Saturday, September 29, 2007

Yay, Life!


Behold knitting friends - my latest project. Delicato Mitts by Anne Hanson. The pattern was only $5.00 and mom bought me 2 luscious skeins of Koigu when we were in Vermont at Kaleidoscope Yarns. This is what I've been doing while watching The War all week. It's been sadly fascinating.

We drive to Chicago next week to watch Doug run the The Chicago Marathon. We'll be staying with Peter, Glo & Mia and Mom and Dad will be coming with us. It'll be a tight squeeze, but fun. And speaking of Mia, Peter made this darling video of their life in Chicago. Check it out!

I've just written the last of my new Fall Quarter PC Syllabi tonight. I'll be teaching 2 new classes: Bookmaking and a Type 4 class called "Dry Toast, Truth & Beauty." Very excited about those two. I am rubbing my hands together in anticipation of this coming quarter. Fall is in the air and with it comes a crisp energy I can't wait to be a part of.

Yay, life!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Anton


My little bird had a fabulous birthday! We took lots of Birthday Party photos to share with you.

Anton did not care for the taste of swiss meringue buttercream frosting, BUT he really enjoyed playing with it. Carved right into his cake with his masterful Antonhands. The party went by soo quickly - I wanted to sit and chat with everyone, but there was too much fun to make happen! It was a great day - a day I've been dreaming about for years and years.

Thank you friends and family for your gifts, cards and prayers. Happy Birthday my sweet boy. I love you.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Swing

Swinging in the summertime to Copland's Midsummer Nocturne. Anton swings, Bjorn barks and Gunther guards my morning coffee.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Party Preparations


Dear All,

This might explain my recent absence from the blogosphere. Anton turns one on sunday and we're throwing a big birthday party for him. Chocolate cake and everything. So I am knee deep in party stuff. Just in time for his first big milestone, Anton gave us another one to celebrate: he is CRAWLING!!!! Very, very exciting. I've got movies to share with you. And I'lll post party decorations, etc. soon. Yay!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

T O A S T


Anton's blessed us with yet another amazing display of dexterity, charm and grace with his mad toast eating skilz. He's got 8 teeth and knows just how to use them.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Too Funny


What cracks me up most about this is watching the newscasters lose themsleves in laughter. Tee hee!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hangin

Bjorn and Anton hangin out together for a walk and a cool sit under the tree. These little lazy warm days are dreamy and delightfully slow.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cat Scraps

Turns out BjornMouse isn't the only creature in this house benefitting from Anton's leftovers. Olaf, my youngest kitty, shares a meal with Anton.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

A Letter From Mom


Dear Anne and all her blog readers and contributors,

Thank you for the season of meditation on Tommy. Thank you for every comment. I want you to know that although I wasn't able to write I was present every day reading, rereading, returning to the beginning every day. I am not a "support goup" woman. I'm not sure why this helped as most of you did not know him or us but I always have the hope I'll be lead closer to a place of understanding unencumbered by guilt and loss. Every year I think I can get there alone but that comes from some arrogance and pride in the end depriving me of a community of fellow pilgrims. Sure enough, people I have never met offer comfort, wisdom and understanding.

You were a "Forward Day by Day" Lenten meditation. You gave structure to my grief as I moved towards the day of dread.

I am good for another year.

Thank you everyone. Thank you darling daughter.

Mom/Nancy