Thursday, January 29, 2009

At the Wise Old Age of 28

At the Wise Old Age of 28, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

Happy Birthday Nate!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bedtime Stories with Grandpa Sam

Sock Monkey/Best Friend, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

Nate's Dad, Sam, he works for a truck service place. They go out with wrecker trucks to help tractor trailers in dire situations. Sam can often be found at the shop working on reefers. You should see my father in law's hands they are rough and tough. Picture leather really. He has been known to smash baked potatoes open with his hand. That has nothing to do with my story.
So one dark night there was a bad accident and a trailor full of mayonise was burning. There was mayonaise jars laying all over the median strip and this fateful night Sam got called out to help. I imagine it smelled awful, burning mayo?
So Sam is out there slopping around in hot mayo. He was waving the wrecker on back, directing it with his big, tough hands when the back tire of the wrecker drove over a unbroken bottle of mayo which was lined up just right with Sam... spewing warm mayo, greasy, slick, and white all over his face, glasses, and the front of his shirt.
Now, if you know him, picture him saying...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Cold, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

This has got to be the longest winter of my life. I keep thinking spring is right around the corner. Why buy more winter clothing it is almost summer kind of thinking. So not how it really is.

I find myself way too tempted to stay at home. Too much work to go away.

I painted today and that makes any day a good day. I've been itching to paint something w/ people/figures. Done. was fun and it makes me want to do more. I wish I made myself paint every day.

Some day. Some time in my life I will spend more time painting.

So many ambitions.

Oh and something else that's been on my mind. Materialism. Living in Grenada man we simply did not need much. There just was not the option to buy. No money, no shopping.
But now, now I have a list of top ten things I want to buy and as things drop off that list (faster than I could imagine) more keep getting added. There is always something else I want. May it be as boring as a humidifier. I don't really "want" a humidifier. But I do know that our skin really could use one. It's just another thing on my list.

And there is the funniest Father In Law Story. I call it the "Hot Mayonaise" Story. Cracks me up but I think it helps to know my FIL. Coming soon.
Lydia Jo

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Family 08

Family 08, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.