Thursday, September 06, 2007
YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL...
THE LAST FIRST DAY
John rode the bus to school to finish the story. Sept 5, 2007 was the 22nd straight year of meeting the bus at the end our driveway. Ever since 1985 when Steve was 4 1/2 we've had a rider. Some years we've had just one, like this year and next, and the year after, which will be our last, because John'll be a senior. Some years we've had as many as five - many years we've had five! But those years are gone. As gone as Libby, who used to eagerly meet and greet that diesel taxi's occupants like clockwork, rousing up from deep naps half an hour early and begging to be let out- even in snow and rain - even when I tried explaining about things like soccer practice, projects and detention. We sure do miss you, girl.
ON to the subject of the softball game... it went rather well - no injuries or major diplomatic incidents that I'm aware of...yet. We had quite a few players at one point. My team was down 9-0 against Steve, Dad, Sarah, and neighbors Greg and Chase U., until Djere got off work and retired me to the sidelines with Ginnie. Then along with Tom, John, Robbie and Robin (a wonderful, amazing PA from church- it never hurts to have a medically-trained athletic team member at one of our games btw -oh and Robbie was great too!) my team -minus myself I'd like to point out again- came from behind to win 12-9. According to Steve, Sarah and Chase lost the game for them "mentally"...whatever that means. Yes...and I get to into Clashes, Steve. Well at least we know where you get it.
Next weekend...Chloe comes back!!!! I have some great new coffee: "Vanilla Biscotti"!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sara Groves to me is all about connections. I was introduced to her at, of all places, a dear, dear friend's funeral: Tim Grant. One of his daughters shared a story that day of how he was driving out to Rochester a few weeks before he died, bringing her Sara's Conversations cd because of how much it was affecting him recently. He even kept calling her all the way back to Watertown to see what she thought of it. Even with his testimonial she was not initially impressed although it did grow on her a bit, but with circumstances turning out as they did, she felt it was something we all should hear. So she played it. I loved it and looked for it right away...