Friday, February 29, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
So after I was ready, we moved back into the living room where we sang preschool songs. Grace crawled up on my lap and looked into my face:
Grace: "You have blue eyes."
Me: "Yes, I do have blue eyes."
Grace: " You're a Princess!"
I'll take it. :o)
This week I want to share my kitchen window. It seems that winter is just going to hang on until the end of time, and I think this little floral display kind of looks wintry. These are Gerbera daisies, white with a touch of pinkish green. I put one stem in each of five small glass jars/bottles that I collect. I like this look sometimes better than as a bouquet.
The view out the window is of the neighbor's back yard. Still partially covered in snow. The snow that will not leave because winter will not end. :o)
Head on over to Kelli's blog to see what everyone has shared this week: http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
1. When tagged, place the name of the person and URL on your blog
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself
4. Name 7 of your favorite weblogs
5. Send an e-mail letting those bloggers know they have been tagged
I've been thinking for a couple of days about what seven things I could post about myself that would be at all interesting to people. Most of you who read this are my family or long-time internet friends, and you know me pretty well, but here goes anyway...
1. I have never broken a bone. (Yes, I'm knocking on my wooden table right now. There, I should be safe.) I have, however, had stitches. When I was in Kindergarten, we were playing "monster" on the soccer field, and I was being chased by Dale Owens and Randy Collingham. I turned to see how far behind me they were, and turned back around just as I ran into a steel pole. Cut my eye and Mom had to take me to the clinic for stitches.
2. I went to college for a year and a half, and never declared a major. Just couldn't decide what I wanted to do with my life besides get married and have children. When I was 27 years old and my kids were 2 and 5, I realized how much I enjoyed preschool. Thus, my 15 years at Head Start.
3. I wanted to have LOTS of children. Okay, I would have been happy with four. That's twice as many as I got. I love the kids I have with all that I am, but they are so different from each other in looks and personalities, I always wondered what a few more would be like.
4. I'm not a big amusement park fan. I've been to World's of Fun in Kansas City, Silver Dollar City in Branson, and Disney World in Orlando. All were fun because I was with family, but I don't need to go back. Well, maybe to Disney, just because Greg and Nick haven't been and would like to, so I'd go with them.
5. I never flew on a plane until I was 40 years old. In the past 6 1/2 years I've flown all over the country and to Canada. I don't care for flying, because I have NO CONTROL over the plane. My survival depends on the pilot and God. I always pray before take-off and landing. Always.
6. My family is descended from the oldest passenger on the Mayflower, James Chilton. He did not survive the first winter in America, but his young daughter Mary did. She is rumored to be the first female to step onto Plymouth Rock.
7. I've only ever had two traffic tickets. Both when I was 17. The first was for "negligent driving" when I rear-ended a car in downtown Lincoln. Traffic was heavy and I was looking to change lanes when the woman in front of me stopped. I hit the brakes just as I hit her bumper. Got a ticket. Had to go to court. On the way to court, I got a speeding ticket. For going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone. Oops. Haven't had another ticket in 29 years. I learned my lesson early.
Now I must tag seven more bloggers:
Susan from My Cottage Life
Robin from Life with Robin
Rhonda from A Home with a Smile
Tanya from At the Honeysuckle Tree
Joanne from Joyful Blessings
Tracy from Seaside Enchantment
Melanie from http://melathome.blogspot.com/
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I think he's going to go pick them up this afternoon, and I'm glad to not be there when he does...
I wanted to share a few of the pretty things around here to remind us of the day:
A sweet-scented candle nestled in a holder full of converstation hearts.The Valentine's Day tree, many of the ornaments from friends. The cross-stitched hearts are from the "family tree" we made for my Grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary in 1987. The tree "skirt" is an old lace table runner from a thrift store. At the bottom of the tree is a pretty Valentine card that I framed to display.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
They had met a year earlier at her friend's birthday party at Pizza Hut.
He called her several Saturdays in a row, asking if she would like to do something. She had away basketball games, and wasn't able to make plans.
Finally, he decided he'd try one last time.
She didn't have a game, but she did have plans to go to the girl's basketball game with her friend. She invited him to join them.
He showed up just after half-time. They watched a little bit of the game, then decided to go get a soda and drive around. Awhile later, they dropped off her friend, and drove around some more.
At one point, the traffic lights started blinking yellow, so it was late. He stopped at the yellow light, and they talked and talked and talked, all the while the light was blinking... Pretty soon she noticed that and asked how long was he going to sit at a blinking traffic light? :o)
They've been together ever since. Married three years later and looking at their 27th wedding anniversary in May.
Thirty years ago today we had our first date. I still tease him about the flashing traffic light. :o)