Friday, October 14, 2005

At a loss

I'm at a complete loss as to what to post on my blog today, but I feel that I should write something since I've been absent lately.

I've been busy at work this week, trying to update 55 drawings with approximately 130 different comments that were given to us in a meeting last week. It's been a Herculean task and one that I accomplished with the level of detail of (is there some greek god that was known for lack of detail?). Which means that I finished the job in the time allotted by the schedule, but will require endless more hours to actually fix what I've haphazardly done. But, the schedule is king and long live the king!!

In other news, we're finally getting our landscaping done! We first met with the landscape architect back in May and fast as a whippet, they're actually getting the work done in October. (Whippet reference especially for my mother, who was a Minden Whippet!) We're getting cobbles put in our back "yard" and more cobbles and some supposedly "low-maintenance" plants in our front courtyard. After dreaming about this for 5 months, I still can't believe it's finally going to happen - I'll believe it when I see it.

And on a final note, I thought I'd share a portion of a really cute e-mail that I got from a friend the other day:

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than they imagined:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."
Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."
Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."
Danny - age 7

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
Bobby - age 7

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"
Nikka - age 6 (we need a few more Nikkas)

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."
Tommy - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
Jessica - age 8

Love to you all!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love you, too. Mom