Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two of the Things Making Me Happy Today

This picture and this quotation.

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.” —Anne Lamott

Monday, April 28, 2008

Oh Crappy Day

So I just got back from dropping the Gutsy Dad at the airport, and this is what greeted me--a big, huge field all fresh with manure. The entire house smells like caca. How fitting.

Jillson has been looking for her Papa everywhere, and asking "Papa do it?" for every task. Break a mommy's heart.

"Papa an Jillson walky le dogs?" No honey, Papa went bye bye.
"Papa chinge Jillsie's diaper?" No, honey, Mommy has to do it.
"Papa hold Jillson's hand so we don't bonky le car?" Sorry honey, so sorry.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I'm Free!

I have completed my final duty in my not-quite-so-volunteer leadership position. My ever classy husband had flowers delivered to me at home. The card, written in the hand of the German florist, reads:

Gutsy Mom, thank you for everything you did for me and the [Volunteer Group]. You are truly daughter! Thank you!! Love, Gutsy Dad.

Thanks, honey, you are truly daughter, too.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Snowy Day

These were taken the day after the Big Easter. We were getting ready to get in the car to go visit our other friend (the one with the severed pinky), in another hospital (an hour away), and Jillson just HAD to take her Gummi Stiefel for a spin before she could settle into her carseat. (Pardon the boogers.)