Friday, November 24, 2006

We Gobbled!

So today we are spending the day cleaning up the last of the debris after the big meal. Megan and I cooked a 12.5# turkey breast with all the trimmings just for our family of seven. She made three desserts, pumpkin bars, a beautifully decorated chocolate bundt cake with raspberries, and chocolate cheesecake brownies. I baked one pumpkin pie. Megan made a beautiful centerpiece and bought matching tapers.

Will and Megan got up at 4:30 am this morning to go shopping. John left at 7:30 to go golfing. I woke up early, but stayed in bed for a few hours watching TV and cuddling with my cat, Angel, who loves to snuggle up to your legs. Too bad that Laura (of Luke & Laura fame) went back into her catatonic state. The reunion with Luke and her children was pretty touching while it lasted. I guess it was worth wasting time to watch.

Now it is on to the cleaning, decorating, shopping, baking for the Christmas holidays. Yippee!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Cyndi!

Today is my sister's birthday. This is a picture of the Three Sisters volcanoes in Oregon. Our sister, Lori, lives in The Dalles, Oregon, so I think it's appropriate tribute to the three of us. Sisters forever!
Click on the picture for information about the Three Sisters Volcanoes.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Back to the Future

I'm back again. I have been switching between using Blogger and Mblog and now have decided to keep up this blog for my personal stuff--all work stuff is banned!

My friend, Sue, sent this link to amazing astronomical pics. Enjoy!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Long time, no chatting

Amazing how quickly time passes...when you are having fun, well not really. Winter has been the pits. Family has not been too heavy. Stephanie, pep band, and solo ensemble has been entertaining. David in church basketball is cool. Major decisions need to be made. The first one, about grad school, was so easy it was almost instantaneous. Switch majors to Ed Tech. The other one seems to be making itself for me. Well, time will tell...

Friday, February 03, 2006

Love your heart!

Today is Go Red For Women day. By wearing red on Friday, February 3 - National Wear Red Day - you can send an important message: love your heart! Three years ago, my Mom, Vella Mae Schible Primm, had 5 bypass heart surgery at the age of 79. She is alive and well at 82 because of the great care she received.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Not just another blog

Wow, I have 3 work blogs and a private Meditation Journal blog. Today I came to the realization that it is time to create a blog that is personal but that I can share. The title "The Dreams of an Everyday Working Wife and Mother" just came to me--hope it's not too corny.

Borrowed from Glen Campbell's song

This totally describes me today when I colored my hair and used a fascial mask:
She looks in the mirror and stares at the wrinkles
That weren't there yesterday...

Lately I have been doing A LOT of this:
The photograph album she takes from the closet
And slowly turns the page

I've been thinking about writing the story of my ancestors. This feels different to me from plotting your family tree, geneology, etc. When I was meditating, I started thinking about the past. We all have stories handed down to us from a parent or grandparent. We have documents and pictures. I was just looking at a crumbling book that was the guest registry from my great-grandfather's funeral, George S. Wilson died in 1936. I rescued this book when my sister, Cyndi, and I were cleaning out a room upstairs at my Mom's house a couple year's ago. My sis would have tossed it into the garbage. I am a pack-rat, I'll admit that. But I also am the Keeper of things. My other sister, Lori, gave me my Grandmother's, Nellie Pearl Wilson Primm, silverplate set that she received for her 25th anniversary back in the 1930's. Grandma gave it to Lori as a wedding gift--Lori was the youngest granddaughter. Lori gave it to me for safekeeping, she said her husband, Ed, might hock it =)

Anyway, I think this story of the family past has been rattling around in my head since I helped my grandma type up the Primm family geneology story when I was around 17 years old. The fascination began with all things old. I love antique stores, old dishes, Victorian era furniture. But now I hope to use technology to perserve the story, documents, and pictures from the past. It just occurred to me that I could create a CD or DVD of the story. Intriguing!

Wish me luck with this blog which will be a story of the present, but will also hopefully link us to the past.