Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Armistice Day

The kids have the day off from school. Sally made a flag cake by herself this morning. Isn't it darling? Henry is home too and we're going over to Olan Mills to have our Christmas picture taken. Our appointment is for 11 AM, which is a bad time because I didn't realize the date when I made the appointment. The session will start late because the town siren rings at 11 and everyone has to stop what they're doing and turn east, towards Europe, for a moment of silence. I'm especially missing Daddy today.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

planning a little get together

I'm having a few friends over on Saturday. The kids will be out of the house with Don. Want to beat winter doldrums and catch up on neighborhood gossip? RSVP here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

new book of the month

I enjoy reading. What housewife doesn't like curling up on the sofa (or fainting couch) with a good book? My book of the month club keeps me up on all the new fiction. I just finished Rosemary's Baby, have you read it? If not, I recommend not being alone in the house when you do. The mailman just brought the next book and here it is, fresh out of its brown paper wrapping. It looks to be a futuristic story about my ex-husband's business. (Which was my business too. Did you know I did modeling?) I'll let you know if it's any good. Or you could order it from Book of the Month and see for yourself.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

how to get your children to watch more TV

Children should be seen and not heard. Which is why television is a such marvelous invention. But kids won't stay in front of the console forever. Now, when they're bored with watching TV, they can play it. So we can get on with grown-up games. Thank you, Milton Bradley.

Monday, April 25, 2011

10 rules for ladies

Clipping this list out of the morning paper and putting it on the icebox, for Sally:

1. Ladies don't wear white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day.
2. Ladies don't chew gum.
3. Ladies don't walk in public holding a cigarette.
4. Ladies don't drink beer from a can.
5. Ladies don't wear diamonds during daytime. (Pearls are fine.)
6. Ladies don't wear more than 13 items at once.
7. Ladies don't telephone men. (Hence the term gentlemen callers.)
8. Ladies are gay, not grumpy.
9. Ladies listen.
10.Ladies who don't abide by the rules, can't expect men to be gentlemen.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

a controversial issue

At the parlor, sitting under the bubble dry, I picked up an old CopyRanter magazine. This page sparked discussion on a topic of much concern now-- should mothers dress twins alike?

Monday, November 1, 2010

homemade halloween

I spent hours sewing the kids costumes this year. I wanted them to make a good impression trick or treating in the new neighborhood. Last year, Gene was too little to dress up but last night he made an adorable lil devil. Bobby was sweet as a clown and Sally was supposed to be a lovely girl toreador. But she inked on a mustache, turned the cape into a poncho and went around as a barefoot beatnik instead! I hope the neighbors don't think I'm raising a hoodlum.