Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sweet Freedom!

In spite of every roadblock and obstacle that you can imagine, I SWEAR to you we ARE leaving for Phylly and DC early Saturday Morning, I don't care how much we are running behind!

I can smell it.
I can taste it.
I can feel it creeping ever closer and it is almost within my reach.
I will not be denied.

This has been a rough and busy semester, make that year. I am so ready for and in desperate need of a break.

Get me outta here!

I'll be out of pocket and incommunicado for approx. 2 weeks.

Our first stop is the King Tut exhibit. It is only visiting 4 cities and Philly is the last stop on the list. I saw it once about 25 years ago, but no one else in the family has. The kids weren't even born yet. We purchased advanced tickets over a year ago and everyone is really excited. AND, I've NEVER been to PHILLY. So of course while there we are going to eat the infamous Philly Cheesesteak, see the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross' house, Constitution Hall, the Ben Franklin museum and any thing else we can find that looks old and historical.

Next stop DC.
We are taking in all the typical tourist stuff. Again, I was there maybe 30 years ago, but no one else has been there. I've heard that the White House is still white, go figure, and they have a few more statues and memorials. Actually, I love that kind of stuff.

The best news of all is that my goddaughter, Lisa, is going to come down from NYC and meet up with us for a day. I am so eager to see her!!

While I'm in the neighborhood, if anyone wants me to drop in and deliver a message to George W., just let me know.

See ya in 2 weeks.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Sir Conlan Matthew Fields has ARRIVED

After a long wait, a rough labor and a c-section, Todd and Sheila's young prince is finally here!
7 lbs 15.5 oz.
Twenty inches long.
Bright Blue eyes with light brown hair.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


"Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born ...
living is what you do with it." -- Jim Allen

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between." -- Diane Ackerman

"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life." -- Albert Camus