Here I am up in the middle of the night reading and writing blogs because I crashed on the couch watching TV after work and now I can’t sleep when I’m supposed to be sleeping – AGAIN!!!
As I was sitting here reading blogs, I glanced around the room behind me and saw three little angels all snuggled up sound asleep! They are so precious when they are sleeping! So, I very slowly and quietly reached for the camera, got it ready, and swiveled the chair around to get the first shot! I figured the flash would alert them all, so I chose Megan to be the first cause she was curled up in the cutest way! But – the chair squeaked when I swiveled around and she opened her eyes and lifted her head just as I snapped the picture!!!! uugghh — it is still cute, though!
Then, Katie was still laying there quietly (eyes open, but not really all that interested in fully waking up) – so I snapped a shot of her looking so beautiful………..she really is a beauty queen!!!!
After a couple of minutes, I noticed both Megan and Amy kissing all over Katie’s beautiful face — it is rare that I EVER have a chance to get them all in one shot – and one so perfectly adorable is a once in a lifetime opportunity!!! But – alas – just as I snapped the pic, Megan and Amy stopped kissing Katie and looked at me!!!! uugghh, again!!! But – it is still the first time I have EVER gotten all three in one shot, so I’m still calling it my miracle picture!!!
The second I shot that picture, Megan and Amy both jumped on me and made me snap the camera — not sure what the lens was pointing at when they made me press the button, but this is what I got!!!! Hey — there are far more bazaar photos and paintings in art galleries all over the world being touted as “brilliant” with huge price tags on them — if people can sell paintings made by monkeys playing with paint brushes, why can’t I call a photo created by two excited dogs “ART”????? Just look at the color contrast and composition — magnifique!!! Maybe I’m an artist and just don’t know it!!!! When I’m famous, you all can say you knew me when……..ha-ha
Man, it is 3:40 AM — I gotta get to bed and see if I can sleep for a couple hours before I have to get up for work!!!!
Can I just stay in my jammies all wrapped up in my blankie for a few more hours this morning??? Can I, please??? Man, it was hard to get out of bed this morning!!! But, I did it – got the girls all taken care of and am all ready for work!
I need to get myself in a joyful sing along with the girls —
maybe “Hi Ho Hi Ho, It’s Off To Work I Go” will get me in the mood
how about “Oh What A Beautiful Morning, Oh What A Beautiful Day, I’ve Got A Beautiful Feeling, Everything’s Going My Way”
the only thing that keeps popping into my head is the Mama’s and the Papa’s hit: “Monday, Monday” – here’s the last verse:
Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won’t go away
Monday, Monday, it’s here to stay
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday
Sorta sums it all up………………….ha-ha-ha!!!!
As of today, I have had more than 300 hits on my blog — I have only been tracking hits since about the holiday time frame, so that is pretty good!!! And, the # of return visits is rapidly making up 1/2 of the total, so I’m getting a lot of regular readers! Woo Hoo — I’m becoming popular! ha-ha-ha
I am watching “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” on the Family Channel — I’ve seen it several times and never get tired of seeing it again! It is one of the funniest movies ever — and a good love story, too!!! And educational — it is where I learned that any injury or ailment can be cured by spraying Windex on it!!! ha-ha-ha
My sweet Amy always looks like she is holding the weight of the entire world on her shoulders – she scrunches her forehead up so that it is all wrinkled and hangs her head down sorta cocked to one side and whimpers at me — she’s so forelorn!!!! She’s so gentle and wants to cuddle more than either of the other two girls……..we play “come closer” all the time – that is when she snuggles in close (already about as close as she can get) and I pat my leg or shoulder and say “come closer” and she scooches in a little closer and I do it again and she pushes herself up against me tighter and we keep doing that until she looks at me like “goodness, gracious, how much closer can I get?” and just plops on top of me!!!! ha-ha-ha It’s like that scene in “Steel Magnolias” when Shirley McLaine’s character sits next to Debra Winger’s little daughter at the funeral and she keeps tapping her side to get the little girl to move closer and closer……. It’s a ritual with us and Amy loves playing it!!!
Another game we ALL play is “get silly on the bed” —- this was Puddles’ favorite game — she used to go running through the house and hit the bed and rub herself all over it and mess the blankets all up – the more I would encourage her by saying “are you getting silly on that bed?”, the more she would roll around………..then, Katie saw how much fun it was and began to play the game, but she would roll around on the bed and then when the blankets were all bunched up, she would get a hold of a corner and drag them into the living room to make herself a bed in there to rub all over!!!! Now, all the girls play the game all together — one will burrow their way up under the blankets and the others will bite and paw at the moving hump in the blankets and I’ll laugh and say, “who’s that under the covers? how silly can you get on that bed?” and the one under the covers will finally stick their head out to get a kiss —- they also work to push all the blankets and pillows off the bed onto the floor…………..what fun we have!!!!
Man, that wind was something else today!!!! I was out driving and almost got hit by a trash can flying across the street and a big limb that fell not far in front of me — then, I ran over something that flew in front of me so fast I couldn’t avoid it!!! Not sure what it was, but it doesn’t look like it did any damage – it sure banged up under my car loudly, though!!! Then, when I got home, the door on my shed had blown open, a piece of siding from the back of the house was on the ground, and all the deck furniture was scrunched all to one side of the deck – even a heavy park bench!!! I put everything back where it belongs and checked for major damage — none that I can see! WHEW! But – the siding piece came from way up just under the gutters – I don’t have a ladder that tall, so I will have to get a friend to come by with a tall ladder to put it back up for me!!!!
Well – the weekend is over!!! Tomorrow starts the last week in my current position — my transfer to my new position is effective on the 16th! Guess I’ll get some sleep to prepare for a busy week!