Saturday, March 26, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

I've had a bad case of cyber laryngitis this week for a variety of reasons. You see,  I'm still dealing with that whirly swirly circlet at random times when Della gets moody.  Plus, I've been stressed out  trying to wrap up my current teaching stint. The combination left me uninspired and pouty. 

That's the way I roll sometimes. I blame the hormones. At 49, you get to blame the hormones for everything.

Or so the husband says...

But this morning, I'm back in the saddle again, and I mean that very literally. Believe it or not,  we're in Macon again. Sitting in a hotel room... again. This week, however, it has nothing to do with cherry blossoms. It has everything to do with daughters, particularly one daughter who is celebrating a birthday.

Care to guess which one?

We may not be the most logical parents around, but what we lack in logic, we make up in love. After a long week on the road, the Man of the House rolled back into town around 6:00 last night only to do the quick change into his Super Dad suit and head back the same way he had come.

With his faithful side kick, Mighty Mom, tagging along.

We made the decision to road trip back to Macon because the daughters are too busy this weekend to come home  and we're pathetic.  We're sneaking in a birthday breakfast before they start their busy day.  This is the weekend of Mercer's annual Dance Marathon to raise money for the hospitals of the Children's Miracle Network.

Both daughters are involved. In fact, one of them is an organizer.  Care to guess which one? It isn't the birthday girl.  She'll be there with bells on, however, because this event is tailor made for her.  The kid was born with  boogie shoes. From the time she was able to walk, she has chosen instead to dance.

Time and place made no difference whatsoever.  The instant she heard the strains of a beat, those tiny hips started moving, followed quickly by the shoulder shimmy and head bob.  Bystanders would point and giggle. Big sister would try her best to hide behind a grocery cart and whisper, "Mommy stop her." 

Of course, I never did. More often than not, we just created a conga line for two.
It's a wonder Big Sister never needed therapy.

By now, you've probably guessed that our birthday girl is none other than Miss Whimsy.  She turns 19 years old today. How that happened, I do not know.

I could swear she was 5 just yesterday. 


So Happy Birthday to my Miss Whimsy. I hope the rest of the day is every bit as wonderful as you want it to be. And today, just as always, I hope you dance.


Canadagirl said...

Ohhh I pray you all have a grand time celebrating together! I hope you have your dancing shoes on and get carried away too. Happy B-day to your dd.
I guess the brick didn't work and she grew up anyway. [o=

Blessings and ((HUGS))

Canadagirl said...

PS: Thank you so much for putting my button on for the week ! (((((((((HUGS)))))))))))


Sue said...

I hope Mighty Mom and Super Dad have the BEST time celebrating with Miss Whimsy. I can't wait to see what names you have up your sleeve when you turn into, perhaps, the Grandest Grandma?? You are so funny Debbie. Have a wonderful weekend with your girl.

Patti said...

I'm right there with ya, Debbie, wondering how in the world my kids are 19 and 21 now. Like your Miss Whimsy, they were 5 years old just yesterday. It's so true that time flies, which is why we need to make the most of all the times we have.

Therefore, I think it's beyond wonderful that you made the trip to Macon to celebrate with your girls. You are a great mom!!!

I haven't been blogging much on Fill My Cup with Beauty lately. Besides being busy with my new college courses, I don't have my photographers around much anymore. (MY kids...and they're both busy with jobs and college). So, since that blog was photo intensive (teacups, pink things, etc.), I've been writing more on my classic movie blog these days. I'm thinking I need to get a camera...and learn how to use it.

Anyhow, a very happy birthday to your dear girl. Hope it's the beginning of a fabulous, abundantly blessed year.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Road Trip!!! Wishing you all a great visit and lots of fun:@)

Denise said...

I sang to the birthday girl this morning. I sure hope she has the happiest of birthdays, even if she's making money dancing. I KNOW her cousin appreciates it. Have fun in Macon with the family and just think, only two more days of teaching.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh how precious...mine turns 20 in less than a put on those dancing shoes!! How much fun for all!! Enjoy your trip and those boogie shoes...enjoy those girls!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday to your Miss Whimsy - and many more. And it DOES NOT surprise me that you and hubby are GREAT in the love department - the girls are very lucky and blessed.

Joan said...

Cyber laryngitis. :) Maybe that is what is wrong with me.....

Happy birthday to Miss Whimsey and enjoy your time in Macon.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Enjoy your trip and just MAYBE you'll share it all with us when you come home"!!! Oh Yes they do grow FAST! My baby is 29(BWAAAAAAAAA!)...
Have fun, and Giant Hugs to you,

Linda W said...

Awww...Happy Birthday, Laura, Ms. Cutie Patootie! Wishing you a birthday filled with dances and smiles!!

Sue said...

Wishing Miss Whimsy a very very Happy Birthday,!! That picture of her with the purse and grinning from ear to ear is so precious. Enjoy the weekend with those girls and dh. I am so glad you are back in the saddle, Debbie,Looking forward to taking the ride with you.

Please tell Denise thank you so much for her sweet comment, and for her prayers too. I tried to find a web page but couldn't if Denise blogs,I sure would like to have her URL.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Happy Birthday Miss Whimsy!!! I hope she has fun dancing. Sweet pictures, by the way. Have a great weekend.

I blame everything on hormones too. I blame my crabiness, my chocolate cravings, my tiredness, etc. all on hormones.

Amy Kinser said...

Oh, I hope she continues to dance throughout her life. I hope she dances with joy!!!!

Happy birthday to her.

Rettabug said...

You crack me up, Debbie! "It's a wonder Big Sister never needed therapy." LOL
What wonderful memories you have & are STILL making as these beautiful women emerge.

Happy Birthday to Ms. Whimsy!!!


p.s. Yes, we do feel like very blessed snowbirds. Wish we could have stayed longer!
I would have liked to have seen those cherry blossoms in Macon on the way home! I tried to post a comment, but they were closed. I'm putting that PINK Festival on my Bucket List.

Carol said...

Have a wonderful birthday celebration! Another thing we share in common.....Chickie turns 19 in April. Aren't spring babies wonderful??
Have a most wonderful weekend!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a beautiful post to find your "voice" again! Time goes by way, way too fast. My oldest will be 17 in a few weeks. sigh. So glad you got to be with your girls this weekend and a very happy birthday to Ms. Whimsy!


Marlis said...

What a lovely thing to do, surprise them for breakfast before they know what hits them! Loved your post below too. The flowers made my heart sing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy birthday Miss whimsy! Have a good road trip and thank you for entering my apron giveaway...Good Luck!


Gayle said...

What a sweetheart! The first photo is priceless. Her sippy cup and her purse. :-) Yes, the years go zipping by way too fast. Happy birthday to Miss Whimsy! Hope it's been grand.

sarah said...

Your posts always make me smile....A huge Happy Birthday to Miss. Whimsy...I love that "From the time she was able to walk, she has chosen instead to dance." How cool is that....

Sonja said...

As IF you needed one more person to tell you to enjoy every minute! I know you are... any good excuse to be with our kids works for me, especially a birthday for a precious daughter! I hope you and hubby have a ball as you dance your way through the weekend. (well, maybe not hubby... but he would be just like mine, no dancing, but loving every minute!) :)

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Whimsy!

And I think I finally figured out which one of my daughters is which. LOL! Lorri is my Miss Whimsy. She and I are the ones to push on all the bouncing Tiggers at Toys R Us and just stand there and laugh, while Hannah turns red and wants to run and hide. So I suppose she is the "Practical One" ... however, she too used to dance .... ALL the time as a tot. Then when finished, she'd spread her arms and bow down while saying in her best 2 year old voice "Kank you!"

So "Kank you" Miss Whimsy for your dancing and have a wonderful day!


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

a verrry boogie birthday to Miss Whimsy ... I know ya'll had a wonderful time.
Wanted to tell you that I am drinking your green smoothie right this very second (slurrrrrp) and as much as I hate to correct you, well I just have to(because I KNOW you do not want any mis-information out there) this yummee smoothie is only enough for ONE. not two. just one. One with a very big tummy.
Thank you for sharing your green smoothie! (())

Sharon Kirby said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my invisible niece!!

Hope you've had a wonderful time together. Only one problem, I'm doing my math - how can she be 19? You're only 29...just sayin'

Glad to have you back in the saddle - don't fall off again anytime soon. I missed you!

The whirly swirly circlet??? Still?? Can we say...Satan?


saltbox treasures said...

Happy Birthdy to Miss Whimsy! Yes, they were just 5 yesterday! :) Mine are 25 and 23.
Hope you have a great week!
~ Julie

Crickit said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Hope you enjoyed your time together. You and I are the same I really "get" the hormone thing!

Angel said...

What a sweet birthday tribute to your Whimsical daughter!

By the way, I blame hormones for everything too. :) Have a great week!

Kathleen said...

Aaaw, what a little sweetie. Hope you have a great trip and visit with your girls.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope she had a fabulous birthday. What an adorable post!


Sheila :-)


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