Home About Feed Archives Contact

A decade: Are you reelin’ in the years?

January 29, 2010 | Family,Florida,Iowa,Norway,Stuff


London calling, yes, I was there too

I love you, yes I do, well, it says
so in this Book of Love

Buona sera, signor, kiss me

Oo la la la, c’est magnifique!

Oh yes, the world will always
welcome lovers

Your love’s put me at the top of the world

Skal vi gå på ski?


Talk me out of Tampa (no, don’t!)


Beautiful Boy


10 years: Gonna take a ride across the
moon, you and me

Great-Grandma always takes the time

Oldemor & Bestemor: She’s got her special
ways to chase the clouds away


Just a boy and his dog

Rock-a-bye my sweet baby girls

I’m dreamin’ tonight of a place I love


Put them all together they spell Mother

Even more than I usually do

And although I know it’s a long road back


It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to

13 years: I need you to love me

I’d be made in the shade

Everyone’s smiling just for me when I go home

These boots are made for walking, and that’s
just what they’ll do, one of these days these
boots are gonna walk all over you.

On top of the world again


I promise you


They say it’s your birthday; it’s my birthday
too, yeah! We’re gonna have a good time!

Just keep swimming

I’m gone to Carolina in my mind

Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say, please
share my umbrella

W-a-s-h-i-n-g-t-o-n, baby, D.C.!

It’s not because it is the grand old seat

Of precious freedom and democracy

It’s the bloggers, baby!

I’ll be home for Christmas

You can count on me

Christmas Eve will find me

Where the love light beams


We are family, I got all my cousins with me

Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter

I get by with a little help from my friends

A word that means the world to me

Goodbye city life. Green Acres we are there!


Because I’m still in love with you, I wanna see
you dance again

Posted by Becky @ 11:06 am | 3 Comments  

Rocking pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

January 25, 2010 | Family,Getting sick,Iowa,Medical,Pharmaceuticals,Stuff,Weather,Winter

I just moved my mini-pharmacy from the kitchen back to the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. I hope I didn’t jinx anything.

Posted by Becky @ 5:09 pm | Comments  

Spinnin’ wheel got to go round


I have a confession to make. I can’t knit. Or crochet. Or anything like that. I have all this beautiful handiwork from Norway, and I don’t know how to fix it. Take, for example, my daughters’ blankets.


Did you hear that? That was all the Norwegians who know how to knit (and even the other two who don’t) gasping in horror. At this rate, I’ll never get to be an honorary Norwegian. Heck, for this high crime, I’ll be banished to live in darkness with the trolls and never be allowed to touch a pretty thing again.

In the meantime, I’ll have to beg for help from real Norwegians who can do things like this.

And this. (Well, *I* made the babies.)

And this.

And this.


Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | 4 Comments  

We? Wii. Whee!

January 17, 2010 | Family,Stuff

Posted by Becky @ 2:09 pm | Comments  

Sarah, you’re always running here and there

January 5, 2010 | Family,Stuff

This is a rat. Her name is Sarah. (Yes, by the girl who likes to be called Sarah when playing dress-up and pretending with her brother and sister.) It’s just about the cutest darn rat I’ve ever seen.

Posted by Becky @ 3:42 pm | 3 Comments  

Raising a glass to 2009

January 3, 2010 | 2009,Family,Friends,Stuff

Is this heaven, Kevin? No, heaven’s not this cold.

Super Bowl with the Obamas and us

It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

I held you in my castle in the sky

Blossom in the tree you know how I feel

Things grow in my garden (I hope)

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends

Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow, all it takes is a rake and a hoe

Howdy neighbor, happy harvest, may your forty acres soon be fields of clover

I wish jack-o’-lanterns hung from the sky and the seas were made of pumpkin pie

From the valley of the Jolly (ho, ho, ho) Green Giant!

How to build a snowgirl

The best of 2009: Dear ones in my life who know me and love me for who I am. Friends at the other end of the line (or across the table), willing to pick me up when I’m down. Love without conditions. Understanding without judgment. Empathy. Support. Kindnesses big and small. Generosity. Genuine interest. Warm hearts. All this makes everything worthwhile.

Posted by Becky @ 10:12 pm | 4 Comments  

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2010 | 2010,Family,Holidays,Iowa,New Year,Stuff

Posted by Becky @ 11:58 am | 3 Comments  

The whole world smiles with you

December 30, 2009 | Family,Iowa,Stuff

One of the cool things about school holidays? Lunch with Pappa. And smiley-face French fries.

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | 3 Comments  

I’ve never been frightened of being enlightened

December 29, 2009 | Family,Holidays,Stuff

They’re blooming!

Posted by Becky @ 8:44 pm | 2 Comments  

How to build a snowgirl

December 24, 2009 | Family,Holidays,Iowa,Stuff,Weather,Winter

We set out to build another snowman. One of my daughters said, “How about a snowgirl?” So we built a snowgirl. Her name is Cinderella. Isn’t she awesome?

Posted by Becky @ 3:03 pm | 6 Comments