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Jul 06 2008

Independence Day Shenanigans

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We had our Independence Day party last night, a day late but not a dollar short.  The Man and I had gone to a local firework stand and purchased some small fireworks and sparklers “for the kids”. . . but as you can see from the pictures below, the big kids are the ones who had the most fun.

The Youngest Miller Boy, entranced with sparks.

D– and The Man, trying to figure out how to light it up.

I am not kidding when I tell you that they were yelling “Adava Kedavra!” at the Youngest Miller Boy.

C– takes her sparkler consumption a little more easily.

One of our many fireworks that shot sparkles and light not very far into the air.

Finally, I bring to you for the first time, a not very enthralling video!  You can’t see much, because it is dark, but you can hear some dorky commentary and if you close your eyes, you might be able to imagine that you are there.  And yes, D– was setting off fireworks on the road.  We needed a flat surface.  Good thing we live in the country.

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Apr 22 2008

B-day +1.

Whoops, I forgot to post on my birthday. Actually, I’ve been forgetting to post here for quite a few days now, and that’s no good. So, let’s see what I’ve got for you. . .

On Friday our large pile of dirt was delivered and dumped into our front lawn. I didn’t get pictures of that action because I was downstairs working out, but by the time I went outside The Man and Chris were already moving the dirt around with the Bobcat because the people had dumped it 6 feet south of where it needed to be. The three of us spent most of the day building the new berm. We had more than enough field stone for the walls, which was nice. All of us now have sunburns, which is not so nice. The plants on the berm consist of new and relocated plants – I finally moved the daffodils, lone tulip, and iris clump, and the stick-like holly bush. J-bird gave me clumps of grape hyacinth, and I planted two more holly bushes, gladiolas, two lilies, some phlox, and a columbine. It looks kind of severe right now, but I’m hoping that once everything starts to grow it will fill in nicely. (The gladiolas aren’t even poking up yet because I planted them as bulbs).

On Saturday we got up early because we were going to Mt. Pleasant to help Moll pack up some stuff from their house there. And also, to pick up a clock that Dr. Mom had given me (no picture of that, because it’s at the clock shop right now, getting cleaned). The packing went very quickly, and we were back home by 11 AM. Then we had errands to run, and I had a house to clean, because we were having a fire that night, and also Mr. Colorado was coming in to town to spend a few days. The fire went really well; it was the perfect night for it. J-bird and her husband showed up, and Lucky and Galleta stopped by to show off their new car. I drank too much, which I need to stop doing.

Sunday was a lazy, quiet day for me, although everyone else had places to go and things to do. The Man and Mr. Colorado left early to meet some of the other guys for golf. Chris took off to his brother’s house for a cookout, and I stayed home to do laundry, nap, and attempt to feel better. No really, I need to not drink so much at fires.

Yesterday was my birthday, and I mostly puttered around outdoors. I made a trip into town to drop off some packages and drop the clock off, but then I went home and planted grape hyacinth on the berm; fertilized our new trees (planted last year); raked out old mulch from one flowerbed, hoed it, and put down new mulch; and cooked dinner (turkey breast, mashed potatoes and apple crisp).

So, I guess now you’re up to speed.  I’m 30 years old this year, and it doesn’t feel any different to me.

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