Knowing, of course, that y'all got up this morning wishing to know thirteen more things about me. Right?
#1I like the number 13. I know lots of folks don't, and I don't tend to like many of the Prime numbers, but this one is nice. I think it's because my sister's birthday is on the 13th of June, and June is a sunny month, and my sister is a sunny person, and sunshine makes me smile.
#2I am the most logical person you'll ever meet. See #1.
#3I used the word 'nice' in #1, and I dislike the word intensely. Ever since my English teacher spoke against the word in our 1st year class (Grade 7 to you guys across the Pond). His rant was in response to someone's piece of writing in which the word 'nice' was used again and again.
"Nice is just a ... a... nothing word. It doesn't convey anything. I don't feel anything when I hear something is nice. Nice is NOT nice. Don't use it again to describe anything!"
Can you see why I got the message?
#4This year, we are going to be using online classes for two of Katie's subjects. This is a first for us ...
#5The Wee Guy has had tonnes more enthusiasm for the re-start of school than I have. I'm still waiting to have my holiday.
#6Jackson has decided he likes to sleep on the wee sofa in the kitchen. His place there may be safe until The Builder finds out.
Update: Jackson's newly found sleeping place lasted all of two days.
#7Our weather today is:
Temp: 10C (50F)
Rain: Erm... Yes. Frequent.
#8We had a wee frog outside our house the other night. This is the first time I have ever seen a frog in real life.
Yep, the first time.
He was awfully cute.
#9As the FB readers already know, we had Guga on Saturday night.
It. was. good.
And, as if the Guga needed any help in being the perfect meal, we had this fella ...
...not only share our meal,
but savour it too.
Can this wee guy get any better?
Now that I'm writing this well after the first ones were written, I can tell you that our Wee Guy's enthusiasm for school - see #5 - has wavered only slightly. But I can also tell you that today's 'education' is on animal husbandry.
Or something like that. He's at a fank with Big Brother, so it's definitely an education.
Read about another fank earlier in the year here.
My Mum and Dad celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary next week. More on this to follow....
I think my older daughter may be obsessed with Poirot. I call him The Little Penguin, which offends her greatly. Such fun!
Whilst reading the book of Ruth today, I was struck with the evidences of kindness throughout the book. Ruth was so kind to Naomi, but it was Boaz's kindness to Ruth - first of all when she came to glean in the fields, then when he spoke to her in the middle of the night - that really struck me.
I think it was the Builder's kindness that made me first fall in love with him. And his kindness to me makes me love him more and more every day.
Kindness is such a beautiful thing.