Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day--Lest we forget

american_flag.jpg American Flag image by texasriggedworm
Unlearned Lesson

Memorial Day
Of every year
The little valiant
Flags appear
On every fallen
Soldier's grave--
Symbol of what
Each died to save.
And we who see
And still have breath--
Are we no wiser
For their death?

~Dorothy Brown Thompson~

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What have I been doing?

Let's see.  It has been almost a month since I touched this blog.  During that time...
  • The Crafter did her annual testing.  She scored in the 99th percentile.  I'm one proud mama.
  • I had to distance myself and my children from a close friend of the family because of an untreated mental illness.  I cannot go into any more detail.  It is a situation that continues to be painful for all involved and requires much prayer.
  • My sister and brother-in-law were both ordained as ministers.
  • I planted peas, broccoli (didn't grow), and mint.
  • We picked strawberries and made pies.
  • The children made May baskets and delivered them to the neighbors.
  • I discovered Pandora.
  • Wild Thing had a checkup.  He needs to have his eyes checked.  I hope he doesn't need glasses.
  • I received a weed whacker for an early Mother's Day gift.  Now if I could just crank the thing.
  • My family took me to a Celtic Festival for Mother's Day.  Bagpipes rock!
  • I finished the semester at the college.  That took up most of my computer time.
  • The Crafter finished up her year at CYT.  We signed up for next year.
  • And of course, we kept doing school.
Pictures are coming once I find the cable that goes with the camera.