Monday, November 22, 2010

Drama about unfinished business.

I have to read an article and write an essay about it. Ethan announces before Church in the evening. WHAT? This is a drama about how family tries to work together to get this fellow to do the right thing at the right time. The printer decides to run out of ink. The article is 20 pages long. The pencils are not sharpened for him. The entire family is upheaved, because of one person's: Ethan's dilemma. I do hope that we are able to impress upon him the importance of timeliness in the carrying out of his projects. This is destined to follow him as a poor character trait or a lesson learned, if not. Dilly-dallying on Saturday and Sunday and here we are on Monday morning having a conference on helping Ethan get to school with project, or not.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Precious Birthday Cards for the Big Sister.

We celebrated 24 years of blessing. The wall was full of Oriental letters and pictures of their sister, who diligently studies her Korean and teaches her baby brother the basic lessons in Korean. If they ever visit their or meet some people, they will have the basic skills for them. We celebrated the fact that we are still blessed with this woman of God living and serving in our home. We are very blessed.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We studied so hard to have our first baby.

24 years ago today we set out to embark on the parenting process. We took parenting classes. We took birthing classes. We studied what we would and would not do for and with our coming guest and stranger. As soon as the test came out positive, my Honey was handing out cigars. Then, the day came. I promised not to take any medications for the health of the baby. Oh, no, upon the very first pain, I was sure that I would die of this pledge. My husband stood by my pledge and assisted me in my commitment to the health of our child. Now, here we are 24 years later. Grateful to God for the instructions and instructors that assisted in helping us rear this, most helpful and precious woman of God. No one can know, who doesn't live with her, the assistance and the grace that it takes to live in a difficult and tumultuous household such as we have. God knows. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit having breathed upon our feeble efforts and given her to us, for His Glory. Have a wonderful birthday!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

An Election Day Date

We made the time to vote and take time out to refocus our efforts on our marriage. Sometimes a cup of unscheduled coffee at a pretty little coffeehouse is just the thing. "We did" 27 years ago and somehow, every so often, we have to redirect our efforts to continue to "do". Its not automatic and these days, it isn't fueled by the youthful vigor of bygone days. A cup of choice coffee and a little jazz in the background dulls out the varied voices of responsibility for a minute and take us into intension land. We are envigored by the commitment that God has made to us which is eternal and unchanging. We see ourselves so small in the light of that great love commitment, but still we press on. When all else fails, we do pray together, we parent together and all of the other things that make up our marriage and we also vote and take time for a cup of coffee to look into eachothers eyes and talk. "Two are better than one..."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Minnie Mouse goes out with friends?

Everything came together for the Minnie Mouse costume. Artists can take a piece of material and glue and turn it into Minnie Mouse. A $5 costume to go to a friend's house was adorable. I simply had to blog about it.

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.