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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

night night


invited my fellas for a walk tonight. such swirly purple fun.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

mashed potatoes here i come!



and so the week begins. boys have school for two days. tomorrow i go to see the polar express in 3-count 'em-3Ds. Tuesday my neighbor, Claire, and I shop for feast. Weds. we begin to cook. And thurs up in the am to a fire and the macy's day parade. Claire and Fam. running the turkey trot race. and din din at 3 if all goes as planned. will miss being with atlanta and mpls. family.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

hippo birdie two ewes, phoebe bird!



leetle phoebe bird...had a birthday!!! yippeee. in the words of sandra boynton...hippo birdie two ewes! write and tell me how your weekend went.

love you!! auntie rose

Friday, November 12, 2004

guess who's coming to...

i
love
the
idea
that
we
never
quite
know
who
might
be
joining
us
at
our
table
for
a
meal.
this
leetle
guy
showed
up
for
breakfast
the
other
morning.
courtesy
of
a
boy.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

i must've been a bug...



i cannot get over the grass and the sunlight in the afternoons right now. i must've been a bug because yesterday i actually had to lie down in it to get the picture i wanted. or maybe i was a guernsey. if it get's any prettier...i swear i'm going to start grazing.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

hello there, sweet mother dear.



i've written before about my mother's way of saying hello through dolphins at the beach ( it's in the entry entitled "a whisper of butterfly wings"). gardenias are her other way of sending love from heavenly realms. they were her flower. she carried only gardenias in her wedding bouquet. she loved them and passed that love on to me by always decorating my angel food birthday cakes with pink frosting and white gardenias.

can you even think of anything more heavenly and beautiful for a little girl's cake?

mom's birthday is november 6th. and i always spend that day thinking of her. and missing her with an ache that settles in my bones. true to her sweet spirit...she sent a gardenia bloom this week. two days after her birthday and the day after i wrote in my journal that i was missing the ocean and thought the dolphins (and mama) must be calling to me.

last year, elena and i planted a gardenia for her in my little kitchen garden right off the back porch. it bloomed on mother's day last year and i knew she was with me.

gardenias typically bloom in june. but mom has other plans. she sent a bloom to me on the morning of sept 11th 2001. i remember sitting down on the steps to see a lone unexpected bloom and saying..."hello there, mom" i had no idea that hours later i'd live through a day feeling the strongest need ever to be comforted by those i love.

the year before, mom graced us with october blooms during the weekend my brother senour married his sweet camille.
when i told elena about mom's latest gardenia hello...she said, "you know the name of that particular variey is 'first love'."

why doesn't that surprise me?

Sunday, November 07, 2004

this way to the beach....



i've been feeling a strong magnetic pull towards the beach these last few weeks. maybe the dolphins are sending out the call. i really want to go to the caribbean and snorkle and stare and ponder and sit and read and wonder and eat and nap and wander.

hard to mix my thanksgiving girl movie with my beach blanket bingo girl movie. the images just don't mix. a turkey stuffed with sand? wriggling my toes in warm stuffing. i'd better be careful in that kitchen.

Monday, November 01, 2004

good night, halloween.



see you in 364 days!

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