Thursday, June 16, 2011

In Memory Of . . .

 Cathy (Drake) O’Leary

January 1, 1960 – June 16, 2010

Please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.
   
My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
   
I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.
   
I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers, of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
   
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.
 
 When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
 
 I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
Just look for me, I'm everyplace!

We love and miss you so much!

Melissa, Michael, Brian, Mom, Dad, Trish, Kenny and the rest of your family and friends


Monday, June 6, 2011

First Braces and then Glasses

She's being remade.  Top braces, glasses and then bottom braces (yet to come).

We picked her glasses up on Saturday morning (early).  Too early for her to not let me take photos.  So I got what I could. 

We spent most of our weekend in the car. Really.  We attended a funeral and wake and later, we drove downtown for sodas and to walk around the Square. 
And though she is on the brink of her 13th birthday, she's still got a lot of little girl left.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Currently loving. . .

Photo source: www.thenibble.com
1. These sodas.  Especially the diet flavors. 

2. This site has some really great ideas for a slumber birthday party. K and I need to do some serious birthday party planning.  She is 13 in 8 days!!!!  A teenager!  I told her she could invite 3 friends and we would go bowling and then she could have a sleepover at my house (I really need to get that guest bedroom together PRONTO!).

3. That it's the weekend, again, and it is going to be gorgeous!!!  Though filled, with lots of stuff to do. Will Mister and I find the time??? Maybe not.  Tonight, Mom needs to drop her car off at Keith's so he can fix it.  I will take her home.  Tomorrow, K and I get our new glasses and then we pick up Mom and are off to a funeral.  Sunday, Mom and I have a bingo outing. I also need to do some laundry and general housecleaning.
Hope your weekend grand!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Having Help Cuts the Work in Half

My Mom helped me clean out “big room” a/k/a the upstairs living room.  This room is big enough to also house the scrap area and the sewing area.  I am so grateful for her help.  She totally motivates me to get it started and get it done.  Without her, I'd be on one of those "this broad's house needs cleaned" shows. Really.  Not Hoarders though.  Not yet at least.  So, basically the surface cleaning is done.  I still need to wash the floor and window.  Launder the curtains. Dust.  And then, later, much later, once the roof is fixed, retile part of the ceiling and re-hang the trim.  

Friday evening was spent watching “Bridges of Madison County” with the Mister.  Lovely evening.
Saturday morning, Mom and I shopped.  Later Amanda and the kiddies visited and K stayed.  She is still not eating all that well, so we had ice cream for dinner.  She spent most of the time with her friend.  Mom came in towards evening and we watched Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows.  IT WAS GOOD.

Sunday morning was spent whipping up a lunch to take to Amanda’s.  Everything turned out really good.  After lunch, I came home and then the Mister joined me. 

Monday, (I heart 3 day weekends) Mom and I traveled over to the Waterfront to check out these awesome wall stick and peel hangings and then to Giant Eagle to pick up some grub for lunch.  After lunch is when we tackled that “big room.”

Last night was bowling and even though my partner didn't show (he had softball and hit 4 for 4!), I won two out of 3.  Yay me!

Stay cool! (We are having a heat wave, but I love it!!!)