Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Nope, instead I am just posting a link to an article I discovered on MSN this morning that I love (if only I would have thought of some of this stuff!)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
This is why...
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The jumping pile after it was all jumped out...
Wagons for everyone...
The Crew Supervisor
The Waitress (aka slept in and came out in time to serve beverages - meaning all the work was done)
The Leaf Mover
(that really his is nickname, so this picture was too perfect! Who would think those little legs could make such big holes!)
Let me out!
Daschel was exiled to the deck because he thought the piles were for play!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
But, my little bag of bones was here to trick or treat
Please don't mind the messy mail basket next to us, or my dissheveled "Saturday" look, nor the fact that we tried to catpure the glow on Jadon's face, and the fact that Jim has not yet mastered taking pictures with is BlackBerry...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
If you happen to have a desire to donate a fine sofa to my cause, please note that I like comfy, slightly overstuffed but not too tall, or deep, because of my verticle challenge and all. Oh, and the color? Well as long as it goes with my red antique persian rug, red and green walls and has a little exposed wood (it is a family room after all!) I will be ever so happy with it!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
(BTW, I have reinstated my Disqus Comments because it is easier to respond to questions on - I got rid of it because all two of you who read my blog hated it, but lately I have new friends, and they are using it too so well, three trumps two (bwahahahahaha!) smooches!)
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Your favorites. Like magic, not more than an hour after we asked for them, they were delivered to your room. Maybe they went to get them because they wanted your last meal to be special. Maybe they knew something we should have known. We read the book they gave us. We knew that it was possible you would come back to us - if only for a short time - before you left us for good. We will never know - but amazingly, they had it all. Even the butterscotch pudding.
And we felt really good about the evening. What an amazing time we had with you. It gave us a new found hope. We spent the entire ride home revelling in all that had transpired.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I thought they would be my last.
You proved me wrong.
But that story is for tomorrow.
Whispers of love...
I love you more than you know. I want you to put down your sword, your battle is over. Go to Him, and be at peace. Run in fields of flowers, and be free. Gaga and Leonard are waiting for you. Its ok to go now, we will be ok. We have each other. And we will see you very soon.
And I wept on your shoulder.
And I looked back several times before I walked out your door.
You were so beautiful.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Today was a quiet day for you.
Not so much for Gram and I. The culimination of the 4 months prior were wearing on both of us. Things were said that have since been forgiven, but at the time were necessary for both of us.
She was losing her child - something a parent should never have to do.
I was losing my mother - something I was only allowed to have for 30 short years.
I wanted more.
I wanted you with me at my wedding.
I wanted you to hold my hand as I gave birth for the third time - because that is what you did.
I wanted you to know your grandchildren.
I wanted you to grow old - not die at 54.
I became very protective of my daughter role, and felt it necessary to remind people that their loss was important, but that they would never understand the magnitude of my loss. None of them had lost their mother.
I still protect that. It is sacred to me.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The last item you never knew came true 1 year and 9 days later. He was due to come on your D day, but he waited until the time was right.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The day that this young Chicky turned 4
Tomorrow she will turn 12, and while I don't want to over shadow her day with sadness, it was also a poignant day in her life - and we talk about it every year on that same day - it was the last birthday she got to spend with her beloved grandma - the other pea to her pod - the Peter Pan to her Tinker Bell (grandma's nickname for her).
So while I do not want to take that memory from her, I also do not want it to slip by that she is celebrating a very large milestone (in her words):
- The last year she can order from the kids menu (poor thing! ha!)
- The last year she will be called a "kid" (I hate to remind her that "kid" is her nickname!)
- The last year she is not considered a "teen" which means she is grown up (um, I'm not ready for this...)
- The last year she is in middle school (very true - as long as she keeps up the homework!)
- The last year she has to shop in the kids section at the clothing store (that actually ended last year, but don't ruin it for her k?)
- The last year she has to wear glasses (she thinks when she turns 13 she gets contacts...)
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL
(and no, this is NOT the last year you will be called that!)
We have quite the birthday planned for her - with one big secret! My pally is going to come down and surprise her! She is hostessing a girls overnight at the local Motel. They will have their own room, a pool party, pizza, movies, and a girly spa! I know the GM at the Motel and she assured me that the only other room they will allow occupancy nearby is mine and pally's! Because we are positive that there will be giggles, squeals and loudness protruding from that room all night long!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
[the suspense is killing you right?]
[it nearly killed me. thank goodness it didn't or you wouldn't know the whole story!]
[and my sudden death would remain a mystery]
[you may want to sit down for this!]
[here it comes!]
We got out the Spider Man Fruit Snacks.
That. Is. It.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Dinner on the car seat - with dessert on top (Jim eats one whole pizza BTW... A large all meat. Jadon and I split a pizza - his half cheese, mine chicken, spinach and sun dried tomatoes - we of course only eat two pieces so we have lunch tomorrow - too bad for daddy!)
Einstein along for the ride!
He may not be a world class photographer (he was using my Blackberry so maybe that has something to do with it), but he had his subjects in mind, and they were mighty fine at that!
I caught glimpses of "Flash Forward" during commercials on Survivor. And I saw dead people!
Lost is now all making sense to me... Charlie didn't explode in a submarine! Penny didn't fall down a hole! They flashed forward and became different people - she is now Olivia and he is now Simon (or Theo Procopides...)
If you don't believe my theory, fastforward the episode to about 6 minutes (and 20 seconds if you really do try it!) - look at the billboard! See the "Oceanic Airlines" advertisement?
Now who's Lost?
I do admit, its all a coincidence, just wishful thinking, but since Lost is my favorite show and I still have months (months! I say) before which I will watch its demise [last season], I need to start talking about it now to make the grieving a little easier!