Monday, November 26, 2007

Teeny little dead mouse

There is something very little (I hope) and unseen causing havoc in the Howard home. There is something decomposing in our bedroom-now that is what you call "yucky". "It" has sent us running from our room after we retrieve whatever it is we have to get. "It" has forced us to sleep head-to-head on our long couch. "It" may be in the wall because we can not find "it". After 2 days of this, Damien found miracle candles that absorbed the stench. Now I know how to answer the latest question on Pax's blog.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2007 Howard Christmas Card

Kiko made this year's photo happen! First challenge was getting everyone together, 2nd challenge: no more than one person can have a melt-down in the process, 3rd challenge: photographer can not grow faint from all the shots Damien wants taken, 4th Challenge: Kate protecting her sore self due to recuperating from "a little stay" in the hospital , 5th challenge: the daughters and Damien agreeing on "the photo" once they are developed (the above shot is not the chosen one) . And finally, Damien spends lots of time designing the card and envelope.

Thank you Kiko. You were extremely gracious during that hot August afternoon photo shoot.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Great Movie!

We just finished watching Miss Potter, the true story of Beatrix Potter (played by Renee Zellweger). She is the author and illustrator of the best-selling children's books of all time. Her beloved creations were Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddleduck, etc. I thought it would be boring for some reason but it was totally captivating and heart wrenching and beautiful. The movie begins with Beatrix as a young girl talking to her little friends she has drawn . I just erased many sentences about the movie (because Damien told me I was giving away too much of the story) - just get it. It is enchanting.