Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 59

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 58

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 57

I snapped the photo on the left this morning as I drove to work. I saw this group at a different corner a few weeks ago and was so bummed that I didn't have my camera. So I when I saw them today I took the picture even though the angle sort of sucked and I couldn't get a good shot of the really good signs. Then later when I was having lunch with my old boss, we were seated next to this screen and I instantly knew it would be my picture of the day. I felt like I was sitting next to a confessional screen. So it sort of fits with the first photo.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 56

Hello Sunshine.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 55

Mickey's on the edge.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 54

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 53

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 52

Chinese New Year

Union Station


I couldn't decide between them so I chose to post them both. The one of Union Station is the ceiling. Cool, huh?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 51

New piano!

The quote of the day from Dean: Nothing is impossible when there's awesomeness.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 50

Some tough decisions were made this week after many careful, thoughtful discussions and soliciting of opinions and internet research and quiet meditation. We're on the right track, have been making great progress and now, we'll see even more progress. This is a good thing.
Today, I dropped off applications to a charter school near us. It's a public school still in our district but because it's a charter, there is more latitude in the curriculum and it can be a bit more alternative and progressive. We think it might be a more positive learning environment for the boys. Now it's a waiting game as we wait to find out what the enrollment will be and if there will be 2 slots available for us. When I walked out of the school gate this morning, I turned and saw this sign and it really resonated with me. Not because it points the way to the church.

It's the promise of safety, of refuge that appeals to me.

It was just what I needed to see.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 49

Delicate beauty at the not so delicate institution that is elementary school.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 48

Daffodils blooming in my front yard.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 47

Look at Kate watching Wolfie.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 46

Jack tries to get the volcano to erupt.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 45

Dean's first piano lesson with Uncle Peter.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 44

Tulips for Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 43

Remnants of a mighty battle.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 42

Jack at the end of soccer practice.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 41

Morning moon. So pretty that when I saw it I ran back into my house to get my camera.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Day 40

The sun broke through for a brief moment tonight and lit up all the storm clouds. I loved the sepia tone it created on regular old tree tops.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Day 39

Taken after my walk to the Studio Starbucks.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Day 38

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Day 37

Photo taken by Dean, my guest photographer for the day.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Day 36

There's nothing like a steaming hot bath after sparring class.

It was a really fun sparring class tonight. Lots of drills, focus on technique and we still managed to get in two rounds of sparring.

My legs are still humming.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Day 35


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Day 34

Found during my lunchtime walk.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Day 33

We saw our shadows, too.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Day 32

Dean was home today with a fever and a bad cough. Of course he's my picture of the day.

Life, Spontaneous Laughter on the Side

Last night while Dean finished his bath, Jack and I made funny faces in the mirror. I started it by pushing the tip of my nose up so I was all teeth and gums and looked very pig-like. Jack started laughing and then did it to himself to see what he'd look like. We laughed together and then he pushed his nose down and flared his nostrils. I mimicked him and we laughed and then, still holding my nose down I looked back at Dean and found him laying in the tub pushing his nose down and flaring his nostrils! The three of us started laughing and kept laughing well after it was over. It was a perfect 'in the moment' moment.