|She was too ill for daycare yesterday thus Steve had babysittng duties|
|She has such pretty eyes|
|My paternal grandmother in 1911, the day she received her Masters degree from U of Illinois. She got her undergraduate degree from U of Iowa. The silver in the underexposed spots has plated out|
|My father in 1932 or so in front of their Burns Park home. My grandfather was a med student at the time. For a recent photo of the same house, see below|
|A charcoal portrait of my grandfather sitting on The Chair. I have this|
I was going to be named Cecelia after this grandmother though she nixed it. The name seems to be coming back as baby CeCes are popping up.. Her actual name was Sappho but she hated that more than her middle name she went by. Her mom Florence pictured above was one of those rare women who went to college in the 19th century, in her case the Boston Conservatory of Music to become a concert pianist despite being raised in Iowa. Her father was a physician so I guess this gave him money to educate a daughter. Florence was the second wife of an Irish immigrant, who must have been fairly successful too sending his youngest 2 daughters to college. How many women got a master's degree?
How easily am I distracted? Still my clothes are in boxes or laying on the floor of our closet not hung up. I did some decorating touches yesterday as that is more fun and Steve wasn't around to veto anything as he was dealing with Naomi or the old house. I returned to the Y. Yep all those snowpiles have severely cut into available parking. I found lifting the weights easier yesterday. Maybe carrying things has increased my strength. Also by taking the expressway directly into downtown, going there didn't take as long as I thought it would.
Allie is still sick and very crabby though she was cheerful with Steve yesterday. Josh is staying home this time. I had told him this is not a good week for us to babysit every day. Plus the other grandpa has much more time and is only a few miles away.
If it ever warms up (not afraid of cold, just the ice that forms because of it) I will run. Then my cooking class.