The Skunk and Tiger

"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So Long, 2008

It has been an exciting year both historicly and personally. We are expecting big changes and challenges in the new year. Its hard to beleve that Sam will be starting school in 2009. Adele is surpising us every day and I hope we can get some answers on her developmental delays soon. The best parts of 2008 were the moments we got to share with our friends and family. I regret we did not have as much time as we would have liked and there are some we did not get to see at all this year, but I hope we change that in the next. I believe life is about the people you share it with and the places you discover together. I know I sound like a sentimental sap. Oh well, I truly can not help myself.

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

-Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Best You Tube 2008.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas, we sure did. Now that the end of the year is looming I will be posting various lists from other sites, because I am so original and creative.

YouTube's Best Of 2008: Top Ten (VIDEO)
from Huffington Post

10. Everybody Knows Who Sarah Silverman Is F***ing
9. Yes We Can
8. You Can Vote However You Like
7. Tom Cruise On Tom Cruise: Scientologist
6. Andy Samberg, King Of YouTube
5. Star Wars According To A Three-Year-Old
4. Corey Won't Take Off His Sunglasses
3. Drunk History
2. Indian Baby Toss Ritual
1. O'Reilly Does It Live

I don't find the Andy Samberg one funny, not all of these are funny or interesting remember it is You Tube. I only linked the ones I found watchable. I am glad my favorite made #1.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Kids

Took this photo right from our own driveway.
Shopping is done, and the cards have been sent. We watched the Wizard of Oz tonight. When Toto pulled back the Wizard's curtain Sam yelled "It's John McCain!."

Peace and Love.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Rage.

Sam was sick today, although he does not look like it here. I have shoveled our driveway and sidewalk 3 times in the past 24 hours. Bring it on Mr. Winter.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Back at Blogging.

Photo by Anne. Wall of drawings at Meditaran Resturant

Been away just letting the Obama victory sink in and watching the shoes fly at Bush. What a send off to a disastrous legacy. I have not been following the political news much lately. To depressing with the Big 3 and the rest of the economy going down. Sticking to the junk tabloid news, OJ in prison and the case of the imaginary Florida nanny. Finished my Backwater book finally, have made it to Kings in the Bible. Chronicles, Samuel, Kings; they read much like a season or two of Sopranos, only more violent and less dinning.
Had Jury duty, but the defendant plead guilty after hearing the prosecution's opening statements. Should have known better, only wealthy and powerful get away with racketeering.
Fatherhood is what has kept me away from the computer, and that is OK. However things have been a little frightening. Adele is nearing her first birthday, but she has been functioning at the level of a six month old. Our little girl is very engaging and loves to laugh, she is aware of her surroundings, full of energy but having difficulty moving her legs and arms due to apparent muscle tension She has passed a hearing test, and will be seeing optometrist and a neurologist in the upcoming month. The Early On folks are seeing her and she is getting physical and occupational therapy. Its a great service and I hope it continues to be funded. She is able to sit up know, which is something she could not do a month ago. She is improving at grabbing, but still can not raise her hands up over her head or crawl. I know other kids her age are walking now with little or no assistance. In some ways your second child can give you a bigger scare because you can not help but compare them to your first. Unfair but true. Sam was able to feed himself cake on his first birthday, we know Adele can not do this, yet.
No matter what she is loved and that is most important.

Its going to snow about eight inches tonight, just did some preliminary shoveling. Take care if you are going to have to drive in Michigan tomorrow.

Peace and Love.