Tuesday, February 28, 2006
At the park, while climbing up this spiral, she looked down at me and said, "I think I want to be a doctor instead of a nurse." Out of the clear blue. Who knows - maybe up there, on top of her little world, she realized that the Sky is the Limit!
Friday, February 24, 2006
Can you guess what these items have in common? Give up?
They all live in my JUNK DRAWER. Or rather, my old junk drawer. I had to go to the cabinet makers today to have a new drawer made. The one being replaced grew old and weary of bearing the heavy load and constant opening and closing several times a day.
"Where is the ______?"
"It's in the Junk Drawer."
"Do you have a AA battery/screwdriver/glue stick/deck of cards/nail file/extra chap stick/roll of hockey tape/pair of scissors/magnifying glass/bottle of wood glue/package of plant food sticks/needle & thread/tool to crank the frozen garbage disposal/plastic golf ball/red paint pen/take out menu/bag of colored pencils/walkie talkie/sunblock stick/cell phone that doesn't work?"
"It's in the Junk Drawer."
Looking at all these items spread out on the counter, I wondered what I should really keep, and if I could transfer anything to a more appropriate place. Where should the batteries be kept? If I put the screwdrivers & wood glue in the toolbox I'd have to go all the way in the garage to get them and the glue would probably freeze. Someday I might find the mate to the walkie talkie and then where would I have put the other one?
So, for now, I've put all these items in a large box lid. That will be "their place" until the new drawer is installed. Then everything will be back as it should be.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
I'm still waiting for her ransom note.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
My kids surprised me this morning by traveling miles out of their way to meet me at my special church. My healing church. The church I prayed and worshiped at when I had special needs for one of my kids. You see, it sits directly across from the hospital where, at various times, my young children were hospitalized for not real serious things, but enough to be there. Maybe it's the Irish in me, maybe it's the mamma instinct in me, but my prayers asking for healing the illnesses of my children seem to work better in this building. In fact, at the age of five years old I was a flower girl in a wedding here. I fainted during the ceremony because I didn't eat breakfast and it was so hot. Twenty years later I found myself here for a second time praying for my five year old daughter to recover from pneumonia. Peyton was a ringbearer (at five years old) in this church last year. I feel a connection to this place. I feel peace in this church.
Well, it's not really the one in the photo above, but another older, traditional one like it. I'm all for tradition in church. The kid's like the contemporary stuff. Nothing wrong with that, but it's nice to know they think enough of their mamma to indulge me every now and then. Today was one of those days and I am still happy in my heart from having sat in a pew full of my family this morning.
Anyway, this particular church in the photo above is steeped in tradition in my husband's family. The oldest living relative, Aunt Sophie, who will be 102 years old this year, was the first child baptised here. Ever. I took this shot at a family reunion we had there not long ago. I really like this photo and it is displayed in our home.
It seemed appropriate to use it for my postcard this evening.
Thank you, L & J, for making your mamma so happy in her heart today.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
strong achievement drive, responsibility, dependability authoritarianism, dominant, conservatism, insecurity, sensitiveness, jealousy, spoiled, stinginess, shrewdness, high dependency, need for affection and praise
I wonder if this is why we clash at times? I wonder if this is why we feel such a special bond and are so sensitive to each other? Even though Chloe is technically a first born, she is the baby of our family, therefore, I think that some of these traits aren't as strong in her. I think I think too deeply at times. Now where is THAT trait listed?
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Happy Valentine's day!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Just wanted to share a couple of photos from the party where we celebrated young Tim coming home from Iraq. Welcome home, Tim. We love you and are very proud of you. Thank you for serving our country and defending our freedom. And I still think you grew taller!
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
take a moment to go browse.......it's beautiful!
Monday, February 06, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Friday, February 03, 2006
I shot over 150 images, so for the next few days guess what I'll be blogging????