IF I can get out of the house today, I have many errands to run. Thank goodness for online shopping, because I actually got almost all of the kids' shopping done last week and the gifts have already been delivered by Fed Ex and/or UPS. I have wrapping paper already. But curiously 2 rolls of tape got used for "art projects" yesterday. So I will need tape and some ribbons. Or someone to come and wrap the presents for me. Even better. Because I have inherited my mother's gift-wrapping-gene. It causes my gifts to look like perhaps they were put through a wringer washer before I give them out. I don't mind having this gene, but I think, in all fairness, that I should ALSO have been given her finding-four-leaf-clover gene, which I clearly have not.
So if I can shop today then I can also get some pictures of the kids printed out and picked up at Osco's to send to the patient friends far away who still faithfully send me a holiday card every year in spite of receiving one from me about every 2 years and often not until January.
Speaking of photos...Sierra and Jeremiah started working on a comic strip together about a skunk who is a mime. Sierra kept calling it a "mine" at first. She built this 3D prototype.
The running joke in the comic strip, when they get around to drawing it will be that the mime will look one way then the other, and as he looks the second way a different animal will come out of nowhere to knock him down. She laughed and laughed her little 8-year old head off about that. That skunk is not Sammy. Sammy was in the prototype, too:
He is wearing some kind of collar and tie, and carrying a paper-clip cane. Fashionable, indeed. She said, kind of like Yogi Bear.
When they get around to actually drawing the strip we will be publishing it here. Until it gets syndicated, of course.