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All funnied out

June 2, 2007

In lieu of being able to be funny, I present to you pictures from my weekend. Apparently my get-up-and-be-funny got up and went. I blame it on Dan and all his Be In The Moment Who Ha. (Just kidding, Dan. You know I love you!)

I did realize yesterday evening after I dumped an entire cup of Mike’s Lemonade (yes, the yummy kind) on our video recorder that I needed to get out more often. Why spiked lemonade and a non-working camcorder would lead me to that conclusion, I’m sure I don’t know. But I think that maybe it was because I was feeling more happy and at peace than I usually do. Maybe the answer is just that I need to drink more!! (Okay, Anonymous, before you go off on that one, I’M JOKING!! It’s a JOKE! Tell my Dad to calm down and take his blood pressure meds.)

So since I apparently have no funny left, I’m hoping that the pictures will tell my story better than I could.

The concert Jon played for last night was at a little idyllic spot on a tiny lake, complete with geese flying overhead and a momma duck with her seven ducklings in tow. It was truly lovely. I wish you all such moments of peace. (And I’m not jokin’!)

Happy June, everyone!!

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This next photo is of my co-worker Jessica. I am currently threatening to put her on match.com without her knowledge or consent, because dammit, doesn’t everyone need someone who can smile the way the man in the second photo down is smiling? Okay, no? Well, I do. Or, at the very least, I definitely prefer this in-love thing to the life I had before I met him. Fix the world, I cannot. Ah, but love. Twoo Wuv. (Think Princess Bride here with me, people.)

I did like the way the sunset played into these pictures. I thought that I didn’t take such bad photos for being over the legal limit — damn those lemonades were good. What do y’all think of drunk photography? Better or worse than drunk blogging? Anyone game?

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My thanks go out to my Aunt Sandy who also snapped a lovely photo of Babs and me.

As I look at it, I am reminded of a quote by Elizabeth Stone (thank you, Google) who is quoted as saying, “”Making the decision to have a child — it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

And — as anyone with any speck of medical knowledge knows — having your heart outside your body for any length of time can lead to serious and swift consequences if not cared for properly.

And while the lyrics aren’t entirely true, that last thought makes me think of a current Nickelback tune. Even if the first few lines somehow came to be, it would certainly help the internal bleeding I feel when she’s not here. (As far as I’m concerned, folks can hang on to their pride all they like if they’re practicing the other four virtues — wait, three virtues. “Not crying” doesn’t count as a virtue in my book. Not doing things that cause other people to cry? That’s another story.)

“If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we’d see the day, when nobody died.”

So much for being short-winded, eh? (And yes, I’m sure that in a previous life I was from Minnesota.)

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7 comments

  1. Good set of photos, looks like a fun event. Here’s my unscientific theory – when you get pregnant a peice of your heart detaches and implants itself in the fetus. All is fine until the baby i sborn, and then suddenly a piece of your heart is out there in the world. Not your whole heart, but a piece. And it happens with as many children as you have. Makes for a tenuous existence.


  2. Anyone who mentions the Princess Bride is alright with me πŸ˜‰


  3. Lovely picture of you and babs. She’s gorgeous!


  4. Great pictures, beautiful kids!


  5. CS ~ I’ll buy that theory!! I just went looking for a particular quotation about not fearing that is attributed to the Buddha, and found this one instead. I hope someone stumbles on it:

    “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

    I suppose when it’s all said and done that I’d rather have 50 woes than not love.

    Lonie ~ so good to see you, as always! Isn’t the Princess Bride great?!

    [Buttercup kisses the senile King.]
    King.quote = “What was that for?”
    Buttercup.quote = “Because you have always been so kind to me, and I won’t be seeing you again since I’m killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite.”
    King.quote = “Won’t that be nice. She kissed me!”

    Iz ~ Happy June to you, my blogging friend. Isn’t she incredible. I think I’m going to be in trouble with that one. So I’m just enjoying it while I can. πŸ˜‰

    Furious ~ So glad you stopped by. Love your site! And your cherubs are absolutely adorable. Best wishes to you on the web. I loved the link to the children’s book on your “about” page — precious. I’m glad you get it. Keep on rockin’!!!


  6. Beautiful kids, gorgeous ladies, sexy man playing guitar πŸ™‚

    What could be better than that?


  7. Dan ~ It’s just like Lake Wobegone, only a little to the left and down if you’re looking at a map.

    “Children who are safe, happy, loved, well fed, well clothed and have warm, soft beds with good roofs over their heads” would be my answer for the million dollar jeopardy question/answer. I guess if we were playing in that format that it would have to be rephrased into a question, but you get the idea. πŸ˜‰



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