Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Mexican Bocote on another Pakistani blade.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
So in my search, I found a new fossil - fossilized coral. I had never worked with it before, so got an inexpensive set of scales (that's what the handle pieces are known as) and a relatively inexpensive knife, and tried it out.
The results were quite more than I had imagined! Take a look...
The coral itself is a deep shade of purple, and very intricately patterned. I was going to try them on a Damascus blade, but the Wife convinced me that there would be too much going on. Also, the Damascus blades are spendy, and if it didn't work, I didn't want to be out a pricey blade.
Anyway, I think I'll add coral and fossilized coral to my arsenal. I've got some seriously cool knives in my future!
You know what else I've been thinking? Since today is the anniversary of Neil walking on the moon and all, wouldn't it be cool to do a knife with moon rock scales!
Happy walk on the moon day! Forty years ago, three guys showed the world just what potential humans had. I wish we had followed up on it. Well. Slowly but surely I suppose.
I'm pretty sure it's the "Aluminium Overcast" out of Oshkosh. It goes on tour every now and again and passes through here giving rides and raising money. Anyway, since our house is near the airport, we got buzzed many times! It was AWESOME!
I wish we could get to Oshkosh for the big airshow this year. But vacation time is short and iffy, so we'll head to the Island instead for a couple of days. Sweet Pea hasn't been there yet, and the Boyo has only been a couple of times. And he is all about the camping right now!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
We borrowed it from my folks awhile ago, and it has rapidly become one of the most watched around here. That's OK with me, because I love little more than old musicals if I have to watch TV.
Right now the Sweet Pea is sitting at one end of the couch, completely engrossed and dancing when the music plays. The Boyo is doing the same, except he's singing along with the songs.
Very little more amusing to hear your five year old singing,
"I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love"
Of course, he also does a pretty great version of "Make 'Em Laugh" too! Complete with the dance. Though he gets frustrated that I won't help him do the back flips.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
He was bigger lying down than the other were standing up. The Buffalo King.
That's a serious buffalo.
Night shifts tonight, so I leave you with zoo pictures. The last one is the lion that we didn't see. The Boyo decided to draw him when we got home.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I also found little baby tomatoes on the Czech Bush growing in the Topsy Turvey a week ago. I'm very ready for fresh veggies!
Friday, July 3, 2009
The Boyo has been working on vocabulary lately, and trying out new words to be used in appropriate situations. Proper meanings of words and such. (Today's word: filigree) Anyway, he climbed into bed with the Wife and I the other morning and was talking and mentioned that outside looked contabulous.
Hmm? Looked what? I asked.
"Contabulous." He repeated.
"What does that mean?" The Wife asked.
"Nothin'!" He exlaimed proudly!
For this next story we need a little crowd participation. Open your mouth and sing an "ahh" note. Hold it, stick out your tongue and waggle it back and forth while still singing. We'll call that the " laba-laba" sound.
Now, the four of us are riding along in the family vehicle, singing together. And by that, I mean one of the three of us over the age of four would pick a vowel and a note, and the rest of us would join in, Sweet Pea included.
We got through "Aaaah", "Ooooh" and "Eeeee" quite well. Then I tried a bright "Aaaaay", which the Boyo and the Wife joined in on.
Sweet Pea, however, just sang "Laba-laba-laba-laba!" Happily and loudly.
I love my kids.