Sunday, May 9, 2010

Silver Liningness Sunday

Firstly, Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Okay, it is a "Hallmark holiday", and we don't do anything special around here for Mother's Day, but I am certainly thankful for my own Dear Mom, so it's worth mentioning on silver liningness Sunday.

<--She's the best! That's her with me and my brother Wombat. I was the third kid, so it's nearly impossible to find a pic of just her and me. *sigh*.

Also, this week I'm thankful for real food. Recall last week I had that tonsillar abscess thing, which makes it difficult to (1) open one's mouth to any appreciable amount of openness, and (2) chew and swallow. So I was mushing everything up with liquids, like is done with old sick dogs. Ever have peanut butter samwich soup? Desperate times call for desperate measures...

I started a new class this weekend. A real brick-and-mortar class, as opposed to the online style. Yes, online is convenient, and I only need to dress from the waist up, but I enjoy the face-to-face interraction of the classroom. And these new faces seem like a fun bunch.

And the Run With Lumberness continues. Yes, the actual running is only just the start. Afterwards is when the money starts rolling in, and rolling in it has! I collected a bunch.

That laptop that was dead? It lives! I dubbed it "Lazarus the Laptop". (On a sidenote: only 1/3 of our kids was vaguely familiar with the namesake of Lazarus - a dilemma I'm pondering, but for another blog post).

Did I mention that we paid off our mortgage? YEAH HUH!!


terri said...

Happy Mothers Day to you! Glad to hear Lazarus has risen from the dead. My kids' laptop is out of commission too... but it just needs a new cord.

brandy101 said...

you paid off the mortgage!!!!????

Wow, you need to have a mortgage burning party!

I didn't know you weren't feeling well - so sorry to hear about that. Hope its almost all better.

Whodat? said...

Yer mom's not that tall, is she :-)
Most just-learned-to-walk toddlers are knee-high at best; you're practically waist-high!

Anita said...

I love old photos..."treasures" as they say. Everyone's lookin' sharp in their
'60's attire. :)

I can't really tell, but you mom looks like she might have a pinch of Asian genes?

Scott said...

Real food--that's something I miss from my childhood. My mom was (and still is) a wonderful cook. But I snubbed the excellent meals she made--lured away by Ronald McDonald (somebody shoot that clown!) and the Burger King (who was an actual person in those days--not this bizarre, disturbingly weird mask of today).

Anyway, now I long for those meals I snubbed as a kid--and I order the same kind of nourishing, healthy food whenever I go to a restaurant.

By the way, that's a nice photo--you're mom was very pretty!