Thursday, July 26, 2012

Proverbs by Rohan

Ella and Mac and I were just reading through a few old posts on my blog and we came across this one where I had asked the kids to finish well-known proverbs.  We laughed our heads off reading these and I decided that Rohan needed to do this so we could enjoy his answers as well.  



Proverbs by Rohan:


The original proverb: Better safe than sorry!
Rohan- Better safe than... healthy.


The original proverb: Strike while the iron is hot!

R- Strike while the... sword's killing.  


The original proverb: It is always darkest before the dawn.

R- It's always darkest before the... dark.


The original proverb: A rolling stone gathers no moss. 

R- A rolling stone... kills.



The original proverb: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

R- A bird in the hand is... dead. 


The original proverb: There's nothing to fear but fear itself.

R- There's nothing to fear but... people.



The original proverb: If you can't stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen.

R- If you can't stand the heat then... get an umbrella.



The original proverb: The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

R- The squeaky wheel gets... fixed.



The original proverb: To err is human, to forgive is divine.

R- To err is human... but to make a mistake.



The original proverb: I think, therefore, I am.

R- I think therefore... I give. 


The original proverb: Early to bed and early to rise makes and man healthy, wealthy and wise.

R- Early to bed and early to rise makes... you feel better because then you'll have better energy.



The original proverb: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

R- A journey of a thousand miles begins with... a person. 



The original proverb: There is nothing new under the sun.

R- There is nothing new... except for Brynja. 



The original proverb: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

R- The grass is always greener... than the sun. 



The original proverb: Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

R- Don't count your chickens... before lunch. 



The original proverb: You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

R- You can lead a horse to water, but... not to food. 



The original proverb: Don't bite the hand that feeds you

R- Don't bite the hand that... eats you.


The original proverb: No news is good news.

R- No news is... reported. 



The original proverb: A miss is as good as a mile.

R- A miss is as good as... a hit. 



The original proverb: You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

R- You can't teach an old dog new... stuff. 


The original proverb: If you lie down with dogs, you'll rise with fleas

R- If you lie down with dogs, you'll... bite them. 



The original proverb: The pen is mightier than the sword.

R- The pen is mightier than... the sword. 



The original proverb: Where there's smoke there's fire.

R- Where there's smoke there's... fire. 



The original proverb: Happy the bride who the sun shines on.

R- Happy the bride who... killed his wife. 



The original proverb: A penny saved is a penny earned.

R- A penny saved is... one cent. 



The original proverb: Two's company, three's a crowd.

R- Two's company, three's... are better. 



The original proverb: Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

R- Don't putt off til tomorrow what you... love. 



The original proverb: Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.

R- Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and... the world cries with you. 


The original proverb: Children should be seen and not heard.

R- Children should be seen and not... dead. 



The original proverb: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

R- If at first you don't succeed... then you will be seen by a king. 



The original proverb: You get out of something what you put into it.

R- You get out of something what you... like to do.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lately...

... I have been duplexing my little brains out.  I...

  • ... patched some drywall that was water damaged.  I did a decent job on a smooth ceiling (no texture).  Good enough that my 30-years-of-experience-drywall-finishing-father couldn't even see where the patch was until I showed him.  I felt puffed up with the thrill of doing something all by myself.  
  • ... laid a tile entry all by myself and grouted it almost all by myself.  (Mom came and helped a bit/watched/cheered me on)  But then, when the carpet dude came and kicked in the carpet, all the grout joints busted up and some of the tiles popped loose.  I will admit that I bawled my brains out.  I felt like a failure.  It wasn't really my fault, but I felt like a failure, nonetheless.  So, now I get to redo it with a minor modification that was overlooked the first time.  BOO.  
  • ... painted over 2400 square feet of walls, baseboard, window casings and returns, and doors.  
  • ... laid a linoleum stick-on-tile floor (until 4:30 a.m. one night.  I have a problem...)
  • ... listened to four MP3 books during all this.

... I have also been keeping up on a summer chore-chart with my kids.  It's been great.  They've been [mostly] very willing and they've done a good job.  

... I have been reading a lot.  

... I have been dreaming of blogging again, so I wrote this post, but now I feel all done-ish and like I want to get up and do something else.  

The end.