Sunday, November 25, 2007

What's Black and White and Read All Over?

Well, the Richmond Times Dispatch did publish my letter this week, although they snipped quite a bit out and put it in the "Your 2 Cents" column on the back page of the editorial section. Kind of weird to see my name in the paper. That hasn't happened since I was 21 and I .... well, nevermind. ;-)

I had a wonderful weekend with my stepdaughter, Mom, sister, B-I-L, niece and nephew here. I only wish my Dad, along with my other sister and B-I-L had been able to make it. Just 4 1/2 more weeks, though and we'll all be together to celebrate Christmas in upstate New York!

For now, the house is sadly quiet. The kids are "resting" with The Incredibles and hubby has left to take my stepdaughter back home. I should use this time to get my house back in order before the week starts -- and I think I will.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

4 comments:

leslie said...

How fun to see a photo of you! You have your hands full with that 'young 'un', I can tell!
The Incredibles was worth the watching!
I am on the turkey noodle soup part of the holiday, how 'bout you?

Burbanmom said...

Yeah, "hands full" doesn't begin to describe it sometimes! Little Daphne has a hell of a personality and can be quite stubborn, outspoken and downright beligerent. I have no idea where these personality traits come from. ;-)

This is actually an older picture of me (last November) because:

1. I'm usually TAKING the pictures, not IN them.

2. I can't figure out how to shrink the file size of the pics on our new camera and Blogger won't let me post the larger files.

The Incredibles is one of the few kis' movies we have that I actually don't mind watching for the one millionth time (which I have).

I haven't gotten to the soup phase yet -- will hit that tomorrow. But I'm also a day behind since we didn't do the meal until Friday anyhow.

Hope you had a great weekend, Leslie! :-)

Beth in the Fake Plastic Fish Tank said...

Hey, congratulations on getting the letter published. I linked to your site at the bottom of my post tonight. I think you're doing an awesome job. I sometimes think it would be so much harder to be ecologically responsible while trying to raise a child. Well, we're getting some kittens in a few weeks. No, I don't think having cats compares to having kids! :-)

Beth

Burbanmom said...

Beth,

Hey! Thank you so much for the encouragement -- I really appreciate it! and thank you for the link! I wondered where those folks came from ;-)

Yes, balancing kids with environmental awareness can be difficult, but it also opens the opportunity to do some really fun stuff too! Growing your own vegetables in the backyard can be rewarding if you do it alone, but do it with kids who think planting a seed is like creating a magic trick and it takes on a whole new dimension!