Monday, May 21, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Saturday night I went to pick up Geoffrey in Roosevelt where he had been working in the oil fields. On a whim we decided to do some impromptu camping in NineMile Canyon. It goes from near Roosevelt to Wellington. These are just a few of the petroglyphs we saw. They were so beautiful and I got the chills just thinking about the ancient highway that existed in the area with so many markings and messages written all over it. The first picture shows where we slept (basically in the road). Geoffrey, asleep still, yes he slept in boots and jeans and if you can't tell he basically pushed me off our palette made of a yoga mat and car sunscreen, so I slept in dirt (how could I complain? At least we were together. This working out of town stuff stinks!)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Here is our cozy porch, the flowers were planted by Asher and myself. Annika and Asher planted squash and sunflowers in the seed starting kit, lower right side of the photo.More step-mother thoughts: While I've been reading these books written by "experts" about step-families, they haven't really felt applicable to me and my own thoughts. I was reading this novel, Nightwoods. The main character has just inherited her neice and nephew, a set-of twins. They don't speak to her, and she's never been a parent before. She is trying to wrap her head around how they are all supposed to relate to each other. She says to herself, I don't expect myself to love them (which she inevitably does in time) I just have to be polite to them. She also calls herself "docent Luce." Her name is Luce, short for Lucinda, and she considers herself a docent for the kids, a teacher and one who guides them through this exhibit we call life. That spoke to me, I'm actually a docent for my job, and I know what that entails. I've been falsely thinking I'm supposed to immediately love Asher and Annika and be ready to jump in front of a train for them (like their Dad would). But really, I don't have to. If I ever get to the point that I feel that way, great. But it's not a requirement to being a good step-mom.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Learning to Love You More project. Here is our first assignment: we photographed the sun. See her photo here!