Thursday, May 21, 2009

" So Far So Good "

Well it may be a little to soon to tell as I woke far too early this morning (4:00 a.m.) but I am feeling much better today. Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes. It may have been what did the trick!

As I said yesterday, at least I think it was yeste
rday, you know what fever can do to your brain! Katie woke up on her own and got ready for school. She is going to do it for the rest of the school year (five more days) and I think it's good practice for her.

I didn't think she could do it but she got me to cry Monday. When I picked her up from school she was carrying her cap and gown. As she entered the car she said "Mom your gonna cry." Then I said " I doubt it, I'm reall
y too sick to cry right now." And I did feel awful at the time. I started to drive the few blocks home as usual as she proceeded to unwrap her cap, gown and tassel. Well she held up the tassel that had a little charm on it that said "09" and she said "Look it's made out of real metal, not cheap plastic!". Well that silly statement and looking at the tassel started to choke me up. You know when you are a woman it doesn't take much! I started to cry a little but quickly realized that I needed to see where I was driving so I wiped my few tears out of my eyes. And then little miss "I'm fourteen and know everything" said to me " I told you that you were going to cry.".

I received an interesting text message from my husband that I'd like to share with you this morning. It reads as follows, " Heard on the news they checked someone into the psych ward wearing just a thong riding a goat. I'll come get you but this is the last time!" Isn't he romantic!

If you've read Teresa's blog "Do the Write Thin
g" you will notice that it has changed and I think it looks beautiful. In her last post there were pictures of a cottage on the ocean. This brought back to me one of my favorite dreams. We all have them. And although mine will probably never actually happen I still like to daydream from time to time that it does. I would love to live in a house or cottage on a beach on the ocean. I have had frequent dreams about this over the years and am especially fond of books that take place in that setting. There is one particular house in a Diane Lane/Richard Gere movie called " Nights in Rodanthe". The house in that movie is amazing to me. And I very much enjoyed the movie. It's a great chick flick. I wouldn't dream of asking my husband to watch it with me. Way too much estrogen for him! If you haven't seen this movie, I would suggest watching it alone or with a bff and a box of tissue handy. Interesting tid bit, Rodanthe is in North Carolina where my daughter lives,MMMmmm.

This is a photo of the house from the movie. So if you have some time to spend in the house for whatever reason, check out this movie if you haven't already. And don't forget to keep on dreaming!


Ginny said...

That text message is hilarious!

Eileen said...

Diana, this was great! Your husband is too funny! He reminds me of Ray!

And we actually BOTH watched that movie, Ray hated it but he loved the house and like you he has always wanted to live like that (I like the ocean, but I'm a little bit afraid of it!), so then he spent most of the time on the computer looking up facts about that house while I watched the rest of the movie!
And now Ray would like to make a trip there and I would actually enjoy that too!

I'm so glad you're feeling better!
Take care.
And enjoy this wonderful milestone in your daughter's life (yours too!)!
Love and Prayers,

Teresa said...

Hi Eileen, I see I have you dreaming...thankyou for your wonderful comments about my blog. It also seems that 'dreaming' is catching on around here. I absolutely loved "Nights in Rodanthe" which is written by Nicolas Sparks, the same author of "The Notebook" and "Message in a Bottle". I think all of his books are wonderful. Right now I am reading "The Choice" which started off great, but has been dragging a bit. I always wonder (How can a man write like that"!!) Congratulations to your daughter! I am a cryer too! Glad you are feeling better.

See you at the beach! Bring a hat, they are wonderful!

Annette said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! I get choked up on those events too! My 16-yr-old son (my baby) will be getting his driver's license tomorrow. You can bet that I will have a wad of tissues in my hand!

Blessings each day said...

His text message is too cute and yes, Michael would do something goofy like that in a heart beat!

I like to think that only REALLY strong women cry which could make me Super Woman II.

So wonderful to hear you are feeling better and the prayers DO work...there was even a study done in a hospital on this.



Jerelene said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! I haven't seen the movie but I want looks like it would be one that I would love. I would love to live in a beach house too! It's been so long since I've been to the beach. It is something I've wanted to do for a very long time. Congratulations on your daughters graduation. Such a happy time in your life!!
Love, Jerelene

Bernie said...

Diana, I am so glad you are feeling better. I had a good laugh at your husband's text. I haven't seen that movie but I am going to look for it the next time I am out.
Congratulations to Katie, I'm sure you and her will be very close as she gets older and has her own family. Prayer works wonder my friend. Have a great Friday my friend......:-) Hugs

Brenda said...

Loved this! Yup! Doesn't take much to make us cry! Cracked up at your hubby! Share the same dream and the same improbability.