Monday, August 18, 2008

DragonFLY Goes back to work!

Thanks for the warm welcome back!

I don't know if I'll ever take them down. They're the best!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby Girl's 1st Day Away

So, today, Baby Girl is off to meet some new friends and her new teachers. She got there later in the morning which was my doing since I took my time getting her ready and then took forever getting her dressed and of course, we have to have pictures for the blog and it just can't be any picture but the picture that says, "I'm totally happy even though I don't know where I'm going." After all of that, I signed her in and handed her over and got into the car as fast as possible before the idea of grabbing her and putting her back into the car became reality. On my way home, I made a couple of calls and then convinced myself that she needed to come home after lunch. 1 o'clock was the original idea but then I held off until 2...The owner even pointed out what a short day Baby Girl had with them. "Oh well," I thought...She's mine and I only have a few more days of maternity leave left and I want her to know that I truly cherish my time with her. The funny thing is, I walked in on the Chinese lesson going on. Sorry Baby Girl. I think they'll do it again for you so you can learn how to sing "It's a Small World" in Mandarin.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Family Weekend In Jax

CJ hanging out with YaYa and Auntie Lanie

Mr. Wonderful and CJ watching the Opening
Ceremonies of the Olympics at Papou's house.

Watched the end of the Olympics opening ceremonies
with ALB and Lanie at Ale House.

CJ hanging out with Papou's friend, D.

I visited BeFrie and Funny K at Camp Keystone.

Met this guy (Joe Jaguar) in the front of Guinness Girl's house

I visited fellow Guinness Girl and her bad, bad kitty

Aunt To and CJ having some lunch.

CJ admiring the beauty of grass.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

CJ and My Team

Fio and CJ (she's wearing her daddy's favorite Police onesie)

Today, I had a fantastic lunch with the fabulous Fio (top picture).
(Thanks again!) Above is a pic of CJ with JMo.

me & a MOVIE

Rock Star Mom, her friend C. and I all went to Mamma Mia last night. Enjoyed the movie sans Pierce B. singing. I would've loved to of been an extra on this flick.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Journaling continues to serve an important role in society

For those of you who know me, I am an avid journaler. My journals date back to my preteens but even before then, I had my own big pile of notebook paper that I folded in half and wrote on the front, "My Diary" (unfortunately I no longer have it in my posession), even back then, I was all about self reflection. So, today I came across this article that's a bit dated but reminds me that journaling is importantant to the world and why it contines to help keep who I am in check.

The whole article can be found here. Below is a snippet:

For many people, keeping a journal is a therapeutic exercise. It allows them to express feelings or impressions they may not be able to share with anyone. Often, solely through the act of writing, writers may come to realize a larger truth that their hectic day may have obscured. Writing in a journal is a technique for self-reflection no less than a way to document events.

I recently started keeping a journal as part of my New Year's resolution. I've been surprised by how much more I've been able to put events into perspective. Being able to go through my day and analyze each event has helped to give me a perspective that is driven less by spur-of-the-moment thoughts and more by how things fit into a larger picture of my life.

Perhaps those ancient writers also discovered the personal value of writing down experiences and impressions of everyday events. By doing that, they may have succeeded in both helping themselves and helping modern man understand their lives.

And perhaps an entry in the journal of some modern man will help future generations to understand our culture and our lives. It would come as no surprise to people who take value from their journals and can understand why others would as well.

Visiting the Geer Boys

L & G show some love to little C.