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Wordless Wednesday – big game + dorm life = chips




Jordan’s Super Bowl Meal….




February 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm 9 comments

a factoid quote – by Jordan



“The real reason the United States is referred to as a melting pot

is because

it has more active cultures than a cup of yogurt.”




Words from my son, who is now heading back to school to begin his sophomore year in college.  I said “I will see you soon” and hugged (squeezed) him very hard and left a few (okay, actually, many) tears on his shoulder.  I know he is doing what he must and doing the grow up thing but I am still a mom who misses her Pnut and a very leaky faucet.  Does any one have a number for a good plumber?   🙂


last trip

our last trip to pick up Jordy from work…waiting…



August 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm 12 comments




i know he has to go


knowing does not make it any less painful.



it is not a ‘forever‘ goodbye,

it is a ‘i’ll see ya later‘ goodbye.



it is a ‘i will miss you so, so, so very much‘ goodbye


i cannot wait for you to come back home‘ goodbye




August 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm 16 comments

Wordless Wednesday – leaving…too soon…




Kellogg Hall  at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL



August 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm 5 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

a college dorm room


a college freshman dorm room

Yes, there is was only one college freshman  in my life. 

This is was Jordan’s dorm room, or at least his half of it.

This is was Jordan’s first taste of independence and freedom. 

I was told this photo was taken right before he started to pack his ‘stuff’ at the end of the school year – thus, why it looks a bit disheveled.  (Yes, right, like I believe ‘that’ excuse).  I love this photo.  I see so much life experience, hard work, absorption of knowledge, hard work and love.  Most importantly, I see the place – the room – where Jordan’s dream has begun – his journey to become a filmmaker.

Jordan truly loved his first year at school and I could not be more proud of him.

photograph compliments of Jordan

June 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm 23 comments

“I have to make a movie…”

little man with Lego’s

dreaming his magical stories

bigger man with camera

filming his magical dreams

A future Spielberg?

A future Spielberg?

back in 2008 – leaning against Barney, scouring Entertainment Weekly magazines, with his 6′ Oscar behind him

big camera

2014 – using the grown up ‘stuff’

when Jordan was little, he would say ” I gotta make a movie” and then run away… to his toys and Legos…


when he goes away to school, he tells his crying mom

“I have to make a movie”

March 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm 6 comments





ideas abound

looking far…. in the distance

revelations shine





feet up
staring out of a dorm window
… thinking …

photographer – Jordan

March 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm 3 comments

what and where

out of his shadow

rolls an infinite highway

question is – where to?

the post script:

ah… what to do with one’s life…engineering is beginning to look pretty interesting…..but what kind………???????

October 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm 15 comments

not far but away

new road to follow

same moon and stars in the sky

away growing up

October 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm 10 comments

Saturday with Syd and stuff

The three faces of Sydnee Pee

pee 1

pee 2

pee 3

all pictures taken within a 5 minute period and presented in order

And stuff….

Hello – I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Saturday and a Happy Labor Day weekend to my fellow Americans.  Pee and I are home alone this weekend.  We have not much planned – I have begun writing the mother of all award thank you blogs.  I have the usual house cleaning and I also have lots of writing to create for my company’s website.  There will also be some biking on the trainer and running.

Jordan is away at school.  He lives in a residence hall where everyone majors in a form of mass communications.  He is the only underclassmen on his floor and shares a room with a sophomore, who is majoring in photography.  He is adapting well, sounds great but tired.  Keeping very busy, getting use to a college schedule (going to bed after midnight), likes his roommate, has made some friends and is already scheduled to start filming!  He will be working on the university’s cable news program and sports events – yes, college football!

Peyton, as you already know, has begun his sophomore year, soccer and driver’s ed.  He made the JV (junior varsity) soccer team, which for a sophomore, is quite an honor.  He is, of course, the low man on the totem pole, but he is getting his butt kicked – no pun intended – and loving every minute of it.  He is also digging the driving thing.  I am certain this was obvious by his huge smile in the picture I took of him behind the wheel for the first time.  I can tell he is missing Jordan and I can tell Jordan misses him.  Apparently, Jordan texts his lunch and dinner menu everyday.  Oy!  Speaking of food, Peyton and I are going to be co-creating a blog.  We hope to begin next weekend (we have been waiting for life to settle a bit).  We have the concept and the site. I will let you know when we are up and running….

Sydnee is forlorn.  The week after Jordan left was bad.  She did not eat, had a lot of stomach distress and slept on his bed.  When Peyton is here she lights up – when he leaves, she looks like the end of the world has arrived.  I am doing my best to keep her at ease.  She may be a dog, but she is my daughter and her brothers’ sister and she is having to adapt just like us.

I need to skidaddle, but before I do, I will leave you with some pretty cool photos taken last night at a soccer game which did not happen.  Enjoy:)

Game time – 4:30pm

south sky

sky to the south 4:35pm

storm coming

sky to the west taken at 4:35pm

storm scales

northern sky taken at 4:35pm

Looked like fish scales.

storm poofs

sky overhead taken at 4:40pm

taking Peyton home

taking Peyton to dad’s at 5pm

There were huge wind gusts, blowing leaves, breaking and falling tree branches.

driving home

driving due west at 5:10pm

Due to rush hour traffic, I inched-wormed it home, so I was able to take photographs when I was not white knuckling the steering wheel.  The wind was pushing my car sideways.

driving home 2

driving due west at 5:25pm

There was marble sized hail.


home at 5:45pm – FINALLY.

August 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm 14 comments

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