Saturday, October 24, 2009

wandering jews

I just brought this pot of "wandering jews" in for the winter. These vines thrived on my back veranda this summer. This is one of my favorite house plants as the green jew belonged to my maternal great grandmother. So did the pot that it is in (blue and white swirled metal bucket). Amazing are the treasures that we hold dear.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Deferred Compensation at its best!!!

This is my latest "project". Our daughter (high school freshman) was accepted to play with our local university orchestra. The first performance was the other night and was it breathtaking. With presentations from Brahms, Sherwood Forest, Phantom of the Opera and others, I sat in awe of the years of preparation and study along with the hours of practice that all the performers pour their hearts into. This was our daughter's first "grown up" (for lack of a better term) event and did she look grown up! We are so proud of you sweetheart. Sitting in the audience made all the hours of lessons, practice (sometimes involving nagging) of the past 9 years seem worth it all. Kudos to you and Mr. "D"!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


..."The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
Albert Einstein

How often do we say, "Where does time go"? As I grow older, I find myself wondering this frequently. Yesterday was our 18th wedding anniversary. Am I old enough to have been married for 18 years? What have we done for 18 years? In that time, we have been blessed with three amazing children and good health. We have enjoyed beaches together, many ball games and competitions with our children. We have worn out 5 (at least) vehicles and had four addresses. We have buried beloved family members and pets. We have seen the world change and rearrange. We have seen that the things on this earth are not steadfast. According to my calculations, I have prepared approximately 19,500 meals (give or take a few for vacations and eating out), washed close to 6000 loads of laundry and driven around 300,000 miles!!!!! It is a good thing that it doesn't all happen at once as Einstein referred to. Did I mention, that I wouldn't change a thing about it all.