Friday, July 22, 2011

Pirate PT

I was browsing older posts from last year, seeing how things were the same and different from last summer...

July 2011:
July 2010:
Same pirate shirt
Same shaved head
Same PT
(Interestingly observation, now that I look closely: Tasha is still wearing those same clothes as well. I guess my kids stopped growing last year. Except for their feet!)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

An Hour of Peace

  1. Go outside
  2. Turn on the water
  3. Fill up the holes with water
  4. Get soaking wet so mom takes off your clothes
  5. "Wash" clothes in water hole

This scene can be viewed in our backyard just about any given late afternoon. Usually it happens while I am fixing dinner. Sometimes it waits until after dinner. Other times it happens right after awakening from a nap or when I'm trying to leave without him for one reason or another.

I can not remember the last day that has gone by this summer when this boy has not ended up outside watering the lawn. He's going to make such a good landscaper someday.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My $17 Goodwill Bookshelf

The Kindness of Strangers (Katrina Kittle)
Call Me Hope (Gretchen Olson)
Peony In Love (Lisa See)
Sundays at Tiffangy's (James Patterson)
Tears of the Giraffe (Alexander McCall Smith)
girls' night out (Collection of female authors)
The Weight of Silence (Heather Gudenkauf)
Shopgirl (Steve Martin)
a childlike heart (Alan D. Wright)
Love Between Equals (Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.)
the 5 people you meet in heaven (Mitch Albom)

tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
Another Season(Gene Stallings and Sally Cook)
White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
a complicated kindness (Miriam Toews)

Well, if you've read any of these or have an idea on where I should start, please give me a suggestion. I actually finished the 5 people you meet in heaven already, which is why I snatched up tuesdays with Morrie when I saw it today. I guess I found a new hobby: shopping for books I don't have time to read at Goodwill on halfprice day. If you're interested in any, you know where I live.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I have one of those old school photos of 2 kids walking away from the camera holding hands. The caption below states:

"It's not how others make us feel
that is important in life,
but rather how we make others feel."

I'm wondering how accurate this statement is. And, isn't it possible to hurt one person in order to help someone else? Does that justify the act? I imagine it's all just really in the intent, isn't it? But then again, even if your intent is good, you can't control how someone else feels. So, where does that leave us?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ugh, shoes.

If someone would be so kind as to come to my house and throw out these shoes I would be very much in debt to you. They keep showing up. I've put them in the garbage, thrown them to the dog, placed them on top of high objects, and screamed not nice words at them. And yet, somehow, as I was lurking on Bill's facebook account this morning, I looked down at my child that was urging me with, "shoo, shoo, shoo" (to get going) and found these nasty things. The only thing they are good for are smashing roaches, which, I might add, we are 2 for 2 on this season. We've seen 2, smashed 2.