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Friday, May 23, 2008


A new trip seems to indicate a new camera around here. I couldn't see myself heading to Israel with just a 3x optical zoom jobber. So with a reimbursement we got, we paid for a new Panasonic 10x optical zoom, and all kinds of bells and whistles in a compact digital.

With the new Leica iris...captured the iris.

Iris with the new camera

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mini Me

It's odd to watch the DNA travel down time. Looks, syndromes, behavior patterns even, seem to jump out at me from the tapestry being woven up ahead.

For example, I totally get Ashley. The teeter totter between confidence and approval, the silliness and the serious side.

Here is the before picture, and I didn't bother to take an "after" with the swollen red eyes. She really did need and want someone to explore unknown territory with her. I understand. The first time, it helps to have a sherpa. The second time, I'm the sherpa!

Ha - I'm lovin' it!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

It's Mothers' Day!

I can never figure out where the apostrophe is supposed to go in today's holiday. Is it one mother? Every mother? Does the day belong to the mothers?

Oh, well, it started out very rainy and blustery. But coffee and church and a few lovely gifts brightened the day. See one of them? I just love pictures, and this gift from Marshall and Lara was perfect. It made me teary-eyed. Which brings me to the song of the day. I posted it on our church's blog, and not too many will remember this one.

M is for the many things she gave me...
O is only that she's growing old...
T is for the tears she shed to save me...
H is for the hands I used to hold.
E is everything she did to help me ...
R is right and right she'll always be!
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER...
The woman that means all the world to me!

My mom is actually on a Mediterranean cruise this Mother's Day (or Mothers'...). Nice work if you can get it. So I thought I'd just call and leave a message singing the above mentioned song. She'd remember it for sure!

Friday, May 02, 2008

You are getting sleepy

Wow, has it really been that long since I blogged? Well, no, because I started a blog for our church women's group, and also one for our weight loss group (don't ask). But I just thought for sure I had more on my own blog.

What a wimp I am. But guess what? My job has changed a bit and I'm feeling very good about it. Our marketing department is rounding out nicely, and I can be creative, stay ultra busy, and be where God wants me (I think this is an assumption).

But for now, I'm heading off to read fiction by Debbie Fuller Thomas. It makes me long for northern CA, though, as it takes place in Sacramento and the foothills. The title is Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon. If you try to order it right now, you'll get a notice that it is on backorder. I'm reading an advance reading copy. The many perks of working for a publisher. The premise of the story is that two babies are switched at birth and through the death of one of them it is discovered that the mother had buried someone else's child. Intriguing? Yes. But it is more a study in interpersonal, family relationships.

Next time the post will be about the wonderful grandchildren.