Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekend by numbers: The happy and sad

1: Time a car ran into me -- bumped my elbow as I was walking through a parking lot with my boys. I would like to take this chance to say to my stepmother, "See? I DO NOT scream too loudly. It might have saved our lives." And then I thought it was funny because I know the person who bumped me. And also, no one was hurt, so it's OK to laugh.

2: Little boys that make me a mother and celebrated Mother's Day with me with the usual "Let's go to the beach and get sand in places where the sun don't shine" tradition.

(Try not to be dazzled by the glamour. But by all means, be as annoyed as I am that no one in the family likes looking at the camera.)

3: Plush animals that I discovered down and out in our family room. (Two of the penguins and a sea turtle from the back of the closet that has joined the daily menagerie.)

4: Pairs of shoes gathered at the beach.

6: Strings on the Les Paul-style Epiphone electric guitar my boys gave me for Mother's Day. Because all hip former-everything homemakers start music lessons in middle age. Right? (Or least they have husbands who think they should.)

Too many: Sorrows I have hearing about the death of a friend today after he fought cancer twice. It just doesn't seem to be the way he should have died. It shouldn't be the way anyone has to die.

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Blogger White Hot Magik said...

Sorry about your friend, never easy to let them go especially to cancer.

Rock the guitar momma! Live life to the fullest.

May 9, 2011 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Keetha Broyles said...

I love these "by the number" posts that you do.

Shame on the driver of that car for his careless driving in a parking lot full of people, especially women with two male cubs in tow!

LOVE the row of beach shoes.

So sorry about the loss of your friend.

May 9, 2011 at 5:10 AM  
Anonymous Audubon Ron said...

Cool, you got an axe for Mother's Day.

Sorry about your friend. I lost one also last week to cancer. Always the same way. Cancer, Kemo, painful remission, the final round.

Will visit a party for him Saturday. Sadly, I will start loosing more friends that way. I think about it all the time. Every word I type has more and more meaning.

It is a very curious transition preparing one's mind and soul for death. The body will be after all - remains.

May 9, 2011 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger LceeL said...

I have a blogger friend, local to my area, who has been diagnosed with the big "C". So far her prognosis is good - but cancer is a vicious pig and you never really know what it's going to do. That said ... we pray.

May 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger CaraBee said...

Middle aged? Pfft. Rock that guitar, mama!

I'm so sorry about your friend. There really aren't words adequate to my hatred for cancer. Too many lost to it.

May 10, 2011 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

So sorry about your friend. I agree, it so isn't the way anybody should have to die!!!!

And the beach, well since it's been raining and cold most the week here we are SUPER jealous! Just sayn'

May 12, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Krystyn said...

So glad nobody was hurt!

And yay for a good Mother's Day.

So sorry to hear about your friend. It's just not fair.

May 16, 2011 at 3:57 PM  

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