Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's wierd . . .

how life and its daily crap junk mundane hellish chores motherly duties stuff just sort of propells me through, from one week to the next.

I truly am praying my little prayers, my little hopes throughout the day. Once I wake up. When I'm contemplating getting up though and wondering how I'm going to get it all done, I probably say the worthless prayers like wishing for the lottery, a nanny, or a limo service. But, then, I get up and somehow it all comes together.

And, in the midst of it all, I continue to stretch myself thin. Class mom. WTF?!?! Dance on Saturday's 9:45am. WTF?!?!?! Part-time job/Second job. WTF are you thinking?!?!?!?

I wonder if there is this another dimension of me that watches it all to make sure I am keeping track of the good things. The blessings. The making of new friends. I see my cell phone list of people growing. The invites to parties growing. So, of course, I try to enjoy reaching out to those around me. Wondering where I can help, be a blessing. Make sure that the kids are getting some good experiences.

Then, there is this selfish part of me that just wants off this ride. Just wants quiet. In fact, I just yelled to the kids "BE QUIET!!"

So, that is probably my big reason for not being here much.

No time.

I actually like it here. This is where I can be friends in a quiet way.

Well, thanks for letting me get this out. Appreciate it.

Next up, gotta get Faith ready for a birthday party that is a dress-up birthday party?!?! I got real pissy when I saw the invite, basically, asking me to think about Halloween costumes in September. You gots to be kidding me?!?!? That's what it said--"Please wear your Halloween costumes to the party."

Bright side--but not really. I have one feverish kid so I am able to send Faith with the sitters to the party down the street. The sitters are dressing up--suckers!! hahaha I'm just kidding. Really. I'm just kidding. But, I'm thrilled to hold off going until Daddy gets home to stay with Elijah. I'm terrible--I realize it. And, sometimes, take pride in it! heehee

Have a great day. Enjoy it.

I have alot to say about the election and the bailout but I don't have the eloquence or energy to go into it.

I do hope to go apple picking tomorrow. I'm trying to get a caravan of people going. I don't know--it's all about getting the kids doing something really memorable together. I'm such a sap these days.

Talk to you later.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Not quite on top of the world . . .

 
But, I imagine that is what he was thinking.

In Wisconsin, where the family is originally from . . .

My only other thought . . . how the hell did he get up there?

I'm not surprised about how great this picture is . . .

 
There are some great, old pictures to be had in my family's pile of pictures.

I think if my grandmother took this picture--she had a great eye for pictures.

I think I remember asking her in the past who were the people in this picture. But, I can't remember what she said.

We do think it is Grandpa but we are not sure of the children. Perhaps, his nieces or nephews. For the ages of the kids and Grandpa's uniform, we don't think it is my uncle or my dad.

Whatever the case, I love the picture.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Homestead, Florida

 
Krome Avenue

[having a hard time to write or post anything about this]

[I keep wanting to say something about how I went home and now I'm back.]

[But, I keep telling myself that home is New York and not Homestead anymore.]

I went down to where I grew up for my grandmother's funeral.

It was really good seeing family.

It's been difficult getting back into the swing of things.

A cough and cold could be to blame.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

I meant to show you.

 
My neighbor's garden is the best place to grow eggplant. I'm sure of it.

I actually did a little dance when I came home to find that my neighbor had given me this eggplant. Woohoo!!

I then proceeded to take pictures (with my camera and phone) of it so that I could show everyone I know the biggest, purple pumpkin eggplant that I had ever seen.

I wasn't sure if I should put a jack-o-lantern face on it or cook it.

But, since carving a face on the eggplant seemed like alot of work, I decided to cook it. The slices of eggplant came out the sizes of pork chops.

And, it was good.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

 
This picture might be a little confusing.

Faith is all smiles.

Elijah seems to be on his way to a jail cell or a courthouse for sentencing. I'm not sure either.

But, it's only the first day of school.

Thankfully,
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Recovery.

Elijah had a great first day.

As for Faith's first day, she won't sit still or quiet long enough to take a picture of her. I'm guessing it was good for her too.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Long Beach, NY

 
In the water, off the boardwalk, our last hurrah.
 
This one of Elijah would be so cool if I had gotten his full reflection in the water.