Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 19th, 2010

tn_2010-06-13 Unknown Vine (4)_edited-1 My mom is on vacation for the next eight days. She says that we might go outside or some other adventures. It all depends on the weather, because Mom is a bit of a wimp about really hot temperatures. She would much rather sit inside with the air conditioning then go out in the heat!

Things have been pretty calm around here lately. Wednesday was the first nice, sunny day that Wisconsin had to offer in quite some time. I know that it has to rain for the flowers and plants to grow, but I don’t always like cloudy days. Mom says that it is probably long stretches of cloudy days that I don’t like. I don’t think I could live in a place like Finland where my friends at Children of Arotox live. Sometimes, they only get a few hours of sunlight—and then that’s not even very bright sunlight! But I guess they’re used to it. Right now, it seems to be spring or early summer and they’ve got lots of beautiful flowers!

tn_2010-06-19 Marlowe, Caleb, and Milton_edited-1

Caleb, Milton, and I have been sitting on the couch with Mom this afternoon. We’re watching TV while Mom reads her book. It’s called the Great Railroad Bazaar and it is by a gentlemen named Paul Theroux. I usually love books on trains, but this one is more about the people that he meets on the trains then the actual trains themselves. We love to read around here. My favorite books are the mouse books by Kevin Henkes. He wrote books like Owen, Wemberly Worried, and Lilly and the Purple Plastic Purse.

Marlowe II


  1. Reading is so much fun! I hope you will enjoy the book even though it's not about the train itself. I myself am reading a historical murder mystery at the moment.

  2. I love to hear books, mom should read to me more often!!! I guess, stories about people on trains can be very interesting too, Marlowe!!! You know, sometimes, there are a lot of strange people (or plushies) to meet!!!

  3. I'm reading The stone Boar written by Jules Watson, it's part three of a trilogie that begins with The white maire and The dawn stag (all translated in Dutch). They tell the story about Celtic people who fight against the Romans. We love to read books like that. Next on our reading list is a book about Isolde (one of the persons from the King Arthur story, written by Ruth Nestvold (original book is in German called "Flamme und Harfe" (flames and harp). Luckily we have our summer holiday very soon, nothing better than reading a book at the lounge set at the terrace next to our home, drinking a nice cool glass of fresh juice... Can hardly wait ;-).......

  4. Would you like me to send you a Traveling Mail Art Kit, as well? You'll need to email me your snail mail address.... and you can see how to make mail art on my blog too, so you have lots of ideas....?!