Monday, July 25, 2011

Out from my window across from the city
I have what's considered a good view
Two blocks from the subway, three from the fountain
Where I walk to break in new shoes

She stands on the sidewalk just waving at taxis
Like horses in parades in passing
I ask where she's headed she tells me,
"Ohio, I've not seen my mother in ages
It's been a long time, a real long time."

Out from my window "How far is Ohio?"
She laughed and pointed out east
She said, "I grew up there with my dear mother
And I haven't seen her since thirteen.

You see, I was taken while she lay sleeping
By my father's hired man
We moved to city so far from my family
I haven't been back there since.
It's been a long time, a real long time."

Out from my window please hear me Ohio
Your daughter wants to come home
She longs to be with you to hug you to kiss you
To never leave her alone

And I've gotten know her to live with to love her
It's hard to see her leave
She belongs to her mother and the state of Ohio
I wish she belonged to me

See you sometime, see you sometime

-Damien Jurado

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mom's day off...

Since about mid-deployment I have been saying all I need is a day off.  One day to not get woken up by a little mini at 5am. One. Day.
So last night I (rudely, so I am told) declared, "Tomorrow is it!  Tomorrow is my day.  The rules go like this: no one is to wake me up under any circumstances, I will not be cooking, and most of all, I WILL NOT being doing dishes!  This by the way, does not mean you can leave a full sink for me on Monday..."
I slept until 8:30.  Eight, glorious thirty.
And Chris even did the dishes!

This is evidence that Chris has never done the dishes in this house.  Just sayin'.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Birch Aquarium July 4th, 2011

Stay-Cation 2011

Self/Family Portrait

Not to brag but...

Yesterday, I sat on the flight deck of the ship that buried Osama Bin Laden, on our nations anniversary, surrounded by one of the biggest fireworks displays in the US- sometimes this life has it's perks. I can't tell you how proud I felt, or how thankful I was to be in this country with my little sweet family. Here are a few of my favorite pics: