Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tastes like Play-doh

That is the verdict of the three year old as she feasts on a cotton
candy ice cream cone.

Chickadee caught the bug.

Butterfly garden

Beautifully pleasant.

The Great IMAX tantrum

At times, in a family, democracy stinks. Especially when you are 5 and
out voted.

UPDATE: He actually led the charge on this one ... spawning my formula one theorum of IMAX films: IMAX + car racing = exit. Or, I + CR = E. Where E=excruciatingly painful to watch.

Dyson doesn't just suck

He also invented the air blade. It blows. Pretty neat!

Building 'coasters

Gravity is fun even if you don't know!

Watching the rides

Off the monorail. And they enjoy the view.

Lunch at Westlake

Enjoying the great secret adventure of 2008.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tacoma's own on iGoogle

Here's a great theme for iGoogle by Dale Chihuly.

I recommend it for the transitions between smart phone, desktop and laptop.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Just got off the phone

A very good friend of mine just received a medical bill.

It has the potential to bankrupt their family.

The procedure was medically necessary, and the bill arrived before her follow up appointment.



I was a bit torn up yesterday.

This person, due to the cycles they go through, has estranged their family ... estranged their community ...

I had to watch a neighbor basically in their final throes of what I hope was a manic moment.

No worries, nothing violent, just so many emotions and events that I am having difficulty processing ... but maybe it is not for me to understand.

Maybe it is just for me to observe and learn.

Learn and understand yet another person in our county could benefit from either universal or single-payer health care. Understand that I am able-bodied and can take the energy to change my position with some work.

In some follow up phone calls, I found a good friend of mine has done all in their power to help this person ...

This morning, after some rest, I am thankful for the family I have and my friends. Community makes us strong and healthy.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Yes, Father's Day was Happy

Yesterday was Father's day. And I have to say it was wonderful.
It started with the paper and moved into a huge breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, bacon (mmm bacon), waffles, eggs and beans.

Oh, and there was a starter that consisted of donuts and coffee.

After the spare child when home and a wee bit of finagling, we made the decision to head to IKEA.

All the kids are old enough for the kid place now, so we ditched them and set out to find the really neat things to put some vertical storage in our living room. We found it, and found something for the basement as well.

Though the trip took two hours longer than expected, it was a success!

We got home, go rid of some old plastic kitchen range and other assorted thingy, as well as the shelves from the basement we were going to replace with previously mentioned IKEA things.

So, I became one with the allen wrench and assembled all but one of the units we purchased, and am very pleased with the outcome.

Oh! And the boy helped put them together, which was a very nice and pleasant way to work the day!

That plus the time with tacomachickadee was wonderful.

I am very blessed.

Thank you, honey!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wow, heading home from...

Wow, heading home from many meetings and lots of good work today. Really enjoyed all that happened, so I miss my family terribly. I am also just testing out Jott from to see how it works with putting up a blog post. listen

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Great sets!!

Thank you Deborah!

Deborah Page. LIVE

Happy birthday John!