Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Art of Losing Isn't Hard
death and grief.
loss and gone.
never to see again.
never to be heard again.
you can grieve people who aren't dead.
you can grieve people you see every day.
but you can grieve people who are gone.
who you wont hear again.
who you wont see.
i know loss is hard.
i have held loss in my hands.
i have tasted it with every bite.
but i have also had the advantage of losing loved ones.
which sounds bad.
but it is not.
it makes it better some how.
better because you know that they love you.
better because they didn't chose to leave.
because they would have stayed because they love you.
seeing death makes you stronger.
makes you see things you wouldn't be able to see other wise.
not at that moment.
you don't think it is then.
but then time goes by and you see.
you see things you didn't.
so in the end you understand.
not why they are gone.
but some of the whys.
i don't wish the taste of death on anyone.
but open your eyes.
try to see the things you miss.
be a friend.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Another fun chip and dip bowl.
Kaitlin and Marisa got us some yummy snacks.
We served this over cream cheese.
Kaitlin helped cut onions with the new glasses
Carl made pizza
Ross brought some yummy desserts
Here is the table after Marisa cleaned up after the party. We had fun!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
our backyard on Monday
driveway on Tuesday- Kaitlin going to check to see if we got a paper, we didn't.
Kaitlin's car on our road. Our wonderful friend's from church came to help. It is now back in the driveway.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I was very impressed. We had two new contestants this round- Desi and Clare- and the venue moved to my house. Also, this is the night after I had my injection so I don't have the camera but I do have a vacant look in my eyes. My body was here but not all of my mind.
Carl had a great visit with Xander and Charles.
Kaitlin, Marisa and Erin kept warm by the fire.
Xander enjoyed Carl having the camera. Sweet Desi is behind her two beautiful kids.
Xander had a good time and was a joy to have here as was Mara.
Girls on the sofa. Who even knows what I was saying and if it made sense. Notice the AUBURN snuggle. A co-worker gave it to Carl.
Who needs girl toys?
Xander, Charles and Carl reading a Can You See What I See? by Walter Wick. Those books are very cool. I highly recommend them. Children and adults have picked up those books as they have been waiting for me to find them a new home on a shelf.
The lead judge talking about the designs. Kimt helped and so did Xander
The winning model! The winning designer had worked all day and wasn't able to be with us.
the critic sheet that Carl and KimT used.I realized that I didn't post a picture of Kimt or Desi and I am sorry. I didn't have the camera for most of the evening and some pictures just didn't get taken.
Here are a few of my favorites.