Celebrating Bye Bye 09~Hello 2010

Plexi Glass, Phone Recievers and Miracles

No cell phones no cameras aloud...locker to house them while inside
Step through the metal detector
Ask for directions
Fill out pink appointment slip
Stand in line
Show ID and pink slip
Wait for clearance
Oops the jail is in lock down...sorry we can not tell you when it will be unlocked
Cold waiting area with families of other inmates...most are regulars here...one, like me is a first timer
Children playing with toys from back packs...I want to see daddy now
An hour later doors open
Show more ID
Filthy Plexiglas window station with black old style phone receiver
Slather with Purel
Batch of inmates escorted in...I know no one
Second batch marches in...still no familiar faces
I wish he knew I was coming
Third batch...there he is...here he comes
Sweet expressions of gaping distance yet closeness
Small talk first
Frustration and Denial...still
Whats that?...you mention God...your reading scripture?
You've never seen "The Sound of Music"...but I watched it every year
Suddenly...a recollection never had...we have yet to watch a movie or tv show together
I sing to him..."rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."
We laugh
Then he asks..."How is Dad?"
Here it comes again...that look of broken hearted of shame
I whisper with tears in my eyes "you are loved...God is here"
We say our goodbyes
Ferry ride home
Night has fallen parking lot dark
Turn radio on
By Selah~  Unredeemed

The cruelest world
The coldest heart
The deepest wound
The endless dark
The lonely ache
The burning tears
The bitter nights
The wasted years

Life breaks and falls apart
But we know these are
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
It may be unfulfilled
It may be unrestored
But when anything that's shattered is laid before the Lord
Just watch and see
It will not be unredeemed

For every choice that led to shame
And all the love that never came
For every vow that someone broke
And every lie that gave up hope
We live in the shadow of the fall
But the cross says these are all
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
It may be unfulfilled
It may be unrestored
But when anything that's shattered is laid before the Lord
Just watch and see
It will not be unredeemed

Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
It may be unfulfilled
It may be unrestored
But you never know the miracle the Father has in store
Just watch and see
It will not be
Just watch and see
It will not be unredeemed



Not Even A Mouse

Tis the night before, the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a snap shot is stirring, not even a Cyber-Shot.


December Baby's Declaration Ammendment

I think it has been about ten years now...ten years since this crazy December birthday girl made a birthday switch request.
"I would like to move my birthday please!" "I would like it to be May 15th please!".

It is with great excitement that I, hear and now, in public and in sound mind, declare that,
my birthday be officially moved back to it's originalness...ie December 15th.

Come on...really people...if a girl can move her birthday, she can surely move it back!!

In honor of this declaration I share with you photos of me at the birhtday party my step mother lovingly threw for me in 2004. I adore the glitter photo frame holding my 3rd grade school head shot.

Happy New But Original Birthdate Upcoming Too ME!!!!


It is a cold December night...I shall break my blog silence with this.

"Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains."
~Author Unknown~



Where did the summer go? That is the question I keep pondering today. The forecast was for sunshine however I awoke to soggy drizzle and thickly clouded skies. I pulled on my Crocs rain boots, a cosy polar fleece, and soft denim jeans rather than summer's standby Capri's and flip flop attire. It felt strange and familiar at the same time. I think it is time to dig through my wardrobe and beef up the sweat shirt supply.

A few days before the puppies turned 6 weeks old, while bathing them I injured my lower back. I had great plans for post-puppy days, immobility was not one of them. Two weeks of chiro appointments and massage therapy appointments transitioned me enough to enjoy a week long family vacation in Central Oregon. I was even able to conquer a hike. Somewhere in between these events, I also started a new job at the Kingston Quilt shop. Now here it is past mid September. Like I said, "where did summer go?".

When life gets hectic or full my blogging is the first thing to get set aside. When Cindy starts to make comments about how long it has been since I have posted a blog, I know it has been quite a while. :) Funny but when those lulls come, I miss it. I miss the creative process of playing with an online journal/photo record of my life progressions.

In honor of summer's end -- I will share a few sunglasses memories gone by:


20 Questions for Townhall | HOME

I know...it has been a while and now this silly political post...how boring, right?
Sorry Dear Reader, but a braveheart has gotta do what she has gotta do. :)
Puppies are gone, my back has been out..thanks to the stinky- pooping-adorable puppies, however I am enjoying the last days of summer by hitting the Chiropractor and Massage Therapist a couple times a week. I am also very much enjoying my new job which will be an upcoming blog for certain.
So I leave you with a few questions that I found worth pondering and printing out for that town hall meeting I plan on limping to next week.
Happy End of Aug 09 all, may it's last bit of memories be full of summer joy and abundant harvests...both physical and spiritual.


Who says playpens are outdated?

Though we are having June in Aug and had Aug in June, Tuesday the sunshine came out for about an hour...this is how I celebrated it!!!!


Let The Weaning Begin

The least favorite of my six week puppy journey has arrived...it is time to begin the weaning process. No more sweet puppy smells of joy when snuggling with them.
They will now smell like smeared food and waste unless I bathe them.
I slept in till 10:15 this morning, I think it was an attempt to avoid the inevitable.
Eventually Fairborn Guy and I went to the store for instant Goat's Milk. When I arrived home I prepared the baby swimming pool outside for my feeding area and quickly peaked out the front door to see if Fairborn Guy wanted to watch the pups get their first taste of food. I was delighted to spy my sweet neighbor Junne walking by so I flagged her into the back yard to join me in the fun.
All 5 were ravenous
Had to snap a quick shot of me with my weaning witness before she continued on her walk.
Thanks for joining me Junne...you little shy thing you!


Ninja Assignments...Covert and So Much Fun!!!

Last night I went swimming at 10:30 PM, yes it is dark by then. We swam by the moonlight in the Puget Sound salt water!! That statement has nothing to do with this blog but it is however a fact.
I am now a Mermaid Princess because of it.
Today I had a different sort of activity to accomplish.
This assignment is on account of a special scrap book and a page it can not be missing!!!
To tell you this story will take a while...so sit and do not rush this...there are lots of photos.
I need more than a moment from you please. :)
First supplies:
I would need my Ya Ya Bracelet...very very important

A fairly nice dress
An accomplice

And documenting skills...LETS GO!

We have arrived at our destination
Oops...we need to pee
Next we must scout out our territory
Looking for the best place to not be discovered...this bush will be great for when they start, but too risky for now...lets move out

No...not here...too open...we could be seen
This is much to far away...with all this effort we need a better view

Lets make camp here
Great...it is like a tree cave...perfect cam mo

With a window view
Oh crap....they are killing time...someone is late...they keep moving dangerously close to camp...
shhhh here she is finally!!!
Well...maybe not...false alarm
Our window view rawks

Zoom ninja zoom....dang the flash went off, hope they did not see us

This is sooooo much fun...that's my bff...she has no idea.
more waiting
I thought they were going to kiss...shh everyone is getting into place and so should we.
My accomplice leaves base camp to get these shots...well this one is very horrible
But I love this one
I told her not to get the garbage can in the shot...darn

Don't mind the crocked shots...I have the camera now and am shaking from fear of getting caught
Okay...not it is time to move to the formerly scouted bush so we can hear what is going on...
good thing we scouted
This butt shot of bff is accomplished by me sticking my arm out from behind the bush...crocked is the best I can do folks
This is my other arm out from behind the bush...wonder if there is beer in that little blue cooler
I heart this one. And jsyk, from my hiding spot I can even hear the vows...
I love this assignment!
Not so likin with this one
I wish you could see her sweet tears of joy
Kilts are hawt even when seen on a gentleman from behind..just sayin
Now you may kiss the bride!!!
Yes there was hootin and hollerin from the "large" crowd...but I did not make a sound. Time to exit stage left...oh gee they are all headed this way...run!
Lets go get something to eat...like pie!
Super Ninja successful spies...that's us
Washed out but in the shot...this cafe is historic...it opened in 1955
Don't we look exhausted and hungry
Here's to you Mr and Mrs Daniel Jandt,
may your lives together be as sweet as this wonderful pie
~ Married Aug 1, 2009~