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Hail Guest, we ask not what thou art.
If Friend, we greet thee, hand and heart.
If Stranger, such no longer be.
If Foe, our love will conquer thee.
-Old Welsh Door Verse

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sunset at Disneyland. After a perfect day I managed to hit the hub just as the sun lit the castle and the pink blossoms on the trees. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Husband and Wife

I wish I was a poet. I wish I had words to explain how delighted I am that these two are married! They have a lot of challenges - more than most newlyweds - to get through, but they will.

Disney 50

Why is it the older I get the more quickly time seems to rush past me?

It's been almost a year since we bought the property in Utah, and other than to collect some pictures from magazines, we're no closer to being ready to start building now than we were last May. And as overwhelming as it seems to get this house ready to move out of (whether we rent it out or sell it), we're not much closer there, either.

Happily, my new student teacher is working out well and I have two periods a day to catch up on paperwork. I wasn't as exhausted when Friday rolled around and am actually looking forward to getting some yardwork accomplished this afternoon.

I've spent some of my "spare" time (and used a few of my personal days) enjoying the Disneyland 50th anniversary - the "Happiest Homecoming" celebration. The park looks fabulous. Most recently I decided to try and find the 50 "50"s that are displayed around the park. Kind of like a scavenger hunt. There are 12 of them on the gaslights along Main Street, and I've photographed 27 others. I have two more from Christmas time and I'm going back on Wednesday to see if I can find the rest. I won't let anyone tell me where they are, though, because I'm having so much fun looking for them.

I'm still scrapbooking and spent a lovely day with Kathleen working on the current project. It's almost done, and then I'll start on my "50 Years of Disney Fun" album. I've been gathering stuff for it, and don't want to start until I've armored myself to go up into the attic to see if I can find the box of "vintage" memorabilia I know I have up there - somewhere.

It's a scary thought. The attic is one of the major major problems to be solved before leaving this house. We've tried live trapping, baiting and rat zappers, but we're still hearing the occasional scurrying sound up there, which tells us we haven't found and covered all the possible ways in for critters. Larry thought he'd solved the rodent problem a couple of weeks ago when he and Bart threw cotton balls soaked with peppermint oil into the attic from the access. We didn't hear anything for two weeks. Then, I heard something up there a few nights ago, and two nights ago heard what sounded like a larger animal chasing a smaller animal, then a rodent screech. Haven't heard anything else since. I'm imagining there's a cat getting in the attic (we've had them get in before). I'm going to have to get up there and crawl all over the space to find where they're getting in because I can't figure it out from outside. Crawling all over the attic is going to take some physical conditioning, some planning and some collecting of supplies. I'm only going to do it once, and I want to take care of everything that needs to be done up there while I'm at it.

In the meantime, this weekend I hope to plant the rose I bought LAST APRIL (poor little thing), then pack up some stuff in the family room (somehow when I packed the Christmas decorations I overlooked at least one box because I'm missing kitchen supplies, and I have over half a box of Christmas decorations floating here that need a home.) It would be nice to have at least ONE room that isn't in chaos.