Thursday, April 26, 2012


So, as I was laying in bed the other night, trying to fall asleep, I thought I would sing my self a little lullaby. Well, I didn't want to sing any of the ones I sang to Saoirse (after all, I was trying to fall asleep, not make my mind go crazy), and I couldn't think of any others. So I decided to recite a poem instead. I remembered one from when I was little - "Now I lay me down to sleep..." and decided that was a good one to go with. Now, we're not really religious at all, in fact I was raised Unitarian Universalist, but I think all little ones know this and recite it at some point, so I remembered it pretty well. Once I ran it through my head a couple times, I started adding verses. They were pretty good, so I figured I'd write them down. So I'll share my little poem here, and you can all use it to fall asleep tonight. It worked for me.

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep 
And if I die before I wake
I pray the lord my soul to take

But if I should awake the morn
I pray my soul to be reborn 
For I have known such sorrow deep
I know not how my soul will keep 

And must I rise again next day
My heart just wants to slip away
I can not go for is my fate
To stay behind and contemplate

I wake again and thank the sun
For I have the first battle won
And now my journey I must meet
To make my heart and soul complete 

I'll keep you close as I draw near
While pushing through the fateful fear
Thinking of that tragic day
When quietly you slipped away

I may be here without you now
Forced to face the why and how
But when I feel we are apart
I know that you still have my heart. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Me....

New Me Resolutions:

Eat Better, and CLEAN


Drink More Water - and better water

Exercise More

Walk Every Day

Move More, Sit Less

Do something Adventurous EVERY day

Read More

Create Lots

Help People


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Old Wood has an Old Soul

Craigslist has some great finds. We went to pick up some old barn wood on the south shore. The guy was super nice. His house was built in the end of the 1600s, and it is beautiful. He has an old barn, full of some random stuff, and an old carriage house full of antique planks of wood. The wood is amazing! We took 5 planks that have so much character. I can't wait to put them together into our new dining room set. I'll post pictures along the way. 

While we were in Chicago, we saw a store in Andersonville with some awesome artisan made wood items, and upcycled pieces. I have some great ideas now for some chairs to go with my table, and a better idea of what my table will look like. If anyone has some old cane seat wooden chairs that have broken caning, and they want to get rid of them, let me know! Also, I'm still looking for some old barn wood to use for the rest of my table supplies. 


Saoirse loved giving kisses! I loved it when she started giving real kisses. It was always fun to see her entertain herself in the camera. This time she could see herself, and she was trying to kiss me in the camera, I think. Either that, or she thought she was just so cute she should give herself kisses :)