Thursday, March 30, 2006

Happy Easter!

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Ryan was sick today...

Yes, very sick indeed. He had a fever of 101.6 and he had a headache that woke him up and even scared him. I felt so sad for him. He's a big kid at 14...taller than me...and yet, I went back to bed at 5 A.M. after finding out he was so sick and I worried for an hour about what could be wrong. He's still my baby.

It turns out that our family doctor was out of town (again) and so we waited at URGENT Care for 5 and 1/2 hours. He has a sinus infection but will mend soon with the prescription we were sent home with.

Another rain storm is coming in. I know lots of people are grumbling about it here where I live, but i love the rain and we really don't get that many rainstorms it's a treat to me.

Total Eclipse of the Sun....

Wasn't there a song with that title? Oh, the 80's.
Today was a good day...I had to take Sean to have his TB skin test was fine...and then we went to pick up his packet to register for Kindergarten.
I felt sad all afternoon thinking about him leaving me to enter the world. And then, he came home from playing at his friend's house and behaved badly - demanding food and drink, etc. Suddenly I felt a little giddy at the prospect of school starting in September.... Funny how that happens. Well, maybe it doesn't happen to anyone else. All I know is that I read a quote long ago by Kahlil Gibran - he said, "Let there be spaces in your togetherness" is good to have some space now and then.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Someday I'll write my own words of wisdom...but for now....

There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lie happiness.
--Gelett Burgess
"Safety and happiness can only come from individuals, classes, and nations being honest and fair and kind to each other."
C.S. Lewis

Saturday, March 25, 2006

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Just for You Cheri...

It was so pretty up there and I closed my eyes and pretended it was Christmas. This is the last of the snow for the season...although, they're predicting it might snow this weekend. clean and fresh. Posted by Picasa

A Little Afternoon Jaunt to Shaver Lake yesterday...

This is a picture just for you Cheri...your old California Mountain Stomping Ground....Cute little bear is licking the dripping snow off his snout. Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 20, 2006

Leslie, Sean and Baby Grant...with Cowboy in the background...again....heehee....

It is obvious how much little Grant adores his uncle Sean. So cute...this was Grant's first day of sitting up on his own at our house. So sweet. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

About a Week Ago....

Leslie performed at her very last Spirit Night for Clovis Unified. Now, don't get the idea that I will miss Spirit sir...I rather hate Spirit Night and secretly delighted in the fact that I will never have to attend another 2 hour long rally with 100's of little cheerleaders and their moms again. However, I am pretty amazed that Little Lulu (as i call her) has grown up so fast and so beautifully. She is no longer a little girl - biting Rachel on the cheek and such - she's graduating from High School in only a couple of months and from there.....who knows? What a joy it has been to be the mother of such an adventuresome child (an understatement by the way!! heehee). And finally...had I known I would be walking out on the gym floor with her to be recognized that night with my little corsage...i would have worn something more least something blue or yellow with a little touch of sequin. ah well........ Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sunday, March 12, 2006

"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive.
There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them."

– George Eliot

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

This little child...

...has made me smile over 1,267,000 times since he came to live with me 5.75 years ago. What a joy...what a blessing...I'm thankful every day. (Remind me of these feelings when he wants to borrow my car in another 10 years....)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A Wish for Lots of Luck for us all.......

Happy March!! Posted by Picasa

Cute Little Baby Pandas!

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I want a job at this place.....

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