Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
That's us in the top left corner. He really liked this. I of course noticed that even though I am the size of an ant my butt looks huge. oi.
Jemm... thanks for the awards you gave me! I found this book yesterday and thought of you:
For those of you that perhaps aren't crazy for books I shall leave you with a picture of three rabbits.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
How you never fail to let me down. Amidst the ice and gray skies of Winter I shudder never letting myself anticipate your arrival. This is a disservice to you as I know Winter is your friend, without her your entrance would be so ordinary. Your bulbs would appear weak and pale without the months of slumbering beneath Winter's cold, cold ground. Even though I am impatient year after year, you burst forth in the most magnificent manor. I am humbled by you, Spring. You are so forgiving and so kind. Thank you for your gifts of color and life. It is a magical sight to see new, soft woolly lambs and the teeny, twitchy noses of baby bunnies. I have watched my own young children take in your splendor, studying newly formed buds on the tree, peeling the petals off your vibrant daffodils with ill regard. They take this renewal in one big gulp, time will change this as they grow and like their parents they will marvel at your gift. We love you, Spring. You are always a welcome friend here.
Page from Tasha Tudor's "The Springs of Joy"
Thursday, March 19, 2009
What a dream boat.
Actually John Boy is okay...he wears his pants up a little too high, how about his Dad? Now he is just about perfect. But wait--is this weird, too???
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Can you guess how we have been spending our time these last few days?
Eating chicken and barley w/ mushrooms and tomatoes all simmered in beef broth and baked with cheese.
Building a ping pong table after baseball practice-- a going away gift...thanks, Dad!
Maggie is in Austin for several days on a speech/debate tournament. We miss her, especially the hundreds of headstands we watch her do in the living room. And trust me, she will love this picture.
So if you answered any of the above...wow, impressive. Otherwise I promise to write about more exciting things next time. Like the new Oliver+ S Spring patterns that came in the mail!
Monday, March 9, 2009
I love the dress on the cover of this 1947 magazine. It looks cute and simple. Just like Molly, she is a no fuss kind of gal unless her sister gives her 11 new hair clips, then she will have to wear them all at once. When you combine that fact with this smile:
Well then, now you know why we miss her.
This lamb egg cozy has nothing to do with dresses, teeth (or lack of), hens (unless you count them as farm animals then they do have something in common) but I'm only sharing because I thought it was cute and seeing as my crochet skills are at about that of a fifth grader it would bring me comfort to maybe envision some of you making them for your Easter eggs. The directions are here. The directions are from Lion Brand Yarn, they have some really cute free patterns.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The time is fast approaching when I will watch the one most dear to me once again travel far away. I don't know which is more ridiculous--how many times we have been through this or how much more upset I get with each time. It's definitely not one of those been there done that experiences for me. I anticipate his leaving with panicky irrational emotions which drag this already endless amount of time into additional months of woe. Why must I do this?
He despises leaving his family but is rational and level headed. He is well trained and embodies the opportunity to make a difference. He is an airman and very proud to be...you see, this is where I am troubled: he is my airman. Each time he flies away from us he takes my heart right along with him.
Perhaps this is a grossly selfish post. In fact I loathe the way I feel. Anxiety has always been a part of my adult life. The anxious feeling of worrying about my husband will never end. Staying positive for the sake of our kids is exhausting. And yes I know of all the support the military has to offer, they do a good job of this. I guess it is just the years of moving and adjusting catching up. I am tired of it! It is less an adventure and more a struggle. Always a struggle. Please forgive me for this! It will get easier as time passes and summer vacation nears.
I will miss him.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Hmmm I wonder who will win, as the kids will forget to water then give it a gallon a day until mold forms on the soil.
Sam, why are you looking at me like that? He wants to win I think.