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Monday, October 19, 2009

Little D

I've written about little "D" on my other blog. A 4 yr old with a terminal brain tumor who we have gotten close to. Little Donna died this morning, in her parents bed. Her mommy on one side of her, her daddy on the other. It has been a day of heavy hearts at our home, a day of tears, a day of questioning and introspection. I say to the world," Little Donna has finished the race triumphantly....and now rests peacefully in the arms of the Father." Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Whole New Perspective

When I am tempted to judge someone, or when I just don't quite understand someone, I try to remember these powerful words. They can change my perspective in an instant. "Each man can interpret another's experience only by his own." ----Thoreau Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Russell, our Pups

I know our dog is spoiled now. I have suspected it all along, for the past 4 months that we have had him. But now I know for sure. My 17 yr old daughter just walked into the room, holding Russell (our puppy) over her shoulder, patting him on the back. I said, "What are you doing?' She said, "Burping him. He has hiccups." Here is a picture of our spoiled, but very loved, little man. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Graving

One thing I didn't get around to doing this summer, that I really, really had planned on doing, was graving. You know, going out to the cemeteries and just walking around, reading the headstones, trying to imagine the lives of those who once lived and are now gone. I've always loved the stillness and serenity of the cemetery. My mother never understood it when I was growing up....I think she thought I was a bit warped (and I suppose there could be some truth to that ), but for me, it was a way... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Son's Glasses

My 10 year old son got glasses. He looks so studious in them ( I wish they actually MADE him studious though). My 13 year old daughter says they do make him nicer. I heard them at the kitchen table this morning, as they were doing schoolwork and I had to laugh. "Sam!" Sarah was yelling. "Stop it!" A short pause and then " Go put on your glasses...they make you nicer!" Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Robert is Coming...

My husband's brother's son arrives this Friday. He is going to be living with us....possibly for a year or more. I wonder what got into us when we decided to offer this to him? We are the type of people who like our space....a lot. And so this is going to be hard. But it was a family decision and even though its not going to be easy, we feel like it was the right one. Robert is driving in with two of his friends. Coming from Colorado. They will arrive this Friday and then the two friends will... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Time Traveler's Wife

I have been reading "Time Traveler's Wife". How can a book so crazy be so good? I am halfway through it and am getting a bit better grasp on it, but I doubt I will ever totally understand it. But I am captivated by the author's style of writing. The simplicity and emotional detail. The one liners that grab your heart. I know it is a good book when I come away from it dreaming of writing one of my own. Sigh. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Not much in the Mood

Not much in the mood for writing lately. Some big opportunities (not without sacrifices) that need sorting out, planning for my husband's nephew to come and stay (for an indefinite period of time), trying to stay up on day to day things like schooling, meals, Dr. appointments, laundry. Gosh-the laundry! It is never ending. I am thankful that my husband has been hitting it hard over this weekend. I came home from work to find about 8 loads washed, dried and in the process of being put away. We... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Busy Times

It has been a couple of weeks of visitors, getting back into the school routine, and the stomach flu. Finally, things are settling down, but I wonder for how long. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Wondering if we made the right decision in asking my husband's nephew to come and live with us (he will be here October 10th and staying for about a year), knowing that we did, but wishing that we hadn't....a bunch of mixed up emotions about it. He's a good kid. He needs to get out of the situation he's... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 7, 2009

School, School, School

School starts tomorrow for us. The public schools, bright and early. We, in our homeschool, well, maybe around 10 a.m. or whenever we get moving. We have books spread out on the table, pencils, sharpeners, rulers. And we have a list of fun websites to check out. A lot to do....but our most important event, the one we wait all year for, is our tradition of rollerblading around the quiet neighborhood after all of the school buses have come through and picked up all of the other kids and hauled... Sign in to see full entry.

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