Friday, September 28, 2007

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"

- K. Vonnegut

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


This weekend, we were visited by the Houstonians: Allen, my cousin and our friend, Adam. These guys, plus Alysson, my niece, makes for a houseload of guests. Luckily, our sofa is plush (thanks, Jeffster).

Highlights of the weekend included esoteric French Absinthe and a trip to the peak of the Rigi. A few photos:

View from the Rigi (1800m)

Adam daring the cliff (1802m) - Click photo to enlarge

Thursday, September 20, 2007

What a night!

So, did you know that Coy had his debut performance in a rock band called 'Sons of Coco'? I should have written about it by now- the concert was two weeks ago. The band is led by an Australian co-worker of Coy's. He and a pal have been playing around town for about a year. Coy joined them with his banjo and he was awesome! They played 'Wagon Wheel' by Old Crow Medicine Show.

When the band came back from a break, Pete said something about it being a special night and how 30 years before someone had been born in Memphis. I thought that the band might play 'Happy Birthday.' I was a bit embarrassed and I wondered where Coy had gone. And then, Elvis walked into the building- white jumpsuit with sequins, amazing pompadour, red scarf, huge glasses, and spectacular sideburns. And the King didn't just look good, he sang and danced.

Yeah, it was a pretty good birthday surprise!
Did you notice the drastic facial hair change?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

"Stand at the crossroads and look,
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your soul."
Jeremiah 6:16

so much to thankful for
so much to look forward to

I've typed and deleted sentences for the past thirty minutes now. I don't have enough words. Or maybe my mind is losing vocabulary with age. This verse was my goal for the start of a new decade.