Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Myriad of Thoughts and Emotions

This week has just flown by. So much going on and so much to think about. Here's a recap of the major events of the week.......

Father's Day. It was a nice father's day weekend. The nice weather we have been having lasted straight through the weekend. I don't know that I have ever experienced a June that has been this nice in Arizona. We've been very lucky this year.

I did call my father (of course). He said he hasn't been feeling well. I'm not going to go into details but I seriously considered heading up to Northern California. I know I am approaching a point in my life I have nevered looked forward to nor am I sure I am ready for it.

My child is on his way to the Middle East. He got the call on Monday. They told him he was leaving Friday. Wow! Very fast. He was expecting to be activated....just not this quick. The bad news.....he had to get ready quickly. The good news.....he's not going to Iraq.

I have many friends who ask me if I'm worried. I find this a little funny because of the intrinsic danger involved in his regular job away from the military. No one ever asks me if I am worried about him when he starts a shift!! Of course, I'm worried. But then again I worry when he driving across town at night, when he goes out with friends, when he says he spending a day at the river, etc, etc..... You get the idea. I'm a mother. It's my lot in life to worry.

Anyways, he spent the week getting ready. Also, my daughter came down from Vegas and we all went out as a family on Wednesday. It was very good to have bother my children at home...even if it was just for a couple of hours.

Michael Jackson died on Thursday. Hmmm.....My thoughts on this are not going to be very popular. I just don't feel the overwhelming sadness that I see depicted on TV. I don't know.....maybe it is because the Michael Jackson I grew up loving was gone long before June 25, 2009. Or maybe it's because I really was not shocked by his early exit. I just never expected him to make it to old age. Don't get me wrong....I think his is a sad story. I feel bad for his family , especially his children. But there was another event on Thursday that brought more sadness to me.......

Farrah Fawcett. Yes, I was more sad about Farrah Fawcett's death. I knew it was coming because her illness had been in the news alot recently. But it didn't take away from the moment I heard it. I think because Farrah Fawcett provided a more indelible memory from my youth than Michael Jackson. I just remember THAT poster. And wondering how I could get my wiry hair to be like Farrah's....and could I ever have teeth that white. She was so beautiful......

Well those are my thoughts. Hopefully, the coming week is less eventful.....

Monday, June 15, 2009

30 Years Ago.....

I graduated from high school. I really can't remember the exact date. I just know it was 30 years ago this week. In 1979, to be exact. As I ponder this I realize that many of the authors on my blog read list weren't even born yet. Yeesh!!!
Anyways, you won't be seeing any cute graduation photos from 1979. I really don't think my mother thought to take pictures. And kudos to her for that!!!!! Seriously.....Photos of myself from yesteryear are not among my favorites. I was a homely little chub. If there had been an award for "Most Likely to be sitting at home eating bon-bons", I would have won it hands down!! It was so bad that a couple of years after graduating from high school I cut my photos out of all four of my yearbooks. I thought there is no way anyone is seeing those babies....especially my husband!!
And my husband never saw them.....well, not until my 20 year reunion. I seriously should have thought longer about attending. Because if I had then I would have foresaw the moment that a former classmate whipped out the yearbook. NO SHE DIDN'T!!! Yes, she did. And the reason was specifically to show my husband that one time in my life I did wear tents. His response?? Oooo....I would have never dated you. Awesome dear!!!
Well, thirty years have passed very quickly and I am not the girl I once was. I'm pretty sure I shed a portion of that girl somewhere along the way :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Just a Little Something.......

I threw together :) Yes.....I wish is was that easy!! I have been obsessed with making this blanket ever since I saw this. I spent a lot of time studying the pattern. Trying to figure out how it was put together and what colors were used. Well it's not exactly like the original but I thought it turned out pretty. Now I'm on to my next project!!