Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Currently Coveting...

Glass bowl? Yes, please.

Monday, October 12, 2009


This past weekend, after months of car shopping (a task that is not nearly as fun as one would think), we have our "new" camry. I am SO happy to finally have found what we were looking for, and well within our price range. At almost 6 years old, it is still by far the nicest, and newest car I have ever owned. Also, it continues the phenomenon of my car ownership.

Recently Jono and I did the math of how many cars I have owned in my life, and it turns out that I have had as many cars as I have had years of driving. Adding this camry continues the saga as my 8th year of driving has just begun.

It drives like a new car, and I couldn't be happier with it. I feel so very blessed!

Now, to sell my poor Rosalind...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Mom, you are by far the most amazing woman I know. I appreciate your honesty, compassion, patience, and authenticity. It freaks me out to put my feelings out there for people to see, but you are transparent and genuine at all times, to all people. I've never met someone who wasn't drawn to you because of your love and kindness.
Your children have grown up secure in your love and care, in a life more privileged with displays of selflessness and generosity than we maybe even know.
Thanks for everything you have done/do/will do. Thanks for being my friend. But most certainly, thanks for being you (and nothing else). May your day be blessed and oh-so happy. :)
I love you so much.

Friday, October 2, 2009

When so many people told me that Mamma Mia was an amazing movie, I thought "well, that probably means it's a somewhat ok movie."

That was a mistake.

And poor Magen had to suffer with me.

It's a darn good thing we had our laptops and ice cream to get us through.

Did I Say "Practical"?

I find it funny that I should write this post just after talking about practicality.

Jono and I made a deal. He desperately wanted to play the new Halo, which would require us to own an XBox 360. I desperately wanted a dishwasher.

He promised to buy and install a dishwasher by the end of the month if I let him buy his XBox today.

How could I say no?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Story of Loss and Practicality

There once was a very happy lady who was married to a very kind man. The happy lady adored classic VW Beetles, and always dreamed of someday owning one. The very kind man loved the happy lady so much, he bought one for her.

And they lived on even more happily.
Unfortunately, the man and woman did not really think about the implications of owning a car that could/should not be driven in the winter time. Living in Kansas, this was a difficult thing. But winter passed and the man and woman lived blissfully driving around town in their cute little car.

However, with this particular couple, practicality must win out in the end (plus, winter is coming!). The very kind man, though so sad to have to do so, is now shopping for a Toyota Camry for the happy lady to replace her little Bug. And the happy lady, though slightly less happy than before, understands that it is silly to own two cars plus a hobby car when you have a mortgage you would really like to pay off early.

So the happy lady got a call in response to an add, and will be showing her cute bug to a stranger/potential buyer this coming weekend. The happy lady feels lucky to have had her dream car, if only for a little while. And the happy lady will continue the search for that strangely elusive 2004 camry.