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Taking one day at a time...

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  • Saturday, November 30, 2013

    Winey Red...



    My sister came to town and she painted my son's nails. Good times!

    Friday, November 29, 2013

    'Tis the Season...

    You will not see me anywhere near any shopping establishment today. I know better than to put myself through that. I know my limitations. 

    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    Day of Beauty...


    I painted the little ones' nails yesterday. They were so excited about it!
    They look like little ladies running around the house.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    Two Peas in a Pod...


    I think this describes Liesl perfectly!
    That girl is all piss and vinegar!  I can't imagine where she gets it from!

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Family Rules...


    I need to frame this and put it in a prominent place in my home.
    I love how positive it is!

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    Rabbit Hole...


    There are times when I feel like my life is one big rabbit hole.

    Sunday, November 24, 2013

    Cold...


    It looks like winter is here a little early. It's freezing outside and feels more like January than November. The kids are begging for snow. I could use some snow, too. 

    There is something breathtaking about a fresh, unsullied blanket of snow. It's a cleanse for my soul. 

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    An Unbreakable Bond...


    No one will ever love him more than his Mama. 

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    The Boy!...


    We finally got Jack's school picture! 

    Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Seeing Stars...


    How true this is!

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    The Journey...

    Yeah, that's all I have for today.
    I'm just trying to trust the journey, even if I don't get it.
    It is what it is, I suppose.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    A Favorite...


    If you don't love the sharp-tongued genius of Dorothy Parker, then we cannot be friends.
    One of my favorites...

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    Timing Is Everything...


    Our power went out last night just as I was doing my nails. So what's a girl to do?
    Keep going!

    Sunday, November 17, 2013

    Slowing Down...


    I constantly have to remind myself to slow down.  If I don't, I have a tendency to burn the candle at both ends.  And that's not good for anyone near me.  So, it's a work in progress, but I'm trying to savor each day and to stop anticipating days and weeks ahead of time.  I am anything but a procrastinator.  I wish I had it in my veins, but I don't.  So, I'm trying to slow down.  Little by little, I'll get there.  If not for my own sake, then for family.

    Saturday, November 16, 2013

    Respect the Stim...

    There's always a method to the madness.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    3-D Family Tree Project...

    This is the project we've been working on with Liesl and Leia. It's our family tree. So much fun!

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    The Window to My Soul...


    The eyes always say it all, don't they?

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    Chaos...


    One of my favorite movie lines...

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    The Magic of Childhood...

    First snowfall of the season...the kids were glued to the door, watching in awe. 

    Monday, November 11, 2013

    Shut This Thing Off...


    Sometimes I feel as if my brain is a computer that is constantly updating. Too many tabs open and not enough hours in the day to address everything.  Yeesh!

    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    So Thoughtful...


    BEST birthday party goody bags EVER!
    We went to a birthday party for our friends' daughter and this is what each of the kids took home...ceramic bowls with their names on them.  No more fighting over who gets what bowl anymore! Beautiful and so thoughtful!

    Saturday, November 09, 2013

    Mittelschmerz...


    I absolutely hate ovulating. So painful!

    Friday, November 08, 2013

    A Voracious Appetite...

    Liv loves to read. She reads everything she can get her hands on. She's only seven years old, but she reads at a seventh grade level. Her thirst for knowledge amazes me. Her favorite place in the world is right inside her own imagination. I am so proud of her! 

    Thursday, November 07, 2013

    Magic...


    I find myself thinking way too much lately. 
    Sigh...

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013

    Trust...


    Everyone should have someone in their lives that can do this.

    Tuesday, November 05, 2013

    A Note...

    Keep going.
                     

    Monday, November 04, 2013

    Abondanza!...

    In an effort to keep my mind busy, I made pasta sauce from scratch yesterday. I used fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden. It turned out much better than I thought it would. 

    Sunday, November 03, 2013

    The Other Side...



    This picture makes me wonder what's on the other side of that bridge. A metaphor for my life...


    Saturday, November 02, 2013

    One Year...

    Today marks one year since I lost my Dad. I am in a complete fog. I don't like this feeling, but I have to make it through the day. I cannot wait to go to sleep tonight. It will be a very long, emotional day and I just want to fold myself in half and get swallowed up by the earth. 

    I miss him so much. 

    Friday, November 01, 2013

    Bittersweet Symphony...


    It was a very wet Halloween. We came back home soaking wet, but we had fun. 

    This used to be my favorite time of year.  Sigh.

    Now if only I can get through tomorrow...
    Tomorrow marks one year since my father's death. My heart feels so hollow.