"Ow! Hey..." That didn't feel good. "What's the big idea, putting a needle in my chair?"
Maddy looked around. "That's a pincushion."
And this is what happened not too long after she took the photo of my sister out by the grapevine.
This was just before we had to close the back door because the wind was making the light hanging over the table spin around on its chain. No lightning or thunder, just rain and wind.
Right now we're watching the Mets, who are actually winning at the moment. Maddy says that won't last. (I should point out that the Mets are her favorite team!) As for why, she said it's a lesson learned long ago from Peanuts: "Charlie Brown didn't stop rooting for Joe Shalabotnick after he got sent to the minor leagues, so I'm not going to stop liking the Mets even though they can't win a game. You have to pick a team and stay with them, no matter what."
"You said you had to stop liking the Jets, though."
"Yeah, but that was different. They signed Tim Tebow. Some things you just can't forgive. However, now that they let him go, I can like them again." She looked at me. "He wouldn't have been so annoying if he could actually play football, but he's not much of a quarterback. It was just all the hype."
Someday she's going to have to explain football to me. Like, hopefully, before they start playing it again....