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Righting An Emmys Wrong
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Yes. She and the show were so totally robbed.

ilovecharts:

Righting An Emmys Wrong

Red Carpet coverage starts in an hour!

Yes. She and the show were so totally robbed.

I guess I’m officially old because…

Not only did I not know/remember that the VMAs were on last night, I was watching RECORDINGS of Property Brothers episodes I had already seen instead.

Weekend Round Up

Were you wondering what I did with my weekend?

Well… I’ll tell you.

Friday: painkillers and early bedtime #blessed

Saturday: Morning Daughter and Mommy Music Class. It would be an understatement for me to tell you how excited I am to share my love of music with my daughter who seems open to also loving music. Right now, I’m just trying not to try so hard so it happens on it’s own, but wow. This is hard. Now I know how Tiger Woods’s dad feels! (About the golf, not the sex addiction.)

Home for lunch, a nap for all of us then a party at a friend’s house where my daughter ran around with an older boy on the slip n slide, stole his underwear and then danced on a platform. She’s so ready for college.

Sunday: early morning walks, Dunkin Donut run, Toddler stepping on husband’s iced coffee on the sidewalk and it exploding and Toddler pretending it didn’t just happen and just repeating “up? up?.” Sleep-deprived laughter. If I were to right a book about the first 18 months of having a baby it might be called Sleep Deprived Laughter.

Playing with next door neighbors, dancing on tree stumps and other platforms.

Life is good.

Update on Me Part Two

Just a quick update on me and my jaw tumor. The benign tumor was shrinking and bone was growing back quicker than anticipated so I seized the day and the open appt schedule and had the tumor removed last Monday. One week later, and I am feeling pretty good. Finally got a good night’s rest after a week of uncomfortable sleep positions.

Its going to sound crazy but I am so sick of ice cream, pudding, soup. But overall I am pretty lucky that it is for the most part over. The procedure, as it was done is 99.9% effective.

Onward and upward.

Thank you!

Thank you, Parenting Magazine for emailing me to remind me it’s not too late to start thinking about birthday cake ideas for my daughter who is 18 months and therefore won’t be having a birthday for another half year.

In this day and age, when in doubt, it’s ALWAYS best to do the right thing even if it not the most popular decision, even if it’s not the easiest thing because you never know if John Quinones is watching.

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etsyfindoftheday 2 | 8.14.14
theme thursday: woof!
ABC dog breeds poster by paperplants

your second dog-related find comes to you in the form of an illustrated alphabet poster. paperplants’ ABC posters are beautifully illustrated and feature all sorts of topics, and this dog breed example fits perfectly into today’s theme here on EFOTD.

etsyfindoftheday:

etsyfindoftheday 2 | 8.14.14

theme thursday: woof!

ABC dog breeds poster by paperplants

your second dog-related find comes to you in the form of an illustrated alphabet poster. paperplants’ ABC posters are beautifully illustrated and feature all sorts of topics, and this dog breed example fits perfectly into today’s theme here on EFOTD.

"There But For You Go I"

Last week, my sister and I had the honor of taking my mom to see Brigadoon for her birthday. It was an incredible, amazing show.

(If you don’t know the story of Brigadoon, it’s about a Scottish village whose leaders decide that they are safer from land battles if they disappear only to re-appear every 100 years.)

It was a special night like any night is we are together to enjoy each other, food, wine and music. But the significance of the night was more than just a show.

Many many moons ago when us kids were all just a bunch of glimmers in my parents’ eyes, my parents starred in a college production of Brigadoon. My mom will tell you that my dad kept signing up for shows because she was in them, but we’ll never know if that’s true or not :)

But the show was the reason my parents began dating. My mom was Fiona and my dad was Charlie, roles that brought them together many times on stage and off.

During the production, my mom whispered many memories.
“Your dad was more of a tenor.”
“I got a standing ovation when I sang that song.”
“This set is obviously a lot better than ours was.”
“Your dad did NOT dance like that.”

And then there were the moments that no memories could be said because emotions were high.

When I was in high school and taking private voice lessons, I asked to learn the score of Brigadoon. I loved it.

When my dad was lying sick in the hospital towards the end, I remember my mom lugging in a stereo to the room and asking me to sing to him as she was to overcome to sing herself. Up until his funeral where I would later sing, this was my hardest performance. The song has a meaning to me far stronger than that of the context of the play. And isn’t that the great thing about music?


This is hard to say, but as I wandered through the lea,
I felt for just a fleeting moment that
I suddenly was free of being lonely.
Then I closed my eyes and saw the very reason why.
I saw a man with his head bowed low.
His heart had no place to go.
I looked and I thought to myself with a sigh:
There but for you go I.
I saw a man walking by the sea,
Alone with the tide was he.
I looked and I thought as I watched him go by:
There but for you go I.
Lonely men around me, trying not to cry,
Till the day you found me, there among them was I.
I saw a man who had never known a love that was all his own.
I thought as I thanked all the stars in the sky:
There, but for you, go I.

~ Charlie Dalrymple

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Lauren Bacall (1944, photo by Bert Six)

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Lauren Bacall (1944, photo by Bert Six)

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