Entries from January 2007 ↓

Uninvited Guest

Perhaps it’s the weather, but this isn’t the first and probably won’t be our last ‘guest.’


My son often pretends he is a sad kitty. I don’t know why this silly cat is never happy, but he’s not. Tonight I was taking pictures and he started making the sad kitty face and asked if he could see.

Imagine his disappointment when the camera revealed only himself.

After that sad bit, here’s Mark enjoying dinner.

Lazy Cloud

My son and I have a game for foggy mornings. We tell the clouds to “Wake up! Get back in the sky you lazy clouds!”

Regular posting will resume soon. My energy is low and my nausea is high. That makes me miserable, yet comfortable in the reality of this pregnancy.

Silk Poppy

A friend of mine gave this to Tim and I just before we left Minnesota. It’s a silk poppy in a hand blown vase. It sits near my kitchen sink where it often catches my eye and helps me remember our friend half a continent away.


It’s all Kathy T’s fault.

I’ve tried to care.

I just can’t mourn the death of James Brown.

I do feel for those who cared for him.

I remember him performing during a Superbowl halftime show. My mother saw him, got angry, said he was a wife beater, and turned the channel. Maybe I don’t appreciate his music because I wasn’t exposed to it in my youth. Perhaps I have no taste. I suppose I miss out on a lot of great things in life, but I’ve never been able to separate an artist’s work from their actions.

Time to wake-up

It’s time to get back on track, begin putting away the holiday decorations, and catch up on chores postponed over the holidays.

For now though,I’m savoring a quiet moment.

Happy New Year

May the coming year bring you luck and prosperity.

If you forgot, you’re more than welcome to pop in for some collards and Hoppin’ John.