Friday, July 28, 2006

Already Smarter Than His Parents

Neil and I are working hard to instill good manners in our boys. I've been drilling the whole "May I" phrase into Sean's vocabulary. So last night when Sean decided he wanted a cookie and pulled his daddy over to the kitchen, this polite conversation ensued:

Neil: Sean, say May -
Sean, dutifully repeating: May I hab-
Neil: A cookie-
Sean: Cookie, please
Neil: Try it all together now. May I have a cookie, please.
Sean: (Looking up wide eyed at his father, all earnest and nodding) Yes, you may.

And it was Oreos all around....

A Few Quotes From A Favorite

Some words from a woman I admire whole heartedly for her ability to write beautiful stories that echo gracefully of her faith - Madeleine L'Engle.

"Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling."

"In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come. "

"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it."

"That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along."

"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."

"When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable."

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fly Away

If only it was all real...I'd drive straight to Stars Hollow right now and have the Gilmores throw the movie night to end all movie nights, in a dedicated effort to go into a sugar induced coma and forget the past few days.
In the course of this week, all three of my kittens have died. Sad, sad, sad MommyCat.
And yesterday, I backed out of a parking space at daycare and hit another car.
Yeah. Not my finest hour here, folks.
Where's a Starlight festival and a crazy Kirk when you need them?

Monday, July 24, 2006

In My Head...

I dreamed on Saturday night that I was in Disney World with my entire I'm wishing I were in Paris, walking around in this museum....

weekend magic

What I was doing (and thinking) all day Saturday.