Monday, June 23, 2008

Lovely landscape

Another project to cross off the list.  We finally have some landscaping in the front yard.  It's beautiful.  It's more than I could have produced with my landscaping design skills (which is next to nothing).  This type of task required some professional assistance.   But the help was well worth it.  

Dear Lucy,

Saturday was a turning point in your life.  In contrast to your typical fear of water (i.e. refusing to go outside when it rains and screaming like a small child when you have to be bathed), you actually acted like a dog today.  Congratulations.  Instead of avoiding the flood waters at all costs, your curiosity got the best of you and off you went into the lovely Mississippi.  Nevermind the stench of the filthy water.  Off you went, head first.  

Although I thought for a minute we might lose you, you pulled through as I saw your little head bob above water and your little paws begin to doggie paddle.  Yes indeed, this is a breakthrough.  We're very proud.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Race for the Cure

This morning Dave and I got up at 5:15 to head downtown for the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure.  My work had a booth among the other sponsors, and we handed out 30,000+ pink bandanas to everyone there.  This year, Komen St. Louis registered 62,000 people for the race.  And that's just for the race!  I would bet there were 75,000 people downtown this morning, and it was such a great experience.  I was so surprised to see so many people -- young, old, and so many survivors -- come together for this great cause.  Everyone was so excited to be there, and it was easy to feel like you were making a difference.
Dave and I ran the 5K.  So many people were running, it was hard to navigate through the crowds.  Everywhere you looked was a sea of people.  But the sun was out, it was beautiful weather, and we couldn't have asked for a better day.  

Sunday, June 15, 2008

LaGuardia airport = the Black Hole

I traveled to New York for work this week.  All went well until I got to the airport Saturday afternoon.  What was a 40 min. delay due to mechanical issues, turned into 4 hours sitting on the tarmac, and then a canceled flight.  Two taxis and about 24 hours later, I finally got home to St. Louis.  

Saturday, June 7, 2008


This blog may very well turn into a sort of refrigerator recognition of my projects.  
Here's what I did this week:  

First, I hemmed and hung the drapes I scored at IKEA.  Less than $50 for curtains and rods! 

We finally have a little color in our yard.  Only two pots full, but better than nothing.  Here are the pots of Zinnias I planted.  Once the front landscaping is done (which may be a while), these pots will head to the backyard.  In the meantime, they're lovely in front.  

Hopefully my next post won't include wilted flowers.