Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
(meg) "that hurt my feelings!"
(kyra) "i'm sorry. really. i was joking."
(meg) (crying) "it's not a joking matter!"
(kyra) "well, i said i'm sorry. do you forgive me?"
(kyra) "well i said i'm sorry. you have to forgive me."
(meg) (emphatically) "fine. i forgive you. but i don't want to."
ah, the sweet sounds of reconciliation. :)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
and curtis noted something fascinating... on our way home, we sailed directly into the wind... think about that for a second - we used the power of the wind which was blowing straight at us to sail forward into said wind. i have no idea who that works! so cool...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
totally stone cold dead, jim. and i took a picture of it. i couldn't bring myself to get any closer with the camera, or even with the zoom. i didn't even look through the view finder - i couldn't bring myself to. it was too... creepy. and yet, i couldn't not take the picture. many of you know this is the 2nd time in 4 years this has happened to us... and some of you thought i was lying about the first time. well, guess what. i wasn't lying. squirrels can't swim, and are apparently stupid enough to jump in the pool.
the kicker is that i called curtis home to dispose of the poor thing before the girls got home from school - and he said that rigor mortis was so set that when he lifted it out of the pool with his pitchfork, the tail stood straight out. eeeewwwwwww!
but he buried it respectfully - aside from having to use the shovel to break the squirrels tail to get it to fold into the hole he had dug - because God made squirrels, too. even the stupid ones.
yesterday, she came home in a bucket of tears. the same boy had been pestering her at recess, and when she wouldn't respond how he wanted, he growled at her, "i hate you!". for all her own bluster, meg has a sensitive little heart, and was so sad! so she came home and we sort of talked it over, and she decided to write him a note.
it was a very nice, sincere apology. she said that his words hurt her feelings, and she was sorry that she hadn't just told him that they were playing princesses. it was very conciliatory... right up til the P.S. which said, in very careful & swoopy cursive, "you may already know this, but boys are mean to the girls they LOVE!"
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
love the people you need to love today. it may be the only day you have to do it.
Friday, May 16, 2008
also, for a quick laugh, failblog.org - it's sort an america's funniest home videos in photo essay - i laughed hard!
have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
or let your surfing change the world. go to world vision and sponsor a kid who needs you, or buy shoes from tom's and automatically give shoes to someone who doesn't have any. or go to freerice.com and answer vocabulary questions for rice bowls for developing nations - really, it's free.
Monday, May 12, 2008
but i do hope you called your mom. :)
it's cool and rainy in the carolina's today - lovely, really. i hope wherever you are today you find a bit of contentment unexpectedly.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
in brighter news, it's going to be a gorgeous day & the girls are off early, so sarah and i are taking them to duke gardens to hang out. i'll try to remember my camera to take pictures of all the baby birds, turtles, flowers and other glories of nature! every now and then a day is perfect - i hope this is one of them.
Monday, May 05, 2008
in the catagory of movies, i've seen three fantastic films lately!
- eastern promises - this movie definitely earns it's "R" rating, but the story is tight, the acting is fantastic and the ending is ... well, go rent it! it was 4 stars for sure!
- gone baby gone - this movie got really good critical reviews, so i was prepared to hate it. "nuanced" generally means "boring" and "deft story telling" usually means "pointless". this movie was neither! curtis and i were both glued to our seats - it was gripping & well told & surprising & left us gaping at each other, asking "what would you do?" 5 stars. totally.
- born into brothels - this is a stunning documentary of the children of india who are born to prostitutes in the red light districts. a photographer who went to document the lives of the women fell in love with the children, and began to teach them photography - and much of the story is told through their own photos of life in the brothels. this manages to tell the truth of their story without leaving the viewer despairing... definitely worth it.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
it's the "yet still" that is so profound. that "yet still", despite it all i belong to him. that "yet still" he loves me. that "yet still" i am a daughter. "yet still...he is mine forever."