Sunday, June 29, 2008

Recent Conversations Overheard At My House...

idea stolen from Sylvana

So, I'm working out on the property and feel the need to call my daughter.
"Hey Smurfette, its mom... did you see that baby deer leg about 50' from your door?"
"Mom, that's not a deer leg, its a goat leg!"
{silence}... "Oh, okay..."

The grandson loves to pop out of nowhere and try to scare me.
"Jesus PJ, don't do that! You'll give grandma a heart attack! What would you do then?"
"I'd get a hammer!"
"Why would you get a hammer?"
"To make sure you're dead!"

PJ is aware his PapaDon was cremated, knows that is my wish too, and claims he wants the same.
"Grandma, you know how I want to be cremated too?"
"Well I have a question... what kind of cream do they use?"
"Oh honey, they don't use cream. They put you in a box and shove you in an oven."
{unbelieving stare and silence ensues.}
"Its okay honey, they make sure you're dead first."
"Do they use a hammer?"



Blogger eclectic said...

Well... DO THEY?? *heh* That P.J. doesn't miss a trick, does he?! I'm telling you, he and C would rule the world if they hung out together. ;)

My wildland fire-fighter friend is heading your way on Tuesday for 20 days to join the other crews. How do things look close to you?

7:30 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Hi Eclectic, you mountain climber!!!
There aren't any nearby fires (right now) but the smoke settled in the Sacramento Valley and up into the foothills. Even Lake Tahoe looks smoky. We got a little wind to clear things up today (just a little.) Not good for firefighting, though.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I'm glad the fire's not in your area.

Your grandson knows what a hammer's for then, eh? ;-)

Adorable picture.

7:14 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Thanks, Squirl.
To think that all these years, I thought hammers were for pounding nails and prying them out!

9:15 AM  
Anonymous The Q said...

What a cutie. Lookit those eyes!!

They better use a hammer as I plan to be cremated too and would hate to be shoved into a oven alive!

Oh and the secret word is :::::whispers::::: handsoap

2:22 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Hi Sooz!
I think he's cute too.
I still remember being scared of the Poe story where there's a premature burial! Yeah, I'd prefer a hammer too.
Thanks for the secret word, now I can check out that story!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

That last one was too funny.

Long time no see. :)

11:50 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

OMG, Kat!
I don't know how long its been since I looked at my comments!!!
So sorry...
Yeah, the grandson (like most kids) has the most amazing insight into typically adult thoughts.

5:46 PM  
Blogger dredom man said...

I'm picking up valuable tips here on how to properly be a grandfather!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous SierraBella said...

Dredom Man!
Congrats to you and your family!
I don't know about doing the grandparenting thing properly, but its sure a lot of fun.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Sooz said...

Hi there! Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!

2:17 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Happy Holidays to you too!
Went over to your blog to do some catching up... and needed a password now?
Look how much changes in 6 months of non-blogging?

5:37 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Hi, and thanks for the props!

Those are some very INTERESTING conversations!!

I would like to be cremated too. I prefer whipped cream to hammered cream.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Susie said...

Thinking of you tonight and wishing you a wonderful New Year :)

4:20 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Hi Sylvana and Susie!
Thanks for dropping by.
I rarely look at my own blog anymore. Would love to continue blogging, but feel as if I lost myself within the SierraBella persona.
I do come by to visit; in fact I read both your blogs (as well as a few others) earlier today!
I wish everybody a wonderful New Year~

6:09 PM  
Anonymous SoozieQ said...

Yah I shut my blog down. Didn't delete it, but came very close to doing so.

Things are um, changing, in my life and I just felt like that was one area that could fall to the wayside (and probably needed to months ago, but I kept propping it up à la "Weekend At Burnie's")

4:49 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Oh, Sooz!
Don't delete your old blog!!!
You may want to go back and reread posts sometime in the future.
Hope everything works out for you... I mean that!

5:58 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Just coming by to say howdy, SierraBella. Wishing you all good things in 2009, and hoping you'll blog a bit more!

Jan. 20, 2009

1:47 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Hi Eclectic!
Hope 2009 will be a great year for you and your family too!

9:24 PM  

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