Saturday, June 25, 2011
Inside it is stiffling, so I grab my wine and keys and head out into the fresh night air. The night is alive with music. Spanish music that I cannot understand, but makes me want to dance. Tengo que bailer.
There seems to be people everywhere. Kids trying to procure adult beverages, young adults racing down the street, a truck that is having a hard time parallel parking. I am not outside long before it begins to rain. Starting slowly at first and deterring no one. A woman walks by with her dog.
The rain comes down harder, yet the party continues on. Children walk by with basketballs even though it is much too dark to play. Even in the city lights. The truck gives up trying to park and goes somewhere else. A second truck comes up and easily takes the spot.
My feet are getting wet, so I need to retreat a bit farther onto the porch. My glass is empty and is screaming to be refilled. I yield, running inside real quick to grab a refill and my pipe. My dog follows me out. She, too, is curious of the city noises.
The temperature is dropping and there are less people wandering about. Even my dog comes back under shelter. It gets colder and I realize I am exhausted.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Ryder came home the other day and I told him it was dinner time. "I have already eaten dinner," he told me. Then continued to tell me what exactly he ate.
He didn't talk for the longest time and now he is telling me about what he had done.
I tried to help him get onto the first ride. He didn't need help.
He is finally tall enough for the log flume ride. I dragged him on and he was so scared. After the first hill he said "I'm done! I'm done!" but unfortunately for him there was another hill. I think it was good for him.
My parents babysat Saturday while I went out to see a show. I got back around 2 am and snuck into bed with him. He woke in the morning, hugged me and said "Mama, I missed you!"
Be still my beating heart.
Monday, June 13, 2011
How could we resist after seeing a dachshund puppy everyday? He was our neighbor's dog and looked something like this:
|Who could resist those eyes?|
|Penny and Houdini|
|Can you believe this is the best pic I could find?!|
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Fresh Air Fund contacted me and asked me for a hand, because they are looking for host families in the Northeast and Canada. Twelve hundred host families, actually, for this summer. They are looking for volunteers to host a child in their home for up to two weeks. The children are ages six to twelve and the volunteers can request the age and gender of the child.
This is a great organization and I am happy to help get out the word about them. They have been doing this since 1877 and hopefully will continue to help children for another 100+ years. If you would like to help or would like more information check out their website. It is packed with information.
Friday, June 3, 2011
My Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in October, 2007. She had surgery to remove all but the inoperable tumor. Since then she has been through so many different drugs. Some make her hair fall out, some gives her peripheral neuropathy (numb hands and feet), some just make her tired. The drug she is currently on has cardiac symptoms. No one wants to mess with their heart. They carefully monitor her to see if she is able to continue on the drug.
|This is last year's poster, but don't we look awesome?|
This is why I do the Jimmy Fund Walk every year. To raise money for cancer research that might, hopefully, save my Mom.
We need your help too! My goal for this year is $500 and I am quite behind. Could you donate to my walk and to cancer research everywhere?
Thank you everybody! You are my heroes.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
1. Buy something from a child in Mexico, paying more than asked.
2. Find out what makes me happy.
3. Have a song written for me.
4. Have a second child.
5. Grow a garden.
6. Learn to rock climb.
7. Learn to play tennis
8. Teach Ryder to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the piano.
9. Go on a cruise.
10. See Circle de Soliel
11. Drink an ale in a pub in Dublin.
12. Attend a World Series game.
13. Buy a joint legally.
14. Finish the New York Times' Sunday crossword.
15. Forgive my ex-husband.
What is on your bucket list?