Monday, June 16, 2008


Sometimes silence is good:
someone else is mad and yelling
your spouse or child makes a mistake
when volunteers are asked for
after lots of visitors
unearth a lie
don't need to talk so much
outside alone
I don't want to watch the train this close up
sleeping (exception: sounds of crickets and frogs through my open window in the summertime)

Sometimes silence is not good:
personal space is being violated
manners are needed
who did it? (not me, of course)
speak your piece(peace) - hello, 5th Chakra
ask for help, already!
not a doormat
there was a children in the room, now she is gone, where is she? in the bathroom covered with shampoo

Saturday, June 7, 2008

This is what happens...

when you have 2 older brothers.
Is it just me, or does it look like she's enjoying this? Mama, please don't let your daughters grow up to be headbangers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

7 Random Things About Me

Courtesy of Laura over at Reflections on Yoga, random things about me.

There are some rules on this if you have a blog, are tagged or want to do this post:

- Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog. (If you can remember who tagged you that is...)
- Share 7 random or weird things about yourself.
- Tag people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs
- Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

drum roll please...

1. I am a total sci-fi fan. I'm somewhat of an anomaly among my friends (aside from my neighbor/friend Steve). One of my favorite movies of all time is Stargate and I used to watch Star Trek pretty regularly. I loved the book Dune.
2. OK, Laura, talk about a closet rocker. I've seen KISS in concert 5 times and Metallica 7 times. My concert list also includes: Godsmack, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, White Zombie, Beastie Boys, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots and Static X.
In college a friend and I tried to see a concert each month for a year. I think we made it through Veruca Salt, Beastie Boys and Blind Melon before running out of funds.
3. I know how to clean a fish. (no, not bathing - gutting and filleting). I grew up on a lake and my dad taught me how to fish at an early age. I can drive a boat, change tackle, bait it (anything but grubs), clean it and cook it. Funny thing is, I honestly don't really like to eat it.
4. In school I played piano, flute and bassoon (because no one else would)
5. I love opera, mostly from the classical period (Mozart's Marriage of Figaro is my fave).
6. I was once "Miss Northern Lake Superior". Yes, I competed in beauty, er, Scholarship pageants when I was in High School. Looking back it's kind of crazy and yet I did learn some things. Like, after being on stage in front of 100's of people in a swimsuit and heels I don't need to be afraid of anything!
7. I used to be a brown belt in TaeKwonDo (2 belts away from black) I've joined again along with my boys but I've started back at a white belt.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The birds at dawn

Earlier this spring I wrote about my babies - 3 baby robins in a nest under my deck. Karen wanted to know how they are doing. They were born 5/5-5/7 and this picture was taken on 5/11. I think they all left the nest about a week later. We still see them hopping around our yard.
Then we got new babies:
A house sparrow nest, we believe, in our tree by the garage. The mother would dive bomb anyone going by it. Out of 5 eggs she ended up with 3 babies. We found one on the sidewalk one morning and another morning the nest was just empty. Vanished without a trace. Very sad. At least we still have the robins. This is from a nest in our neighbors tree. You could just walk up to them, just slightly higher than my head. Love them birdies!