Wednesday, February 13, 2008

balloon dresses


"At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you."
-- Jim Rohn

"Evaluation of the past is the first step toward vision for the future."
-- Chris Widener


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for all my experiences that will guide me today

that we visited my Mom yesterday and I was actually able to get her to crack a smile under her oxygen mask and to hold my hand; this is a slight improvement from 2 days earlier; her blood sugar levels are edging closer to normal and her fever is abating slowly

that we then visited my sister's home in rural Montgomery County and ate her scrumptous cooking

that Hayden has postponed returning to his home country for another week

"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable; to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all."
-- Leo C. Rosten


9 comments:

Pam said...

Well you can't beat rural cooking..this is a fact of life.
I'm glad you were given a nice moment with your Mom.

Scott W said...

Those latex dresses look hot. As in heat hot, not a Paris Hilton kind of hot.

Mary Christine said...

Can you imagine what it would sound like for one of those girls to sit down? squeak, squeak, pop, pop!

Bill said...

You are developing an obsession with those daggone dresses. Just buy one, wear it, take a picture to post, and then (for fun) put it back on after a week and post an "after" picture.

Your mom is, well, inspirational.

What did your sister fix? I love country cooking. It's smack-your-grandma kinda good.

Syd said...

I like the quote--the purpose in life is to have made a difference and to stand for something. I hope that is what I am doing.

Zane-nawwaa said...

I dunno about those dresses. Are you a closet drag queen. Reminds me of Waylan Flowers and Madame, bite dress, it'll fart and fly out the window.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Love those balloon dresses. Mr. D thought they were made from condoms when he first saw the picture!

Zane-nawwaa said...

I'm glad you had a good few minutes with your Mom. She is blessed to have you as you obiously were to have her for your Mom.

A Tampa Realtor said...

Lol, love the picture today Dave, you never fail to impress!

Jonathan