Monday, April 13, 2009

La Meme

Below are objects that remind me of people I love.

Manjushri Compassion for the world. Click on it, the detail is amazing.

Baby Tenders to protect my two boys.

My Husband's Guitar.

The day that she passed, my mother sat here holding my first born who was three days old.

A Meme, or Me! Me!

This one is courtesy of Elizabeth at About New York and sometimes other places.

What are your current obsessions?
My son tells me it's the blog. I would say, it is the developing story.

Which item from your closet are you wearing most often?
A sweater.

What's for dinner?
Leftover Arugula salad, a protein thing, a starch and strawberries. I'll figure it out at the grocery store.

Last thing you bought?
Books as gifts to my family and friends.

What are you listening to?
The incessant noise of the Pokemon game on game boy DS.

Say something to the person who tagged you.
Hello Elizabeth, love those photos, you rock.

Favorite vacation spots.
I travel so much that home is my vacation spot.

Reading right now?
I usually have a few going at once. Among Flowers, A walk in the Himalaya by Jamaica Kincaid. I just finished Learning to Breathe by Alison Wright and I absolutely loved St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell.

4 words to describe yourself.
This is what my boys say: Number 1 son says, Hard Working, Caring, Smart, Fun
Number 2 son says, Happy, Nice, Good and Lovey. (not lovely)

Guilty pleasure.
Dark Chocolate.

First spring thing?
Flying Kites.

Planning to travel to next?
Virginia Beach, VA, for work.

Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Apple pie that I bought from my Mennonite neighbor's shed.

What spring flower are you most anxious to see?
Lilacs and Azaleas

Care to share some wisdom?
Laugh everyday, especially when you are worried or afraid.
I would like to pass this Meme along to anyone who is interested in sharing more about themselves. I also received the Friends award and Proximidade award from Life in the Second Half. You can find them in the column on the right. I would also like to extend these to those who would enjoy them. Pass them on it's a really good feeling to receive one. Here are just a few of the many blogs that I regularly enjoy: My son's really cool pictures around our farm. Exceptional Poet. A connoisseur of all fine things. A guide to living passionately. Incredible photo adventures. New York, Artful images and fun! Wise Woman of Washington, DC Masterful Teller of Tales


  1. Sorry, I couldn't get the composer to put things where I wanted them. I'll try to fix it later. Soccer is calling me. Peace

  2. So fun to learn more about you.
    You are a kinder mom than I was, I often asked my son to mute pokemon ;-)
    Oh yes, lilacs, dark chocolate and flying a kite. So wonderful that home is your favorite vacation spot!

  3. I was reading and forgetting to breathe. I LOVE learning more about you. Yes, the Manjushri is beautiful, do you sell these too Butternut S.? I love too what your boys had to say about you, that's what matters isn't it? they are charming and I did love crittersnsuch, I love your mothering.
    thank you for including me. I am excited to visit the rest you have mentioned here.
    ♥ Lori

  4. Hi! I love the baby tenders, I've never seen those before!

  5. Here are the four first words I would use to describe you: thoughtful, humane, intuitive, beautiful. There are other words, too, of course.

    The compassion for the world image is incredible. Wow. Thank you for that.

  6. Thank you for your kind words for me, and for giving us details about you. You and your son are two of my favorite blogs.

    Your mother held your newborn on the day she passed? I love how you have the doll in the chair for the picture. I can see her holding her.

  7. I am blushing from the compliments.

    About my mother's passing... My mother had not been healthy for many years. As soon as my parents heard that I had given birth, they traveled from Ohio to Washington DC to see their newest grandson. Mom sat in the chair holding and caressing her grandson the afternoon they arrived. That evening shortly after she left for the Bed and Breakfast where they were staying, she had a fatal stroke.

  8. Your photos are woven together so spiritually
    ..the photo of the doll in the chair is haunting.
    I too had fun doing the meme, which I first saw at Willow's. It's good to reveal!!Thanks..