Mar 15, 2010

Puppy Love

I think that every child could benefit from growing up with a furry friend.
Aside from being a loyal protector which is so important in today's world, dogs teach important lessons... responsibility (even if it's just putting out some food and the grownups do the rest)... respect (pull my tail and I won't play with you right now)... unconditional love... and eventually saying the painful goodbye...

And it's just plain fun playing games with a dog! We got Spot when I was two. She lived 14 years until old age took her away.

Now I lay me down to sleep..

I'm Roy Rogers, you be Trigger..

Piranha girl attacks dog

Mar 14, 2010

Aloe everybody!

Gophers got to my aloe vera plants! They chew at where the roots connect, and then the plants just kinda fall off, disconnected. Luckily, these plants can grow new roots if I soak them in water for awhile. We have had these all over the yard (and other yards, and pots). All came from one little potted plant that someone from church gave to my mom maybe 20-25 years ago.
That's pretty amazing. I rarely do anything with the gel unless somebody gets a burn, but it's probably time to start learning some of its other uses.
Anybody want one, come get it.

Hello Peeps!

A marshmallow peep is born... or rather, hatched.
(Created with ArtRage program)

Mar 8, 2010


Today is the one year anniversary of my mom's death.

I still remember it well, although I try to see her as she was when she was healthier, and not as she was when we said goodbye.

Watching her die, I learned more about physical death than I ever wanted to know. At the same time, I learned more about life.

I realize the importance of "now" as opposed to "someday" or "soon". "Someday" is the closest step from "never". "Soon" is meaningless.

"Someday" and "soon" suddenly become "never"...
and then it's too late.

Live now, love now, give now, and don't wait for someday.

Mom, I miss you.