My response was "Why, you think their internet's down?"
But today's weather even got an addict like me away from the computer. LJ is on spring break this week and he and Collin came for a nice visit this afternoon and we took them out for supper tonight. He got a big kick out of one of his birthday presents. I had saved the spring/summer, the fall/winter and the Christmas catalogs from the year he was born - 1988. I think age 21 was a good time to give them to him. Here were the prices, fashions, hair styles, gadgets, and toys from back then. The wedding fashions were the ones that got the most tickled. I suggest this for any one having a baby. Stick the catalogs back somewhere. You'll be glad you did!
I did have an interesting email from LJ this past week. I am assuming it's not the typical request from a 21 year old son but it sure did make me smile. This is what he sent.
so i was trying to remember the lyrics to "hush little baby"
I looked them up and most of the ones online are the same, but not what you sang. they're alright up until "mama's gonna buy you a billy goat." Most of the ones I find go to "if that billy goat won't pull" but didn't you sing "if that billy goat runs away?"
anyway, if you remember it i'd love to know your version if you want to type it out for me. :D I love you. I'll be home tonight and i'll see you soon.
It's been a long time since I sang that to either of my children but I remembered. I sang it to them just the way my mom had sung it to me. So I sent him the lyrics, I thought it was sweet that he wanted to know.
I added this for Grace -
Hush little baby don't say a word,
Mama's gonna buy you a mocking bird.
And if that mocking bird won't sing,
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Mama's going to buy you a billy goat.
And if that billy goat runs away,
Mama's gonna buy you a horse and sleigh.
And if that horse and sleigh won't run,
Mama's gonna buy you a.
And if that Gatlin' gun won't shoot,
Mama's gonna buy you a horn - toot, toot.
Now the email I got from Nick was of a little different nature but it made me smile too. Here is what he sent me Friday.
I was not sure if we had enough for a load of laundry......until I started collecting your cast off socks, behind the bed and bunches next to your chair! I probably didn't find them all. I think you know where the dirty clothes go. If not, perhaps you need reminding the next time we are alone for a while.
I forget! I get hot sitting in the chair and I take off my socks. I always mean to take them back to the bedroom but I forget! Okay, so maybe Nick can help me remember. At least I'll appreciate him trying.