Monday, May 17, 2010


Good morning, Sunshine. I always loved that greeting. It's 5 AM & I'm waiting for the sun to rouse it's sleepy head. Been up since 3 AM studying for an exam in Dysphagia or swallowing disorder. Sounds scary, eh? It is scary actually. It's a physiologic change in the muscles for swallowing. It's a symptom, rather than a diagnosis itself.

Lest, I be distracted with studying- which is, after all, why I've embarked on a blog post a mere 4 hours before my exam; I am resigned to post something.

Mother's Day came & went. Emotional, yes; but I survived. Grace & I spent the day doing girly things & just had fun. Following worship at CLC, we ate a scrumptious lunch - though my sleepy brain can't remember WHERE we ate lunch; then we indulged in mommy & me manicures & pedicures. Gracie's toes were this fresh pattern of orange & red with white flowers. Sweet & edible, I believe. I still love her tasty toes & it still gets quite a giggle from the girl. Following the painting festivities, we enjoyed Alice in Wonderland. All mothers were admitted free of charge with free popcorn & soda..oh, did I say SODA in the land of pop? I did indeed. SODA! Back on track...and we were also treated to a fine complimentary (AKA - FREE) mother/daughter portrait...our first. I love it!

Alice in Wonderland - a few of my favorite quotes:

The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad?
Alice Kingsley: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Alice Kingsley: Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

The Mad Hatter: [to Alice] You used to be much more…”muchier.” You’ve lost your muchness.

This idea of muchness deserves a blog post in and of itself. She finds it, by the way...Alice finds her muchness again & is the hero Wonderland..or Underland awaited. I wonder who is awaiting my muchness? Or yours. I love the ending...geez, if you haven't seen the movie - STOP READING HERE: SPOILER ALERT!

So, Alice is finally moved to don the armor & defend Wonderland. In the words of Larry the Cucumber, "I am that hero." She comes into her muchness & defeats the Jabberwocky. I really liked...seriously loved the ending. Grace & I have watched it twice. Both times I've had thus rush - this girl, thrust into chaos, fulfills her purpose & rising to the occasion out of adversity to defeat the enemy, not just for herself - but the good of the kingdom. Read more here.

ok..enough now. Must return to my studies, or could I perhaps sneak a hour of sleep in here somewhere?

Before I go, a reminder list for myself:
  • breathing again...a good thing
  • new friends - worth the drive
  • party coming soon
  • Good Foundations - online & all
  • "I'm worthy", birthday princess & party planning

1 comment:

Randy Beal said...

At least u were productive on a study break. I almost stoppedeading when u were being blasphemous using the word SODA. It's POP missy!