My best friend and I live in the same county but we never get together. It’s absurd. We are both successful and good parents who important, time- and energy-consuming jobs and we don’t make much time for ourselves. Still and all, we got together last night. An awesome dinner, a bottle of really good local Syrah, and then we went to see Juno.
Run — don’t walk — to see this movie. Of course, I’m probably the last person on the planet (other than my husband) to see it but still, go see it again. I loved it. I looooooooooved it. It was a 3 coats of mascara movie. I wept like a
baby er more like a mother!
But most important of all, we remade some connections — strengthened some ties — talked and shared our lives. It was good! Really good!
In other news, my life is feeling fractured lately. And, I’m seriously thinking about undoing something that I did last year. Last year, I separated my bloggin self into several different blogs which I felt was a better representation of my convoluted life. Well, be that as it may, I think the time has come to recognize that while I may be a fractured and confused person, I need to work on integrating and honor all those parts of myself. So, I’m going to re-integrate some of those parts of myself. Look for poetry and remodeling to come back to the fold here at Egret’s Nest. And, hey, fair warning, if I want to talk about my intense love for playing ToonTown . . . I’m gonna do that. There will still be photographs and ravens and chickadees and the rest but there will be other stuff, too.
Oh, and Ruby Tuesday, of course, is here to stay.
It seems I can’t post without including a picture. So, here is how my daughter and husband entertained themselves while I was out last night. They played with PhotoBooth on Greg’s iBook. This is Chocolate Dog. Chocolate Dog has been my daughter’s constant companion since she was 6 months old. Santa put Chocolate Dog in her stocking and they have been fast friends ever since. Chocolate Dog is an adventerous dog who likes to explore. So far, the longest Chocolate Dog has gone exploring was several months! Those were some rough months, I’ll tell ya. We regularly go on red alert, drop everything, and search for Chocolate Dog. I put these in my “she’ll stop doing it before she goes to college” category. I’m right, aren’t I? Aren’t I? Please tell me I’m right!
PS. Somehow, I needed to have two posts today. Don’t miss the other one! 🙂