Archive for February, 2008

my snowbird parents!

Friday February 29, 2008

it is so quiet

Thursday February 28, 2008

It is so quiet here.

Sometimes the rhythmic hum of the printer drives me crazy and I have to turn on iTunes to drown out the sound.

The stillness forces me to go into my head. To climb in there and really, oh I don’t know, analyze and criticize. You’d be surprised.

I’ve never been to this place. In this place.

This thing is – it is so quiet here. Sometimes I hear but I can’t speak. Sometimes I step forward but nothing moves. My place doesn’t move.

You wouldn’t understand because you don’t have to.

I know what to do, I always do.

sean watching judy

Wednesday February 27, 2008

playing with judy

Tuesday February 26, 2008

Our next door neighbors Gracie, Liam and Sean all LOVE Judy – they have watched her grow from a little puppy into what she is today and they feel very close to her.

Gracie knocked on our back door Sunday night and asked if Judy could come and play with them – ummmmm, yes!!! The tricky part is that both Gracie and Liam are allergic to Judy and break out in hives when she licks them.

Obviously, they do not care about this fact AT ALL.

They come over fully covered in fabric (doesn’t matter winter or summer they have boots, long pants, long sleeves – as much skin covered as possible).

We do what we can but try stopping an excited puppy from licking a pint sized human!

So Sunday night they started in their yard throwing balls over the fence or shoveling snow over the fence (Judy absolutely loves to catch snow – she jumps to the sky to catch snow).

After awhile Gracie could not take the separation any longer. She pleaded with her parents to let her come over to our yard.

“Please, please, please Mom – I feel that Judy and I have a connection. I love Judy. Judy and I are sweathearts!” (I am not exaggerating these quotes at all – seriously).

So Gracie and Liam came over to our yard and they ran around and played and it was hilarious. Judy loves them too.

The next morning Gracie gave Judy a picture she had drawn for her that said, “I love Judy.”

It is hanging in Judy’s kennel right now.

all our faces

Monday February 25, 2008

The Langers and New Son-in-law

I ate Kenyan food this weekend.
And I liked it.

Jake’s cousin Maria married Eliud on Saturday and it was beautiful.

They surrounded her with dance and music and draped her in cloth and beaded head-dresses as tears streamed down her face. As tears streamed down all our faces.

They said it was to welcome her to the family and to say thank you for her.

Cultures were joined, traditions were shared, bread was broken.
And I liked it.