Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nothing quotable today

Well, for some reason I'm not really in the mood to put up the Saturday quote. Maybe I have spring fever or I'm homesick to repeat last weekend for another 3 days at our family boonie cabin. Oh well, by tomorrow I'll have it figured out. I do know that I'm feeling down about my good friend Lynn who ended up in the hospital from complications with the port for her chemo treatment, got infected or something. So, Lynn get well soon cause I know you're missing those boys. Everybody, keep my friend in your thoughts and have good vibes out there getting her well.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Birthday and Anniversary

Happy Friday finally! I will just take a few moments of your time. I want to send a Happy 18th Birthday shout out to my nephew Rob, and then he has graduation just around the corner. Also, Happy one month Anniversary to the newlyweds. If you don't know who I mean then you haven't been paying attention! More later...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why do short weeks seem so long...

With the holiday Monday, have a 4 day work week. But boy are these 4 days dragging. All I can think about is "is it Saturday yet?"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Semi-retirement for little sis

Hey, how did that happen? My little sis got to go into semi-retirement before me! Actually I happen to know that she might have the hardest job of all this summer, being a stay at home "mom" for her sweety's kids who will be staying the summer with dad. Do you ever add up the years you have had the "privilage" of being in the working world. Oh and then for a really scary thought, how long you will continue to be in that wonderful working world until retirement! Well, little sister Laura, enjoy your summer and see you in July for our funtastic trip to Sisters Oregon for the annual quilt show.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Weekend in the boonies

Had just the most wonderful relaxing time at our family cabin in the boonies. It was the inaugural visit for Tiffany and she even got our family to play scrabble! A little too chilly to take a river walk and no sleeping on the deck. It seems that she was just meant to join this family, we love her so much. Have to go back soon though and take a few more pictures, the camera batteries went out right away and missed a cute shot of D and T looking out the Skunk Train window when it delivered them to the station at Northspur. So anyway, happy Tuesday and hope the weekend was great for you all. Now quit reading and get back to work!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Friday!

Hope you will all be having a safe and sane Memorial weekend. We will be heading to our family cabin at Northspur 8 miles down a log road into a lovely redwood forest in Mendocino County. It will be our new daughter in laws first time there, so she can hear all about Danny swimming in the creek and hiking and biking through the hills and valleys surrounding us since he started going there as an infant. I will be without electricity so no computer time, here will be the quote of the week and we can reconnect after the long weekend.

I think this is from Dr. Suess.

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Monday Musing

Monday, Monday, something something... You know, that old tune by the Mamas and the Papas. Can you tell I'm still rummy from the pain meds over the weekend. Have a great day, do some Monday musings and get back to me.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Angel Island isn't going anywhere...

Well, for the third time Angel Island hike is on hold. Mom headed home today and was feeling pretty good about her vertigo. We had found a wholistic type pharmacy in Napa while going for a picnic with great Auntie for her birthday. Bought some kind of little pill that is all natural ingrediants for mom to put under tongue when feeling dizzy spell coming on. I'm still having the back spasms so will continue the pain med the doctor said I should use and then will begin physical therapy on Wednesday. But all in all at least took Auntie to the park with no mishaps of dragging her oxygen tank and yesterday made it to Healdsburg to see Kate and Linda for their book signings, Linda's A Touch of Magenta and Kate's Girl in the Mirror. So today hold up at home, might hear from Kathy as she heads home to Reno after visits with her family out my way. Ok, here is quote that I missed putting on blog last night, take it in the context that works for you.
"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but paddling like the dickens underneath."
HMM, will have to figure out where this fits in my life...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Back Spasms

Well, I am finally upright after 3 days of off and on back spasms. Hubby made me go to a legit doctor who gave me pain meds and the number to the physical therapy office. Then yesterday with the pain still excrutiating (those of you who know me know I have a low pain threshold, paper cuts make me quesy), saw my cute chiropractor. Now can finally walk without falling and have minimal spasms. Yeah Dr. Walsh! So will be off the blog for a few days, mom is arriving today from Oregon and we have a lot of plans for fun in the sun, taking great auntie to lunch tomorrow in Napa Valley, creative writing class and lunch with bff and her mom in Healdsburg on Saturday, then if I can still walk ok will be on a ferry to Angel Island Sunday. Have a wonderful weekend. Talk more soon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Newlyweds Birthdays!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN AND TIFF! And yes they do have the same birthday, different years. Isn't that fun. We hope you have a fabulous day, you two. Love mom and dad.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Post mother's day update

Lazy morning, made it to the craft store to get a brag book for Grandma to show off the kid's wedding pix, then over to the bookstore. Hubby found poetry book then made me crazy writing and saying "listen to this poem I just wrote", and now he's into Haiku. See once again sucking all the creative energy out of our home. Had to be a little testy and say, "It's my day so give it a rest already, I'll listen tomorrow." Then dinner at our favorite family place out on Hwy. 1 on the way to the coast, Dinucci's. It has old fashioned family style Italian dinners. Been around forever, in fact I think it used to be a stage coach stop. Gram happy, mom happy, a wonderful day all around...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday sign in

What a great day. Slept in a little, made it to my friend Marleen's writing class, heard some great work that came from prompts she gives the class. This class she had actual objects to kick start us and there was a little striped train engineer hat and of course you know where that took me, the time Dan was little and we road the skunk train to Fort Bragg and back. He put the hat on and right away was going to be a "train driver". Well, enough about that, I have 30 years of stories about Northspur... It's Saturday and so that means quote of the week and since I spent time with some awesome writers today will quote another great writer that some of you might recognize, J.K. Rowling:
"It's our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities".
Happy Mother's Day tomorrow and early birthday to my favorite newlyweds.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Happy Friday! Well, after a call last night looks like as long as the physical is good our baby boy is coming home from San Jose a sailor. Was almost ready to figure out a way to sabotage the whole military thing but after hubby talked me through the anxiety and also reminded me it's not really up to me what Dan and Tiff do in their lives, I thought better of it. He is opting to defer for a couple months before going to basic so will keep you posted as to when he ships out. Talk more soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

USN testing

Very distracted today. Yesterday after the local navy recruiter contacted the recruiter in Salt Lake City who then drove an hour and a half to Evanston Wyoming to retrieve Tiffany's birth certificate so that the paperwork could be started on her spousal benefits, Dan was wisked away today to San Jose to have testing to see where he will fit in the USN. Very distracted today, oh where was I. So hopefully by tomorrow we will know if everything went well. Dan is hoping to be a diver or rescue swimmer which could actually be a job he could even use in the private sector after his stint with the USN, since we live near a couple of pretty large bodies of water ie. the bay, the delta etc. So did I mention Dan is in San Jose today?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy One Week Anniversary!

Happy 1 week anniversary to Dan and Tiff! I should begin to be winding down all the postings of my darling newlyweds now. One last thing, want to tell any bridezillas out there that a perfectly sweet wedding can be achieved for under $500.00...

New outfits for Bride and Groom from Ross: $50.00
Fee to County Clerk for marriage certificate and to have ceremony performed: $138.00
Lunch for 18 @ local Olive Garden: $278.00
Adding daughter in law to family: priceless

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother of the Groom

I'm sure most of you have figured out from the photo I forwarded to some e-mails, I am enjoying the heck out of seeing those two kids looking so photogenic. The mom in law in the photos still on a cd (me!) looks a little bedraggled, well in my opinion. Dark circles under the eyes, hairdo not exactly as I wanted it, etc. Dan was just relieved that the new outfit I bought wasn't overalls with a vest. Anyway my point is, the little country girl and the boy from the burbs look as put together as a celebrity couple. Ok, enough ramblings for today. Watch for more gushing post to come...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Whirlwind week

Well, crashed like crazy last night after our whirlwind week. USN countdown continues. Will keep you posted. Breathe in, Breathe out...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We have wedding photos!

We actually have one actual photo that the bride had made so she could send in the thank you cards and we downwloaded 3 digital chips and also have a wonderful cd that the bride's bff made for everyone. Ok, I'm not just saying this because I'm the mom in law but that photo could be in a magazine ad, it's that beautiful. I am so grateful that we had the ceremony and festivities before the rain came. Now that we are post wedding and I am remembering to breathe again, watch your e-mails for some of you to get some very special photos.
And not to forget that it's Saturday, here is a beautiful quote from Buddha...
"Like a beautiful flower is colorful but has no fragrance, even well spoken words bear no fruit in one who does not put them into practice."
May the newlyweds always practice words of wisdom, love and devotion to each other...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Talked to the newlyweds last night and it appears that they did take advantage of their new maritial status and the lodge bumped them up a room grade. They had a fireplace and balcony and it sounds like they really enjoyed having a really nice place to spend their first night as Mr. and Mrs. In fact I have already had a request for addresses to send thank you cards! Now it is a new count down to Dan becoming a sailor with USN. Will keep you posted. Have a nice weekend and we'll talk more soon.