Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Frodo-Zay


This is what my son wants to do when he grows up, as of yesterday. He wants to "throw the bad ring in the fire mountains of Mordor so it will melt." Any LOTR fans out there want to tell me why that's a little freaky for a two-year-old!? Actually I have my mother to thank for this. No, she did not tell my son the Lord of the Rings stories, she's just obsessed herself, and has been for decades, I might add. No Jane-come-lately is she. She paints these beautiful maps of Middle Earth, and one year she painted a series of four small mountain views; Dunland, Eriador, Mordor, and Belfalas. My son found these in her classroom and wanted them, so, being the pushover of a grandma that she is (which I would never, never have expected from my mother. . . but more on that later.) she gave them to him. She didn't tell him what lands they were supposed to be. She just called them the Fire mountains, Blue mountains and so on. No, I have my cousin (Thanks B!) and myself to thank for the rest. My young cousin told him that some people took a bad ring and threw it into the Fire mountain so that it would melt, and I taught him to call Grandma's paintings by their real names, and the rest is history. Or will be if he ever gets his hands on a mystical ring and visits Hawaii!






Tackle it Tuesday #3
Tackle It Tuesday Meme



Look! Empty laundry baskets! I finally got to the bottom of the two bathroom hampers. Granted, they're not still empty today, but they were, at one time, completely empty. Yeah me! I'm not sure what it says about me when I get a feeling of euphoria from seeing empty laundry hampers, but it can't be good. I think my brain is starting to atrophy; either that or my sense of personal worth. It's probably best that they both go at the same time, so I don't have the awareness to dwell on it.

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12 comments:

Crystal said...

I don't know - the idea of a empty laundry baskets gets me a little excited to - probably cause mine haven't been totally empty in years, lol.

Kelly said...

I love empty laundry baskets too, so you are not the only one! Great work!

Terri said...

What a great feeling! Good job!

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

OHHH well it's you and me both then - I had that same feeling yesterday! LOL I got ALL the laundry done ALL of it all at the same time! :) It's an amazing feeling!

crissybug said...

The picture didn't come up, but I can understand the feeling. Laundry is the never ending task! I saw you comment on another site about FlyLady. I try to do her stuff too. Yes, the emails are daunting. Have you made a control Journal? That has really helped me out, and then I don't have to read the emails as much.

Happymama said...

Here Here!! Three cheers for the empty hampers. I haven't seen empty hampers in fourteen years. Way to go! :)

I saw your comment at Thimble Thoughts. So glad you popped in. I alwasy ask my first time commenters how they found me. So.....how did you find me? :)

~Krsiti

Bramblerose said...

Saturday I'm planning a Middle Earth theme for our meals. I'm going to cook all our meals from the LOTR books. I've already tried Hobbit porridge. yummy!!! I can't wait to bake the Lembas bread!!

Gina said...

IU think blogspot ate my comment. I said way too much but here it is in a nutshell...

I've been a SAHM for 13 years. A empty laundry basket to me says that I'm doing a really great job as CEO of this little organization.

My husband is very impressed at your 2 year old's knowledge of LOTR. My parents are huge pushover grandparents too. My kids can't believe that they ever spanked me. Believe it kiddos. Believe it!

Thanks for visiting me today!

Auntie M said...

Ok. I always thought that laundry baskets would collapse in on themselves if they were allowed to become empty, heh heh.

But here's a happy thought. Today I realized that I have NO students in ISR and NO students in out of school suspension. (The Auntie does a little happy dance around the room.) Oh wait. That would be undignified. And I don't have a happy dance. The Auntie is gracefully very, very happy.

And I'm happy for your laundry baskets too.

SUNNYBROOK said...

umm...2 guesses on which cousin B did the honors. That is an extremely funny anecdote.

Barbara H. said...

I love the look of empty laundry baskets, too -- even knowing they'll be half full again the next day. :)

I didn't get my tackles finished and done until last night.

Qtpies7 said...

Your laundry FITS in 2 baskets??? Gee, what I wouldn't do for THAT again, hehe. I have Mount Pederson growing in my laundry room, and that doesn't include the hills in every bedroom that start growing in laundry baskets......... the hazard of having a large family.