this is me now

4.23.2008

a veritable plethora of...

cool words, succinct and sometimes terse....
David is gardening---everyday he comes home, changes clothes and checks his vegetables. He loves this---very cathartic. With the Texas storms we been having, he is doing a lot of "honey-do's" fixing roof shingles and fence slats. He lost his blackberry---lost like a boy without his toy! David worries that I make him sound too good to be true---so watch for that post!
Jasmine turned 20---wow---really? jasmine will always be about 11 to me....what a lovely kid she's turned out to be---fun, funny---trying so hard to be growed up---it was hard to not be with her on her birthday...guess her cute husband will have to suffice. If you havent read his blog---he doesnt post often---but its a cute read--and ode to my baby! Lyric turned 21---lyric has always been 21....she just now has caught up....what a lovely girly-girl she's turned out to be---she is my touchstone (2 points to who-ever can quote that movie---not you lyric)...trying so hard to be growed up---hard and fun to watch her growing pains...nice to be with her on her birthday...we were more than enough....we're on to you. life is still an upheaval for her---but she seems to be clawing her way out of the quagmire.

MY BABY IS HAVING A BABY!

sorry kids---this trumps everything....love you all and all that---but this is it. :) Leah & Joe will be giving David & I our 1st grandchild in November--we have waited and wanted this for about 5 years (and happily encouraged our daughters to teach us delayed gratification)....but yay!yay!yay!

Sam came home for his first weekend visit...he is living in Waco at a group home. We were all very anxious (the good and bad kind of ) for this visit. He had to sit on a bus for 5 hours for a 100 mile trip...got in at 1 a.m. He has gained about 10 pounds...that is very good...taller than Ace...also good. It was a good time---he was home all of 36 hours. He slept in....helped Dave & Ace with some chores....mostly just wandered around unless we gave him something to do. We took the two boys to Incredible Pizza Place on Saturday...rode go-karts and had a good time...went to a couple of very nice wedding receptions...natalie & chad and richard & Jennifer...then some switch went off and he got really grouchy....really grouchy....at this same point, Molly called wanting money, playing the "you dont care about me" guilt card (I dont sucker into that outwardly--so it doesnt really work)---but she does have a job and is going to graduate--YAY!....got off the phone and had to just stand there....i was a wreck....this was a deja vu that i didnt want to re-visit...this is how i lived the entire year of 2007....yeah---see my St Patrick's day post

Ace & I are doing Music Man at the local community theater---rehearsals until shows the entire month of June---first night of rehearsal the director approaches me to play the piano---no prob---by the end of the evening she announced me as assistant music director...which means i get to go to a lot of rehearsals and help the Barbershop quartet learn their parts and help Harold Hill learn his cadences...yeah--love that---but its wearing out my voice...so I spend a lot of days not talking to conserve my voice....(how silly is that--I work at a call center talking on the phone everyday!) ...DancingMoose is picking up the pace for our shows...we are at one a week---and hope to go full-time (like 2-3 shows a week) by mid-summer...just got 2 gigs in one week in October---one in Albuquerque and one in Atlanta! ---

and because I choose to live vicariously through all of these people---I am worn out and energized....and i have great stories!

the theme for today---cool words---each paragraph has a lovely word or two! find em! AND---what new technology did my baby girl help me figure out? hmmmm?

11 comments:

Lyric said...

--carthartic
--growed? ..haha jk
--suffice
--quagmire (saved the best word for me?)
--deja vu
--cadences
--vicarously

i win! :)

Olivia Carter said...

Glad to get the updates! Give everyone our love & congrats to Leah!

marcia said...

oh whew I am tired reading this:) Congrats grandma!!! Oh i need the lady who borrowed my table cloths phone number

Meredith said...

if I could take pretty pictures like you Marcia---i wouldnt have to use so many words! I do tend to go on and on---a diatribe! (yay! another cool word!) I'll get nancy's number for you.

Michelle said...

Nice knowing that life grinds on and that you never really get a break, do you? This after a the kind of week where I need a week off to recover. The fun never ends.

James said...

http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=441

There's the song that goes with the theme of the post.

Gazebo!

Buckley said...

Good to hear the updates. Keep them coming.

Natalie Guerrero said...

love all the cool words. And, the only possible new technology I could figure out that you used on this post is that you had to scan in Leah's ultrasound picture. Am I right?

Tim Gordon Meredith said...

oh natalie---you give me no credit! i learned how to do the embedded links! click on any of the different-colored words and it will take you to a link!

Natalie Guerrero said...

sorry, I figured you probably already knew how to scan in a picture, but I obviously didn't notice the embedded links. Cool.

Carrie Nicole said...

nov 26