November 02, 2006

Spending Wisely


"Spend the afternoon.
You can't take it with you."

40 comments:

jase said...

... And you can't buy it or go even go back to it !!! It is good to see you spending a lot of time with your kid! Beautiful!

Bwahaha!!!!

A chuisle said...

that photo is lovely. and so are you!

hope you had a great afternoon!
-macoosh:)

Irene said...

Jase: Thanks, gorgeous! Still imagining you in your pink bandana. Haha! :p

Macoosh: Thank you. Afternoons like those make my life. c",)

SQT said...

What a beautiful picture. Can't get enough of days like that.

Peg said...

oh, how precious!!

krystyna said...

Hi Irene,
this picture is extra beautiful and lovely!!!You and your kid are sooo beautiful!
I invite you to my blog:"Amazing Abilities".
Blessings to you!

Bearette24 said...

this is a beautiful picture! makes me want to have kids ;)

Kris said...

Love the photo of you and your son.

He looks like he is concentrating hard.

EATING POETRY said...

What a fabuous quote! Thanks for sharing.

Irene said...

SQT: Sometimes, it's hard to make time to just breathe and bond with our loved ones, but we should. It makes all difference. c",)

Pretty Peg: Thank you!

Krystyna: I've seen your amazing new blog and i'm liking it. (",)

Bearette: Go go go! Having a child will transform you in ways you could never imagine. Kids are simply miracles. c",)

Kris: HAHA! That's my son's trademark furrowed brows at work right there! He is the most curious and observant little creature. (",)

princessr9 said...

Absolutely! Goregous picture.

Irene said...

Eating Poetry: Thanks for visiting. Hope to catch you again soon! c",)

PrincessR9: I absolutely thank you! :p

Irene said...

Eating Poetry: Thanks for visiting. Hope to catch you again soon! c",)

PrincessR9: I absolutely thank you! :p

Susan Abraham said...

One more lovely pic for the family album, Irene.

houseband00 said...

Great pic, Irene. =)

Tom Atkins said...

Annie Dillard is one of my favorite writers, and the quote (and the way you are spending your time) is dead on right.

Tom

zeroimpact said...

Ah yes... spend it wisely and the reward is incredible
Spend it anyway and still get a satisfying reward
:)

Claudia said...

That is a fabulous quote!! I'm going to have to use it!! And, not to forget to mention, a lovely picture.

Irene said...

Sweet Susan: That reminds me. I have run out of albums for our photos again. :p

Houseband: Salamat! c",)

Poet Tom: Thanks! I can't wait to share your newest poem with my blogreaders! (",)

ZeroImpact: Yes, spend it. Just don't waste it!

Jennifer said...

Niccolo!!!!!! Irene, only your child can reduce me to monosyllabic oohs and cooos. Too cute!

Famous Quotations said...

Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA)

Award Code


Thank you,

Irene said...

Captivating Claudia: Go use it and spend many afternoons living it. c",)

Jennigirl: Wait til you see him in his Speedos! :p

FamousQuotations: THANK YOU for the award! I'm absolutely tickled pink. Love you guys! MWaaaaaH! (",)

JR's Thumbprints said...

Congrats on your "Blog of the Day" award. Nice quote from Annie Dillard. Everyone should spend more time with their family.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

God, I wanna hug you both.

-Princess Shin- said...

Wow.. what a beautiful picture of mother and son.

brings a smile to my face.. =)

Solace Cai said...

Aww, that photo is so sweet.
I, unfortunately, have to spend this afternoon at work :( I would rather spend it shopping. Lol.

choochoo said...

oh, now you made me wanna go swimming:) But seeing how everything froze the other day, that might be more fun in theory

Ms. Val said...

Oh, what a sweetie. These are the days your son will remember when he's older.

Christina_the_wench said...

You're such a good mommy.=)

brian said...

Hi Irene,

Almost makes me want to go swimming. Almost. :)

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Kris said...

Hopefully your son keeps the furrowed brows and curosity. Children too often lose it when they get older and find themselves discouraged.

thethinker said...

Great photograph.

It makes me want to take a bubble bath.

ari4u said...

Excellent picture. Perfect timing!

Irene said...

JR: Thank you! And have you been spending time with yours? :p

WonderMom Janet: We're sending you a huge, warm, fuzzy hug right now. Can you feel it? c",)

Princess Shin: Keep smiling, pretty! :p

Solace Cai: Ahh, shopping! Now that's another wise way to spend an afternoon. BWaHaHa!

Choochoo: Take a delicious dip in a warm jacuzzi instead. That's what we did. c",)

Ms. Val: Yes, I hope the little imp remembers such precious moments when he feels like being a difficult teen-ager. HAHA!

Wench Christina: Good mommy? Maybe. Loony mommy? Definitely! :p

Brian: Go. Dive. Swim. Splash. Now. Heaven. c",)

Kaimor: Thanks for dropping by. Will check out your site. (",)

The Thinker: Do it! It will take the bah-hambug out of your recent trick-or-treater experience. :p

Ari4U: Thanks for the excellent remark! c",)

Mimi Lenox said...

Beauty, babies, babes and bubbles all wrapped up in one. This has to be my all-time favorite picture on your site.

Irene said...

Queen Mimi: Thanks! I also consider it one of my dearest photos as it perfectly captures one of my life's most blissful moments. c",)

BluJewel said...

Beautiful...the photo and the quote.

Irene said...

BluJewel: Thanks for making me smile with your "beautiful" comment! Enjoy your weekend! c",)

mysti said...

Beautiful picture! That should be blown up I think.