Rich took Bernadette to an audition for extras in the upcoming Hobbit movie.
He's too tall to qualify, but is hoping B. makes the cut.
Thanksgiving was a bust. All that pious-sounding nonsense about gratitude being more important than turkey - garbage. And eating a huge heavy meal in the New Zealand summer heat - not recommended. I'm thinking we'll skip every semblance of a 2011 Thanksgiving and just really make up for it the following year.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way, onto more pressing matters. We have a bit of a domestic crisis on our hands. It's a wallpaper issue. And a "not-owning-the-house-you-live-in" problem. And probably many of you might also conclude that is a disciplinary matter as well, and I may not argue. Anyway, we have two disasters, neither of which I know how to fix -so if anyone has any "Hints From Heloise" type expertise, please see the photos below.
CRIME SCENE #1
Maria. In the bedroom. With her bare hands.
Perpetrator: At large. Pictured above.
Misdemeanor: Vandalism of private property
Motive: Disgruntled about bedtime.
Or maybe just bored.
Perhaps fascinated by wallpaper.
Unsolved Elements of Case: Do we try to find exact matching wallpaper?
Do we strip the whole wall and paint?
Is Fr. Michael going to totally freak out
when he sees this?
CRIME SCENE #2
Bernadette. In the bathroom. With the black pen.
Misdemeanor: Graffiti of a private restroom with a ball-point pen
Motive: Running with a bad crowd (see "Vandalism" above)
Unsolved Elements of the Case: How does one remove ink from wallpaper?
(NB: We have told Fr. Michael about this one,
although we have not shown him it yet.
He shrugged and said, "Can't you just
wipe it off with soap or something?"
Celibate men can be such a hoot sometimes.)
Perpetrator: Luckily we got this sucker behind bars....