Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Valentine's day

Zoe was very excited about Valentine's Day. She woke up excited unlike her frequently grumpy, sleepy head.

She said she was going to wish each person she saw a Happy Valentine's Day. Her cheery attitude did rub off on me. We both dressed in red. Naturally, she wore it from head to toe. I wore a red sweater.

She came home with a bag of loot--candy, valentines and trinkets. I'm very jealous of the moms and dads who have the time and capacity to make home-made valentines. They are so much better than the crap in the stores. Still, it's just not possible. Maybe next year?

Bob and I are both sick with head colds. Not very romantic for Valentine's Day. We've been married a LONG LONG time.

He's a sweetie and I should appreciate him more. He even gave me a heart shaped box of Godiva chocolates. I think he is going to eat them all....

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Benjamin's grave marker

Today, my mother-in-law very generously offered to pay for a marker for Benjamin's gravesite. I was touched and sad at the same time. I had to try very hard not to cry. I will go to my grave sad over losing him.

Grief is like granite. It should be permanently marked.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Scarf knitting


Here are two scarfs that I knit recently. I gave the miter scarf to my friend Mary. She's a fellow knitter. She loves it. Another knitter appreciates the work that goes into a hand-knit project. She comments on it every time I see her. She wears it every day.

The purple spiral scarf was knit for my daughter Zoe. It's too long for her but we double it up. Then it is dramatic. I have worn it too, but she has a perfect purple coat for it.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Letting you guard down for a minute...

Look at what happens when you take a moment to yourself...
Please note the little blue feet on the table,
And the remains of a cake,
And the laptop,
And the kid?

A couple of minutes on the phone leads to two loads of laundry, a bath, a hosing down of the kitchen, the laptop and the light fixture above.

Remind me why I became a mother.