Saturday, August 8, 2009

Last night,

The beauty of the sky was balanced by the boats and reflection of the sun setting on the Lake Norman. We are not normally out on the lake at sunset, but this was a special occasion. There was a movie in the park and even though I had absolutely no intention of going to the park, last night. I had cut out the coupon and showed it to the children and there was no turning back.
Ben picked me up at 8pm, the time that I got off and I complained and groused all the way there. I would have changed my mind, if I hadn't remembered to tell Evelyn to bring the OFF. I had gotten mosquito bites standing there waiting for Ben to pick me up.
We got there and it was the most beautiful sight of my day. We were reminiscing how we used to go to movies outside at Eisenhower park when we lived in NY. This was very similar. I want to say, more beautiful, but I dare not insult my NY heritage. It was so comfortable and I didn't get one mosquito bite, (Thanks to my Evvy's nursing and thoughtful mind!). She has become our family, personal care specialist. She is the one who puts the little bandaids on people and puts a little funny spin on everything. An aside and to illucidate: We were in the car and Ben was starting to correct us about something and He was going on and said it was something about a word that we learned last week. What word was that we learned? We were all searching our minds for the word and she blurted out the word was "shut up!" It was fresh but it wasn't and the whole car burst out laughing because the solemn moment turned into a joke. How is that for a personal care expert?
Anyway she cares that mommy doesn't get mosquito bitten and give up movies altogether, as I am wont to do. We saw Night at the Museum/Battle at the Smithsonian. I think that was the name. I loved it. It was funny and historical and alot of the things that make a movie entertaining for me. I would recommend it highly. I especially loved that they showed Sacajawia as being such a polite woman, in the mix and some of the funny things about ancient Egyptians and the Romans, being shut up in a building together. I didn't see the first one.
I don't get to the movies very much and I rarely watch anything made in this millenium, but this was surprisingly true to much of my studies about some of the characters. The children laughed when I said that. I loved that they cast Robin Williams as my very favorite President Teddy Roosevelt. They could have advertised it to me by telling me that. They let me find out by surprise. I went there complaining and I came home laughing, it was very fun. If Elyse were here, she would have told me that Teddy was in this one and I would have stopped complaining. Horatio Nelson was missing, but, you can't have everything:)


Joanne Bodden said...

I think I saw something like that before about a Librarian funny!!! and Historical references I know I love it.
Getting out together and laughing is so fun and really the best medicine~ but tell Evvy Right on with that OFF the bugs are fierce lately we have to keep the TIKI lamps blazing.
So glad things were fun & funny . I will blog about my hike it was special!
Love you,

Jayne said...

Please send me a link to your blog. It won't let me in. I feel ostracized:). Love you!

jackie said...

you tell ben NOT to be late again
put your foot down
tell him it is a dis when your late for your childrens MOTHER (hands on hips)
it is a teaching moment at all times never to late to learn ...
then throw in MY DAD would NEVER be later for my mother (hand on hips again)
love keep training him

Joanne Bodden said...

OK yes it has been down for a little while so it will be coming later today So sorry.

Jayne said...

You are right! I am going to march right in there and tell him that right now. Should I put my hands on my hips walking in there or after I go in there to talk to him?LOL Thanks.

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.