Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Winding Road!

Image: Evgeni Dinev /  
So I'm sure you've heard the song "Life is a Highway." Well at my new job I get to do the mail run. Which sometimes involves a gravel path and a golf cart.  I was out today and it occurred to me with all that's been going on in my life lately  that life was  like that gravel road full of lumps and bumps, that rattle your teeth and try to shake your brain out.

Sometimes I'm damned tired of all the lumps and bumps. Sometimes it seems those bumps are out to get me. Or just when I think I know where all the ruts are they up and move . Or the pot holes jump up and grab me.  But then I hit a patch of smooth concrete and then I appreciate it. Without the rough I don't appreciate the smooth.  But damn if I don't wish there were fewer reoccurring ruts.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Busy Week! and Pink Floyd .

I'm back from the funeral. School started on Monday for the girls and for the next two weeks at least I'm working full time. Getting adjusted to a new rhythm has proven difficult. At least for myself and my husband. strangely enough the girls seem to be adapting to their own.

The eldest is in middle school, a tween with all of the tween issues. We're definitely going to have to get an appointment for braces and the chiropractor for her.

The little one has lost a tooth and it seems a second tooth has become wiggly. Now grandma has gotten her her very own. purple pouch to put the tooth in when it comes out.

I'm still attempting to juggle clothing and feeding them both in addition to the man, who admittedly cooks dinner at least half of the time. So it's back to out regularly scheduled program, there fore I leave you with the video I meant to post on Monday. Pink Floyd's - Another Brick in the Wall

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A bright light winked out today.

I swore I had a better photo of my Godfather, but this one show's him with his granddaughter, on the day of her christening, a happy moment.
Uncle Junior, you are loved and you are missed.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Brave New World.

I helped someone today at the new job. He is all alone in this country or at least I believe he is. It reminded me of what it felt like to move to the US. You're alone even if you're surrounded by people who are family. There are different rules. People move at a different pace and maybe inhabit a different space.

The first place I moved to had no public transportation. I had to rely on others to get to and from school. Then I moved to Orlando. Which isn't the best place for public transportation but at the very least it has a transit system. Today that young man asked me how to get to another town in Florida and his only option was a Greyhound bus.

I'm happy he had an option even it is the only one, because could you imagine if there wasn't an option? Well I suppose he could have taken a cab, but that would have been a hell of a bill.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sexy shoes, Lizards and backs.

So what do these things have in common. Me!

I admit it I like pretty things. However sometimes pretty things aren't always comfortable. This weekend I opted to buy a pair of cute Jessica Simpson shoes for a wedding. Why? you ask, well the nude shoes I own have ankle straps.

One of those ankle straps went missing and I have no idea where to get a replacement. So I bought another cute pair thinking that I was going to a wedding I wouldn't have to walk. Yeahhh about that. The wedding was at Disney. There was much walking involved and it was hot.

Yet I manged to dance in them!

That's me in the Orange doing the Cha Cha slide with Mickey 
So what do lizards have anything to do with anything? Well:

This is what greets me every morning when I leave my house. It's a bit ridiculous really. They give me the evil eye as I walk over them on the way to my car. It's not like i want to witness their attempt at procreation, but they've chosen my walk way every morning for the past three mornings to have their sport.

I joked that the male should be careful because he might throw his back out. Well I threw mine out sneezing later. So I guess the evil eye works.