Thursday, June 18, 2009

Izzybelle's JOY

Is it just me, or do children "do joy" facially better than adults? Of course, based on my recent experiences living with a toddler, (not to impune Izzy as I expect she might be sweet all the time) they also "do not-joy" pretty well too! I have absolutely nothing to say and this is a cheap excuse for me to post this adorable little munchkin's picture. She is my "step" grandaughter though I'll gladly pretend she's a full one (-: I just don't want to take any credit where none is due. My favorite recent tale from Izzy's mama Shelley, is that Iz who's real name is not IzzyBELLE...has taken to calling her mama "MamaBELLE."

I'm still sick (got a flu or virus of some type, seemingly on the trip back from M.D)I've moved on to the secondary stuff that follows a flu/cold. There is nothing like being sick to make you want to get a TON more things accomplished each day than you would ever really attempt in a normal day. In lieu of any actual accomplishment, I've have brought you this brief ramble.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Photography courtesy of Beks

Back from Maryland

Ah, my beloved hometown. Annapolis will always be in my heart. How I love the sounds of the boats in the harbor. I grew up on the water hearing the nightly sounds of the Navy rowing crew going up the river with the crew master keeping the time. My father's office was on Maryland Ave, an old cobbled road outside of the Naval Academy gates. These roads were my playground. As a teen I road my bike through the academy and into town a few times a week and enjoyed the harbor and shops and city dock market where I bought the occasional crabcake or a cheap dozen roses to take my mom. (They were perfectly nice though selling for 5 dollars a dozen)

It was in this setting I chose to meet up with my firstborn daughter who as I'm sure any of my few readers know I placed for adoption in 1979. I wasn't given any other options by my parents and would encourage any girl in the same situation today to do all she could to keep her child but that is another story. For those of you who aren't on facebook, I post these few pics of my delightful day out with "my girls" The pictures were all taken downtown, mostly at Carol's Creek Cafe (fabulous food and one of the best wine's I've ever had) and McGarvey's.