Monday, March 23, 2009

Little things...

It really is the little things that count. Here's a short list:
  • cuddling on the couch watching movies
  • the smell of dirt in the spring
  • a really good cup of hot coffee
  • testing yarn - come on you know - the cheek test - to see if it is something that you would want next to your skin
  • daffodils in the Belleek castle vase
  • purring cats
  • a boss that remembers that you are working on your master's and suggests a conference that would further your skills (I'm still floored, he remembered I'm going to school)
  • sitting on the porch watching the sunset
  • a good glass of wine
  • friends who listen to me wine
  • listening to the boys play pretend
  • a hug


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hmmm, it just occurred to me.....

Rascal being using as a security scanner
(the picture has nothing to do with the post - I just thought it was cool)

We occasionally use Bach Rescue Remedy at our house. It is a homeopathic remedy that is supposed to calm and center you when things are going haywire. The boys get it when they are out of control crying, so worried about something that they can't focus on other things, and the like. Simon doesn't particularly like it.

Yesterday before we left for E's house, Simon found a dropper and filled it with water. He said,"Here Mommy. You need to take this before we leave." I said sure - I played along thinking that maybe it would make my life easier. I didn't think much about it.

Fast forward to the evening, I was in the bathroom picking up stuff and I began to wonder where he got the water in the dropper from. Was it from the bowl with the expanding dinosaur - also know as the new cat sink. Did he fill the sink (which really, really needs to be cleaned) with water?

I reminded myself that I didn't get sick SO it didn't really matter, right? BUT my job for today is to clean that bathroom!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

School Lunch

When I was in first grade, my lunch was stolen out of my locker. I went to a public K-12 school and some hungry high schoolers, for some reason, ended up in the elementary portion of the school. They went through a bunch of lockers and decided that my lunch looked good to them (egg salad sandwich, an apple, and a cookie). I remember crying and crying because it was a Friday during the Lenten season and I "had" to eat what my parents packed for me -no meat or I would end up in Hell - ok, that was my own rule - I was a bit of a religious zealot as a child - rosaries, saint stories, bible mysteries. I think it is interesting that I think of this every Lenten season after it happen so many years ago.

I decided to write along with others at meet me at mikes. Pip is posting a theme to write or post pictures of each week.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

It wasn't a dream

The first airline ride went very well. Although, Ian was a bit scared that he wouldn't get through security with his "silver" tooth.
This is one of my favorites. We went to a different beach every day. I LOVED IT!! I'm a water/ beach person. This is Morrow Beach.
Morrow Beach looking the other way.

Moonstone Beach - small polished rocks. I found some small green rocks that I want to make into "something".

On the way to Pizmo Beach.

Sometimes when you get back from vacation, it feels like a dream. This vacation was one of those. On Monday, we got back in from a short - very short -vacation from the Central Coast of California. It was beautiful. Spring is on the verge there. Everything was in bloom. The bulbs, flowering trees and it was green. We happened to be there for 5 days that it didn't rain. It was a wonderful break from Wisconsin 65 - 75 degrees.

Ian also loved the beach and water. He was so excited to go swimming. Of course, I didn't pack his suit and had to get him one at Walmart (those stores are everywhere!)

On the way to the tidal pool at Cayoga's Beach. If you have never been to a tidal pool, you have to go. It is amazing how the sea life adapts itself to low tide.

Holding a star fish very carefully. The boys learned so much about sea life from their aunt Sue when we were at the tidal pools. We are still hearing about it! Did you know that star fish are hard? I didn't...

A fuzzy family pic.

Our last beach trip. It was a sand castle beach!