May 26, 2006
Countdown to Niece #3
My sister-in-law April is about to pop and the fam is officially on baby watch. We're all hoping for Sunday afternoon or Monday morning, due to the holiday and the very convenient fact that some of the family will already be in Olympia and can watch Adalie and Kylia during "hospital time." Stay tuned!
May 23, 2006
In Which Clark Asks For A Kids Mower And Receives What He Asks For
Upon crossing the threshold of The Homeplace, little Clark Kadwell (pictured below) inquired of the Head of Household, "Do you have a Kids MowerTM?"
"Well I sure do!" replied the Grandpa-To-All-Children-Who-Enter-His-Household.
And thus the Kadwell children played cheerfully in the backyard of The Homeplace with Wagon and Kids Mower in tow.
May 19, 2006
Pictures from The Day After Mother's Day
Seth and April and the girls (Adalie and Kylia) came over to Mom and Dad's on the day after Mother's Day to hang out. I took off work early and so did my dad and eventually my mom. We enjoyed a relaxing day spending time together and getting pictures of my adorable nieces! Check the rest out at the Gallery in the Homeplace sub-album, "The Day After Mother's Day 2006." Enjoy!
May 17, 2006
Just a chat
Dawling, I simply have to show you my pictures of the Kadwell kids from weekend before last and pictures of my nieces Adalie and Kylia who could be twins if they weren't nearly two years apart. Not only were they wearing the same orange t-shirt, but when I got Kylia (the youngest, presently) up from her nap, I experienced such a total deja vous that I almost called her Adalie! She looked so close to how I remember Adalie at that age that my brain was nearly convinced that she was Adalie! They have looked so different to me up until now, but now they look so very alike. I wonder how Zoie will look? What color hair will she have? Will it be curly or straight? What color eyes? Only two more weeks (or so!) until we meet her!
But, back to the pictures. Sorry but I don't have them with me right now. But I'll post them soon, I promise.
This week is mid-terms plus a quiz. So far so good. Actually so far, great. Fantastic, as a matter of fact. I'm very happy. Only one more to go this Friday: Kinesiology. Whew, all those muscles! Amazing how much stuff I never knew I'd learn is seeping out of my brain pores right now. I've been dreaming of origins, insertions, and actions of muscles lately. Yeah, that makes it official: I'm a kines geek now.
So pictures to come. I promise. Hope you're all well. Leave a comment so I know you're still out there.
May 11, 2006
Have you seen my flex capacitor?
Whoa. It's May. (Yesterday it was February, wasn't it?) Maybe they've turned the MAX into a time machine and I should file this post under conspiracy.
Only one month into school and I feel like I finally have permission to be me. That first homework massage three weeks ago felt like an entrance gate into my true life. Steph came over and we opened the massage table box that had been sitting in my living room for a week. (It had been waiting patiently for me to get over the initial shock of being back in school.) We set it up, I took an intake form, the gate opened and there I was in my living room giving my best friend a massage as if I had been doing this for years. In reality, I was two weeks into school and only "knew" a handful of strokes.
But that's the thing about touch, isn't it? You either know how to give it or you don't. Sure, there's an incredible volume of information about what's going on in and under the skin—and that information fascinates me more every day—but knowing how to touch and how to heal a person through touch my guess is that it's a gift, and no book can teach me that.
So, to answer your question, I'm thrilled to be in school. I'm happy all over and excited for what's next. I can't wait to put the letters "LMT" by my name. Not for the status, but for the permission: the permission to be me.