In the spirit of wonderful friends, and being a bit broke...I mean, in a creative dinner mood, Dina and her sweet son Niko came over last night for make your own flat bread pizza. Niko is a master pizza designer enjoying making both his own pizza and helping me with the design of mine as well (creative? I think so!) plus eating a couple of raw mushrooms, surprising both Dina and I. We also made some wonderful dessert...we were at the grocery picking up those last minute pizza toppings and spied some raspberries for 99 cents, and grabbed them...thinking they would go great on pound cake. I remembered that I had some banana bread at home...so the banana bread was topped with soy whipped cream and raspberries, and enjoyed very much! (plus a bit of eggnog we also couldn't resist...while opening it, Dina was shaking it and singing the milk shake song...although, her milk-shake didn't bring any boys to the yard...darn)
Niko also brought over his little train puzzle...carefully put together by 2 adults (seriously, they need to number the puzzle pieces) and run by the boy. It's a great toy! The train runs on the track all by itself, as long as you put all the pieces together right that is, and is rather maniacal as it runs quite fast and hits most of the signs they give you to set up on top of the puzzle...scattering them about. While showing me exactly how it worked he realized that he'd gotten scratched by my cat and felt over the top sad about it, not even a Care Bear band-aid would help! After time, he felt a little calmer, and we were able to make him feel 100% better with a bite from one of those snack sized Snickers that are laying around for Halloween (who knew...Sinckers actually does satisfy...) He also enjoyed playing with the toys I have special in the house for whatever little person comes over. He loved the View Master...and talked about playing with it the next time he came over. I realized I have a lot of view Master reels that depict places all over the US, and was thinking the next time I really need to take a vacation, one is right at my fingertips (so to speak) Dina and I were also wondering if they ever made any View Master porn? Which, after all seriousness of thinking what a cool idea that was, put us in a fit of giggles...we actually googled it, you know, just to make sure (no luck...sigh)
Niko also informed me that one of the main purposes of spiders was to lick your kitchen floor. So, if anyone knows a herd of spiders for rent, I could certainly use one...the kitchen floor is in need of a good spider licking...
I wonder if they lick dishes too?