Monday, February 20, 2006

I am woman, hear me roar

Laundry folded and put away...check.
Dog vomit cleaned up...check.
Food provided for child...check. (Though I can't claim that I've successfully fed him, since he's refusing to eat more than a bite.)
Dog blankets in washer...check.
Clothes dryer repaired...check.
Dogs out for potty break...check.

Still left to do...
Vacuum and swiffer.
Un/load dishwasher.
Never-ending bathroom renovation work.

Holiday? Who me?
I've been lacking things to write about recently, can you tell? Not because there aren't a zillion different thoughts running around in my brain...but because I'm generally too exhausted to actually type them out.
Yesterday, Sam picked out a beautiful bouquet of flowers to take to the cemetery. But on the way to the car, he asked if he could keep them instead. The payoff smile I got when I said yes way out-balanced the disappointment in again failing to take something to Alex. But hey...the living son's happiness is more important.

I feel like that's a milestone for me somehow.

I'm completely hooked on the Olympics. Truth be told, I have been a fan since I was a little girl. Of course, back then I was only interested in the pretty sports...figure skating. But now I'm entranced with all the games...even curling (though I don't understand much about it). There is something about being "the best in the world" that is so cool. Last night I watched the four-man cross-country ski relay team from Italy win the gold medal. Winning in front of their home made me smile and cry all at the same time.
Sam is currently standing next to me, jumping up and down and blowing a REALLY annoying Narnia whistle in my left ear (thanks so much McDonald's). Gotta go find a way for the whistle to meet its unfortunate demise. [insert evil laugh here]


holley said...

I love the Olympics too. Something special about athletes from around the world meeting in one place. And I don't just cheer for the Americans (U.S. and Canada), I love to watch the the drama--that Italian team was amazing. I love it all.

And at least you blog regularly. I am woefully behind on Angie's blog. Not that anyone actually reads it.

Big hugs for your milestone. They don't come easily.

Try to enjoy the holiday with some ice dancing tonight.

deadbabymama said...

Catherine - Sam seems like he's taking part in everything with Alex so naturally; for some reason this give me a lot of hope.