Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I haven't fallen off the edge of the Earth . . .

at least, not yet.  Although, lately, if I could find my way to the edge, I just might consider taking a dive.

I don't know what's up with this month, but I've been extra ordinarily busy lately.  My August calendar page is an absolute mess.  There are only a few days without appointments filled in and I've been using those days to try and get some prop work done.  Things have just been crazy around here! 

In fact, the only reason I've  actually found time to post, is because all this mad dashing about has  finally drained me.  Apparently, while I was trying to catch my second wind over the weekend, I managed to inhale a bit too much air.  (or at least the wrong kind.)  It seems that right now, Kansas is in the midst of a toxic ragweed season - UGH!  When I woke this morning, I knew that I'd been hit hard with the allergy stick.  Thankfully, I only had one appointment today.  I've spent the rest of my day in bed.  I just can't seem to get enough sleep lately.   In fact, I think that I'll be heading back there soon. 

I just wanted to check in and share yet another reason to be excited about October 31st.  (as if Halloween weren't enough !)  It seems that AMC has chosen Halloween as the date for the Walking Dead season premiere!  (click link to view 4 min. trailer )  I'm so excited !  If any one wants to buy me a gift,  I could REALLY use a DVD recorder.  Between AMC's The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad, I could put one to good use! :)

Okay, off to bed, then . . .  back to prop building !

Good night every one !

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's days like this . . .

that REALLY make me feel old.  Today is my oldest son's 25th birthday !   I just can't believe it !  It's reached the point that I feel older on THEIR birthdays, than I do on my own !  I can usually ignore the fact that I'm getting another year older because, I don't feel any different, it's just another day.  My birthday doesn't make me stop and recollect my milestones; but my kids . . .  that's another story.  As they grow up, I find myself reminded that they were just babies not so long ago.  Even though I have four of them (and four grand kids as well!)  I can remember when each of them first learned to crawl, to walk, their first words, their first day at school, and THAT is when I REALLY start to feel old - when I realise how quickly life just slips away. All morning, I've been struggling to believe that Nick is 25 years old today.  I honestly don't have any idea how that happened.
Of course, with Nick . . . it's just a little different.  Over the course of his 25 years, the two of us have been through so much together, so many traumatic events; well . . . today, I feel . . . ANCIENT !

If I could have just one birthday wish for my son, it would be that those difficult and traumatic events are all in his past.

Happy Birthday, Nick !!!!!