Monday, September 20, 2010

Wacky Tacky Day

This weekend, my Lark Rise to Candleford series 3 came in the mail. Oh delight! Oh bliss! I love these people. Queenie is my favorite because she is so real and dear. She welcomes heavy hearts. People bare their souls to her and it never fails to encourage me. Minnie (below) is full of life and hopefulness. She's silly and isn't afraid to ask ridiculous questions. Jeff asked me if I like the people from Lark Rise better or the people from Candleford. Definitely, I love the Lark Risers best. Finally, I had to stop watching, for I had tried Jeff's patience enough. He doesn't like the theme song playing quite so often. They talk slow and I like that. I feel like everything around here is rush, rush, rush. We are always hurrying and when we aren't hurrying, we're planning. I'd like long tea-seasoned chats with the Lark Rise ladies, sewing on something, laughing and sharing. A girl can dream.

While I was watching, I was knitting. Do you like my little tomato bag? Guess what's in it!

Waxy pumpkins!

Guess what else came? Yes, Laurel's Kitchen! But, I was disappointed because it's a compact version, not the original. I had to hunt and order again. This one is lovely, too, but I want the first one. To all of you who like veggie dishes, this is the sweetest, homiest, down-to-earth cookbook ever. There is a new one, but the old one makes you want to pack everyone you love a sack lunch that will knock their socks off!

Today was Wacky Tacky Day at school. It's SPIRIT week. I bet you remember this from last year if you've been my friend since then. I am a better sport about it this year. I'm trying to be a team player. I was almost late this morning because I had to run a green polka dot ribbon through the casing of my square dancing petticoat. (No, I don't square dance, it's my Pom Pom under thing!) and a student pointed to my pink apron and said, "What that called? An apron?" Funny. Someone also told me my glasses (I wear these often!) are nice and tacky, too.
Below is my friend and co-teacher for third period, Melissa. She's fun.

Some of the kids really went to Tacky Town!

And guess what? Bill is HOME! He's tired from all that plane riding, but he's so happy to be home and he is already asleep in our flannel clad bed! I'm so thankful! A storm is brewing outside now but last night the moon woke me up three times. It was so bright, I had to get up on my knees and stare at it. I can hear the wind and the thunder. Ten more days of my beloved September. Thank you so much for stopping in. I love the thought of you.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

I've been meaning to tell you that I've been watching "Lark Rise to Candleford"! I'm still on season one, and really enjoying it. In fact, I was thinking about watching some tonight, but I'm pooped and might just go to bed and read.

So glad Bill is home safely!

I was never a great Spirit Week person myself, but Wacky and Tacky I can do, no prob.


Gumbo Lily said...

I've watched some of Larkrise to Candleford at Youtube and really enjoyed it, but I'd rather watch it in "movie form" sitting on the couch.

Love the smiles for Wacky Tacky Day!

Enjoy snuggling in with Bill.


Mrs Yappy Dog said...

So glad your Bill is home safe and you have some time together. Betty xxx

All things bright and beautiful... said...

Hi Pom Pom - When I asked your favourite I'd forgotten Queenie - When the series was on telly Steve and I used to call each other Queenie and Twister - I think I got the better deal on that one! The book and the bag look good. Glad Bill is home sweet home again.
Have a good week - you are a good sport!

Green thumb said...

PomPom! I just wanted to say a quick "hello" before leaving for a mini holiday, take care!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

You have such a knack for the most unique books with characters that speak to the heart and soul....and cook for the same. Cute pictures of WackyTacky...I always enjoyed those days at was a chance to pull out the Crazy Artsy Sue. Your background and banner looks yummy and so healthy.

melanie said...

I love your review on LRTC, I love Queenie too, and Lark Risers are definitely my favourite :) I am so pleased your enjoying series 3, I can not wait for series 4 to be on tv in the new year!!!
I love your tomoatoe bag, it is so sweet :) xxxx

Firefly said...

Oh you know I'm a big "Lark Rise . . ." fan and could watch it over and over. In fact, reading your comments about the wonderful characters makes me think I'll go put in my queue right now!
And love your wackiness -- cute cute! Your little peeps look like they're having fun too. Aren't they sweet little fragile souls at this age? Thank Goodness for kind teachers like you!

wayside wanderer said...

Love your "tacky" look, Pom Pom. You cracked me up with the glasses comment. I love lots of color so I am afraid what your kids might say about me.

Thank you for introducing me to Lark Rise. I heart it so much, too. There is something so appealing about living in a community like that.

So glad Bill is home safe and sound!


magsmcc said...

Oh there's too much to take in! Would you believe I have only ever seen two half episodes of Larkrise- what a confession! Look for the Cranks Cookbook for vegetarian cooking that originated in trendy 1960s Carnaby treet in London- you would love the writing in the Introduction! LOVING tacky wacky teaching! And very very loving returning spouses! Am very excited at future possibilities!!

Cathy said...

I was introduced to the lovely people of Lark Rise and Candleford just this summer. It reminds me of the Miss Read books in movie form. Once you get to know the characters, you want them in your life indefinitely.

I rather like the slow manner of talking that BBC movies seem to invoke. Like you I feel we rush, rush, rush around here far too much.

debbie bailey said...

My oldest daughter's name is Laurel. I found a book called Laurel's Kitchen at a used book store and bought it for her. It was written in the 70's and the pictures are so funny. A blast from the past. Is this the same one you have?

Heart Felt said...

How fun Wacky Tacky day sounds, we should have one at the library. xx

libbyquilter said...

now i'm pretty sure i'll have to pick some of those pumpkin candies next time i'm at the market . . .

Love the photo in your header~!!!~

thank you for your visits and kind understanding words~i always appreciate seeing you've been by.


Kristi Burns said...

I love the knitted tomato. I also love your pictures. I have a new camera but I need practice with the pictures. Have a very happy birthday. I sent you a card.

Cathy said...

Yes, I do have a copy of Laurel's Kitchen. I must pull it out and check for new recipes for the edamame, Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello :-)

I like your look...I had days like this when I was in school also.



The dB family said...

And I love the thought of you my friend! Thankful that Bill is back again! Have a wonderful, relaxing, and blessing filled weekend!


åslaug abigail said...

So so happy your Bill is safe and sound at home, asleep, in bed! *warm heart* you are so blessed! (and I wih *more, more, more* happy blessed days!)
autumn is beautiful, so warm, snug and cozy. And there's still some left before winter tuck us in under that warm, white blanket =)
I love the tomatoes-in-my-face-feeling of your blog today =)
Miss you, my dear friend!

GardenofDaisies said...

I have only seen two episodes of Larkrise to Candleford , but I LOVE it! And I'm hoping it comes on netflix so I can see the whole thing!! I Just love period movies and tv series.

Kerri said...

It sounds silly but I kind of forget we share the same moon! It's been waking me too. About 3 or 4 in the morning it turns up at the window and stays there till the sun's up. It's beautiful and I often watch it too. I like to think of both of us looking wondrously at it from opposite sides of the world. I hope you had a lovely birthday! Our birthday's are only a week apart, how funny x