30 October, 2008

Thematic Photographic 22 - Night

What better way to get back into the swing of things that participating in Carmi's latest theme ? I've missed several themes in the past few weeks. But I am feeling like I want to be part of the human race again. Wander over and check out the comments at Written Inc. You will see a lot of great photos, a bunch of interesting sites and you may even find a friend or two.

Here is my contribution.

Waterfire is one of our favorite events. I have written about it several times and I don't know if I ever really convey how insanely cool it is to be there, surrounded by the night, fire, people and music. Next year I vow to learn more about aperture so I can take a better photo. But then again if you have ever been there, this fuzzy, blurry kind of un-earthly quality actually sums this event up nicely.

24 October, 2008

Thank You

My girlfriend was buried yesterday. It sucked. But I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and kind words. I know I haven’t been around much, I have tried to pop in to see what folks were writing, but then wasn’t up for commenting. But thanks to the crackberry I got emails when folks said “thinking of you”. It was much appreciated. I hope to get back into the swing of things next week. I will be popping in to see you and say hi.

I leave you with what my friend and I sang to my roomie (as we were the first to the funeral home yesterday and no one was about) as our parting gift to her (after bitch slapping her urn around, “who the fuck does she think she is leaving us?”). It actually helped the hurt, and as it was unplanned, has brought “the other” and I closer together.

17 October, 2008

Good Bye Roomie

My college roommate died today.

I went to visit her this morning after I dropped off Spotty Chop. Funny thing is I almost didn’t. My kidney stones were making themselves know and I thought “well I have the day off, maybe I should just stay home”, then I thought “she has frelling cancer, that hurts a bit more, shut up and get your ass in gear.” So I drove to her house. When I got there the nurse was getting ready to get her up for a shower. Her mom told me to run in and say hi. Her hubby was in the room working. I gave her a kiss and said hey, I thought I would read to you (I used to read to her before we fell asleep back in the day) and she said that would be nice, she would like that. I told her to take her time, I wasn’t going anywhere. I went back to the kitchen grabbed the kids and started to play. I kept playing when I heard folks yelling for each other. I ran to grab the little dude (2) when he ran out of the room and out of the corner of my eye saw her on the floor. I kept the princess (5) busy playing camping even though she wanted to go potty. And then the nurse came and said she would watch the kids if I wanted to go in. I didn’t get what I was seeing. Everyone was crying. She was just slipping away.

Be at peace my friend.

God better Frelling enjoy the sox you are knitting for him

I love you

06 October, 2008

Thematic Photographic 18 - Kids

Well, thank god for Blogger dashboard. I have been so preocupied that I forgot all about the theme ...luckily I have a photo or two kicking about...

our first nap together

first halloween

first birthday



Riding with Dada

I'm so tired



cutting down a tree

Xmas at nannie and papa's

my current desktop

This morning...love ya Spotty

04 October, 2008

Dear Spotty Chop you were 43 months old yesterday,

I found out yesterday that my girlfriend has only weeks to live.

Her babies will not remember her and it is killing me to think about it.

I love you so much and every second I spend with you means so much to me. It is a feeling that can not be expressed in words. You have brought such joy into my life that I can’t remember what life was like without you. You will know what I am talking about when you have your own child (or not, who knows what choices you will make, but please believe me when I say that having you has been the best thing that EVER happened to your father and I and we wouldn’t trade it for anything).

You have done fun, funny and frustrating things this month, but to be honest with you I can’t remember a thing. All I want to do is hold you tight and never let you go.

01 October, 2008

Pink in October

You may have noticed a little change...I'm going PINK in October. I saw Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire at Carmi's (isn’t that where you meet everyone?) and she is going pink for October. As I have friends and family that have either kicked cancer’s ass…or unfortunately been kicked in the ass, this is something that I can really stand behind. How about you?