That’s the new word. It’s amazing how quickly she picks up words. I’ll really have be to sure not to say crap or sucks or other inappropriate words for that matter. She’s babbling all the time and picking sounds and there is even inflection in her little voice. Ball, Dog (or Doc), Dadda, Mama, Uh Oh, and numerous other sounds. I think the most fun thing to watch is her point at something and say what sounds to us like, “What’s that?” So stinkin cute I can’t stand it.

And here she is this morning with Daddy’s glasses. She pulled them off his face and said, “uh oh.” and giggled. So sweet.

img_0273 I love watching her do new things too. Last night in the tub I left the water running. She would touch it with both hands and try and grab it. Then she turned her head around and let the water run on her head and smiled and smiled. Her moves are so deliberate. She’s a thinking and figures things out. She doesn’t tend to get frustrated when she can’t get what she wants or do what she wants. She’s completely on the mend. After a nasty bout of the croup that turned into a nastier cold we are almost well. A little runny nose and a little cough here or there, but mostly well. 

And I’m on the mend too. Yesterday was the first day since the surgery that I started to feel like it’s healing. Thank you God – I needed some relief.

And it’s Friday and I’m so thankful for the weekend. JD is probably working this weekend on the catalog and I’ll be solo with G. It’s the coldest it’s been so far in Memphis  – 14 when I left the house this morning – but it will warm up to the 40’s and be sunny this weekend. I’m also looking forward to the long weekend. 🙂

Yesterday during Chapel at school, the principal played and excerpt of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. I was reminded that things strike me differently at different times of my life. I’m not sure if it’s that I’m 37 or that I have a daughter, or that I am around high school kids every day, but something resonated with me like it had never before when I read that speech yesterday. More to come on that on Monday…

And hopefully I’ll have my Mac laptop back. It’s been gone to the “depot” for a week and half. I’m missing it. I want it back. I’ve probably needed the break from constant connection and I hope to keep that in mind when I have  it back, but I have missed it.

So happy Friday to everyone! It’s time for my class – Visual Communications. We’ll see how the students handled the “Black Box Exercise.” They never cease to amaze me in their creative solution to problems.