Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In The Navy

That is it!! This morning at 4:30 a stranger from
 the government came to my home and took my son to
 meet his future (he is going to be a 'master of arms').
I have some conflicting emotions .... mind you I freaked
 out when the kid started kindergarten and he was able
to come home at noon! We have been marking this day
off for months and now that it is here I feel .... unprepared.
Like I didn't get to tell him so much ~ a firm handshake
goes a long way or there is a difference between doing
 your best and being a show off. NOBODY likes a
show off!!I remember the last part of GG of the finale
(which he used to watch it with me all the time)

Truth be known - I am having a hard time writting this
 post. My mind is wandering and I can't stay focused. I keep
thinking things like: It is raining and cold where he is going ...
I hope he doesn't get sick,I remember him sitting on the
 couch ... sucking his fingers and watching cartoons or the way
he was always up to try new things.I wonder (dreaming)
 how this change in his life will lead to a more disciplined
adult ... to a better police officer ... which will help him
 be a good provider for his family ... maybe a little league couch
 with the other officer dads.*Sigh* Somehow I feel this is different
from when he left before ~ maybe because it shows focus
 and commitment which means maturity and that means my
 boy is growing up into the man I always knew he was going to be.
May God continue to bless all his footsteps.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Unplugged Saturday

There is nothing better than a relaxing Saturday with loved ones. So to get out of the heat we went about 2 hours north of Phoenix for a roadtrip *RoAdTrIp!!!!* Snacks, sing-a-longs and nausea - who doens't love that?!? We found a state park tucked into Cottonwood and what a wonderful time we had. Enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Will Never Forget

If we forget the past
we WILL be destined to repeat it.

America IS the land of the brave
and we will NEVER forget!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Shabbat Shalom

When I was a babe, I used to speak as
a babe, to think as a babe, to reason as a
babe; but now that I have become a man,
I have done away with the [traits]
of a babe.

Corinthians 13:11

Thursday, September 8, 2011

2 Months ... WOW!

I finished Don't Cry last week - in 2 months WOW I think that's a record! *giggles* I wonder what in my life could have changed? Hmmmm! Anyhow - enough of that! This book started mediocre but finished somewhat strong - similar to Patterson that you can see events from both sides (the detectives and the killer) but not as smooth of a transition (Patterson breaks up the two sides via chapters, while Barton just triple spaces in the middle of a chapter to switch gears). It did have an twist (it was an 'ohhh' twist) after first plot twist (it was the 'given' twist). Definately going to try to read the follow up in this series which is hopefully scheduled for sometime this year. I now don't know what to read. *hmmm*
We went to the Re-Store in Anthem on Saturday to see what was there, found a white cast iron double sink for the kitchen for $40 we didn't purchase it because my heart wishes to have an apron sink but not for $800 - so I might need to put away selfish desires for the practical uses of my family *sigh* But what I did find were books *go figure* Book of Angels (for my Princess - shhh don't tell her), The Beader's Palette (great ideas for my bracelets), Heloise All Around House (it's from 1965 and it's soooo cool - I can't put it down) and last Cross Country (the only Paterson is the store - I swooped up that book so darn fast) I believe this will be my next book. Aaahhhh to read Patterson again makes my heart sing. I know ... I know ... I did say I was going to read Connelly's The Poet and I do want to read it BUT ...  (a) I haven't gotten the book, (b) if I can get done quickly that will give me time to get the other one and (c) *whinnig* I want to read Patterson. **FYI - Tyler Perry is going to be in the new Patterson movie (I, Alex Cross) I'm going to take a guess that he is going to be Alex Cross - I understand that Morgan Freeman is getting up there in age but I am not too sure that I like the fact that someone else is going to be Alex besides I can see him being more the Samson character. But it would be nice to see Tyler play someone else besides Medea for a change.**

Friday, September 2, 2011

Shabbat Shalom

Do not be envious of bad men,
and do not show yourself craving to get
in with them. For despoiling is what
their heart keeps meditating and trouble
is wat their own lips keep speaking.

Proverbs 24:1-2