The official blog of Susan Landis-Steward, writer of whatever she likes, and co-founder of Puddletown Publishing Group

Archive for April, 2009

Quick! Write Something…

….if a month passes between posts I’ll grow hair in my ears.  There. I’m safe.

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UFOs – Does that mean the aliens are coming back?

img_9749 So I’m cleaning off a memory card so I  can donate it and the camera it fits to the church religious ed program, and I find this. I started these socks in 2003. Yes, I know. That’s six years ago. I love these socks, and I actually know where the little buggers are, and I’m pretty sure I can find the pattern because I did organize all the knitting mags when we moved, but I’m afraid. These things are HARD. And I lost my way. Can I find it again?

I think I’ll pack these up and take them to knitting at Roxie’s this Saturday. Maybe she can tell me where I am. Roxie? You listening?

The Grandkids Have Arrived

Shannon Elizabeth, age 11

Shannon Elizabeth, age 11

This cutie-patootie is my granddaughter, Shannon, on her 11th birthday. She is now almost as tall as her Aunt Meg, although in all honesty, Meg is quite small (4’10”) for her 19 years.  We had pizza and cake for her birthday, and told stories about her birth. How her dad was sick and almost slept through the whole thing, how her mother almost broke my hands, and how both grandmothers, after spending the day being supportive while dad slept on a couch, were summarily dismissed from the birthing room when it was time for her to be born.

Shannon was sort of interested in all this. Her brother was not. He’s up next.

Tyler David, age 8

Tyler David, age 8

While Shannon was doing “girl stuff” and listening to stories about her birth, Tyler was being, well, Tyler. This is pretty much how he is all the time. He’s active, all boy, and adorable. Also busy, creative, and funny as they come.

Tyler has the distinction of having been born in Georgia. All the rest of us were born in the Great Northwest. Tyler, in second grade, learned all about the Civil War this year. This is important in the next picture

Shannon and Tyler, Yanks vs. Rebels

Aubrey told us a story about these two. They were having one of those senseless fights siblings

have. Shannon told Tyler they should stop fighting. To which Tyler replied, “We have to fight.” Shannon, being older and wiser, said, “Why?” Tyler, ever the logical little dude, said, “Because you’re a Yank and I’m a Rebel.” Yep. He sure is.

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