Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
The Family Photo
(with Maggie dog in the background)
The cut achilles tendon has kept him off the ice this season.
The new driver's permit seems to have eased his pain a bit.
A birthday party helps too.
We love this guy so very much.
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real and I myself am not a dream.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Unfortunately for us, Bloomingdales is an 8-floor carnival of eye candy and every counter is designed to tempt you beyond your endurance. We thought we'd successfully hurdled the makeup counter gauntlet, when we ran into the guy in the tux holding a tray full of champagne glasses. That was the beginning of the end. The music was right and they gently waved the chocolate truffles under our noses. Before we could say "credit limit", we were sitting in chairs before preening cosmeticians and being creamed and pampered and cell-plumped beyond recognition! Blooming at Bloomies!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I had an 18 day vacation up the Eastern seaboard--to Boston, Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Quebec, Canada--so you'd think I would be, herewith, displaying one beautiful Kodak moment after another. That would be expected. And you'd think I would be grateful enough not to complain about anything, after such a grand tour and time away from the usual responsibilities.
But October is a big month in our family and it's kicking my behind.
In October, we are celebrating 6 family birthdays and our anniversary. This past weekend we put together a surprise party for my 16 year old grandson. So my post-vacation re-entry was fast and fierce. I went through the front door with all engines running full throttle. I threw everything out of my suitcases,(minus one tennis shoe obviously stolen by TSA) and have yet to finish washing our clothes.
We also closed escrow on a little dream we've had--a farm/ranch/getaway place-- and we've been working overtime trying to get the lights working and the cobwebs swept away. In the midst of all that, I also work out 4 days a week, cook Family Dinner every Monday night, participate in a women's Bible study group, and teach Sunday school. If you aren't overloaded by my chaos yet, there's more where all that came from. Worst of all for me is that I have a very dear group of bereaved mom's that I meet with online. We are in the process of working through a devotional book together, and my hectic schedule has basically stalled everyone out. Oh me, oh my. Overload.
So I hope this explains my long silence here, my lack of photos, and my email, blog comment and facebook gaps.
I will get it together some day, but probably not this Fall...nor probably even by Christmas.
But I haven't stopped thinking about you all and missing you.