Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I was just thinking about how lucky I am to have so many really fabulous people in my life. So I thought I would tell you. Yes, YOU. ((((HUG))))

~Clover

Monday, September 28, 2009

Couldn't get the video...aw boo. But here are some snaps!



It feels like everything has changed around here. Kindergarten is a BIG FAT DEAL. There is the scheduling. And the school work. And the activities. And the new friends. And all the mom stuff. Even Sweet Pea herself has changed. Shy? Not anymore. She is like the most large and in charge 5 year old you have ever met.

And then yesterday she learned to ride her bike without training wheels. And I am all...Waaaaaaah! There is a video that I am desperately trying to post here. Bear with me.

~Clover

Friday, September 25, 2009

I have all this stuff I want to tell the interweb about, but no time to type it!! Blogger needs to come up with a brainwave interface.

Then again. Maybe that's not a great idea.

And do you even know what is keeping me from unloading the contents of my noggin today?? Steam cleaning my carpets. I mean, really. Could anything be lamer?

I really hate the childless, petless, shoeless, red wineless, souless bastard that invented white carpet. I would kinda like to punch whoever that jerk is in the face right now.

~Clover

Monday, September 21, 2009

I want to...
Bake a pie and eat the whole thing
Get a mani pedi
Sit on the couch with my kids and a blanket and watch movies all day
Be able to run 5 miles
Speak Spanish
Make money creating art
Take guitar lessons
Have a quiet evening alone with my husband
Fingerpaint
Have a garden
Drink some tea
Go to bed early
Make it to Yoga class
Finish the project I'm working on
Win the lottery
Get all my laundry done
Relax

~Clover

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nostalgia is probably on the docket for most of us today. I'm gonna just roll with that. But instead of reliving the horrors of 9/11, I think I tell you about my uncle.

My dad's brother is one of the most interesting and fantastic people I know. I didn't really get that until I was an adult. Go figure. Before adulthood I may have been a little self absorbed...But now that we are all grownups together I am really happy to have my uncle Barry in my life. For starters, he is probably the smartest person I have ever met. And he is funny, and kind, and can play the guitar. Which in my book is a super cool skill. He loves my kids, and hanging out with our family makes him a little schmoopy too. All fabulous characteristics in an uncle/grandfather figure.

His life has been harder than some. Vietnam Vet. Long haul truck driver. And one infamous family story about some questionable vows that lasted less than a month. (But what a great story!!) I think all that has made him a wonderful student of life, and adds to the onion skin layers of his down to earth personality that I love so much.

I am driving his car today while he is in New York with my dad - my grandmother's memorial was yesterday. When I turned on his car This American Life was on the radio. For some reason the fact that he listens ot NPR just endeared him to me that much more.

So here's a hug for you Uncle Barry! Have a safe trip. We missed you for Friday breakfast this morning!!

~Clover