Monday, November 19, 2007

I think the hardest thing for me to do on this blog is to formulate an opening sentence!

Have you (those who blog) ever noticed that?

I am very frustrated because my computer won't recognize my digital camera chip port thingy. (Geek I am not.) So now my camera has 154 pictures on it and I can only look at them through the wee bitty window of the camera. Bah! I just bought a new portal thingy too.. I like computers just fine until they don't do what I want them to and then I can't stand them.

So there's an old family picture just because I wanted to put up a picture. Humph. You can tell it's old because J. isn't even in it . I don't know why I.'s nose is all yellow. She looks like she's been smelling dandilions.

I was recently re perusing _Marriage to a Difficult Man_.

"It was customary for girls to marry before they were sixteen. This was realistic in view of the life expectancy in those days (about thirty-three years..."

Isn't that sad? My goodness, even if you married at 15 or 16 you could only reasonably expect to be married for 15-20 years? It makes me feel sad to think of it. We could do better appreciating each other, I know.

Lately I've been a little irked at the tone of voice that creeps in around here. I guess with winter and everyone being inside for hours a day we start getting a little snippy at each other. It is something I would really like to work on.


Joyce said...

You have a very nice looking family, Kerri. The book you are reading . . . Is it about Jonathan Edwards' wife? It sounds familiar.
It's so nice to see a post from you. :)

Marbel said...

Yeah, it's about time you got around to posting again!

Great pic.

Marrying by 16, short life expectancy... that sounds so odd to us now, but I guess it was just reality back then.

Mrs. Darling said...

I have to unplug my printer from the USB port than shut down the entire computer and reboot in order for the computer to recoginze the camera tha is now plugged into the USB port. Its frustrating. I miss you. I'll have to stop by one day.

I finished Tinks christmas shopping today. She was the one I was most worried about because her stuff is the "in" stuff and it sells out. I got her a digital camera with Hannah Montanna on it and a guitar with built in songs and microphone ear plug thingy that she wanted. i also got her an e-pet along with some other stuff. I bought her a lovely scrapbook!

Peter wants all army things so he wont be hard to buy for!

Take care.