Thursday, March 13, 2008

Table Manners

OK, so we all try to teach our kids table manners.

Don't play with your food.

Sit up straight.

Don't talk with your mouth full.

And of course, the cardinal rule if you are the parent of teenagers -- no cellphones at the table. Sorry, I just couldn't come up with an illustration for that one. :)
Has anyone else been having trouble with Blogger? Loading pictures has been a crapshoot, and last night I couldn't even get the New Post window to come up. Aaargh! Aahh well, it's almost the weekend. Happy Thursday, dear bloggers!


  1. Ahhh, your bird pictures are just too cute! You are doing such a marvelous job with that new camera.
    Yep, Blogger is being a booger-bear right now. My uploading of pictures is taking FOREVER...sometimes, I just have to get off it for awhile. Guess there's just so much traffic, it makes Blogger bog down...
    Happy day,

  2. I love your pics, I was so expecting a cardinal for the illustration of your "cardinal rule" ;>)

  3. I do love your birdie stories. You should do a coffee table book with all your great pictures and your funny captions! Really!! :-) Rosie

  4. Our birds don't have very good table manners either. But, they sure love when we share our goodies with them.

  5. Yes, Blogger has been acting up since last Saturday for me.

    I love these bird stories. So much fun!

  6. Crapshoot indeed as far as blogger goes! I've been having trouble on and off since Saturday...and sometimes seems to be related to Photoshop pics.

  7. Crapshoot indeed as far as blogger goes! I've been having trouble on and off since Saturday...and sometimes seems to be related to Photoshop pics.

  8. Good Morning Mary!

    This is a great post! My biggest issue with a 2 year old is - "PLEASE just try a bite! Just one bite!" She's such a picky girl now!

    And yes - I'm having problems too. I thought it was just me!


  9. More wonderful pics for a morning chuckle to go with my coffee! Love them.

    Oh yes, troubles with blogger...all the more why I want to switch to Typepad. I cannot add new blogs to my link list on the sidebar. I cannot scroll down on "Customize" - it will only allow me to go down about a quarter of the way. Grrrrrr....
    I found with uploading pics, you have to do one or two at a time sometimes. The only thing is, you have to do the pics reverse of how you want them to appear on your post...start with the end and go to the beginning pics.


  10. oh Mary, how long have you for these marvelous photos with the camera on the control room lain?
    ... and still as much snow :-(

  11. Hi Mary!
    Table manners have changed slightly over past few years.. for us it's "no Ipods" at the table! :) when I was little it was "no books". Now, I'd love it if my son brought a book to the table and read while he ate!! :)

    Blogger has been giving me troubles too.. I can't upload large images, I have to set them to medium and it only works half the time...

    Ah well.. technology!
    Have a fabulous day!

  12. Cute post! Yes, I've been having a lot of trouble with Blogger. At times I think I'll switch to something else and then I decide not to do it. ~Adrienne~

  13. I just love these photos of the little birdies and your delightful comments about them. I do sympathize you not being able to get a photo of a bird with a mobile phone... a tough call, that one... *smiling*

  14. You tickle me so with these photos and captions! What? Your birds have no cell phones??

    Blogger has been just awful of late.

  15. Hi Mary,
    Love your bird pictures!
    No problems here with blogger.
    Have a good day!

  16. Sometimes you can't do anything with blogger.

    Your bird pictures are great!

  17. I too am having Blogger issues. I must say your blog is great..
    Bluejays are the most beautiful creatures..

  18. Sister, you're preachin' to the choir about the no cell phones at the table rule. We had a family meeting about that very thing just a few weeks back.
    Loved the pics.

  19. Love the pictures, and yes i was having trouble with loading pictures. I thought it was just me...


  20. I read your last blog, the one "I love white", and can't help but notice what I think is your red-printed wallpaper. I too have red wallpaper and it's in my living room. I will take a picture of it and post it on my blog soon. Alos, I love yor white milk glass and plate. :)

  21. Love your birds...just love them! I had a little trouble with blogger when I switched to moderating I switched back.

  22. Hi Mary,

    I love it when you do the bird pictures! How are you getting such fantastic shots? I've had some trouble lately - last week it did the same thing to me.

    Hope your week is going well :)


  23. I love it when you do your bird posts, they're always sooo funny! You've got such a great sense of humor and sharp wit Mary. As for blogger, yes trouble here too. They will be the cause of my next nervous breakdown no doubt! lol
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  24. Your bird pics are adorable, Mary! I'm enjoying all your photos ... it looks like you've been busy with your new camera! ~ Lynda xox

  25. What a cute post! I just love your bird photos! Happy St. Pat's. Stephanie

  26. Love your funny photos of the birds. Your photography is beautiful! I have trouble with blogger from time-to-time. And yes, the other day couldn't get New Post to come up. Have a good sleep-in week since you're daughter's on break!


  27. What kind of bird is that between the two jays? Gorgeous shots :-)

  28. Hi Janet,
    Thanks! I believe that's a grackle between the two blue jays. Isn't it amazing how limber he is?


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