Friday, November 28, 2008

Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Happy Thanksgiving!!
The whole Bona family got up early on Thanksgiving Day and went to the Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade. My nephew Drew had a great time. We had grand stand seats and great weather. Bobbie, Sue, Mike, and I had a team effort to make dinner when we returned home. It was very yummy!
Here are some pictures of the parade.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Detroit Institute of Art

Monet to Dali

A few weekends ago Mike, Bobbie, John, and I went to the Detroit Institute of Art to see the exhibit "Monet to Dali Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art." It was amazing! When we walked into the exhibit we received what I would describe as a 1980s cellphone. From this "cellphone" we were able to listen to commentary on various artists.
Here are two pieces that were are favorites...

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
The Poplars at Saint-Rémy (Les peupliers sur la Colline), 1889
My Favorite

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989). The Dream (Le rêve), 1931
Mike's Favorite

Monday, November 10, 2008

First Flurries and thoughts...

I walked outside this morning and there was a light coating of snow on the Banana (our yellow Aveo). I was so excited! I got to wear a hat to work and everything! Unfortunately I was running late so I couldn't go grab my camera and take a picture. Sorry everyone in FL... winter pics coming soon. There is something so magical about the first snow of the season. It seems as if the world holds its breath in anticipatory reverence waiting to be wrapped in the comforting silence of snow...
This weekend Bobbie and I went to a craft show hosted by the Ann Arbor Fiber Guild. There were some really nice bags, scarves, hats, yarn, etc. I got two skeins of yarn and both were hand dyed and handspun. The only problem is I tried to wind one of them into a ball and it is now one big knot!!! It better make a beautiful scarf!! :)
For those of you that wondered my first time on-call was good. I didn't have too many calls to the hospital. I did have the honor to be present at the most beautiful death. I know that sounds odd but it was. This sacred time was filled with special music, stories, tears, laughter, and most of all love. It reminded me of the song from the musical Rent "Seasons of Love."
Here are some of the lyrics that always hit me.
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Moments so dear
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure - Measure A Year?
In Daylights - In Sunsets
In Midnights - In Cups Of Coffee
In Inches - In Miles
In Laughter - In Strife
In - Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure A Year In The Life?
How About Love?
Measure In Love
Seasons of Love.
How Do You Measure The Life
Of A Woman Or A Man
In Truth That She Learned
Or In Times That He Cried
In Bridges He Burned
Or The Way That She Died
Oh you got to you got to remember the love,
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love.
May YOU measure YOUR life in LOVE

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Fab Button Sweater

I got the sweater I have been working on done!! I am so excited. It came out great.
Here is a picture of it. I took my the picture myself so it isn't the best.

In other news I am twelve hours away from being done with my first on-call. It hasn't been too bad. So far I have only been called to the hospital three times. I am always honored to be part of those holy moments. Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Let me know what you think of the sweater.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


When Mike and I started dating I thought that I might become a Red Wings fan. I enjoy watching hockey (honestly I love the fights!) and besides basketball it may be my favorite sport. Last night we went to a bar called Ashley's. We had a pint of good beer and watched the Red Wings win in a shoot out! It was fabulous! Mike told me that he may become a bigger Red Wings fan but I think that I will be too.

Detroit 6

Chicago 5

Friday, October 24, 2008

Autumn is amazing!

I have been enjoying autumn immensely. I have been taking a lot of pictures which I also promised to send to John (a social worker I worked with at Winnie Palmer). I know that I have only missed three autumns being in Florida but I didn't know how much I missed it. Here are some pictures I took. I also "heart" apple cider!!

I decided to start a blog. I am hoping that I will be able to keep all of my friends and family across the country up to date on life here in Ann Arbor. We will see how I do!