Thursday, May 22, 2008


We went to the beach a couple of weekends ago and I was able to capture this pic when Seth was not chasing the sea gulls....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What's Cookin'?

Congratulations to David Cook, winner of this year's American Idol. I am very happy that someone I have been pulling for won a reality show this year! Okay, Kristi Yamaguchi won Dancing With the Stars last night--I was pulling for her too. I am happy for them both.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Happy Mothers' Day to all mothers. When I say all mothers, I mean mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, mothers-in law, sisters-in law, aunts, sisters, cousins, mothers who are no longer with us, and mothers who do not have living children. What a wonderful sisterhood to be a part of. A friend of mine recently sent the following to me and it doesn't necessarily center around mothers, but females themselves. I think it is very appropriate for Mothers' Day. Here is an excerpt:

 A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her
Mother. As
they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and
the obligations of
adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully
and turned a clear, sober glance
upon her daughter.

'Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.
be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband,
no matter how much you
love the children you may have, you are still going to need

Remember to go places with them now
and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, and
all your other
women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married?
Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake!
A grownup! Surely
my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make
my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more
women friends each
year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually
came to understand that her Mom really
knew what she was talking about.

As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,
Sisters are
the mainstays of her life. After more than 50 years of living in this world,
here is what
I've learned:


Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.
A girl friend is never farther away
than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself,
the women in your life
will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you,
pulling for you, intervening on
your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry
you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law,
Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began
this adventure called
womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that
lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
would need each other.