Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hey All

Things are quiet on the Dirkey front, I've been patiently (HA) awaiting the return of my beloved Macbook from the genius' at the genius bar. So I have been sharing the computer with the hubbers, which basically entails jumping on for about 4.3 minutes at night to randomly look through my email and gaze longingly at my feed reader.
Tonight I found this and I'm thinking I might just bring it out at my next few doula meetings.

Well when I get my beloved computer back I really hope to put up some pics of our amazing vacation in Maine, our new floors that we are installing this week and possibly some of my crazy ramblings on life. I might even enlighten you on what I gave the hubbers for his birthday which was celebrated with Melting Pot and Jim Gaffigan with good friends ahhh. Yes life is good even if I don't have my beloved computer permanently attached to my digits, which actually may be the reason life has been so good.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Things I love today

fresh cucumber and tomato salad from the garden that is so yummie.
finishing the hubs amazing birthday gift, I'll post next week
the hubs working from home
that my bedroom is devoid of the mountains of laundry that consumed it earlier this week
the birds singing outside my window
my house is a manageable messy that shouldn't take too long to clean
how nice the yard looks after a week of hard work
making Mama K's birthday cake, yum pina colada cake!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Wonderful friends are hard to come by

A great friend of mine has turned thirty today.  I couldn't let the day pass without saying a little something.  Mama K and I have been acquaintances for about 14 years and thick as thieves for about 12 of those.  She's the person I turn to (besides the hubs) to bounce ideas, grievances, good news, joy, thoughts and feelings off of.  She's not one of those yes people, she'll tell you how it is calling a spade a spade or a jerk a jerk whichever the case may be.  Her honesty is refreshing and has checked me many times when I'm overreacting.  She is never afraid to try something new and we're constantly getting each other interested in something new and weird (square foot gardening, doula-ing, sewing, crocheting, recipes, you name it)  I have so many great memories with her from some of the concerts we've gone to (Settle down Sparky!), to getting lost in Camden (or Philly, or anywhere you could possibly get lost), to our Tom Jones escapades, to watching her mature into the wonderful wife and mother that she has become.  When it comes right down to it all I can say is that I'm thankful to count her as one of my best friends.  
Happy Thirtieth Mama K!