The heatwave has finally broken (at least just a little) and we have had a few spectacular evenings to spend together riding bikes and enjoying the local scenery.
These shots are from a short jaunt to Inspiration Point, which overlooks that amazing skyline that I drove toward in my tiny honda civic many years ago as I moved from New York to Colorado.
This view brings me so much joy.
It also holds so much history, from my dad's early days attending highschool in Denver as the precocious son of a family of migrant workers (he was valedictorian of his class at Denver's East High, in spite of the fact that much of his family still barely spoke English), to my own early days as an independent resident of the state of Colorado, to the day that my Denver-raised husband and I moved back down from the Vail Valley where we first met and fell in love.
We started the long and arduous process of adopting the Q not long after moving down to Denver from ski country, and it was to Denver that we brought her on our return trip from China just after the Olympics.
Here she is re-reading (for the millionth time) a letter from a blog friend.
This is such an amazing picture, isn't it?
Do we look like we're about to jump??
I adore these shots of Daddy and Q.
So here's the thing: I've put it off as long as I possibly could, but Q's next (and possibly biggest yet) surgery is on Thursday. I have been trying not to get worked-up about it, but from what I've read, this may be her most difficult surgery so far (and we've been through some tough ones). We had expected to spend only a day and a night in the hospital, but I've recently learned that some kids spend up to six days in hospital after this kind of surgery. Safe to say that I am now beginning to panic.
So here's the thing: I'm going to need some moral support.
If you read this blog, and if you care to, I'd love it if you'd help me out over the next few weeks. I'm desperately in need of escapist reading. So if you have time, or if you care to, I'd love it if you'd send me links to your favorite posts, sites, etc. I want fantasy. I want the kind of luxury and beauty that I can only aspire to.
So, if you have time, help me out here.
Send me your best links.
My email is maialarkin at gmail dot com.
And while you're at it, if you care to send a postcard to Q, she would be so thrilled. Email me for her mailing address. And thanks so much in advance!!!!