Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 in Review

First lines from first posts of each month this year--idea shamelessly copied from many others!

January 17, 2008 ~I am not a very regular poster to this blog.

February 4, 2008 ~ It has been a rotten few days--two funerals (one for 85 year old man, one for 17 month old girl) plus their visitations, one high school lock in, one "beat cabin fever" party at church, normal weekend stuff, bad cold, and overdrawing our checking account.

March 7, 2008 ~ (This was a RevGal Friday Five) What have you seen/ heard this week that was a : 1. Sign of hope? Volunteers stepping forward for some exciting programs

April 4, 2008 ~ (another Friday Five) How has God revealed him/herself to you in a: 1. Book: I love books.

May 1, 2008 ~ Today is the day of some pretty significant anniversaries for me.

June 7, 2008 ~ Anyone who's read this blog at all over the past few months knows that I've managed to make every post about my baby due at the end of June.

July 18, 2008 ~ (yet another Friday Five) 1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog? I wrote my first blog post over and over in my head and then had a friend read it before I decided to actually start to blog.

August 5, 2008 ~ A few posts ago I listed the blog posts I had written in my head and this was one of the titles. (On Being a Mother and Being a Daughter)

September 12, 2008 ~ This is a meme that Ruth started to create A Never-Ending Story.

October 10, 2008 ~ (gee…if it weren’t for Friday Fives, would I ever post?) 1. Does your job ever call for travel? Is this a joy or a burden? Not really.

November 3, 2008 ~ My dad died when I was not quite 10, just 2 months before my 10th birthday.

December 3, 2008 ~ Today is a Wednesday, the day I work at home so that Baby Girl only goes to a babysitter 3 days a week.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Five: Windows to the Soul

1. What color are your beautiful eyes? Did you inherit them from or pass them on to anyone in your family?
My driver's license says hazel. I guess they are pretty green, but sometimes look more blue. I was hoping to pass them on to Baby Girl, but my hubby's brown seem to be winning out. (Along with the rest of his looks...she looks SO much like him.)

2. What color eyes would you choose if you could change them?
I like my eye color. But I would also love my grandpa's really really blue eyes.

3. Do you wear glasses or contacts? What kind? Like 'em or hate 'em?
I currently wear glasses but have worn contacts. I like and hate things about both. I need to go to the eye doctor soon and am contemplating what I will do.

4. Ever had, or contemplated, laser surgery? Happy with the results?
I've contemplated it, but my eyes really aren't that bad. If absolutely necessary, I can get by without my glasses, particularly if I don't leave the house. (Since my prescription is for distance, I hate to drive without my glasses.)

5. Do you like to look people in the eye, or are you more eye-shy?
I'm more eye-shy. Just shy in general.

Bonus question: Share a poem, song, or prayer that relates to eyes and seeing.
I remember part of song for a Bible camp musical I was in. The line is..."now we can touch the hand of God, now we can see God's eyes...the human and the holy in one love." I can't remember the rest...I need to find the video!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Wishes and Dreams

Today is a Wednesday, the day I work at home so that Baby Girl only goes to a babysitter 3 days a week. She is now sleeping and so I should be actually working instead of blogging, but...well, as you can see, that's not happening.

Right now it is snowing, with 3-5 inches predicted between now (noon) and 5 p.m. Many schools around here are closing early. If our district closes early, we will not have confirmation tonight. I'm actually really wishing that will happen! I have no desire to have class tonight. I'm also checking a blog regularly--live labor blogging of a friend. I wish I had thought of that 6 months ago; it would have made the boring parts of the day more fun. (Did I just write that my labor was boring? I can't believe I think of it that way--it was exciting, but the first 4 hours between when my water broke and when they started pitocin was pretty boring.)

Anyway, the snow falling and thinking about new birth has me thinking of dreams and I'm making a list.
  • that my sweet baby girl will always be as happy as she is today and as excited to see me
  • that I could curl up under a blanket and read a good book
  • that my house was organized the way I wish (currently a number of closet contents are strewn in unusual places)
  • that I didn't have to work full time at this time of my life
  • that I had friends in real life that I saw more than once a year or so
  • that my husband and I had some time to just be together without worries and responsibilities and things we should be doing

Wow...I thought I'd be more profound when I titled the post. Oh well. It is what it is. Now back to work.