Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Overwhelmed and hanging on...

There is still a lot of this around
and I am not very happy with it
as a near constant companion.
It is outside
but I long for adventures outside 
without the snow.

Thank goodness for these two companions.
They make me smile.
Davis made this "high banker" at school
(a high banker is sometimes used in gold panning).
He has been so excited to finish it and bring it home
(he's called both sets of grandparents multiple times
to talk and talk about the high banker).
He is taking a welding class in school.
Davis is made up of many good things.
One of those things is that he is relentless
(sometimes this relentlessness can be taxing to this not always patient mother).
He had to take a break from welding for a while this year
(teachers rule and understandable).
But he persevered and was able to retake the class.
He has severe anxiety at times in his life.
He sometimes has anxiety in welding
but lives through it and goes on anyway
because he wants to so badly.

Davis was born with very flat feet.
We have gone to doctors 
and tried generic orthotics
and very expensive custom orthotics.
Recently he has been having worsening pain in his feet.
We went to a doctor again.
X-rays and a boot.
MRI yesterday.
We will find out soon if worsening pain
may mean 
immediate surgery
or if we can once again
postpone surgery.
This kid is such an example to me.
I'm honored to be his mother.

It may be cold outside 
but it is still beautiful!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Single Rose.

Zakka Sewing.

I got some refund cards recently.
I went to the book store
and bought this book!
 I have had my eye 
on this book for months.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Three boys from the nearby high school serenade me for Valentines Day
(it was a fundraiser and my husband paid them).

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A walk around the garden and look what I saw...


One of the blogs I follow
the woman's sister's sweet 5 year old girl died recently 
and she shared a lot of profound hard earned wisdom.
Here is a snippet:
We are never too young.
We are never too old.
It is never too early.
It is never too late.
We are never too rich or too poor.
We are never not good enough or too good.
NOW is the time to choose LOVE.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A hui hou kakou...

We were sad to leave that warm and beautiful place.
We were happy to come back to our family.
The flight home was over night and into the next day.
I really don't like to fly.
I get sick easily and I ache from head to toe.
It's taking me days to recover.
But it was worth it.

We would move there in a minute if we could.

Instead of saying Goodbye.
They say, Until we meet again.
A hui hou kakou.

25 Years was the reason.

Big Foot sightings....really...it's Jeff.

The first picture he was just walking that way.
It reminded me of the pictures of Big Foot and it made me laugh.
So he did it again.
And again and again.