Thursday, July 07, 2005

My Dead Friends

Oh my dear dead friends
for what has your life been spent?
What cause, what god, what reason does it justice?
Which children shall become the orphans,
which mothers shall lose their hearts, their souls?
Which doctors shall fail to save a wife, a daughter, a father?
Do live your life, just like yesterday, play and work and build
but do not expect to come home.
Say good bye like you mean it.
Love your child for the last time.
Kiss their sweet baby head and look into the most trusting eyes
god ever made
and say good bye
my dead friends.

Oh, what a start to today...a rainy day w/no tennis. Caroline and Eva are coming over to play today. Lisa and Bart are off to Tulsa tomorrow - give Lisa a little packing time.

My eyes won't stop tearing.

Beca is busy playing with baby toys (never mind the small fortune in big girl toys downstairs LOL) and such a racket! Such a mess! Well, today she gets away with it. I just am not into having bad vibes in the house today.

Tonight we drummed for peace, for mothers, for women, for violence to end. Tonight we drummed into the universe a vibration of love, of tolerance.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

On the road to sitting

Well I sat Ori up at tennis today and he didn't fall over! Well, for a few seconds, anyway... He's starting to sit on his own, but pillows are still part of the picture for a little while. :)

I wish this site had smilies for us.... one does get used to having them around ha ha!

Nice quiet day today. I finally caved and got Beca a kids sized tennis racquet. I figure she'll use it till she's 9 or so and by then Ori can use it. Poor kid - he'll never get anything new at this rate! I think I just wanted her to be able to use a full sized racquet so that she isn't hampered by NOT having a Jr. sized one on some future occasion; I can't really justify it when the thing costs all of $10 and comes with 2 balls!!! oh well...

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The 5th of July

Day after Independance day, Uncle Mark's 35th birthday. Ori is sleeping well today. Rebecca is cranky. I was tired, took a long nap, but managed to get laundry, shopping and post office done. No cleaning...yet. I'm looking forward to Thursday night Women's African Drumming at Donna's. I'm not sure yet whether to take the baby along or leave him w/some milk. Jerry could kind of use the break too, I think. Hrmmm.

Ori is 5 1/2 months now. He is rolling both ways, passing toys and food from right hand to left, chewing on dried fruid, cold cucumber, some cooked potato and stuff like that. He seems to like most stuff (not quinoa pasta!). I have strictly avoided any wheat or dairy for him so far, as he shows intolerance even when I eat it. sigh. He's is a truly joyful little soul.

Rebecca is enjoying her early summer. We have tennis in the morning for an hour, and she is getting better. We have played on our own a couple of times, too. She is enjoying the lessons a lot, although I don't think they are getting ANY one on one, even with the teens who help out. Oh well. She's enjoying being with all the kids and she's learning SOMETHING, so... Otherwise, she's playing with Laura and Harry a lot, now that Andrew et al. have gone to the beach for July. We miss them!

House stuff is coming along well too. We have put in a bunch of perrenials, which are looking lively and green. Tulips be darned (or deer be darned, I suppose!). Jerry has done a great job getting the attic vents in, so once the fan is in I think that will help a lot keeping the house cool. We're thinking now about 1) expanding the deck somewhat - maybe 8 feet longer into the yard. and 2) a hot tub.

We've got a ton of birthday parties happening these next few weeks. Lots of fun for Beca! Did I mention how grateful I am for my MDC quarrum??? They are the most wonderful women I think I've never met!!! LOL!