Wednesday, April 19, 2006


The other day as I climbed into bed with my new book of Kakuro puzzles, Jason asked, "Whatever happened to drawing and painting?"
My first thought was, "Well I can't really do that in bed while I watch Sex and the City..."
My second thought was, "Get off my back, I have been doing a lot this year..."
But in the end, my friends, I got to thinking--getting back to the kind of person he was so intrigued by--yes, yes, I do need to do more, for many reasons. Not only is it good for me, good to keep practicing and do what I love to do, it's good for my marriage. Yes. Doing more drawing and painting is part of, well, doing my part.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

For Sarah and Rebecca

forgive me for being a bad friend now!

Monday, April 17, 2006

This weekend we visited the park across the street from the house I spent years 8-18 of my was so lovely I could have cried. The yellow house on the left is the one...and a picture of Mina listening to John Pfeiffer
play the guitar...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Oh, and...

Let's all toast to Shannon and Laney leaving Africa today! They're off to Amsterdam to start their post-peace corps pre-homecoming vacation. Yippy!

good stuff

This lego tower Mina built reminded me of something from a Dr. Seuss book or something.
Every morning after breakfast, Leta runs over to the couch to snuggle with the blanket. She does this thing with blankets where she holds it to her mouth/under her nose with one hand, then twists her hair with the other hand, and it's just heaven for her.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Last night in the bathtub Mina was pouring water from a dixie cup to a tupperware bowl, back and forth, saying in a sort of mad-scientist way, "FASCINATING...!"
Of course, the little imp, Leta was saying in her cute squeeky voice, "dwink it, Mina!" You see, she's trying to get Mina in trouble already.

This morning, as usual, Leta asked over and over, "where daddy going?" and Jason replied, "I'm going to work to make money to pay for the juice you're drinking."
Later, during breakfast, Mina stated, "Daddy is getting Leta's juice at work." Then when we were going upstairs she said, "It's okay, Leta, Daddy will get your juice for you. Daddy will put it in a new cup."