Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just a Happy Little Post

Whew! That was a heavy last post. Thank you all for your lovely and insightful comments. I half expected something a little harsher - and that's what traumatic conditioning does to you - so it was quite uplifting to have you all at my back. Have I told you recently, just how wonderful I think all of my readers are? Your feedback sustains, delights, and amazes me on a regular basis. I love ya'll!

And with that segue way, so very reminiscent of what my husband sounds like after a few drinks, here we are at the drinking portion of the program:

I think it was well past this point last year when Bea and I started our Saturday afternoon cocktails series, and no doubt, you've wondered if we've climbed aboard the wagon, what with the dearth of liquor pictures. Fear not gentle readers, (does anyone else here love Miss Manners as much as I do?) the Captain has turned off the no drinking, no smoking (what do you do? Adam Ant - Gack) sign and you may now move about the cabin, drink in hand.

We've been on a red wine kick lately, because Honey hears it's good for the ole ticker. Bea has always been a red fan, so I've been letting her lead us in selecting varietals (Oooh! Tea and scones! Very grand wording for such a cheap bouteille!). Usually a glass of wine is enough to give me a splitting headache, but the Pinot Noirs have been a delightful exception, so glug, glug, glug, ya'll!I think my drinking companions might not be enjoying the photo-op; note the knife being held like it's a middle finger. This is a direct result of Honey hanging out with the men in my family, for whom no picture is complete without an obscene finger gesture, or at the least, an unzipped fly. In a rare fit of practicality, Bea has actually dug a coat out of the closet and put it on. This is big people - do you have any idea how hard it was to get her to wear shoes, much less put a coat on? The girl's a damn hippie! And on an unrelated note, I was out walking the other day and spotted this little feral cat. I love the eyeliner on him/her (I think it's a her - the head is pretty small for a feral male), and with that coat, this could almost be one of those African wildcats that the domestic breed is supposed to be descended from. She's watching the boys intently, which is how I was able to take this shot at all. I guess a herd of boy elephants can be a good thing, but you didn't really hear that from me, okay? Ahh, an idyllic moment! This is one of those moments you really want to take a picture of, just so you can wave it in their faces later, when they're fighting like savage dogs, and say, "See? You do too like each other!" Kids...woof. Is it five o'clock yet?

I've been woefully slack in my reading this week (of blogs; I did finish an Ursula LeGuin novella and series of short stories, and started reading Dr. Dolittle to the boys - all three boys. That husband of mine...!) but I am determined to get caught back up with all of you.
But first, I have to go to art class with the fourth graders and finish my face mug! It's a little embarassing how excited I am to do that, especially since I've been peddling books to kids for three days at the school book fair - you'ld think I'd be sick of all those kids, but nope!

13 comments:

Kelley said...

We think you're pretty wonderful too.

FairiesNest said...

I covet that coat! Ever since I wore it at the solstice party I've been planning a heist....
Red wine is da bomb baby!

Bantering Bibliocrat said...

Chill the wine! Dig that girl! Good to see the happiness thing!

Gypsy said...

I want to come live in your attic. Do you have an attic?

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Who knew wine could be so photgenic! Oh to be the wine, and not the girl in the grim reaper get up.

Cold as it was, it was a good day. I'm glad I get to be there for those.

flutter said...

you rock

A Free Man said...

I absolutely love Miss Manners - she's one of my heroes.

Seriously.

Vodka Mom said...

"You'd think I'd be sick of those kids". Ha- i often say that to myself as well!!!

tysdaddy said...

Them's some great shots. Everyone looks so relaxed and full of idle chit chat.

I'm coming over . . .

Professor J said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. So nice. Pretty little cat, by the way.

Autumn said...

That looks like a relaxing day, for sure. And the cat is gorgeous (I do have a soft spot for cats- I'm the crazy cat lady here, LOL). Red wine and cats- can we be best friends? LOL

Arizaphale said...

Nice happy post! And a great photo of you too. I haven't drunk red wine in years (headache city for me)but I do remember how warming it was... hope the 4th grade art went well.

Csquaredplus3 said...

What fun photos! "That girl's a damn hippie!" and "...glug, glug, glug ya'll!" You're great. Wish I could join you on the porch for a nice glass of Pinot Noir - one of my favorite varieties.