Archive for the ‘i say a little prayer for you’ category

Found- New Favorite Website!

October 20, 2008

OK- the title isn’t completely true.  Nothing beats cakewrecks.  But, earlier today I went to the blogger choice awards site to see if my beloved cakewrecks won the best humor blog.  Of course itdid!  While I was reading the list, I was overcome by the amount of votes for the winner of several other awards- including best blog about stuff, and best blog of all time.  The blog is about a guy who is married to a woman with cystic fibrosis.  It tells about their daily life, including their new miracle baby who was born when just over 1lb.  I just started looking at it, but at first glance the site is very well done.  And, I predict it to be a daily must read in the near future!  For people like me who are just finding it, there’s a recap to get us up to speed on everything from the beginning of the site.  So, you don’t have to go back and read the whole thing.  But, after reading the recap, I’m even more tempted to go back and read it all.  It seems inspiring and sweet, although I’m sure sometimes scary and sad.  But, the response to the site is amazing and helps to let me know there are good people out there caring for others, praying for others, and are generally good people.  And, if we think we have had a bad day, there are probably others out there who have had worse- and who don’t feel as sorry for themselves as we do!

Family Times- The Musical!

September 5, 2007

dcp02906.jpgAct 1- Fun, Food, and Games with My Family

Scene 1- setting- our good old Toyota corolla traveling 1 ½ hours to my parents for a Labor Day weekend celebration

And… Action!

My husband decided I should drive Saturday.  This is great for me since I would much rather drive than ride.  He has this strange need to drive really fast and then slow down only when absolutely necessary (meaning we are within an inch of the car in front of us!).  So, we piled in after several trips to get things we forgot, checking to make sure the door was really locked, and making sure all of the animals were in their designated places.

The other benefit of driving is that I become the DJ.  Usually, I have to sit quietly and suffer through annoying music that just drives me crazy!  This time, he was sprawled out in the backseat armed with his laptop playing Settlers of Caton.  It’s a great game that we used to play a lot as a family and now he plays on the computer at any spare moment.  So, with the lovely sound effects in the back seat, I was still able to hear my station.  I flipped it to an all 80’s weekend station.  Those were the days- big hair, great music!  So, I drove down the highway singing to my old favorites.  The only other sound was the frequent whines from the back seat- “It’s hot back here!  Are you sure the air is on?”  “Yes!”

Scene 2- setting- my parent’s house

We got to my parents and it was eerily quiet.  Oh- the kids were napping!  That explains it!  (Just kidding, YFS)  Soon, dinner was ready and we all sat down to a yummy chicken dinner with corn on the cob, topped off with brownies and ice cream for desert.  But, before we ate, my nieces sang grace, a very solemn thanks for food.  It is the sweetest music of the day! 

After dinner, it was time for fun and games!  We played phase 10.  Well, most of it anyway.  OK, half.  Actually, we should probably call it phase 5 because it takes us so long we rarely get beyond phase 5! 

And here’s where the music really kicks in.  Now, I must say it usually happens more with my husband’s side of the family.  But, this day we were all in rare form.  There were renditions of Way Down Upon the Swanee River, I want to Be a Pirate, I Say a Little Prayer For You, We Are the Champions, and several others that have slipped my mind.  The thing is that we didn’t start out singing.  We weren’t even talking about music.  We were just talking and suddenly someone would break into song.  It was just like the good old musicals where they would sing at the drop of a hat.  The only difference was that there was no dancing involved.  That would have made us have to leave the table and pause our game!  Not a chance at that until absolutely necessary due to starving kids!

And cut!

Intermission

So, maybe you had to be there to experience the performance live.  But, it was very amusing how everything turned into another song.  And the variety of music- from old to new, including children’s songs- was another interesting plot twist to the day.  So, stay tuned until next time- Act 2 entitled “1st Annual Labor Day Bocce Tournament”!