fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Saturday, January 2, 2010

We're yellow and orange and you're not!

"We're the only yellow and orange ones!"

(Um...whaaa?)

My kids have outgrown that lingual phase when their excited outbursts require quite a bit of deductive reasoning. My husband, however, is another story. He is not a native English speaker, for one, and, for another, well, generally not practiced in the rules of discourse in any language.

The above statement refers to the Wall Street Journal Online weather map (of course) and the yellow and orange refers to the temperature outside our door (duh). Anyway, we, and some folks in Arizona, Texas and Hawaii were the only yellow and orange ones, meaning that we were experiencing temperatures in the 70s/80s (@ 25ºC).

So, today, because we can, maybe to spite all the purples and blues...even the greens...we went to the beach.


If that isn't enough jealous-much for you, how about this? If you were wondering what happened to the a.dor.a.ble. patchwork bag that was featured on the Farbenmix home page over the holidays, wonder no more. I have sand between my toes and the bag now has sand between it's seams. A beautiful and happy tote for all my drawing and sketching falderal. Lucky me, lucky me! Thank you, Sabine.

Aw, I'm just goofin' on you. I hope you are warm and well and hope my same sun shines warm and loving on you.

We're good, right? I'm still feeling your stink-eye all through the Internet.

Here, Anna drew you a picture.

Some kind of squirrel bear with soul-devouring eyes. C'mon, we gotta be good now, right?

Peace.

5 comments:

Sally said...

40 degrees (104 your scale) in my neck of the woods today - so we spent the morning at the beach too. So much fun!

Chris said...

We had fun today too. We went sledding :O)

As great as sunshine is, don't you sometimes miss the fun you can have with snow ? :OP

I'm throwing a snowball in your direction :OPPPP

XOXOXO, Chris

Fledgling said...

Hey Chris!

To your question, there is a word and that word is...NO. ;-))

In fact, we'll have fun in the snow. There's plenty only about 3-4 hours away. Jack mentioned recently, "I've seen snow, touched snow, snowboarded snow...but I've never seen it snowING..." Kid's deprived.

And ref snowball? Well, okay, yeah, watch out for this water balloon!

XOXO -N.

Debbie said...

Reading this blog is fun.
It's single digits here and flickering snow, but not enough to play in. A real bummer of a day for my children who want to sled any day it's cold, snow or not.
But, they'd gladly play at the beach, too.

Corie said...

I'm YELLOW too! But for us that means 50-60, no beach bummin' here but plenty of bike riding, scooter boardin' and playing out side with friends! Hey, I'll take it.

You sure are a lucky duck, sporting that fly bag!

-C

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