Tuesday, November 04, 2008

back in the saddle

Well after having been bucked off, shut down, turned away and locked out by my HP Pavillion a few months ago, I seem to be back in the saddle. The good (?) people at HP sent out my favorite UPS man to retrieve my computer and whisk it off to Compuland, where the magic fairies crawl inside your PC and chase out all the bugs. I hope they got them all.

No more little laptop screen for me! I'm livin' large with a screen so big and vivid it boggles my eyes.

Here's another thing that's new around our abode. I procured some brown construction paper from Thom's fab school and created a "Thankful Tree". I cut leafs from different fall colored scrapbook paper and everyday we write something that we are thankful for on the back of a leaf and then it goes up on the tree. We will read all the leafs around the dinner table on Thanksgiving.


It is so interesting to me to see what the boy comes up with each day. Today he is thankful for pumpkins. I'm hoping that one of these days he remembers that he has parents and is thankful for them. But I'm not holding my breath. After all, he does have my sentimentalities and one of my leafs reads, "I am thankful for cheddar cheese." because I am.


You can still get your name in the drawing for the big bambino giveaway. I'll choose a winner tomorrow!

10 comments:

LaAlicia said...

glad you are back in the world with computers -- your thankful tree is such a cool idea! love it! Today, I am thankful for days off! ;)

MichellesCharmWorld said...

I looove that idea for the thankful tree!!!!!

Heidi said...

Cute tree idea Apes. I am a little under-the-weather today so right now I am thankful for Dora, Diego and Wonder Pets!

germandolls said...

I am thankful that the election is over and I don't have to see any more of those hateful ads...
Great blog you have!

Billie said...

April< The Thankful tree is such a cute Idea, it's fun to see what kids are thankful for...Love Ya Auntie Billie

DragoninKnots said...

I love the thankful tree! Great idea!

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Kerstin said...

when I read your blog I smiled at your humor, and then I laughed out loud that you would wish that your child be thankful for his (I'm absolutely-positively-wonderful) parents.

There must be a special mile-marker somewhere in paretnhood when we get the blue ribbon or something!

Dana said...

The tree is FABULOUS!!

mine, by magpie said...

okay- that tree is a fantastic idea! and mmm...cheddar cheese...

Hyla Waldron said...

This is a beautiful idea!

~Hyla