Monday, April 26, 2004


Which Legendary Actress are you?

Sometimes he can keep a secret 

I frequently tease the Aggie about his inability to keep a secret. He comes from a family of blabbermouths so it's not that surprising. Last year, for my 40th birthday, he gave me a surprise party and, amazingly, didn't blow it. I was very surprised. Today, he informed me that he has scheduled a day off for my birthday next week. Since we planned his vacation days together, I was once again quite surprised.

The Aggie even made some plans for Girl coverage. His parents will be getting her in the morning, taking her to gymnastics and then keeping her the rest of the day. This will let us go out for breakfast, shop for a new watch for me, have lunch, go to a movie maybe, or whatever I want. Maybe turning 41 won't be so bad.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Why did it have to be Willie? 

I went to a funeral yesterday. The husband of one of my mom's good friends passed away suddenly this week. Mom asked if I would go to the funeral with her. Of course I said yes. I've known Pat for years. She and her sisters gave me a bridal shower so I felt I should be there. I knew it would be hard, it was a funeral after all. But it was a funeral less than a month from the 10 year anniversary of my dad's death. And the suddenness of Doug's death was too familiar.

I was doing fine, holding it together. I had gotten a little misty a few times but no real tears. The service ended and I thought I was in the clear. Then, they started playing Willie Nelson music. I lost it. My mom lost it. People looked at us sympathetically. I'm sure they thought we were crying for Doug or Pat. And maybe we were, a little. But mostly, it was because we played Willie Nelson at my dad's funeral. So that made it hit a little too close to home.

That thud you hear... 

is not your child falling out of her bed. It is, instead, a car bashing into your front porch! Yes, last Sunday at 1:00 in the morning, some idiot plowed into my front porch. I heard the thud and immediately thought the Girl had fallen out of bed. Checked on her, still dreaming away. The Aggie and I went through the whole house and decided one of the cats caused the noise and went back to bed. Because, of course, the idiot driver drove off and didn't come tell us he hit our house.

Fast forward to 8:00. I walk out to get the paper and discover mangled bushes, a post knocked loose, a broken sprinkler head, a broken light, and a huge gouge out of the concrete. Said gouge was less than four feet from the Girl's bed! Needless to say, I freaked out. Now we're planning on moving the Girl back to her old room, safe from the worries of the front of the house. Stupid drivers!

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Bible study and the playground 

I actually made it to Bible study today. Thanks to work, vacation, and illness I haven't made it for two months. I was really happy I got to go today because we started a new study. The book we're studying is Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller. It's about making time for sacred rest to refresh the body and spirit. I think it's going to make for a good session.

After Bible study, the Girl and I met up with friends at the playground. My friend C is also in my Bible study and her son is the Girl's best friend. He hadn't been in childcare during Bible study because he was at school and the Girl had been quite upset about that. She was thrilled to get to see him for lunch and play. After an hour at the playground, including a picnic with another friend, C and I went back to her house so the kids could play longer. It was such an enjoyable afternoon. We got to have a cup of tea and catch up on things. It was like a Sabbath time, even with the Girl and her bud running around in the background. I think we need to do this again soon.

Monday, April 05, 2004

Yay! Adult music in my car again! 

While I'm happy that my child loves music, I do get rather tired of The Wiggles and toddler tunes. This is why I'm thrilled that the Girl has latched on to my Carrie Newcomer cd. On the way to school th is morning, she called out a request from the backseat.

"Mommy, I want to hear my favorite song."

"Which one is your favorite?"

"Bowwing Alby Baby. Please can I hear it, Mommy?"

I quickly switched to track three. After all, who am I to refuse my child her favorite song? ;-)

Saturday, April 03, 2004

I could learn to live like this. 

For my 40th birthday, last May, the Aggie gave me a lovely gift card . I finally used it today. I had the Red Door Signature Facial with Multi-Vitamin Anti-Oxidant. The technician massaged my face, neck, and shoulders. It was unbelievably relaxing. My face felt like "buttah" afterwards. And not only did she work on my face and neck, she also pampered my hands and arms. I felt like a queen!

Can I go again next week?

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?Weblog Commenting by HaloScan.com