Friday, February 26, 2010

Week 8

Friday, February 19, 2010

Nothing feels better then a purging of the closets

and a trip to Goodwill.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sun. Ferry. Island. Lunch with friends.

Snoozing boys in the back of the car. A wonderful day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Clean. Scrub. Dust. And still it looks dirty

as the sunrays come in through the window. Dang.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Some things never change — the joys of childhood.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grocery shopping—check.

Dinner in the crockpot—check.

Laundry spinning—check.

Another 1500 words written—check.

It was a productive day.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Facebook . . . the ultimate time suck.

Thursday, February, 25, 2010

Seriously, I studied art, not accounting!

Two home businesses—the double whammy.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Week 7

Friday, February 12, 2010
I listen to the four-year old quoting back lines
from the Looney Tune he watched on YouTube
and I’m jettisoned to my own childhood.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

One day, twenty hours and thirty minutes
with Grandma and Grandpa —
and I didn’t have to cook one meal! Bliss.

Sunday, February, 14, 2010

Me and my sweetie went on a date —
on Valentine’s day, none-the-less. Love you.

Monday, February 15, 2010

In an instant, the world shifts,
reminding us of what is important.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I had the ever-elusive sleep in my grasp,
but my head flinched, the brain kicked on,
and it was another two hours before I found it again.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I raked leaves for ten minutes today.
And for those who know me,
understand how exhausting those ten minutes felt.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Phew. Deadline met. Package is in the mail.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Week 6

Friday, February 5, 2010

I am curious to see what the future holds

for a two year old who loves to run around the house

half-naked with his hands in the air yelling,

“Party time. Party time.”

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A sign of things to come.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I inhale and gently blow the dust off the guitar.

I strum my first chord with the band and smile.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I’ve never had so much homework

with deadlines since college.

But unlike college, I’m loving it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I sit in my chair, basking in the blinding sun

coming in the front window.

I squint to look out and quickly close my eyes again,

trying to ignore just how dirty my windows are.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tossing the first batch in the garbage,

I bake a second batch of heart sugar cookies

to take to Grandma’s house. Why do I torture myself?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

With barely contained excitement,

we place a Valentine in each student’s box,

a grin spread ear to ear on Rylan’s face.

Oh, to be four again.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Week 5

Friday, January 29, 2010
Franticly, I reach for the calculator
and the assortment of papers stacked in front of me,
as I try to figure out how much money to give Uncle Sam.

Saturday, January 30, 2010
I look at the yard and my brown thumb feels overwhelmed.

Sunday, January 31, 2010
A new life. A new member of the family.
It is beautiful to watch.
And it is wonderful to know it’s not me starting over again.

Monday, February, 1, 2010
“Either way works for me.”
Does it mean you’re indecisive or easy-going?
I guess it would depend on your perspective.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
There is nothing better then a mentor
blowing clarity into your words of chaos.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I am bursting at the seams with ideas and
cannot find enough time to write them all down.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
It’s a love/hate relationship,
as I trip over the endless trail
of buildin
g blocks through my house,
leading me to a structure my jaded mind
couldn’t have thought of.