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Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Foolishness -- No Design, Nothing of Substance!

We woke up to a fresh dusting of snow on the
ground this morning, April the first.

Ol' Mother Nature's got a wicked sense of humor.
  This must be her idea of an April Fool's Day joke.
Dion is not amused.  It is cold out there.

 Howard is threatening to organize a class action suit against Nature.
That is not a happy face.
Pre-commute morning coffee should not be accompanied by drizzly snow in April.
Oh well.  I am being philosophical about it, mostly because I can't do anything about it,
and also because -- unlike Howard -- I don't have to go out unless I want to.
Plus -- unlike Dion -- I can do my necessary business inside the house, where it is warm.  I'm special.
Full Disclosure Time.
  On Wednesday, I told you that the picture (below) was me on the left,
and my daughter Alida and her betrothed on the right.

Yes, Howard and I have a mixed marriage.  Luckily, our daughters got the ears from his side
of the family, and only their love of cheese and their quivering whiskers from mine.

Okay.  I am lying.
That is not me on the left.  I am not Minnie Mouse.  I have never put on a Minnie Mouse costume.
And I'm taller than the Minnie in the picture.  As for other size differences, less said the better.

An early April Fool's joke . . . and you didn't have to shovel it off your driveway!

Partial Disclosure Time now.
 Peek-A-Boo!  My runamuck eyebrows and I wish you a lovely dry weekend. -- Cass

Just to get the whole family in today's post:  Daughter Anne, graduate student in costume design, in her millinery class,
modeling an octopus chapeau.  That is not the same thing as wearing an octopus' own chapeau, because most octopuses don't wear hats.  Except to church, and they don't like students to borrow those.  Too many students have cooties.


  1. Springtime snow is what we have too!!
    My full disclosure......I WISH I WERE IN FLORIDA!!
    Have A Wonderful Weekend!!

  2. Hi Cass, Most Funny One! Snow? Well, yes, ma'am you are special! Don't like to do our business outside! :) Poor little mistreated Dion. He he could learn to hop up on the toilet, he wouldn't have to go out in the snow. I just can't get Chloe Dawn to use the toilet for some reason. :)
    Well, you look cute as a button! But you've hid your whiskers! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Oh...and I was SO sure you had a Minnie Mouse costume like my own! sigh... It is cold here too...freezing actually and we still have piles and piles of snow...and piles to go before we stop...(get it? Miles to go before we stop- poem?) never mind.

    Anyway, very cute post. I did NOT go to school for costume design but I did costume work for a local theater group for years. It was sooo much fun and an escape from the real life for me. Best of luck to you daughter- xxoo Diana

  4. Oh..the real line is miles to go before we you'll get it!;>)

  5. Funny post today! And I really thought that was you in the Minnie costume but honestly, you look much better in the real photo of you! :-) We are in a blizzard right now and already have about 6 inches of snow on the ground since 1:00 this afternoon. It's no April Fool! Just a very nasty spring storm. Stay warm! Sunny days are ahead ;-) Blessings, Pamela

  6. You have great eyes, no fooling.

  7. Snow again and again and again. Drop by for a visit. Richard at My Old Historic House

  8. We had some snow spittin' goin' on round here today too - - - but it didn't stick - - - YET.

    Is that REALLY your eye????? "My, what gorgeous EYES you have, grandmother." "All the better to SEE you with, my dear!"

  9. Fun Post!! :-D Sorry about the snow - Not fun. When I was drinking my coffee, watching the news I wondered if you and other blog friends got that "white stuff".
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Yes, I agree about the snow. At least it's gone now!
    You have gorgeous eyes!

  11. We had snow here too - crazy!! And I LOVE snow. But not in April.

  12. We are having some very heavy rain today which is really bad for bedding plant sales in the greenhouse! Hope the weather here and there will take a turn for the better soon.

  13. You must enjoy living in this old house. I enjoy your photos here.
    dean graziosi


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