Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Stones

Nope, not going to a concert. I am talking about the green ones that my dear Mother promised to leave to me when she kicks the bucket. When she awoke from her recent gallbladder surgery, these precious gems were at her bedside in a little plastic jar. Apparently, the doctors felt she should have a memento to remember her forsaken organ by. With my older sister as a witness, my Mom stated that I get to have the earrings that she will someday make from these little green pebbles. I think it is quite fitting since my birthstone is green. Just imagine, some moment in the distant future, I shall be sitting in my rocker, with my purple hair, red hat and green earrings, reminiscing about my Mother. Perhaps, I will have grandchildren scattered at my feet. After I tell them all about this marvelous woman who raised me, I shall show them my earrings and tell them, "This is all I have left of her."

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Good ol' Gratitude

Ok , so it's cliche. But I can't help it this time. Alex and I just came back from a conference that really altered our perspective. I am genuinely exited about how unbelievably cool my life is. So here it is. My list of gratitude. It is a mix of deep and very very shallow.

I am thankful for:

*My unbelievable children, who, on more than one occasion, have been my reason for getting out of bed in the morning.
*My husband and his incredible character. How did I end up with that guy?
*Big windows for all the light to shine in.
*Baked brie and garlic. Need I say more?
*Accountability and the people to share it with.
*Good food and good music. mmmmmm
*3am tea
*Skinned knees
*The entire Dalton/Sharp/Marriott clan with all it's many quirks. I'm am glad to have known some that have moved on and all that chose not to.
*My very hip bathroom.
*KCF and the tenacity of friendships conceived there.
*My God, his son, and the ability to move on from my mistakes.

There is so much more, but there are turkeys to cook and potatoes to mash.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Especially Erin and Ferd! We miss you and are thinking of you!