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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

another fine mess

My daughter wants to do a collaboration and I said I would and threw out some ideas and she latched onto one about family memories from different points of view. I am now in total angst about this. Emailed her I didn't want to bare all, some things are better left unsaid, could we start slow with superficial memories and see how it goes....
I'm just beginning to gain ground here as the mother who was right about a few things ... after all. She is learning to see life from the point of view of a mother of a daughter. Some truths are just painful. And really, memories aren't always true!!!
Too late, I'm in. We're starting.

On another messy subject, I went on-line, researching Venus vs. Mars. And I found credible evidence that the background I am using is really Venus when seen with infared imaging! So there. NASA did a lot of that kind of photos on the Venus missions. And their site says you can use their photos but not their logo, other restrictions apply, read the fine print, etc. So onward. I'm labeling the back and sending them off into the cosmos - hopefully to arrive at Daune's house on time.

I plowed through the top layer on my desk and made neat piles of things I really shoulda, gotta, havta get done. One pile is the puzzle piece sign-in from the Some Assembly Required round robin along with the cover embellishments for the art journal by the same name. I have made progress there! No photos yet.
Then I have some recipe cards to finish. And I'm putting away the basket materials until next summer. I have to have a project to finish at the next pool party. It would be sillly to finish it before then. I'd just have to start another.

My husband's little truck has been arrested. It was caught polluting on the highway and will cost more than he paid for it to make the engine acceptable. He'll never drive to lunch in this town again. So guess where it will be headed. To the junk yard or worse, further south. There is always a parade on Friday evening of small trucks towing small trucks full of stuff heading for the border. Vehicles that are unacceptable here will always have a market somewhere. I would prefer them to junk it. I can't tell you how many times he found notes on his windshield asking if he wanted to sell this little truck. Men knock on the front door of the house to ask if the truck parked out front is for sale. He shoulda sold it long ago. Now it's a liability. But at least we now know the dollar limit on what he thinks is okay to spend on repairs!
So car shopping this weekend. Finding something that is economic on fuel but comes in his size will be a challenge.

Did anyone else see the new flavor of Oreos? Dulce de Leche. OMG! Save yourself. Find the nearest exit. You will thank me later.