Saturday, February 28, 2009
I must have wrenched my back during the sit-ups in Group Power on Wednesday night. Not knowing it, I had two elliptical workouts and a walk between then and Friday night when the spasms came! Saturday morning brought unbearable pain. So, I took Naproxen, sat in my ergonomic computer chair, and read this book all day (getting up frequently and stretching).
It was interesting to go through physical pain as I read about the emotional pain of this autobiographical, Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Eugene O'Neill. That man went through such pain growing up. No wonder he was such a tortured adult! His genius shines through in this drama from the era of Realism. It is nothing short of brilliant and SAD. I'm glad I have HOPE.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
For you my dear friend, Missy! This is only six days later. They may have popped up before today, but I haven't had enough time to "stop and smell the flowers" to look!
(Missy used my picture from six days ago for her desktop to give her hope for spring, and I thought I better look to see if there has been any progress)
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Michael and Paul spent most of the day "on location" for the movie Road to Freedom. Michael is a British soldier, and Paul operated the boom (on the blanket). The goats cooperated pretty well, and I loved the way the light danced through this little one's fur.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I read Uncle Tom's Cabin back in 2004. This year, my kids are reading it for their American Literature class, and I found a fabulous reader at LibriVox.org. This site has public domain books read by volunteers and downloaded for free! This guy is phenomenal with different voices for different characters. I am getting so much more out of this "read through" since we have been reading other non-fiction narratives of slaves and learning the history behind this important time in US History.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I've been sick. Today would have been a beautiful day to go out and take pictures because the afternoon light was amazing, but I just couldn't get myself up and out. So, this is the view from the couch. The best I could do.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Rachel said this is the first time in eight years of cutting Paul's hair that he was looking forward to getting it cut. It had gotten WAY too long because I forgot their appointment with her in December!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I snapped the picture in this "Play Ashland" brochure when I went with Laura and all her friends (and sister and mother) for her 40th. We are all the women on the steps. I didn't bring the tripod. So, it was a challenging. I mounted it on a table and put some books under the lens to tilt it up. Then, I put the strap around the books and a pillow underneath it in case the camera tilted over backward while the self-timer went off!
They gave me two complimentary tickets to a play for the 2009 season and credit on the brochure:
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Julie taught me how to make a proper pot of English tea:
1) Boil water and pour in pot to warm. Discard water.
2) Pour boiling water over two bags of PG Tips English tea in a Brown Betty Tea Pot*.
3) Cover and let it steep for a few minutes
4) Pour with milk (I also use sweetener)
There you have it!
* Julie sent me this tea pot about five years ago. It was so fun to actually have tea together and use it! I won it in a drawing for Bravewriter because I submitted a picture of my son, Paul, and me having tea. I couldn't find it on the web though.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Shane came to visit from Indiana. It was a great day, but I forgot my camera. We went out for Thai food at a Woodsman Tavern in Philomath. Then, Shane came and spoke at our Perspectives class. It was great to see him!