"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."


One Lonely Flag.

Memorial Day. Another holiday where I get a paid day off and then some. I ended up taking the Friday and Tuesday off as well. It turned out to be a nice, long weekend.

Driving down my street, I saw one lonely flag flying from a mailbox. This is the same street that is all decked out Halloween and Christmas, every house is decorated and everyone participates. And yet, today I saw one lonely flag. It made me realize that I haven't paid much attention to Memorial Day and what it means, besides a day off and family get togethers around a BBQ pit. I made a decision to go out and buy a flag and proudly post it next year. How sad that when we have a day to honor our fallen soldiers, most of us are concerned about running out of beer and getting more ice for the blender.

So, do you celebrate Memorial Day?


I'm no virgin...

How's that for a snazzy title? This is my first blog, 30-something years old and I'm just trying to keep up with technology. I'm still working on my iPod.

So, what do you do with these things? I guess you just start typing about whatever is on your mind. Like a journal, only there's no key and anyone can read it.

I'm a working mom, juggling my career, my family and my own sense of being. I just started knitting. Actually, I tried starting back in winter when I was pregnant with Valerie, my fourth child. I got so far as casting on. I really need to get back on that wagon. I found a stitch-n-bitch group that meets near my house, I have to get to a meeting one day. I've also taken a liking to Desperate Housewives and any "reality" tv show there is. I dunno why I find myself hooked on reality tv, but it started way back when MTV debuted The Real World in NY. I also love taking pictures. I have a Nikon N65, but am working my way up to the Nikon D70. Man, digital SLR has to rock! I love my SLR, but can't seem to develop all my rolls of film.