Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A poem for today

I received a lovely book of poetry from my Secret Santa at work this year. (along with a lovely scarf, pen, bookmark, and photo album. Thanks Fabian!)

It's the Collected Poems of Donald Justice. I've been reading a few every day, savoring the poems. I though I would share one with you today.


Morning opened
Like a rose,
And the snow on the roof
Rose-color took.
Oh, how the street
Toward light did leap!
And the lamps went out.
Brightness fell down
From the steeple clock
To the rows of shops
And rippled the bricks
Like the scales of a fish,
And all that day
Was a fairy tale
Told once in a while
To a good child.

I wanted to add a picture of pretty sunrise here but it was cloudy this morning. Perhaps tomorrow...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday (12/27) Morning Jukebox

While on the way to work this morning I heard an old ELO song (So Fine) and decided I'd make a little ELO playlist to enjoy. Thanks go out to my long time friend Kelly B. for introducing me to ELO way back in the day!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


I got a new cell phone today. A smartphone that can now post to my blog!

Did I mention it's purple?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas tree 2010

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving we head up to the mountains to cut our own Christmas tree. We go to Buffalo Creek and find a tall tree. Lucky for us we have a 20ft ceiling in our living room. This year our nephews from Kansas came with us.
Our quest for a perfect tree is kind of like this one (except it wasn't nearly this cold and there wasn't any snow).

Here's Cody contemplating the task ahead.

And here is our tree!

Jesse helped saw it down.

Now to carry it back to the car.

Make sure it's secure, Uncle Josh!

You can see I was a big help.

Josh's dad was there with hot cocoa and cookies! Yum!

Grandma and the boys posed for a picture.

And here's the tree (kind of small picture so I'll post a bigger one soon).
Xmas tree finally up. a bit tall this year but we like it on Twitpic