Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap year

I told Diego-san today is an extra day that only comes along once in four years. I advised him to make the most of it.  I'm not sure he's gonna do that.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Basement Boy

Yesterday it was sunny and unseasonably warm- forty degrees warmer than the same day last year. It felt like spring. And I spent most of the day in the basement watching TV. This perplexed Theo.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Equal Opportunity Disliker

I'm not sure what Diego-san dislikes more about guitar practice. The awful racket or the fact not both he and the guitar can sit in my lap at the same time.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

See No, Speak No, Hear Yes

Theo has learned he can shut his eyes and not see me playing my guitar but he's unable to shut his ears to not hear me playing my guitar.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Stretch that Gam

As one gets older it's more and more important to periodically do some stretching exercises. This may take place even when you are napping with a brother.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016


I don't know if Thompson found the sun or the sun found Thompson.

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Just a boy in another box.  That's all.

p.s. this is our 3,600 blog post. I think Theo's trying to comprehend that.

Friday, February 19, 2016


I posted this on Instagram. It got more likes than I usually get for the photos I post.  I can understand why. Sigh.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mad Dash

Thompson left food in his dish. This did not escape Theo's notice.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Lil Too Playful

It's already been a rough week for Theo. Both of his brothers have hissed at him. It's not unusual for his brothers to hiss at him but usually not both in the same week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

No Pictures Please

Thompson doesn't want anyone knowing what he looks like without makeup.

Monday, February 15, 2016

From that Vantage Point

I told Diego-san I've been thinking of moving us to a condo somewhere either in downtown St. Paul or downtown Minneapolis. This might mean living in a tall building.  He started practicing to decide if he approves or not.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Boss of the Room

I'm not sure quite how he manages to pull it off but every room Thompson is in becomes a 'no work' room.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Party Planner

Theo didn't think last Sunday felt all that super. He's working on a plan to make tomorrow a real super Sunday.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Snuggle Plus

I don't know if this so much is snuggling or if it has crossed the line into snorgling.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Gaggle of Cats

Diego-san noticed right away that our new fleece blanket is missing something important: a black cat. He decided to remedy the situation immediately.

Monday, February 08, 2016


This is usually where I find Thompson and Diego-san when I'm just about to leave for work. It makes me envious.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Silent Song

I wrote my second song ever, inspired by a friend of mine. Diego-san thinks the next song should be about the joy of sitting in the sun. He also thinks the song doesn't need vocals or guitar playing.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Spaced Out

He's either got two conflicting ideas he's wrestling with in his head or no ideas whatsoever. That's what makes Theo, Theo.

Friday, February 05, 2016

This Look

This look means Thompson would like to sit on my lap.  I don't get this look often enough.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

There's a Song in His Heart

Diego-san decided it was time to help me with my guitar practice the other night...

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Cow Imitation

I told Theo all he needs is a white spot and he'd look just like a cow. He told me it would be simpler if he just wore my leather jacket.

Monday, February 01, 2016

January... Good Riddance

Thompson hopes this month goes a lot better than last month... Me too.