Monday, January 25, 2010

Full of Surprises

Sometimes we listen to children's music on the way home. Sometimes we listen to my music.
The other day we were listening to my music.
The kids were quiet and content. Everyone just seemed to be into the tunes. It was a nice ride.
Then, Audrey so matter-of-factly states, "Mama, I want a pink violin with red rubies on it."
Hm. What?
I responded, "You do? You know this song has a violin in it."
"I know. That's what reminded me that I want a pink violin with red rubies on it."
"You want to learn to play violin, eh?"
I'm sure she was rolling her eyes when she responded, "Mom, I already know how to play a violin."

"Okay, then!"

I said no more.
You bet your ass I'm buying a pink violin.
I have to know.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Good Friends

Well, I've been successful, so far, in keeping to my New Year's resolution. Part of that resolution was to spend time with people I love and laugh with.

I attended a baby shower yesterday afternoon. When I returned home, I was supposed to attend a Mom's Night Out but was distracted by three men and some beer instead. Those three men were: my husband, the mom-to-be's husband and another dear friend's husband (who also attended the shower). They'd been hanging out at our house while the baby shower was happening and continued to hang until the late night.

I cannot tell you how happy it made me to be around these three; to see them laughing it up, giving each other a hard time and talking in great detail about projects being worked on and ones that were being dreamed up on the spot. These guys have known each other since high school. They are brothers. They are lifelong friends, whether they like it or not. And it'd been quite awhile since all of them were in the same place at once in this type of setting.

I have no big story. I have no mind-blowing epiphany. It just put a smile on my face to sit back and watch them go back and forth. Good friends like these are hard to come by.
And sorry guys, I know these aren't the best pictures but this is like 10 beers later (for them not me!)

I love these people.



Sunday, January 17, 2010