Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My friend Sara took this awesome shot of Gus at our church. Yep, that's the kind of church community we belong to, where the nursery volunteers are also talented photographers. Sara is starting a photography business, doing portraits and weddings, check out her portfolio here.
Friday, March 13, 2009
After that I have a couple of minutes I don't remember...somehow I must have grabbed a papertowel, dialed Jacob on the cell and assured Ellie that everything was going to be alright...all the while Gus screamed and the blood flowed...and I held him and tried to soothe him.
I have not been prepared for this. In fact, I have been in denial about this. No child of mine will ever encounter harm and I will never not know how to make a bubu go away...on the third papertowel and with Gus seemingly unconvinced that the pain would ever go away, I felt helpless as I stared at all the blood coming out of my little toddler...how much would there be?
There is no meaning in assigning guilt, but there is always a chance to examine and learn. I'm so grateful Gus is OK and I'm determined to remove all lids and never leave the recycling bin out of my sight again...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
....it reminds me of a tutu skirt, all pink, volumonously gauzy and umbrella shaped, a bit crooked and fragile, but beautiful nevertheless. It stands proud on my neighbor's lawn meaning I have the best view of it right out my office nook window...did I mention I love this tree?
I'm going to twirl under it, just as soon as Gus is done napping...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Seeing this (just a couple of days later as the sun revs up to 70 degrees outside) makes me appreciate where we live all the more...sometimes in the deepest depth of winter, I don't particularly care for Western North Carolina. Snow seems pointless, the cold is bone chilling and days filled with rain can easily fray already brittle nerves.
But then there are majestic deciduous forests - acres of them - water tumbling prettily over cliffs wherever you look, icycles and melancholy fog and miles of idyllic hiking trails at your feet.
It's beautiful here, even if you can't ski it.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The reason I'm vowing you all with my 12 steps to true love is that our sweet little cousin, Sara Virginia is getting ready to get hitched to handsome Will in April.
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, EDWARD!
(and a happy 1st year of parenthood to the proud parents, good job, you guys!)
We love you all!
Friday, March 6, 2009
But today Gus and I rolled up our sleeves and worked hard (sometimes in concert, sometimes not). We scrubbed, vaccumed, dusted, wiped and cooked. It's 7:20 now and I'm happy with the results...an early run tomorrow, a shower and some makeup and a bit of flower arranging and we're ready to shower one sweet little bride with lots of presents and well wishes...
My new lemon-ciffon colored wonder of a vacuum cleaner (another German-speaking genius of a household appliance and my early birthday present from my parents). It cleans hardwood, carpets, tile hardily and gives upholstery a gentle scrubbing, it even dusts andstands on its own and has the smarted powercord feed I've ever seen. Gus loves to ride it and I love that it is so quiet I can vaccum even when he is asleep. If you want one go to www.mieleusa.com
OK I got to go and sit on my couch now.