Monday, July 31, 2006

Please Don't Eat the Daises!

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Isn't it crazy how cute some people's children are? Take for example Indiana! He smiles, he charms, he capers, he is just the most adorable little thing around. Don't take my word for it! Ask my besotted neighbors. The folks who live near us buy treats to have on hand, just for days when Indy passes by their door on his rambling strolls and might want something good to eat. The girls at the grocery are smitten with his stunning smile, and hand him cookies every chance they get. The boys who man the pumps at our local filling station make faces at him through the windows of the van.

Indy has his dad's fabulous looks and his mom's sparkling personality. Look out girls!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

I just don't understand

How does a persons life go crazy? How is it that a person you thought you knew, you don't know at all? Recent things and not so recent things, happening in my town have me wondering.

Today, I missed the memorial service for a girl whom I knew when I was young. When her and I were in Jr high school together, walking the same halls, sitting through the same classes, she was so much "better than me". If I were to be voted anything, it would have been most likely to be stupid, drunk, high and dead before 21. She wouldn't speak to me in those hallowed halls. I was bad. I fixed my life. Unfortunately, so did she. She became the girl I was destined to be. Today, Friday the 28th of July, 2006 at 3pm Fisher Funeral Home of Albany Oregon held a memorial service for Rachel Lea Soto, who chose death by police officer. I wanted to go to her memorial service. I think a lot of people wanted to attend who couldn't. The city held it during the week, when those of us with jobs and lives couldn't make it. Cut down on the mourners that way. It should have been a packed house. What Happened to Rachel?

what you will hear on the news is that Rachel was a serial criminal. The truth is that Rachel tried to live her life the best she could, but circumstance brought her down. Men brought her further down, and finally, she chose to fight to the death, to go out in a blaze of glory. None of us will ever forget her now. Rachel Soto was killed by an Albany city Police Officer. That same police officer had been to my house just the week before over something petty (a neighbor had absconded with our property). Now, he has killed someone whom 15 years ago, I wished I could call friend. I wont forget you Rachel, not the girl who you were, nor the woman you should have been. I will try with all my heart to forget the person you died as.

Then there is Jeff. Have you ever met someone whom you have never met? Our paths crossed so many times, yet I never knew you. You are but 5 months younger than I, born in the same place, raised in our same valley. Are you guilty? Ten years now and I still don't know. How long can you wait for justice? What really happened?

So, with lives going wrong, I sit, and I cry for the people they should have been. Sometimes I cry for who I should have been, too.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

flower power

my parents go on vacation in July. All of July. They usually go somewhere fun and they always take Jengibre. Mom couldn't resist this great shot of Jen in a field of dandelions and bee balm.

So far they are having a wonderful vacation, and I am sure they both are dreading the return of August when Donnie returns to work.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

shots etc

All our shots are now up to date until Indy turns 2. He gets one shot at that age and then no more until kindergarten.

he is up to 25 1/2 pounds now and 33ish inches. (the ish is because he doesn't stop wiggling on the scale... hehe)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Sometimes I just get lazy about stuff. Like keeping up with Indy's blog; Like making sure the dishes in the dishwasher are run before bed instead of in the morning when I need them. I am getting better about making sure the expiration date on the milk is not last week. I guess that's progress.

Indy is doing well. He has a doctors appointment today to get SHOTS. So I am sure this afternoon he wont be so happy with me, but I will update soon as to height weight and all the other fun things that the doc tells us.

til then, be well my friends....

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Shining moments

Today, Indiana became a klutz. He was running through the neighborhood, happily investigating everything when IT happened. BOOM he lost his balance and down he went. He bashed his head pretty good off of the concrete. Later, he was struggling to get outside again before I shut the door and his head got whacked with the closing door. Still later he tumbled head first off of the couch. So, I believe that if Indy doesn't turn out to be the genius of his age, we can look back on the head injuries he sustained today and know the reason why.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."- C. G. Jung (1875-1961)

I do believe that Jung meant he would give the poor fellow a child with sleep problems to care for.
C'mon kid! Its been nearly a year and a half. We aren't going anywhere... Sleep through the night already. Mommy is exhausted.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th

Happy Birthday United States of America. At 230 years old, you are a toddler on the world stage. Thinking of life with a toddler in the home, That explains a lot.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

uh, yep.

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
- Oscar Wilde

I seem to go in fits and starts. Since I have given my moms camera back to her and I have not yet purchased a new one for us, I am not posting as much as I was. I appreciate my loyal readers and I sincerely hope I am back to posting pictures and blurbs that are worth talking about very very soon.