Thursday, May 28, 2009

twinkle toes

I wore some really cute shoes to work today. And, I think every woman in my office commented on how cute they were. But, what I want to know is this: Did my hottie lunch date like the shoes???

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

a rainbow followed me home.

The entire time I knew her, Grandma Alice lived in Colorado. I'm sure it's where my love affair of that state began.

They have the most beautiful rainbows in Colorado. The seem to jump from mountain top to mountain top, coaxing you to find the ends. Growing up, Grandma would send me pictures of Colorado rainbows that they would print in the newspaper. Envelopes full of newsprint rainbows! She also sent rainbow stickers, and I must admit, I still have some of those stickers. I just can't bear to give them up. They remind me of being six and sending penpal letters.

To me, Grandma Alice and rainbows go hand in hand. And, every time I see a rainbow, I know it's her, smiling down on me.

Today, I was driving home from work and worrying. Lots of worrying. I looked to my left and I saw it. I saw her. A beautiful, out of the blue, reaching across the sky rainbow. And I cried. Because I knew Grandma was there, watching me. Reminding me that this, too, shall pass.

I took a different way home tonight. I drove as far as I could following the rainbow on my left. That rainbow following me. And, I was comforted by the time I got home, just like she expected me to be.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Dear Blog: I have neglected you. I can make excuses about how work is CRAZY (remind me to link my other blog here...), how I've had out of town guests in for the past several weekends, or how it's May and my free time is spent at the track. But, I know you don't like excuses... So, my gift to you is this: A list of things I'm looking forward to in the next couple of months.

1. The Indianapolis 500 (live and in person!)
2. Country music concerts
3. My summer camp's 100th Anniversary Reunion Weekend
4. Spending some time on Flint Lake
5. My birthday!

With love (and apologies),