Home Again

This morning I rose early, 5:15 a.m. and began to pack, load the car and close up the little house in the city. It was time to come home. By 6:45 a.m. the car was speeding along the highway, headlights beaming. At 11:15 a.m. the car pulled into our driveway. Home again.

I arrived home to a snow covered landscape. Snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Spring is taking its own sweet time this year!

Yesterday Terra and I drove out to visit Luna, Janus and the grandbabies. It was a long drive, 2 and 1/2 hours each way, 5 hours on the highway, but well worth the trip. Tink made a bit shy at first, not having seen us for quite some time, but she came round. Imp and Elf arrived home from school, did their homework with Luna’s help and then we all had pizza for dinner.

There is a house rule at Luna’s place that I did not know about. Well, I do now! To maintain the peace, the rule is that no one takes food from another person’s plate. It makes sense.

Here is what happened. We had pizza for dinner. Tink loaded her plate with two extra wedges of pizza, which she did not touch. She left the table. I spied the abandoned pizza, and decided to eat one of the wedges. NOT A GOOD IDEA! Tink was incensed! The rules! Tink is 19 months old and already has a healthy respect for the rules. She glared at me, then began to tell me NO! In frustration she thunked both hands onto the table and glared at me again. NO! I know I shouldn’t have, but I did, I laughed. But I did return the pizza to it’s rightful place on Tink’s plate. After all, house rules are house rules.

A short time later Tink noticed that I had another wedge of pizza. Outrage! Hands thunking, NO! I had to get Janus to show her the plate she had abandoned with her pizza wedges still upon it. Peace was restored. Hilarious!

After dinner we all headed for the gymnastics gym where Imp and Elf had their gymnastics class. They loved it, and it was a lot of fun to see them jumping and tumbling and doing somersaults. In the viewing area Tink was doing her own exercises with Luna, just for fun. After many kisses goodbye at the vehicles, Terra and I headed back to the little house in the city, arriving home ready for a good night’s sleep.

That was yesterday. Today I drove home. Tired and happy, I am tired and happy.

Worldly Distractions


1 °C
Observed at: Muskoka Airport
Date: 5:43 PM EDT Wednesday 20 April 2011
Condition: Light Freezing Rain
Pressure: 100.8 kPa
Visibility: 4 km
Temperature: 1.0°C
Dewpoint: 1.0°C
Humidity: 100 %


“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”
Barry Switzer
1937 –


Barry Switzer

“Born in Crossett, Arkansas, Switzer’s father Frank was a bootlegger who was arrested at the family house. His mother Mary Louise raised Barry and his brother Donnie, but on August 26, 1959 she shot herself.
Barry accepted an athletic scholarship and played football at the University of Arkansas. After graduation, he did a brief stint in the U.S. Army and then returned to Arkansas as an assistant coach…”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Switzer

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Hah! When Tink is a little older, she can learn the joys of the “grandmother exception” to all kinds of rules.