Pepper Party

Pepper Party

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

poem of the week


A lizard ran out on a rock and looked up, listening
no doubt to the sounding of the spheres.
And what a dandy fellow! the right toss of a chin for you
And swirl of a tail!

If men were as much men as lizards are lizards
they’d be worth looking at.

D. H. Lawrence

Monday, June 26, 2017

The circus came to town

John was ringleader first, then Eric took charge, and then chaos descended.

We had a lovely and cool weekend! So Eric and I did a lot of things - he made 2 batches of hot sauce, and I made 2 batches of jam. And, also important, the baby clothes and the crib are out of the garage. Everyone has been taking turns climbing in the crib (of course) - the cats are being especially careful to fill it with cat hair. Six days to go!

Friday, June 23, 2017


Here are my birthday presents to myself as suggested by Margaret and paid for by Margarets Parents (Thanks Baba Yaga and Jhon):

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy anniversary, us!

It was our 6th anniversary yesterday, and now it is summer! We eat lunch together almost every day, but we went out to lunch for a treat and had a very pleasant time.

Also, Oscar loves summer camp. Here is what he got to do last week:

Monday: trip to Spring Canyon Park, gym class (in the gymnastics studio), swim lesson
Tuesday: Arts and Crafts, field games, water game, swim lesson
Wednesday: trip to Spring Creek Park, reading, gym class, swim lesson
Thursday: Karate at Trybz Martial Arts (but this was cancelled and they went to the park instead), walk to Dairy Queen (he had a chocolate cone), swim lesson
Friday: Movie (they watched Shark Tale), pizza lunch, swimming at Mulberry pool, trip to the library.

Phew! No wonder he's ready to pass out when he gets home. The counselors love him and he has lots of friends. It is the best!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happy anniversary, dress!

I happen to have Mom's wedding dress, and it happens to fit me quite well right now. I thought I could get Eric to take a nice picture of me wearing it. Turns out, taking a nice picture of me is quite hard when I know what you're up to.
There was a lot of crying. By both of us.
And yes, it's a balloon, Penelope.

poem of the week

How happy is the little Stone
That rambles in the Road alone,
And doesn’t care about Careers
And Exigencies never fears –
Whose Coat of elemental Brown
A passing Universe put on,
And independent as the Sun
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute Decrees
In casual simplicity –

Emily Dickinson

Monday, June 19, 2017

Cabin Trip for Fathers Day

Oscar and I made the trip up to the mountains to a friends cabin for the night on Friday.

Oscar had a good time bouldering and getting into the beaver ponds.

Also he got to sleep in an attic loft that overlooked the bedroom with a Christmas tree in it!

Also we found an ancient (~1960s) toy gun that he carried around and stuffed full of flowers so that his "pollen gun" would be loaded.

Everything was in full bloom and the rivers were high from snow melt.  All in all, a successful adventure!