Saturday, September 22, 2007

first rain

a delight to wake me
making life wet
too many days past
in which I had forgot

the pleasure of rain
soft and gentle rain
drops falling from leaves
peaceful burbling patter

plans changed
days diverted
nothing else matters
in the rain

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Danny turns a little older today. Here he is with his buddies celebrating the event yesterday evening.

They stayed up until like three o'clock. Now they are playing video games and they are all gleefully shooting each other to virtual smithereens.

24 hour birthday party with 10 guests - priceless.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Another day

What a beautiful day it's been. No special reason, just a beautiful day.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Wow, less than a week

So, we still have temporary doors in the front of the house. Note the subtle tasteful "1/4 Plywood" accents.

Must Do Something soon.

Work has had its ups and downs over the last six months. When I started, shipments tailed off really fast, we had lots of technical problems, and I was re-learning how to manage hourly staff members. Six months on, shipments are back up and increasing, technical problems are getting resolved, and my staff are less alienated than before. I think I'll stay on.

Speaking of the president (no, not him) the pres at work and the former pres at former work couldn't be more different. Yeah, both really smart and energetic, but he had a hyper-direct, totally candid style. Now, not so much. It has taken some getting used to.

Monday, September 03, 2007


I don't talk about the family directly much since this blog is supposed to be all about ME ME ME. On the other hand, I'm very proud of my family and I think I'll be forgiven if I tell a little bit about them now and again.

My little girl is all grown up. She still gets carded even though she's well past the date. She has a car, and can even parallel park. She lives with roommates and goes to school. She's her own woman. Still our baby, but a woman unto her own.

She's articulate, and thoughtful, and loving. She's flawed just like everyone else, but she has family and friends that truly love her. She laughs and jokes, and we really enjoy our time with her. She is, if I do say so myself, a wonderful person.

I never really understood life like I did once I had a child. Now that she's an adult, I think I learned a whole lot more.