Posted on July 31, 2009 by therealmotherlode
Elvis the Cow, Oil on Canvas by Jay Lode
I have a variety of things to yabber about today. First, if you don’t follow me on Facebook, you would have missed this:
Overhead by my son, 15, (who does not care for Dolly Parton): “You know, I think I know why Dolly got so popular….(mom holds her breath)….it’s because she has a nice….(Oh Lord! My baby’s growing up!)…amusement park. “Yep, son. You’re absolutely right…..”
To which my buddy, West Connor replied, “Those are the two most famous parks around!”
And this on the news last night: (Sorry, couldn’t get the video to upload for some reason!)
Finally—I am actually working on pulling my book together, The Mother Lode’s Guide to Putting the Fun in Dysfunction.
It’s only taken about 5 years. Or as Dave Barry would quip…I’m ready to start thinking about thinking about finishing the book.
Oh! One more thing…Jay’s latest oil painting will be on display starting this weekend at the Williamson Country Library along with other members’ work from art class. That’s it up above. Wondering where the name came from? Stand back and look at the black around the head and tell me if you don’t see “the king.”
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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Posted on April 14, 2009 by therealmotherlode
Nothing particulary amusing or sage this morning; just an update on what’s going on the Lode home.
Tomorrow marks the end of tax season! Yeah! We get daddy back. (Did YOU get your taxes done? If not get that extension in the mail!) And then on Thursday while you’re still sleeping, we’ll be heading north.
Today, I’m busy getting things ready for our trip to MoTown. This is such a special trip to me because I’m going to see relatives I haven’t seen in 30 years. I also get the special treat of reconnecting with a childhood friend….we grew up on the same street….went to the same school. And then the cherry on top of the whole thing is a stay with my very dear homeschool friend and her family. (Sheryl–You guys SURE you’re ready for us? )
Our first night on the road we will spend at a beautiful camp in northern Ohio…right in the heart of Amish country. We are especially excited about this because we will be volunteering there this summer and this is our first peek at it. We formed a fast friendship with the founders of the camp and are looking forward to getting to know them more.
At the beginning of this year I told Jay that I really, I mean REALLY wanted to reconnect with old friends and family this year. The years fly by too quickly and I realize it’s so easy to get distracted with the busyness of life that we don’t pause awhile and just enjoy one another.
So….I’m getting the cooler ready. I have my screaming deal from Priceline on our motel room. And a heart full of expectancy.
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