Sunday, June 10, 2007


Garage-mahal continues to progress. This weekend Wilbur borrow state-of-the-art scaffold from a friend in preparation to hit the job hard this week.


Yesterday, I told Wilbur to have the maid clean the house, the cook plan the menus, and the chauffeur do the shopping while I went floating. Needless to say, I came home to a messy house with no food and no organization of meals for the next week.

However, I had a great time floating. We went with a friend who has mostly boys. I was fatigued at the end of the day just watching the boys wrestle each other, have M & M fights, and jump into the 33 degree water.

We have had the great blessing of rain and everything was green and lovely. It was a fun day.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Jump Rope Rhymes

Spanish Dancer
Not last night but the night before
24 robbers came knocking at my door
As I ran out (jumper runs out) they ran in (Jumper runs back in)
Asked them what they wanted. This is what they said,
"Spanish Dancer, do the splits (jumper does a slight split while jumping)
Spanish Dancer, give a high kick (jumper does a kick)
Spanish Dancer, turn around (jumper turns around)
Spanish Dancer, touch the ground (jumper touches the ground)
Spanish Dancer, get out of town (jumper runs out).

Cinderella dressed in yellow
went upstairs to kiss a fellow.
Made a mistake and kissed a snake.
How many doctors will it take?
One, two ....(count until jumper misses).

Down by the Ocean
Down by the ocean, down by the sea
Johnny broke a bottle and blamed it on me.
I told ma. Ma told Pa.
Johnny got a licken. Ha ha ha.
How many lickens did he get?
One, two, three....(keep counting until jumper misses).
(From the days when we expected we would get spanked if we told a lie.)