Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Since DH has been going to bed extremely early, I have the tv to myself. Rather than watch fluff or the State of the Union, I watched this and this. Talk about a downer.
Neighbor D came over last night with the tractor and bucket and cleared the driveway (thanks, D!). It was a novel idea being "snowed in," but the reality is that I do actually need to go to work and I can't really be a hermit.
If I were a hermit, I think I would want to live in this adorable little cottage (in Wales).
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Well, she made it halfway up the stairs. What you can't see is Tucker (the dog) laying on the stair near her head. Cat on one side and dog on the other side protecting her - - pets are awesome.
DH put some dough in the breadmaker before he left for work. So, a little soup & homemade bread for lunch, lots of rest & liquids, and a million kisses from her mama should make DD feel a little better.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
While we waited for the snow to stop, we spent a leisurely morning reading, playing, and sipping cocoa and coffee. I made some scrambled eggs with ham & cheese. DH picked up some bagels & cream cheese, so it was a lovely mid-morning meal.
Then, the remote control Jeep made it's way around the house, picking up passengers along the way.I've got a sick kid and a sick husband. DD missed school on Friday - - terrible cough and congestion. On Thursday, DH went to the doctor with an ear ache and received some antibiotics. So far, nothing has worked for him (his ear canal is almost swollen shut and his jaw is throbbing), so he just went to town to get a shot for the pain and a different antibiotic. This guy can take a lot of pain, so he must be absolutely miserable!
On Thursday, I found out that my high school volleyball/basketball coach and teacher passed away. He was only 52 years old - - apparently no sign of illness. Just gone. My heart aches for his family, students, and colleagues. He was a good man. May he rest in peace; and may his family find peace in their sorrow and joy in the inspirational life he lived.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
The "clean up crew" stopped by for some left-over chips, crackers, and popcorn:
Leah takes a cat nap on the stairs. She's a bit of the non-committal sort. Neither upstairs or downstairs. She's supposed to be an "outdoor cat," but we always let her in. I'm terribly allergic to cats, but she's just so sweet, I can't help it.
Snow . . . yes, snow!
Suspenders . . . yes, suspenders!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Here's another review of her work.
Iowa rock chicks rule!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less.
I’d do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play.
I’d run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more often.
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d teach less about the love of power,
and more about the power of love.
by Diana Loomans