Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2 Celebrations

So, here is something to think about.  Me?  I celebrate my daughter.  It's her birthday!  She's 25.  EEK, a quarter of a century!  Happy birthday, Bunny!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brooke and Little Bear

This is a photographic journey into the world of Brooke and Little Bear.
Brooke and Little Bear
(Our first portrait story
with Grandma)

Little Bear
"I'm cold, Mother Bear."

"Oh Little Bear,
 what can you possibly want

"Oh no!"

"Here's your fur coat,
now you will not be cold anymore."


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jon Katz

I want to bring your attention to Jon Katz, those of you who may not be following him yet.  The profound words written in his blog today impacted me so very very much.  You can find him on Facebook, or by going to
Enjoy the day.

Friday, January 25, 2013

I Wanna Soak Up the Sun

Words from Sheryl Crowe's song stirred in my mind this morning, while I wait for my coffee to pour (the downside of pour over is that I have to pour and wait, pour and wait...), wait for my painkillers to do their thing.

"I wanna soak up the sun, tell everyone to lighten up..."

But mostly, I want to soak up the sun, sitting beneath a thatched roof, sunglasses, stirring the waves a little bit, and having a rum punch served by a magical waiter who runs up the beach, drink on a tray.  So maybe I should sing the Beach Boys' instead:

"Aruba, Jamaica, ooo, I wanna take ya,
Bermuda, Bahama..."

Life can be fun, it can be warm, in the echoes of my mind. 

(Disney, did someone say Disney?)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

I saved my favorite toy for my wee children, just for my grandchildren.  Mysteriously, Big Bird and Cookie Monster disappeared over a year ago, it was finally 3 months later that I had to ask my Pennsylvania children if they had hopped into the car to escape me.  While we waited and watched for them to appear, Grandma kept looking under things and in cushions (Cookie Monster did this in the past, when Caleb was 2, we thought for sure we'd lost him, he appeared in the moving van, wedged in our stuffed chair, after we moved the chair into the new house).

Giving in to the realization that they were lost forever, I stumbled across one on eBay and bought it.  The thought crossed my mind that, now that I ordered another one, probably they'd show up....

I went to Bethlehem to visit my children for Joey's birthday last weekend.  One of the first things they did for me was to say, "Mom, we have a klepto....look what we found in Milo's coat pocket...."  Sure enough, those two had gone for a ride and had hidden themselves deep inside his pocket!!!

So, they are together again, and there is a box in my car trunk with another set (haven't opened it yet).  Anyway, we are at Sesame Street...