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"...besides love, independence of thought is the greatest gift an adult can give a child." - Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012


The new camera is tremendous.  Boy, do I have some learning to do!
Living with an addict is exhausting.  It is painful.  It is unpleasant, especially when the addiction is not being met.  It shapes one, often in ways one does not like. It is depressing, and difficult and isolating.  It is lonely.
Wine fermenting causes a bubbler to rise and fall, which, when it is steady on and in full ferment, sounds a lot like a clock ticking in the silence.  Tick.  Tick. Tick.
Wine sending outgasses through the bubbles smells very much like the fruit bowl one left full of fruits and on the table before one went on a 30 day vacation.  It is...unfortunate...but oddly pleasant.  Or perhaps I am simply weird.
Our friend A made Sprout a DVD of 135 Pingu episodes.  Oh...dear...umm...thank you?  Sprout adores Pingu (a gibberish speaking penguin).
It was a penguin rich holiday for Sprout.  She got a 30" high papa penguin with its baby which are the cuddliest things ever, the Pingu DVD, and a baby penguin that came with a bottle and cheeps when it's hungry, makes a smacking sound when it has the bottle, and has garnered Sprout's love and devotion entirely.  Happy Sprout.
The Evil Genius is spending some time with his dad.  Casa de Crazy is oddly still and quiet.
I need a counselor who is willing to work for baked goods.  Anyone know one within reasonable driving distance of Redneck Central?
How much is enough?


Moon M said...

Awesome on Pingu. I tried to get all 171, but I'm sure Sprout will love the episodes she has now.

Michelle Roebuck said...

I got a new camera, too... Definitely a learning curve. F-stop, apperture... Blah, blah, blah - Guess I'll have to put up or shut up. At least I got my Super Macro setting back with this one!

Susan said...

Hmmmmm...you know how to reach me, right?