Monday, October 26, 2009

Hey look, it's bunnies and glitter!

Last week was a rough one, with all the middle-school insanity and heapings of grief from the internet and I thought there was no way I was going to be able put on my smile pants to talk about bunnies and glitter. But I decided to take a cue from my friend and colleague Tracey and write about something happy here, just to change it up a bit. Take that, haters!

Rigel and I went to a wedding this weekend of one of my oldest and best friends, Melinda. I've known Melinda since one of my very first jobs at a design studio, and even though we float in and out of each others lives I don't feel we're ever far apart. I loved that fact that even on the day of her wedding we were exchanging Facebook messages about the hair-pulling experience that is parenting teens, and also how she perfectly conveyed the excitement!!! and the nervousness!!! of the wedding day!!! with all her exclamation points. In fact, she's got me thinking the key to positive thinking is all in the punctuation.

At the very last minute our babysitting plans fell through and we ended up bringing Kira and Kiyomi with us, and I'm glad we did because it was such a beautiful and touching ceremony and I was happy my girls were there to see it. With all the negativity they're exposed to in this world, I was grateful to have them there to witness something as powerful as the marriage of two people truly in love, and all the support they received from all of their friends and family in the room. (In fact, Kira gave it her best endorsement ever; we dropped her off at her friend's party afterward and when she got home she said, "I had a way better time at the wedding.")

It was a lovely ending to kind of a crappy week, and I felt lifted to be there with the man I love, our amazing kids and good friends. In other words, smile pants - prepare to be worn.

Oh, and another great ending to my week - Kiyomi tried to scare me with this last night:

But ha - the joke's on her! I knew it wasn't real because it didn't even move when I started screaming and trying to smash it with the hair dryer.

Have a great week everyone!!!!!!!!! Bunnies and glitter for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. It's awesome to be reminded of the Great Big Good in the world, and to remember how lucky each of us are to have good friends, and how much that truly matters (as compared to, say, internet melodrama :)). High-fives, bunnies, glitter, and adoration (all of that from me to you, lady. Because, seriously, you rule.) xoxo

  2. WELL ... !!!!

    Finally you have arrived!!!!!! I seriously can't tell you how close i was to giving up on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PUnCTUATION is ALL that and a bag o'chips!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IT will change yer life gurl ~~ !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GET in the car!!!!!!! We'rE Goin' PLACES now !!!!!!!!!!!!
    YAY !!!!!!~~~!!!!!!!

    (you know who ..~~ right? i know you haven''t got a clue... sm))

  3. Thanks for the glitter. Is there chocolate too?! Nice post - I'm glad you all had a happy wedding experience as a family. I'm a bit of a negative nelly about weddings, but they still always make me cry. I just resent having to buy housewares gifts for friends who have more nice stuff than me already. LOL!

  4. All I can tell you is it would not have felt the same to get married and not have you there, and you are right, I do use lots of punctuation, that is why Miles de-friended me from elipses...he said I had way too many, despite the 2 comments within 6 seconds and my use of the endearing, "honey"...oh well!!!

  5. Nothing like a plastic spider to lift the spirits! could live here and experience 5 inch rubber cockroaches!!! Good times!

    Here's to a better week.

  6. Hey thanks for the glitter! I'll be stopping by again...I need a dose of parenting tips.

  7. The spider on the soap cracked me up! My husband and I have had a running joke with the SAME plastic spider for about 6 years now. It shows up in him toiletry kit on business trips. Then it shows up in my makeup drawer. Then on his pillow... Fun stuff.


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