Monday, July 31, 2006


Today I had to help hold down a little boy who was getting a shot. NOT FUN. Things like this are precisely why I work in the front office instead of the back.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Somewhere in the world pigs must be flying because I, this evening, have decided I'm tired of bread.


Last weekend I stayed with Bill and Sheryl in Portland. Joe and Kate flew up from San Diego as well, and it was a very fine time. We ate dessert more than once, played games, went to the zoo, and tried desperately to keep from melting in the 100 degree weather. And in just a month I get to be with them all again (plus more of the Centralia crew) for camping. Yay!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Tolo 1993

I like looking at old pictures, so I assume you do too :)

Friday, July 21, 2006

A date with Derek

Derek and I had a fine time together yesterday morning. We went for a walk (two, actually), played inside, played outside, ate some lunch.... He's quite enamored with my Dad's golfer statue. Later on I caught him kissing it :)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Today's advice

Sometimes it's wise to stop eating white chocolate M&Ms before you begin to feel sick.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The elementary years (the early ones, at least)

What a cutey-patootie! I can say this without feeling too arrogant, as in later years, I'll be forced to eat my words. Just wait....

A compliation of me

1979, as evidenced by the fancy turtle dress (which I happen to really like), hahahee
Derek, how come you don't use this sort of background in your photo shoots? ;P
I've decided to put the scanner to good use, which, in this case, means I will produce a photo documentary of me through the years. Regarding this first picture, I think I still look the same when I'm upset :)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Another song

This is a song we used to listen to on the record player when we were small. It makes me happy :)

I am a promise,
I am a possibility,
I am a promise, with a capital P,
I am a great big bundle of potentiality!

And I am learning
To hear God's voice
And I am trying
To make the right choice...

(And here's where my memory ends. I know there's another line or two, but I can't remember what they say.)

Sunday, July 09, 2006

4th of July, installment 3

So after biking and boating all afternoon, I met Brent, Danny and Derek at the park. After playing for a little while, we went to my parents' house to wait for it to get dark enough for fireworks. Little D really enjoyed the show - he kept pointing at the colors and oohing and ahhing. It was a happy end to a happy day.
Look at how big he is! He's not a baby anymore.... sigh.
I enjoyed the swinging more than Derek did, apparently :)
Brent gets credit for this one.

He was watching some other kids light fireworks. This pictures makes me smile :)
Derek was none too happy about having to sit on Danny's lap for the fireworks, but as we like to say, SAFETY FIRST!
A proud man and his lighter

Thursday, July 06, 2006

I said I'd post more pictures today, but no. Blogger is too slow for impatient me, and I'd rather go eat cherries. But I do have some neat ones with Brent, Danny and Derek at the park and then watching fireworks, and they should appear soon. [It's funny that I feel compelled to make excuses for not posting, when I think maybe only two other people look at this thing besides me. I like to pretend there's some vast audience out there, waiting on pins and needles for more about my simple little life. Silly :) ]

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more fun...

Allow me to explain my 4th of July fun. I spent all day with Derek, Sara, Eric and Tessa at Glen & Irene's house on the water. We cruised (see yesterday's post), we boated, we cruised some more, and someday (soon!!) we will do it again. Can I just say that spending time with my family and friends is one of the things that makes my world go round, so thanks, you four. And that was just the day time! Stay tuned for the third installment of my holiday, coming tomorrow....

Having a picture of Eric in the water instead of on the water perhaps implies that he spent all of his time thrashing around, trying to get up. But no, this is not true. I just didn't get any decent pictures of him hopping over waves and flying through the air :) Sara represents!! (Tessa and I cheered her on from the safety of the boat. Someday we'll get brave enough to go on the tube, but only if Eric drives the boat at 5 mph.)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I love the 4th!


While cruising around, we passed a group of 9- or 10-year-old boys who nodded at us and said, "Cool bikes.... Old school." Hahahahahahaha.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I like songs

Below is a nice song for a sunny summer day.

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low, and some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
And some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got, now ..

Listen to the bass, it's the one on the bottom
Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus
Moans and groans with a big t'-do
And the old cow just goes moo

The dogs and the cats, they take up the middle
While the honeybee hums and the cricket fiddler
The donkey brays and the pony neighs
And the old coyote howls

Listen to the top where the little birds sing
On the melody with the high notes ringing
The hoot owl hollers over every-thing
And the jay bird disa-grees

Singing in the night time, singing in the day
The little duck quacks, then he's on his way
The 'possum ain't got much to say
And the porcupine talks to himself I

t's a simple song of living sung everywhere
By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear
The grumpy alligator and the hawk above
The sly raccoon and the turtle dove