Saturday, November 28, 2009


This is my last day of vacation. Early on in my time off I had a huge disappointment that made me so sad. I had to constantly fight back tears and remind myself to enjoy my break.

But on Thanksgiving it wasn't hard at all. All day long I could look into the gorgeous faces of my husband, my children, the people they share their lives with, and my grandchild and remember how blessed and thankful I am.

I am thankful for all of those memorable moments in my life, moments such as this from the wedding a year ago. How lucky we are that someone captured it for us! And lucky I just stumbled across it.

And I am thankful for these last eleven days spent at home, enjoying my family, days spent doing all the things I love to do. Time, health, and family are what I'm most thankful for.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Feast preparation

It's the little things that amuse me. peeling two entire apples in a continuous strip. One cherry pie, one apple pie, and Tollhouse cookies already finished. Not a bad start. Later, turkey wrestling.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

There's just something about birds

There's just something about birds in motion. I think it is one of the coolest things to see in nature. I saw these on my way to work this morning. I couldn't believe how loud they were when I got out of my car. I love their dance!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Third time is a charm

Third time is a charm right? I think I can now post from my phone. And the picture was taken on my walk Friday night and also taken with my phone. I am a sucker for being connected and for clover patches.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On my way to work

On my way to work this morning I saw this sofa on the side of the road. That's a freshly harvested field of beans in the background. Just when I was beginning to think I was living in a Jane Wooster Scott jigsaw puzzle.
I finally finished Jane Eyre. The illustrations were fabulous, the story wonderful, the language, tedious.

It took me a while.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Here are some pictures to

Here are some pictures to mark my weekend. Hali, Scott and I went with Ryane to watch her get her first tattoo. She got a jewel with sparkles on her wrist to stand for Jewell. The process was a little gruesome for me. The artist put plastic wrap over the top of it when she finished so I didn’t get a picture of the finished product.
I also took a picture of Greg’s altar to honor his anniversary on Sunday. I always buy that color of rose for him. Someone left a bunch of that color of roses on the road at the site of the accident. I have a dried rose from that bunch along with other pieces of trash the paramedics left behind.
And finally, I finished my sweater! It took more than six months. I'm very happy with how it turned out. Woohoo!