This is what showed up at Phipps on Wednesday. She came through the door with an attitude. She was the cutest thing ever. I asked her mom for permission to photograph her, which she gave me. Our theme for story time was Garden Fairies, so I thought perhaps she dressed for the occasion. Her mother explained that for her birthday party they had decided on the theme of "Breakfast at Tiffany's". And you know, I cold see the resemblance of Audrey Hepburn!
Here we are, a week away from the road trip 2013. It will be to Arizona. And it really isn't a road trip, we are flying. We had a pre-travel planning meeting on Thursday and we are all excited. Lots to do, lots to see, so we'll keep everyone posted.
Observation. Garbage men. The recycle truck seem to lumber down the street first, usually around 6AM. Jokes abound between the driver and the pick up person. Laughter. Fun times. So, now I am awake. About an hour later, down comes the garbage truck. Not sure if these are just generally angry men or if they enjoy seeing how far they can throw the empty garbage can. Either way, they wait until they are in front of MY house to turn on the thingy that chews up the garbage, and then the throwing of cans begin. It was suggested that the plastic liner be taken out and have that along the curb (we don't really have curbs in this neighborhood, it's just a figure of speech), but that would mean the animals would have a feast. Just an observation.
We have this plant now at Phipps. It's a corpse plant. Allegedly when it blooms it smells like dead meat. Or a rotting corpse. WHY would anyone want to see/smell this? Apparently it was a big success in DC, but you see, in DC you could see it for free. You have to pay here to see it. I'll keep you posted about that one. I won't be here for the most part, so sad......NOT.
Well, dare I say it? For the most part, the Pirates are doing very, very well. They are 26 games above 500, and up until last night they looked great. We are playing the Rockies and they beat us 10-1. That is not a typo...it is the score. Now, Tim, I know you are working hard. But that's not a good enough. I know, it's probably the thin air and the trip from Pittsburgh. Let's hope tonight is a better night for them.
The Steelers are playing tonight also. I can't cheer for two teams at once. I couldn't get excited for the Pirates when the Pens were playing, and I can't get excited about the Steelers now. My cheering energy must go for the Pirates.