Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weekend Recap

It's been quite a weekend.

Early Saturday, we met with a couple dozen gypsies at the Festival site, and rehearsed until our toes fell off. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but seriously? It was a good, tough rehearsal. And I got tons of awesome pictures of the familia. Which I will someday load onto my computer, so I can share them. Because pictures are no good if no one can see them. . .

Anyhow, we took a brief break from the Romani life and went to lunch with Paul and Jeremiah and Bethany and Shelby and Joseph. There are a few too many "ands" in that last sentence, but I'm tired, so I'll let it go. Lunch was good. Much chatting ensued. I'm sure we ate, too, but that was secondary.

Then, it was time for a brief break before we Gypsied up again and headed out to Revel! It was a good night, and Miles was again the hit of the party. Unfortunately, I had not been cautious enough that morning, and ended up with a dehydration headache that sent us home early.

And then, we got up this morning, did some shopping, and made Yule gifts. All. Day. Long. The end.

I know this is a short post, and the writing looks like something done by a first-year business student with a hangover, but I am tired. And hey, at least I wrote something today. :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Boy and A Dog . . .

My poor little heart is breaking.

I have to move Lilo to a new home. Yes, even in the midst of the chaos that is my life, I still have to move her because she growled at my baby. My baby who loves dogs. Seriously, this kid has ridiculous amounts of love for any four-legged animal, especially dogs.*

And Lilo wants nothing to do with him. And Miles is scared of her. With good reason.

Today, Jill brought her Australian Shepherd, Buddha, to the office with her.** As always, Miles was fascinated. He kept crawling into the Sales office to look at Buddha. Finally, Miles worked up enough courage to touch Buddha (with adult supervision on both sides, of course).

And Buddha licked his face. And Miles giggled with delight. I could hardly tear him away from the dog for the rest of the day. And when I managed to, I would have to chase him down two minutes later, as he crawled at top speed toward the Sales office, calling in his adorable little voice, "Daw! Daw! Daw!" [Translation: "Dog! Dog! Dog!]

It was beautiful, this love between the boy and the dog. I only wish that beautiful love existed between Miles and Lilo. :(

*Except for my grandfather's poodles. But, apparently, they're not dogs. Miles is quite adamant that they are "kitty!"

**I work in the coolest office ever.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


So, I'm a bad blogger and haven't written much lately. I have excuses, but really, that's all they are. Excuses.

And here's another in the long list of excuses: I'm not blogging today because I'm going home to visit family. My birthday is next week, and I need to see my family. Call it my birthday present to myself.

And someday, maybe, I will begin blogging more regularly. Until then, I shall use the Power of the Cute to prevent you from showing up at my door with torches and pitchforks insisting that I blog.*

*Though, I have to admit, that may be kinda fun . . . :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mmmm . . .Coffee . . .

Another photo for the annuls of Bad Mothers Weekly.

There really was no coffee in it, I swear. He was interested and wanted to check out the empty mug. He was on the carpet and we have ten bazillion mugs, so I figured it was no big. And then I had to grab the camera because he was trying to drink out of it.

This kid is too stinkin' cute!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Love Summer

If for no other reason than quiet evenings spent exploring the outdoors. I wish these happened more often.