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Friday, January 28, 2005

Icicles




My son just came to me and showed me his water bottle which is full of water that is frozen solid.

"Did you put it outside last night?" I asked.

"No, I left it on the windowsill next to my bed! We don't even need a refrigerator anymore. We can just line our food up on all the windowsills," he excitedly proclaimed.

I pondered this awhile and he spoke up again.

"Actually we still need to keep the refrigerator. You know for the things we only want a little bit cold, not frozen solid."

And as he says this I jump ahead 30 years in my mind. I picture my son talking to his own son.

"You think the house is cold? You don't know what cold is. When I was a kid..."





18 Comments:

Blogger Barbara said...

That is a great picture. How cold is it for something to freeze solid by the window? Brrr!
http://seeking-serenity.blogspot.com/

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I started reading your blog a few weeks ago and I so enjoy it--partly, I think, b/c I am a 25-yr-old in NYC with no husband or children, but hope to someday. Anyway, you remind me that a) the job I do/life I lead now won't be around forever, so I shouldn't sweat the small stuff and b) if I think I'm overworked and stressed now, I have another thing coming. Just wanted to finally comment and say thanks for reminding a city living girl that there are far more important things ahead of me than what shirt to wear out on Saturday night--and for reminding me that I should definitley savor these carefree single times!!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Janis Gore said...

I'll be 48 next month, and am the youngest of seven children.

I wonder what my mother's blog might have been.

7:38 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Although I live in a big brick house, rather than yellow, also constantly under renovation, but with only one child, I can relate. On Sunday, I went to put her down for a nap, and realized that the ceiling in her room, her recently gutted, totally refinished room, her NEW room, was leaking. Leaking box gutters, leaking because of melting ice, leaking through the house, and through the ceiling and around the window. The NEW ceiling and the new window. The window was covered with ice (on the inside), and all the stuffed animals were frozen to the window seat. My husband is deployed for the Air Force, and of course, these things always happen when he is away. Did I mention he was supposed to fix the gutters, before he left? But I digress . . .

I love your blog, and read it when I can. You give me hope that I can cope, what with just the one child, and all. Renovation is not for the faint of heart. I dream of a day when I can set the thermostat at 68, and have it stay there.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

LOL! :)

my oldest saw this pic and wanted to make sure you know that if an icicle falls on your heart, it will kill you. So, don't let the kids lie down in the snow under icicles.

Yeah, we get those reminders daily.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

The old turn of the century house I grew up in had no insolation and I'm serious when I say that we had ice in our perfume bottles and one night our goldfish bowl froze solid.

11:27 PM  
Blogger J said...

Dude. Your icicles are so much better than ours!

11:37 AM  
Blogger MP3 Doctor said...

Hi Chris, I was just surfing around and found your page!
Very cool,I like finding all this interesting stuff.
If you are interested, go see my perfumes related site.
It isnt anything special but you might still find something of interest.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Dene' said...

Hey Chris, great blog! Keep it up.

I have a http://www.sacredperfumes.com french perfume site. It pretty much covers french perfume related stuff.

Come and have a look if you get time :-)

1:00 PM  
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Hey there Chris, you've got a great blog here! I'm thinking of bookmarking your site!

I have a perfumes site. It pretty much covers perfumes related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

10:38 AM  
Blogger MP3 Doctor said...

Hey Chris, great blog! Keep it up.

I have a http://www.sacredperfumes.com fragrance site. It pretty much covers fragrance related stuff.

Come and have a look if you get time :-)

1:14 PM  
Blogger DigitalCamera said...

Hey there Chris, you've got a great blog here! I'm thinking of bookmarking your site!

I have a discount perfumes site. It pretty much covers discount perfumes related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

1:24 AM  
Blogger MP3 Doctor said...

Hey Chris, I was searching blogs, and came onto yours, and I like it. I kinda landed here by accident while searching for something else, but nice blog..

If you got time , come visit my site, http://www.sacredperfumes.com. It pretty much covers aromatherapy perfume and similar stuff.

12:04 PM  
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Hey there Chris, you've got a great blog here! I'm thinking of bookmarking your site!

I have a fragrance site. It pretty much covers fragrance related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

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