Saturday, February 26, 2011

A little More Peace, Love and Rock n Roll

One of my favorite activities--Trevortex Open Mic Night!

Birds of a curl, flock together!
He sings, he organizes, he buys the hot chocolate and he even writes his own songs!
Many bodies warm up an otherwise cold winter's night!
They are all driving now--how did that happen?
It gives new meaning to the word-GarageBand!

So, the whole experience is giving me those deep, profound, thoughts which will take a few more days to mull over in the back of my mind-and post elsewhere, if it ever becomes intelligible (and I get some laundry done)! Check back--

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Whirled Peas

Perhaps, part of the unrest in the Middle East is because they just don't have enough snow!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Grandpa Down

William Andrew Down
February 25, 1936 to February 1, 2011
He loved us all unconditionally--for that I will always be grateful!
Oh, how you will be missed.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

While birthdays are always a time of celebration for the birthday boy or girl, it is a time reflection and gratitude for the mother. I never wake up on a “birthday” without saying a little prayer of thanks for my children and the joy they bring into my life. There is also a wave of nostalgia that sweeps over me as memories of days of birth flood my mind. I remember a card that Aunt Ruth attached to one of the myriad of gifts that she welcomed Heather to the world with—it said, “On this beautiful, spring day a new baby has blessed our lives.” I try to remember Heather ushered in Spring in California, even though today the thermometer in the car reads 15. She has continued to bring the hope of springtime into our lives for the past 29 years.

And then there is Andy, on a day never to be forgotten in my life, I always remember the great lesson that sometimes in our darkest hours, we have no idea of the joys that lie just around the corner. Andy has been riding “shotgun” on the ride of my life for twenty-six years now and what a trip it has been! Happy Birthday number one and number three—I will be thinking about you all day today!