Thursday, February 07, 2013

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real: With a Generous Glug of Thankfulness

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Another quickie, but I've really been wanting to get back into the PHFR swing of things so quick will have to do!

Ignore the anachronistic packets of artificial sweetener!

This is the spread Mom had waiting for us when we came to watch Downton Abbey at her house a few weeks ago.  Ok, so it's not something pretty from this week, but I have been wanting to share it.  So I bend the rules a little...


Yesterday was National Signing Day for the NCAA.  Redheaded Snippet (third from the right in the back row) was one of 24 student athletes from her high school who signed with Division I colleges yesterday.

This is the Field Hockey Nine as they were being called.  Nine girls from her team have committed to play at the collegiate level and signed yesterday.  That's quite a record, from what I understand, but not surprising when you remember this team's record and rankings.

What an exciting day and what a relief to have it finally be over!


Perhaps you can't tell, but The Viking is attempting to tie a couch cushion to Calvin's torso.  When I asked what was going on, Calvin said, excitedly, "We're tying this to me so he can hit me!"  Boys.


This morning, on the way to school and work, not two blocks from home, The Viking and Redheaded Snippet had a car accident.  The Viking hit a patch of black ice on a turn and skidded into the curb and then a telephone pole.  Everyone is fine!  Redheaded Snippet escaped completely unscathed and The Viking walked away with a very sore thumb.  Apparently, he broke the gear shift with it.  Not good for either man or truck which, incidentally, did not fare so well.  We may have to shoot it.

Anyway, being the manly man he is The Viking wouldn't go to the ER at first.  But after a few hours his thumb was really bothering him and had limited range of motion and, being a pianist (soon by profession--more on that later), he finally decided to be prudent and listen to his wife!   It's not broken, thankfully, but they had to put a cast on until he can get to an orthopedic hand specialist and see if there's damage to ligaments, tendons or what-have-you.  I just had to get a photo of him looking all burly in his cast and hospital gown.  He's not fond of being maimed (he is right handed, after all) but he's fine.  Thank God.  It could have been so much worse!

Have you captured any contentment this week?  Join in and share it with the rest of us!

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