Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hmm....I'll preface this story by reminding the reading audience that I have a FIVE year old son, and not a FORTY-FIVE year old son. When we got home from preschool today Marsh was playing with the rubber reptile collection he had happily brought home as his birthday gift from preschool the day before. I mentioned to him that they were, indeed, all reptiles...frogs, snakes and lizards. I went on, in my limited knowledge of science to describe what that meant, including the fact that WE are mammals. What's a mammal Mommy? Well....this, this and this is about all I know about mammals from 6th grade science (I was a history girl, okay?). So, in my infinite wisdom I suggest that he should have Daddy read him some mammal info tonight when he goes to bed....they've been reading info on the Blackberry at bedtime....sun info, moon info, you know all the typical five year old requests. ;-) So he says to me......"Well actually Mommy tonight I wanted to read about Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech."
Okay, you win. Remember....FIVE, not FORTY FIVE.
Clancey's lady friend would like to wish everyone a happy January. Now that she is clothed she feels more comfortable appearing in public, although she and Clancey aren't seeing as much of each other right now....while he adjusts to her new, improved, clothed self (thanks to Mema for whipping up the lady friend's snazzy ski sweater set). :-)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Yep, real tears. Real tears as I watched the 44th President of the United States deliver the first inauguration speech I can actually say I watched....or desired to watch for that matter. There are still naysayers that say he's all hype. Those are also the same folks who go through life, day after day, clutching the status quo like it is their lifeblood. Our country got to where it is today by us, the American citizens, allowing the status quo to go on year after year. This is something new, something different and something to be inspired by. Just let yourself be inspired...don't hold back. We have something to aspire to again as a country...as a WHOLE country, not as Democrats and Republicans, not as blacks and whites, not as the upper class vs. the lower class, but as a country united, AMERICANS UNITED. We are a WHOLE country again and I hope you all join me in saying thanks.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Jen: Smile normal so I can take your picture.
Levi: How am I (snap) supposed to smile normal?
He, he he.
Well we're sick again. Head colds this time. I've had this revelation though in the past few weeks. It's temporary. We're TEMPORARILY sick. In a few days we'll feel better. There are so many others, some in our own community, that aren't TEMPORARILY sick...they're PERMANENTLY sick. This puts everything in perspective for me...I really don't feel much like whining about feeling bad since I know my good health is only waiting underneath the surface, ready to reemerge when my white blood cells do their job. Okay, so I whine a little to my husband, but he puts up with it and lovingly herds the children away from me when he gets home so I can rest a bit. Thank you God for our PERMANENT good health...or at least our usual good health.