Friday, February 27, 2009

Coming Home to a Clean House

I know I don't really deserve a housekeeper. I don't have a real job (although I babysit my grandchildren everyday-is that a job? If you knew Andrew, you wouldn't have to ask).

But ya know, a few years ago I started thinking about how much time I spent cleaning toilets and mopping floors and dusting and decided I had better things to do with my time. Of course, I didn't want to have inches of dust, sticky floors, or gucky toilets. So the only way to have time and a clean house was to hire someone to clean it for me. Her name is Tamara.

When I come home on Friday and smell the Pledge or the Fabuloso in the air...the shine...the lack of heart just explodes with joy.

I don't let any children over, and I don't cook. It's beautiful for the whole day! Then I'm ready for the weekend and the grandkids and the fingers touching everything and the cracker crumbs and the toys under foot and total, wonderful chaos that is my family...and my heart explodes with joy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Old Stuff

So, I was scrolling thru my blog and wondering where my thoughts and drawings were. Where are the young women I drew and the modern dancers...not to mention the little witch hanging from the moon? Did I accidentally delete them? Then I found them on my old blog that was spelled wrong (refer to posting Sept. 30, 2008). I miss seeing those posts so I thought I'd put a little link right here just so I can find them: . And since I haven't posted any drawings lately--here's my valentine drawing:
OOPS! I forgot to put a watermark over it so it can't be stolen. Oh well.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ode to my i-phone

My I-phone
How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
The easy way you are to answer; Hello?
That little button that turns the ringer on and off.
The wide screen for watching my favorite videos.
The seemingly endless applications to entertain myself.
Jelly Car for Andrew who at only three loves the red monster truck.
Monster Memory for Sabrina who wins a new monster
every time she plays and is now banned until I finally win one.
Sandi loves Urban Spoon.
Rich loves reMovem.
So much fun in one device.
I can read my Sunday School Lesson on it anywhere, anytime.
And last but not least-
I have indeed arrived in the 21st Century.
I love you I-Phone.

Monday, February 16, 2009


February 1st was Harry's 16th birthday.

We planned the best surprise party with his friends at McHenry Bowl.

He didn't have a clue!

It was great!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pixie Hollow

Have you been to Pixie Hollow yet???? OMG!!!!! It's positively addicting! These are my two fairies. Leave it to Disney to create a virtual world that once you enter you will never want to leave. The artwork is beautiful. The site is as safe as Disneyland and almost as fun---and you don't have to walk---you get to FLY!

The boys who are used to having on line gaming all to themselves (World of War Craft-look out) are going to have to give up computer time to their sisters and moms. It is all for girls. No guns. No fights. No monsters. Just making friends and gathering nuts and flowers and berries. there are quests and clothes to be sewn. It's really great.

I hope to see you there sometime.