Sunday, October 19, 2008

A New Hobby.........For Sale

You've all been to a flea market and seen those socks that some Grandma spends all of her time in retirement making while her husband plays golf, right? Well, I don't play golf, we're not grandparents, and we're certainly not retired. In any case, the Mrs. recently got this crazy notion that she could make these socks with the dangly beads and frills sewn onto them. Pictured at left, is the result of her recent quest, and summed up in one word, success. She has snagged the secret to the socks feverishly unfurling her frills with fervor and finesse. I myself have been amazed at this new found feat for the feet. In fact, she took two pairs to church this morning to give to one of the babies in the congregation. Mothers, young and old alike, oo'd and aw'd at the sight of these elegant and dainty creations. I must confess however, I was disappointed not once to hear, "Can you make me a pair, I'll gladly pay you?" Or, "I'd like to place my order for X number of pairs in time for Christmas." Surely there must be a way to market this new found venture without spending my weekends on the flea market circuit amongst the throng of retired RV'ers with trailers packed with goods. For the love of Pete, I'm too young for that lifestyle not to mention not even being retired yet!
So please, if you or anyone you know can wear any of these socks please send your order now. And if you order now, I'll even throw in some knives from the kitchen! But do hurry as there are no operators standing by and besides, it may take the Mrs. until Christmas to finish her next pair...

Life on Scooters Drive

Pictured at left is Marissa 'helping' me change the oil in the car. If only I could get her to do the transmission too!

At right is Kavan sipping coffee...

Actually he had just commented that the Presidential candidate representing the incumbent party has not won an election when the Dow was down 5% or more in the month of October in the 20th century. Not bad for a 2-year old, eh?

Tara is all smiles as hockey season starts tomorrow night. Yeah, baby, yeah!!!

At right are all of the offspring during a recent "Art Show" event held in our home in the upstairs "lounge." Mom and Dad were given "money" with which we could buy selected pieces, barter and haggle for others, and some masterpieces were noted as "not for sale." My kids' imaginations and their creativity ceases to amaze me, not to mention their ability to drive a hard bargain. Wonder where they get that from?