Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Day in the Life...

Yesterday was one of those days...

1. Our new bird, Baby...she got out. The front door was open and she flew out into one of our trees. After trying to get her, using a ladder, her cage and a fishing net, she was gone. She got a taste of freedom and that's all it took.

Savannah and Baby...

2. I got a denial letter for health insurance for my kids because I didn't get the paperwork in on time. Um, yes I did, actually. After a brief temper-tantrum on my part, I decided I'd give them a lovely phone call on Monday.

3. We got the leaves raked up in the front yard, but there they sit in the trailer because...our suburban has a flat tire--hauling them to the composte dump will have to wait.

4. We took our kids to see Savannah in "Fiddler on the Roof" of these kids is nearly 2 years old. Need I say more? We could've used a mop to clean up the sweat that accumulated from John after he tried to wrangle/contain/quiet Lincoln for 90 minutes.

5. Because of the bird incident, John and I weren't able to squeeze in a little date before the play, like we had planned. I need our dates like fish need water. It's what gets me through the week.

6. I balanced our checkbook...enough said.

But, really none of this matters. Seeing Savannah dance and sing was wonderful and we surprised her with some roses afterwards. The look on her face was priceless. It seems that even if a million things go wrong, the few things that go right make it all worth it.


  1. I'm so sorry about Baby! How very sad.

    And Savannah looks amazing in that picture. How incredibly fun to be in Fiddler!

  2. Awe... look at Savannah all grown up. :)

  3. Congrats to Savannah. We're so proud of you!

  4. You captured a few good moments:
    Savi and Baby
    Savi after the performance of Fiddler on the Roof.
    A wonderful big family supporting the each other no matter how much sweat it took.
    Your trying to save a new family member from flying away giving up your personal wishes.

    Your day made me think of a stalk of wheat. To get out the grains one must first thrash it and brow away the chaff. Hopefully we can all blow away the chaff of our lives and retain those wonderful gems--those moments you shared with us.

  5. Welcome back! We've really missed you and send our love.

  6. Welcome Back. I miss your Blog when you do not write in it.

  7. Off the subject, but our long distance phone hasn't been working for the last week and I need your help. Several times over the past few months I've been prompted quite clearly to get Micah's & Lincoln's baptismal afghans completed. (Could it possibly be paranoia due to being late with Hunter's?) Anyway, I need to know what colors you would suggest in addition to the rainbow colors. I know it's too early for Lincoln to know exactly what his favorite color(s) are, but you would know what catches his interest now. Would really appreciate your help. You can send the reply via e-mail if that is more convenient: THANKS!