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Actually, I didn't post this until August 5, but I could have posted it earlier if I was a bit more earnest (and not on vacation). Lovely wife has outdone herself again. She has spent countless hours of her limited time making decorations for VBS. I'm sure God looks upon her and smiles at 2:00 a.m. while she's working away anonymously. This is surely a labor of love. She doesn't do it for recognition or notoriety. She only does it because she has "The Gift" and because there is "The Need". May God Bless this fine woman.
Lovely Wife and I were among the lucky few who were afforded the opportunity to make breakfast for the youth of the Church this morning. The youth just returned from a weeklong mission trip to Colorado and this is just one way that the congregation says "thank you" for their service and dedication. On the menu was Cheese Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Canteloupe, Flapjacks, Milk, Juice and Coffee (ok, the coffee was mainly for the kitchen help). I don't want to brag, but the flapjacks were really the star of the show.
Well, the Lovely Tomatoes are now big enough to be photographed. I must admit, I was a little embarrased by them earlier in the summer. We had such a long, cool, wet spring that they were way behind the growing curve. I usually have the little tots in the ground around mid April and in years past, I've had beautiful ripe tomatoes by the 4th of July. This year it will be the end of July or early August before I have my first "mater sammich".
Friday's Muny production was Cinderella. They have one children's show each year which Lovely Wife takes Lovely Daughter to. The younger kids in the crowd dress up in costume--but L.D. is beyond that. The Muny really is a heartwarming place. At the beginning of each production they sing the National Anthem--and the whole place sings along. Once again it was a lovely night--rain earlier in the day had kept temperatures down. The review from L.D. and L.W. was that Cindy was just too whiny and not very endearing. Well, since the ladies were gone for the evening, that just left BoyHead and I to our own devices. So, of course, we decided to make some big ole fat, nasty, oversized Deathburgers (sorry, no pics). And what to go with the Deathburgers? Curly fries and baked beans. No! We're not having vegetables. Not to worry though, we weren't entirely decadent. We did have some lovely fruit cocktail. And no, we didn't eat it over the sink.
Lovely Wife is not only a great cook, talented actress and director, playwright, and Master of the Universe, she is also an amazing artist. She recently completed a faux painting gig of two entire rooms which also included adding marble columns and archways to some windows. This was done in the style of trump l'oi which is French for it looks like it's real. No, really it's fool the eye, which it certainly does. If you didn't know better, you'd think it's real marble. She also did some decorative painting around some other windows. She has such an eye for detail. L.W. not only painted all these patterns, she also designed them.
Since we have loads of pictures and stories covering all of our Independence Day activities, I have created a separate page especially for you. The Lovely Family 4th of July page is full of music, merriment and some other clever "m" word.
...and he didn't even make it out of the garage. Actually, he was backing the car out so that he could get the lawnmower and Bam! Biff! Kaplooey! he catches the mirror on the side of the garage. Luckily, he didn't actually peel the mirror off, so I was able to bend it back mostly into place. To his credit, BoyHead was very remorseful (and worried about consequences). I think publishing his story worldwide is consequence enough. Don't you?