May 26, 2009
May 20, 2009
- the baseball went well. Greg pitched and they only lost by 1 run in each game on Saturday.
- Sherilee met us there and we got to have lunch with her on Sunday below the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Father in Law Bob let us borrow his Van and his Garmin GPS. Thank You!
- Dan can say he has driven through Manhatten (thank god for that GPS gadget)
- I have the best daughter in the world. She didnt complain about having to drive 8 hours to watch 8 hours of baseball and she amused herself by watching all the different dog breeds being walked through the Parade Ground Park in Brooklyn, a little sad that she had to leave Hudson home. When she wasn't dog watching, She napped on the bleachers to pass time. Awesome. Thanks to Gramma Cindy for babysitting her yorkie grand-doggie.
- Oh yeah, and after my whirlwind trip to the city, I had to report for Jury duty monday morning. 6 more hours of sitting just to be released without so much as one question directed at me. 6 more years before I have to do that again.
Now, is it really only Thursday? I am tired. Can't wait for the upcoming three day weekend!
May 10, 2009
May 8, 2009
"A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. As I wrote that farewell column to Marley, I realized it was all right there in front of us, if only we opened our eyes. Sometimes it took a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see."— John Grogan
May 7, 2009
Friend regan (as opposed to daughter reagan) included the quote: "I do not wish to treat friendship daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest thing we know"......Ralph Waldo Emerson.
She also included a wish for a happy mother's day.....
Happy mother's day to you too regan!
Us....13 years ago.
May 4, 2009
May 3, 2009
I love this song and was even happier that the video included long time friends as well as couples. My friend Sherilee left her position of employment this past week after an extended period of mounting difficulties. She routinely worked 16 hour days, not including the time spent on the road as an underpaid and underappreciated "personal assistant". It sucks to have your loyalty questioned when you've been giving a 150%. I am thinking about her and trying to converse with her more than normal. She just told me she has expanded her brand new job search to the Albany area. What? That would be too good to be true! Talk about change (smallpines). Come on up Sheri....we don't need no stinking billionaire!
May 2, 2009
Not the same old view of Lake George from this mountain. We had to look real hard to see any sign of civilization out there.
We made it back to the car with a round trip total of 2 hours and 15 minutes. This hike could obviously be done much quicker without my 10 year old...but in all fairness, we all stopped often to look at the scenery (and rest). At one clearing, there were weird plastic cylinders that were protecting seedling spruce trees. We were guessing that a slide had occurred to create the clearing and the Land Conservancy is trying to fill the area back by protecting these little guys. It wasn't until we were on our way back that we noticed that in this clearing is a good size patch of Forget-Me-Knots. A favorite of Jen's late mother-in-law, who was also my great aunt. Was this a little whisper from her?
The slightest thing happened today that I am grateful for....when Reagan signed us out, she wrote thank you.