Saturday, September 26, 2009

I Take It Back

I take it back. The morning sickness does not seem to have departed completely. I'm still smiling, though.

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Return to Domestic Bliss

No pictures today; just happy, sweet feelings. It has been literally months since I have actually enjoyed cleaning my house, or thrown my creativity into making a meal. Morning Sickness seems to have officially departed (although I admittedly slept for two hours in the middle of the morning today). The curse seems to have finally lifted. I am delighting in washing windows, dusting and vacuuming. I'm back to adapting recipes to make them even more scrumptious than the original. I am enjoying making after-school snacks for my little ones. And Anna and I are getting out for a daily errand (just to get out of the house and into some fresh air). Life is good. Life is wonderful. And I can't stop smiling. Yippee for the second trimester!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Super Karstie
staying up late

mii's for everybodii
stuffed french toast
lots of food
bike rides
wakeboarding high scores

light saber
jumping out of bed (or whatever it was they were doing up there)
John Williams song
Apples to Apples

Douhii's killer CGI likeness
more golf
family prayer

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Monday, September 7, 2009

President Obama

I just wanted to throw in my two cents since I sent off an email last week to some of you about Pres. Obama's "First Day of School" speech. It was posted online today for any and all to read. I read all the way through it and I was rather impressed. I thought it is inspiring and right on. I am grateful they took out the curriculum with the essay question about "What can you do to support the president?". And I am grateful the speech is not politically charged as it is being given to children, not adults, and that would be inappropriate. But really, as far as the actual speech goes, I think it is just the kind of thing a president should say to the students of this country.

I know some of you think I am politically naive, but I believe freedom of speech extends to everyone, including the president. If there are little pieces in the speech that are distasteful to some, that is fine - you have every right to find it distasteful, but he has every right to say what he believes in his heart is the right thing to say. I don't want to get into a big debate about Obama's economic or health care policies, or his even his internal policies; I just want to say that the man is entitled to voice his opinion - just like you and me. Most of the people who voted for the man are pleased with the things he is doing, most of the people who voted for someone else think the guy is a moron. The country was in the same boat last year, but the roles were reversed. So, go ahead and write your congressman and stand up for what you think is right - fight for it! But please, don't hang the president for exercising those same rights.

(I think I am saying all of this now because I will not say a political word in Sunriver (it's a confrontation-thing), but I want you all to know where I stand.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Before and After: the Entry

Remember this?

And don't you love this?


My front entry is finally finished! Yea!

(Sorry the pictures are so stragely oreiented - the area in which to take photograph is very narrow and long - kind of tricky for anything panoramic. I think I need a bigger house.) ;>

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