Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19th, 2010

Greetings, everybody! How are you all? Things around here have been quite all right! I am glad that we live on top of a small hill though! It’s been raining a lot around here, and there are some places that are flooded. Not exactly Mississippi level flooding, mind you, but still standing water! The place where my mom works had their parking lot flooded on the night when it was raining! We had quite the creek running through our backyard after it was all done!tn_2010-07-15 Creek Running Through Back Yard (6)_edited-1

The area where we live used to have marshes and swamps surrounding it. As more and more people moved out to the country, they filled in the swamps and the marshes to make more land that was suitable to house building. Unfortunately, that took away the land that the water used to soak into. So now we get overflow—and creeks running through the backyard. Upstream—and further up the road, one person had their entire side yard filled with water! It doesn’t bother Mom and her family too much, because all that gets washed out is grass, but she is sure that it probably irks the people who live upstream because it probably kills their trees!

tn_2010-07-14 Lindera and Tilia (2)_edited-1 Our newest friend here at our house is really not a part of my hug. Mom found her at Goodwill. She bought her for Tilia! Now she has a friend. It turned out that her name is Lindera. She is another Liv Doll.  Tilia lent her some clothes, and they’ve been talking ever since. Tilia seems to enjoy having company! Mom says that they both think that she ought to invite a boy home! (Mom doesn’t think that’s going to happen, but don’t tell them that!) Neither of them seem to be too interested in being travel companions (Tilia was bought to be a travel doll, but it didn’t turn out!), so Caleb doesn’t have anything to worry about. Tilia doesn’t want to mess up her hair, and Lindy seems to be a little worried about getting too far away from Tilia at this point! I’ll post some more pictures later. Tilia likes to get dressed up and have her picture taken, and I would guess that Lindy would too. Sigh, sometimes, girls are so predictable!

Mom says that I have to go to bed now, so I’m going to go upstairs! I hope you all are having a great day! Talk to you later!

Marlowe II


  1. Hi Marlowe! I've missed reading up on your hug's whereabouts for a few days, and I'm so glad you're still in good spirits. :)

    What a big, wet mess you seem to have been experiencing! Not too long ago, I was with my person during the record flooding in Middle Tennessee, and I must admit that we were quite scared and concerned for a bit before it subsided. Thankfully, it seems you had relatively little to worry about in contrast.

    It's good to know Tilia has a close friend now. Perhaps she and Lindy will end up sharing almost everything, not unlike myself and my close companions Bean and Prudence! Even being a girl myself, I will admit that you are very much on the mark concerning our predictability. Thankfully, I try to run ahead of the pack!

    Emmi Jade

  2. Hey Marlowe! Yikes! That's a lot of water. I'm glad you and your family are all okay, and it's just your grass that's getting washed out. We stuffies are awfully absorbent, so flooding is particularly bad for us.

    Nice to see that Tilia and Lindy are happy and getting along. It's good when dolls a friends, and not fighting. There are a couple here that just do not get along, but I wish they did.

    Hope you had good dreams and a nice sleep, and we'll hear from you again soon!

  3. I like water in the canal or in the sea but not around our house... But perhaps it can be fun if you have a boat! Then you can sail through the garden! Isn't that a good idea Marlowe?

  4. What you need are 'wellybobs'or 'wellygogs' ( I think you might call them 'galoshers'), they are rubber boots anyway and are great fun to wear in puddles cos they stop your paws from getting wet. Paddington Bear started the craze I think (or was it the Duke of Wellington?) Stay dry!