Archive for January, 2013


Here are some highlights from my weekend:

  • wine club! 10 girls got together (that mostly don’t know each other) to have fun together while tasting 8 kinds of champagne (this month’s theme) and pairing them all with 4 different foods – stuffed mushrooms, onion tart, vanilla pudding with dark chocolate chips, and cheese filled strawberries dipped in chocolate. fun times! sheena was there, and casey hung with brains while we had fun. i guess they had fun, too.
  • lazy saturday! cora thankfully let me stay in bed until 10:30 for once. we woke up some, but i didn’t actually get up for good until then. we did go out to eat that evening with brian’s parents since it was his dad’s birthday. brian worked under the house a lot trying to rid it of some mold and mildrew created from a leak we had. thanks, brian!
  • sunday – church was good. we got baskits for lunch. i went to target that afternoon, and i got 4 new dresses and some other things. i couldn’t find anything i wanted to get for the house, but the dresses are a good thing! finally, the whole mezzell clan went on a run sunday evening – cora was in the stroller, and i held choxie. it was fun and felt good!


I’ve always hated to wake up in the mornings. I obviously want to wake up rather than the alternative, but you know, sleeping in is fun. Now that I am past the days where I can choose when I wake up, I always get up earlier than I want to.

Guess what? It’s not as bad as it seems. Most mornings, I end up bringing Cora to bed with me for at least an hour before we get up for the day. We fall back asleep, and then “we” wake up when Cora gets up. Guess what she does? She stirs and then stretches or sits straight up. Immediately after that, while she’s still rubbing her sleepy eyes, she smiles really huge and waves at me. She keeps smiling and waving and says, “HEY!”

How can I complain about that?!

jodie foster

So people are talking about Jodie Foster. Big deal and no surprise. I finally looked it up today to see exactly what caused all the talk. Here’s what I took away, and it has been seared into my brain and heart:

“Foster also paid tribute to her 84-year-old mother, who suffers from dementia. ‘Mom, I know you are inside those blue eyes somewhere,’ she said, ‘and that there are so many things that you won’t understand tonight, but this is the only important one to take in: I love you, I love you, I love you. And I hope that if I say this three times, it will magically and perfectly enter into your soul, fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life, you’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally okay to go.'”

Beautiful, sweet, sad, loving, and memorable.