Monday, March 31, 2008

Bradford Pear trees at Sunset

A Sunset, and some bradford pear trees below.

Another sunset from our front porch.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mom's Musings

I was inspired by an article in the magazine "skirt!" by Patti Digh. Ms. Digh writes about her to-do list and how overwhelming it all can be. Boy, can I relate! I do this all the time, create the list, check off a few to-dos, and then beat myself up about what I don't get done. Eventually it all falls by the wayside (at least until the next list).

Ms. Digh relates a story in which Toni Morrison felt the same way with her list looming in front of her. Then Ms. Morrison asked the "question: 'What is it I must do or I shall die?'" She was left with "two things left on her list: 1) Be a mother to her children. 2) Write." Maybe we should rethink our lists!

The future depends on what we do in the present. -Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mom's Musings

Today was another slow homeschool day. My mind was rambling all over the place, so I was not the best teacher. A little defeated but still afloat--I must keep the positive force alive! Come Monday...

My talented, techno daughter spent too much time editing our blog site, but we like the results. She has some beautiful pictures to show off. I used to love photography when I was younger--maybe she'll take it farther than I did.

"...I find reason to believe in my daughter's eyes." James S. Slater as sung by Martina McBride

Vacation Florida Pictures (from daughter's spring break)

Sunset & Beachwalk Above are some clouds from the plane. (2007) >^

Here is a pretty palm tree in Florida. (2008)> >>

These are some pictures taken by the daughter on her anuual spring break Florida beach trip. :)

Daughter's Pictures (taken outside)

These are pictures of butterflies from my Dad's office, a humming bird from our house, and a sunset from our front porch.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

We had a very slow homeschool day due to a wonderful music and dance production that kept us up late. And we had the joy of a lovely spring day all abloom.

I smile when I think of the love that radiated over the phone lines as my daughter talked with her grandparents. And her sunshiny smile was also in full bloom. Love, love, love...

"In my daughters eyes...I am strong and wise and I know no fear..." James Slater sung by Martina McBride.

Pictures of our dog

There once was a dog named Maggie. Who had no tail for to waggy. She lived in a house without a cat or a mouse. And with her owner played taggy.

(This is our dog maggie)
My daughter wanted to start a blog after seeing her Aunt's site. So...I thought why not create a mother/daughter site. Thankfully, my daughter can do all the techno stuff and I can add my thoughts here and there.