Me and the boys went to dinner the last week with Mom. It was a nasty, foggy night and Mom was driving.
The boys were in the back carrying on and I thought Mom was backing out of a parking space when a car was very slowly approaching us.
The following conversation ensued: ME: WAIT! Mom: What? ME: A car is coming! Mom: I know that... ME: Then stop the car! Mom: My car isn't moving... ME: Oh, sorry. It's so foggy and the way it's coming at us almost looked like we were the ones that were moving. Mom: Oh, I know what that is. ME: What? Mom: An obstacle illusion ME: HUH? Mom: Ya know, an obstacle illusion ME: ..... Mom: ??? ME: <smile>
As my Dad would say, "That's MY Mom!"
Leave it to my Mom to come up with such an appropriate new word.
Right now, Mom is gone on her week-long cruise and one can only hope she is watching out for those obstacle illusions on the boat as well! Miss you and love ya, Mom!
Grew up in a small town And when the rain would fall down I'd just stare out my window Dreaming of what could be And if I'd end up happy I would pray (I would pray)
Trying hard to reach out But when I tried to speak out Felt like no one could hear me Wanted to belong here But something felt so wrong here So I prayed I could break away
[Chorus:] I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky And I'll make a wish Take a chance Make a change And breakaway Out of the darkness and into the sun But I won't forget all the ones that I love I'll take a risk Take a chance Make a change And breakaway
Wanna feel the warm breeze Sleep under a palm tree Feel the rush of the ocean Get onboard a fast train Travel on a jet plane, far away (I will) And breakaway
Buildings with a hundred floors Swinging around revolving doors Maybe I don't know where they'll take me but Gotta keep moving on, moving on Fly away, breakaway
I'll spread my wings And I'll learn how to fly Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye I gotta take a risk Take a chance Make a change And breakaway Out of the darkness and into the sun But I won't forget the place I come from I gotta take a risk Take a chance Make a change And breakaway, breakaway, breakaway
After many botched attempts at always looking at the toilet paper roll before taking care of business, I decided it was high time to do a brief inservice in the house.
Forget the over or under preference. It has been typically NONE or sideways around here.
I gathered the boys in the bathroom with fresh toilet paper roll in hand and had them watch as I showed them WHERE the inventory of toilet paper was stored for each bathroom AND how to take the old roll off and put the new roll on.
I felt SUCH a feeling of accomplishment. I had both boys agree that neither would EVER leave the toilet paper roll empty again. Sigh........ Does life get better than this I ask you?
It's Valentine's Day and I'm alone, ie not with a significant other. Since Valentine's is merely thought of a day for love and couples, I mentioned my status. This wasn't so I could make a big 'announcement' that I am single or anything of the sort. Just a mere fact I am sharing today just as I share something about every other holiday.
Danny and I are not a couple this Valentine's. However, I still want to wish him a Happy Valentine's Day.
Danny, you are a great person and deserve nothing but the best. Take a deep breath and know you are thought of today.
The time when you express your love to your mate. Grrr..!!! And here I am caught without one!
I am just going to dedicate this post to anyone that happens to be passing through here.
Yep, that means you. And you, and especially.. YOU. And oh, you too! You know who you are!
My true blue Valentine's are my 2 sons and, of course, my very first Valentine EVER was my Dad. I am without any of them this Valentine's so indulge me and let's pretend. If I was your Valentine, what would we do today? (You CAN remain anonymous) ;)
There are 2 schools of thought about the timeliness of life.
On the one hand you have the "life is short.." philosophy that tells you to do everything you can before it's too late. You should live to the fullest. Don't let life pass you by, etc. You know what I'm trying to say here...
On the other hand, you have the "You have the rest of your life..." philosophy that tells us that you, indeed, do NOT have to necessarily do something for the sake of getting it done. Make well thought out decisions and don't rush into things.
I am struggling with the balance of these 2 things. There are some decisions that I can't seem to grasp a hold of right now.