Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'm Here

It's nice to know that you are missed. Don't always feel that living around this house! Life has been kicking me in the butt lately and so it has been hard to get to picture taking. But I do have some catching up to do, so here it goes!

I was struck by the skateboard sitting by our garage door this AM. The boys are itching to use them outside, but the weather has not been cooperating. I don't even think we have a chance of using them until April!

I've been busy catching up with long neglected chores. Today was bottle day! Needless to say I have not attacked this chore since Christmas. It was long overdue. I probably picked the worse day weatherwise to haul these through the slushy parking lot. Got them to the new and improved bottle return only to find out that the machines were broken. Of course I asked if they could be returned at the counter. No was the answer! Not a good answer. Hauled them back through the parking lot, into the car and they now sit in my husband's garage bay.

I've also made a commitment to get back on track with my reading. I have been in a reading slump as of late. It's one of my favorite things to do and miss it. Trying to attack that in the morning as I enjoy my coffee.

Lastly, we have been preparing for Valentine's Day. Cupcakes and brownies have been baked and cards have been signed. Well not exactly cards. For the boys it's all about the candy. I would like to know when this day of celebration turned from cute little foldover cards with heart stickers to an all out sugarfest? It's difficult to even find cards these days without candy attached to it. I remember, way back when, that it was a HUGE deal when you got a homemade valentine with a sucker taped to it. That was pretty special. My kids come home with more candy on Valentine's Day than they do on Halloween.
One very last thing to send you off! Something beautiful for these gloomy days of February!


a friend to knit with said...

Oh damn! that whole bottle thing would have really bummed me out!
i love in andrew's class (2nd grade) the teacher asked for homemade valentines (of course we always do that...:) ) and NO candy!!!
such a gorgeous photo, jane.

TD wool design said...

know all too well the "kick in the butt" feeling. funny, these little visits always cheer me. i may have left the bottles on the counter in total despair. you have more strength than i do.
HVD and and what an awesome shot! Sarah