Monday, July 31, 2006

Can I watch TV with you? 7.28.2006

Last night I had to go get PJ from Ed and Rita, who had taken them to a convention in DC. He had been running a fever, of 1a 103.5 degrees. I picked him up at the metro and rode home with him.

Once we were home, after Sam went to bed, I took a shower with PJ, to bring his fever down. I told him afterwards, he could crawl into bed with me until he fell asleep, then I would put him into my bed. We both got into bed. Skip forward. I am waking up at six and going to work. What happened to PJ?

I had fallen asleep, and PJ had gone downstairs, and said to Kathleen, "Mom, Dad said I could stay in bed with him until he fell asleep, and now he's asleep. Can I watch TV with you?"

He stayed up watching TV until 11PM.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Stop telling jokes, Dad - July 25, 2006

Last night PJ came up to my bedroom. I had just gotten home from work and was changing my clothes.

"Dad?"

"Yes, PJ"

"Could you, just, well, could you not tell any jokes tonight?"

"What"

"I don't like it when you tell jokes."

"Well, PJ, I am glad you told me that, because I was going to tell you about the most fantastic thing that happened to me at work today. Do you want to hear about it?"

"Yeah"

"Well, while I was at work, a black hole appeared at my desk and it sucked me in! It spit me out of a quasar at the opposite end of the universe. There I was floating through space."

"Wow! Did you get hit by any shooting stars?"

"Yeah, but I just brushed them aside with my hand."

"No way! A shooting star is like a million times bigger than you. You would be have been totally burned up."

"PJ, I am just joking with you."

"Dad?"

"Yeah, PJ?"

"Could you not tell any stories or jokes tonight?"

Monday, July 24, 2006

Schroon Lake 2006.07.07


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Anna and I climbed up a small mountain on the north side of Schroon lake and took these pictures.

Schroon Lake 2006.07.07


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Schroon Lake 2006.07.07


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Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Bet - July 4th, 2006


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Some of you might remember a bet Mike and I made as of the new year, about losing thirteen percent by 4th of July?

In short, Mike lost a little and I lost a little more but neither of us made it to our goal weight, so Mike put on a skirt, and I had to wear a girly top, both picked out by Molly and Nina at the local thrift shop,

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Schroon Lake - July 4th 2006


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Late Monday night Juliette (our guest from France) showed up. Kath and Loretta went and got her from the airport in Albany.

Mike and I went fishing in the morning in more bugy creeks, and interrupted long fishless hours with brief moments of "uh-oh I dropped my beer can in the stream, quick, catch it!"

We watched the fireworks just up the road, which turned out to be perfect as there were no crowds, and it was an easy drive back. Sam's first fireworks, these were, and he was I believe, suitably impressed.

Schroon Lake 2006.07.03 - Gull Pond


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Schroon Lake 2006.07.03


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Scroon Lake - Day 3 - July 3rd 2006 - Monday


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We went for a hike to Gull Pond, which actually should be called "Pond in woods infested with giant thirsty mosquitoes." We stopped at a curte little place called "Picks and Sticks" on the way home, or some ice cream.

PJ asked me later that day. "Dad, are we real?"
"I think we are real"
"How do you know you're real?"
"That's a good question."
"If we weren't real we'd have lines like they do on tv" he said confidently, if only to possibly comfort his dad.

Scroon Lake - Day 2 - July 2nd 2006


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it rained overnight. The lake's level continues to drop. My mom came by and was of course very happy to see the everybody. We went grocery shopping, and then went for a long swim. Finally, pasta for dinner, and then it was time for bed.

Friday, July 14, 2006

how I spent my summer vacation - Schroon Lake Day One - July 1st 12006


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The drive up was awful. Binghamton had flooded so badly that we had to drive through New York City, and got to sit in many hours of bumper to bumper traffic on the throughway. Once we arrived a large portion of
Sandy Point was under water. Note the picnic table and the dock. Sam and PJ were enjoying there first sunset. We had enough time to get in a swim before it was time to go to sleep.

A random summer photo


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I like this photo because it has Isis in it, before she had to leave our family. She looks small in the photo, when in fact she was probably half again bigger than Anna. Anna has a look of angst to her. Also PJ looks like he is practicing to be a mime.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy 4th of July!


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Picture of PJ, circa 2003 I think.

Anna at the Shenandoah Discovery Museum June 26,2006


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Kathleen took the family out to Winchester to play and learn at this wonderful place, and so they did.