The Big DumpTruck

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Month: December, 2003

The Great Christmas Carol Immersion

Junior is up to 4 versions of A Christmas Carol. He’s got the story down cold so that regardless of what version it is, he knows what’s coming next. I know, because I quizzed him. (“What’s next?” “The ghost with the chains who tells him about the other three ghosts” “Good boy!”) We were watching […]

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So Wait, We Have to Eat?

In some dusty corner way way back in the part of my brain where I store the lyrics to the commercial for Digger the Dog (“Digger the Dog, Digger he goes with you, when you explore”) I had a yellow sticky note to myself that said “Christmas Dinner”. Now that my sister and I both […]

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Where’s the Moisture

I have chapped lips to beat the band. They weren’t this bad yesterday, but man, it’s like the skin was replaced with a shingle off my roof. I happened to find some Aquaphor in my backpack (do you call them that? Backpack. I wanted to write napsack but then I wasn’t sure if it was […]

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A Few Random Things

1. Nobody in my family likes green bean casserole, so I haven’t had it in years. I’m going to make some for me, and eat it while I search for clues that I’m adopted. 2. I can’t remember what 2 was supposed to be. 3. We made reindeer food today, so what more could possibly […]

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I Wish I’d Been at the Pitch Meeting…

We have Mr. Rogers on here. Here is a quick summary of the neighborhood of makebelieve segment: Mr. McPheely delivers a box of fortune cookies to King Friday but King Friday wasn’t impressed and told Mr. McPheely he could just leave them for others. Well, the assistant mayor opened one and it was the special […]

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Fake Games

Do you remember Calvin and Hobbes games where they would just make up rules as they played, and they both seemed like they totally understood? Junior is doing that to us right now in the car (why yes, I’m writing this from the car!) We’ve been assigned numbers, and we have to remember our numbers […]

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Whew, Feeling Better

You can actually smell smoke if you open my wallet. It’s coming from my debit card. One good thing about not having any credit cards is that as of December 26th, I don’t have to worry about all the credit card statements showing up wrapped with shiny paper and bright ribbons. If I didn’t have […]

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Less Than a Week

Aaaaaeyyyyyyiiiiieeee! Oh, wait, did I say that out loud? 6 days until Christmas, folks, as Junior will likely point out when he wakes up. Two days ago he asked if he could open up my present(s) to him. “Uh, no.” Can’t fault the kid for trying. I think what I will miss most in 7 […]

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The Blank Page

Dear Everyone Who Has Things For Me to Do, (and that includes ME): I am but one person. Thank you, Jody

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The Things I Promised

Okay, here are the story and the picture. Which do you want first? Okay, first the story. ============= A STORY BY JUNIOR On the very first Christmas, it was really foggy and snow whizzed over the town. The people were frightened. The people bought hot chocolate before the wind grew stronger. The snow hadn’t seen […]

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