Debbie's Doings

When two people sing together, they're in love; when two people dance together, they make love.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


There are times when I just want to be alone all day long. Today was one of those days. I actually would like to do it all week, but I can't.

I think I'm turning into a plant lady. Whenever I go to Lotte Mart I inevitably buy a plant or seed set from the 1,000 won shop. Today's purchases- rosemary plant and thyme seed set. I also purchased a rolling pin, the first I've owned. BTW- I now own 8 plants. If I had a little ledge I would probably try tomatoes and strawberry plants...good thing I don't have a ledge or little porch.

I really miss Laura Jean's lemon-poppy seed muffins right now. Though I miss Laura more than the muffins.

This weekend kind of stunk, I hope it isn't a preview of this week.

That's it for now- I'm going to clean up and head to bed and hopefully wake up to a better day.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

a shout out to Mothers

As it is Mother's Day (well, it is for me in Korea), I wanted to give a shout-out to my favorite mothers. I know I am not at a place in my life where I could be the amazing mother that you all are!

Mom- my real mom, she is incredible. She raised 10 kids, runs a business successfully and still manages to have her own life. You're the bravest, most devoted, funny and loving woman I know. You're my hero.

Laura- my best friend and amazing mother to Elijah (one of my favorite people in the whole world). Becoming a mom was so unexpected for you, but you have grown into it beautifully. You are loving, devoted, health-conscious (seriously, who knew that you would become THAT kind of mom?), fun-loving, and a blast to be around. Elijah is the luckiest kid in the whole world. You have that natural nurturing nature about you (say that five times fast) and have welcomed more than just Elijah in as one of your kids, the high school kids in Nelson are really lucky to have you in their lives as well. You ROCK!

Lindsey- my oldest friend and supermom to two adorable boys. I don't know how you do it either. Those two must be a handful and for me to be witness to the journey your family has taken since meeting Jon our first day of college, well, I count that as special. You two are amazing but Linds, you are the backbone of the family. You hold it all together. You're stronger than I will ever be and down-to-earth in a way Mom's are supposed to be! I'm in awe of your mothering abilities with two boys and nannying another little girl at the same time. Love you!

Becki- my little sister. Girl, seriously. You have the most gorgeous girl and I am really sad that I am not a bigger part of her life right now. You are amazing for doing this journey alone. Lord knows I couldn't do it half as well as you do. You are devoted to your little girl, even though she prefers pink and purple, and are doing an amazing job as a single mom. You are so strong and with everything that has happened, you are still standing strong and being your amazing self! I can't wait to see what is in store for you, because I know there is an amazing father for Naiyah just waiting to be found. I love you, sis!

Now I'm a little teary after writing this, but it's ok. You ladies are the rocks in my world, not rocks that get into my shoes and irritate me, but rocks that houses are built on. Solid granite that never fails. You are so inspirational to me and I can only hope to be half the woman that you all are. I love you all so much and wish you the happiest mother's day possible. Because you are impossibly wonderful women.