Thursday, February 13, 2014

Socks and roses and french fries...


I wish that more people could understand how important moments like this one between my mama and my brother are. Just those times when you put your elbows on the table and talk about french fries, or sit on the couch watching an episode of Golden Girls for the 20th time and talk about the roses in the yard, or spend ten minutes in Target laughing together over all the silly holiday socks on the rack. It's not the big moments that were planned to the nth degree, or how much you bought someone, or what kind of esteem and notice that you can bring yourself by doing something for someone. The moments that mean the world are the simple ones. I would give anything to talk to my mama again about socks and roses and french fries.  I will also be forever grateful that while she was here, we did a lot of just that.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Eggs and pepper


Little known fact... I have never put pepper on my food. I cook with it all the time, but due to a mean prank played on me when I was a little girl which involved unknowingly drinking a large amount of pepper followed by significant amounts of vomiting, I have never added it to my plate. Today I did. You know, I started this out as a silly post about eggs and pepper, but as I typed it, I started to think that even tiny victories in life are still victories. Sometimes it might take 50 years to let something go and move on, but it can be done. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Easy Peasy...




Easy project, right? 
Take the room-sized book case apart in the garage √
Move pieces into the office √
Replace all of the missing and broken pegs √
Reassemble...yeah...
I need a 4 man crew, ropes and pulleys, a floor jack, and a cherry picker...