, let me know:)  

Well folks, I am off to get the boys around so we can get Mr. School guy out the door.  I just hope we have no more drama for at least 7 days 😉

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