in more ways than one…
First I want to tell you about Zazazu’s book giveaway
A Fresh Start July 9, 2008
in more ways than one…
Thursday Thanks January 17, 2008
Today I am thankful for:
christmas creamer-the last til next year
a warm house to enjoy
my new sewing machine!
a husband who supports all my various hobbies 😉
sweet sound of Savannah talking to Puddles (her very favorite bear)
the internet and all the good it has brought into my life
time and space to do the things I love
my new roof! ahhh, warmth and safety!
libraries and librarians who know our names and interests
having family and friends nearby
my own washer and dryer
Christmas meme December 13, 2007
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
2. Real tree or Artificial?
3. When do you put up the tree?
After DH’s birthday, which is on the 6th.
4. When do you take the tree down?
The feast of Epiphany. January 4th or 5th.
5. Do you like eggnog?
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Our dog Tucker. really awesome Dalmatian.
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, again after like 15 years without one.
8. Hardest person to buy for?
my brothers. they’re boys. they’re 22 and 23. they have their own money.
9. Easiest person to buy for?
Savannah and Jay
10. Mail or E-Mail Christmas Cards?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
a home decor item that is very um, “country”, so not my taste.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
It’s A Wonderful Life.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
chocolate covered potato chips and pretzels. a Christmas time only treat!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
I don’t care. We have big “vintage” lights on the tree & outside this year.
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Do you hear what I hear? or The Little Drummer Boy
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers?
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Star this year.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Both. & again Christmas night. & again the next day 🙂
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
23. Favorite ornament theme or Color?
I liked my purple & silver tree a few years ago. This year I’m liking the more traditional look with red, gold and green. Extra points for handmade or nostalgic ornaments.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A sewing machine of my own. An ivory tablecloth. A cuff bracelet. Boots.
Happy First Birthday, Savannah! December 12, 2007
We love you so much! We are so glad you decided to join us a year ago today! You have made our life so much more than it was before-and it was pretty great before. I want to tell you how amazing you are and how much fun it has been to watch you grow and change so much in one short year. We brought home a tiny, helpless little creature who has become this vibrant, brave, kind, happy, funny, smiling, adventourous, nurturing, super-intelligent and surprisingly social little person. You won’t remember, but I will, the time at 7 months you crawled over to a crying baby anson and patted him on the head as if to say “it will be okay” or the way you try to give Gerdie kisses or the brave first few steps you took between Jay and I and how proud you were of yourself(rightly so!). I’ll also remember how willing you were to try new foods, and meet new friends, how you love the wind on your face and the look of pure delight the first time you felt wind, how excited you are to see me first thing in the morning and the wonderful feeling of snuggling up to read together. Happy Birthday!
A quick plug for Cooper Green December 6, 2007
awful as I think they are, they still deserve the chance to win a mri….
it’s a hot,sleepy Wednesday August 22, 2007
and nothing is going on. Savannah is napping, I am quite sleepy myself, so I have tried to double brew some coffee as Zazazu has suggested sometime back. I was just thinking this is exactly what suburban days are made of. A warm,sleepy contentment and happiness. I wish the same for all of you today.
baby brother’s 21st birthday August 9, 2007
So I guess they really aren’t babies anymore. The years have just flown by, which makes me realize how quickly my baby will be 21- which means I’ll be 51. I don’t really want to think about that. It also makes me remember (vaguely) being 21. That was kind of a fun year. The heady days of Taco Mac, Clayton College, The Nick, Jeff State, and my Volkswagon Cabriolet. I loved that car. I told DH when I am 50 and all our kids are driving, I am buying another one. It was fabulous! Imagine driving with the top down, a car full of people singing, the wind whipping through your hair and a full moon lighting the country roads. What was your favorite car? What do you remember about being 21?