Tuesday, December 13, 2005

What I Want for You

To my son on his 3rd birthday

I never believed I could love someone as much as I do you, my little boy. When I see you, my heart swells and tears well up in my eyes.

I want you to be a kind gentle boy who befriends the handicapped child or who picks up the child the bully kicked down. I want you to be strong enough to find your own way. I hope I can give you direction and guidance to do the right thing even if it is not popular.

As you lay there sleeping, your face so gentle and sweet, I am wishing a happy life for you. I want good friends fun times and lots of laughs. I want a nice girl who realizes how wonderful you are.

I want you to be happy.

I love you so much.

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Yeah. I'm gonna watch this. If I don't mind having a TV with a shoe protruding from it.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

The ABC's of Me

Got this from Sarah. This was a pretty fun exercise.

  • A is for age: old enough to know better
  • B is for booze of choice: A good cabernet
  • C is for career: Software Engineer
  • D is for your dad's name: Virgil
  • E is for essential items to bring to a party: Cheese...mmmm...love cheese...
  • F is for favorite song at the moment: Beautiful Boy by John Lennon (tho' it's the Celine Dion version that I am wearing out)
  • G is for favorite game: To play...probably Scrabble; to watch football or basketball
  • H is for hometown: Seattle
  • I is for instruments you play: Piano and guitar
  • J is for jam or jelly you like: Blackberry or orange marmalade (reminds me of my grandmother)
  • K is for kids: 1 son (turns 3 in December)
  • L is for living arrangements: Husband Brian, Son, 1 small dog, 1 tiny cat in an apartment.
  • M is for mom's name: Donna
  • N is for name of your crush: Don't really have one...if I had to say either Mel Gibson or Harrison Ford or Tom Selleck
  • O is for overnight hospital stays: When my son was born; when I had an ovary removed; a couple times when I was a kid.
  • P is for phobias: none.
  • Q is for quotes you like: "The poor man is not he who is without a cent but he who is without a dream" - have loved that since I was a kid
  • R is for relationship that lasted the longest: Brian
  • S is for sexual preference: hetero.
  • T is for time you wake up: 6 am, usually, tho' not by choice (son gets up WAYYY too early). If I had a choice it would probably be 8 or 9 (one of my other favorite quotes is "I would like mornings better if they started later")
  • U is for underwear: Hanes cotton thigh cut
  • V is for vegetable you love: Garden-fresh tomatoes
  • W is for weekend plans: Moving and maybe going to the children's museum in Olympia
  • X is for x-rays you've had: Oooo...lots; most recent was my left kneecap...not broken but it still hurts even after more than a month...
  • Y is for yummy food you make: lots...am a reasonable cook, but I make a real mean pumpkin pie...
  • Z is for zodiac sign: Aquarius