Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tuesdays with Nana

The weather has been so deliciously spring-like these last couple of days. It's amazing what a little warm air and sunshine can do for your mood. You know what also helps improve moods: a little entertainment provided by the Nana. Everything is always much more fun when she's around, and she even offers her services free of charge. Best deal this side of the Mississippi.

Here we have Chase studying the tiny bird nest while in the background Amaya has found the last remnants of snow to be much more thrilling than a first tender sign of spring. I am 100% sure that she was switched at birth---though I haven't quite figured out how she can look so much like Andy given that fact. I'll have to think on it a bit more.

I love this picture of  Amaya dragging an upside down Mickey along for the walk. You can also see that Chase is determined to reach that pile of rocks up ahead before someone else gets there and steals all the good ones. We've got a wagon to fill people.

        What should one do if they feel fatigued while out for a stroll but there isn't a bench in sight? Why plop themselves down by a storm drain of course. My little gutter girl.

 Now, on a completely unrelated note, have I mentioned that I'm taking a writing class? Well, I am. The project that I'm working on is sort of an essay compilation? anthology? compendium? selection? bunch? whatever. I'm trying desperately to channel Erma Bombeck though my collection won't be nearly as funny--or profitable--as hers. Anyway, I was wondering if there were any past posts that I've done that stand out to you as something I should consider including in my work. If you could let me know, I'd be greatly appreciative. So much so that I'd be willing to share the Nana with you. For an hour. Maybe.


  1. Laura- Congrats on the decision to take a writing class! I want to move in that direction, too but have been too hesitant, lazy, nervous to do it. I will try to review some of your prior posts and let you know which ones stand out. Also, love the pictures of you and the kids outside - we are loving this weather, too (and the storm drain one is hilarous!).

  2. Yvonne7:37 AM're already such a great writer and I can only imagine the your post/blogs will be like moving forward!

  3. Thanks for the compliment Yvonne! It made me smile! I don't know if the writing class will make my blog better, or if I'll be so sick of writing that I don't ever want to post again. Guess we'll see. lol

    Mary, you should definitely put serious thought into taking a class. You have a great writing style. I know I'd read anything you wrote.

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