Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Disney Duck Encounter

Ok, so somehow we pulled off a little vacation during Spring Break.  It wasn't pretty at first...I mean, I wasn't pretty, but that's boring to talk about.  I was just sick with the crud Jesse had the previous week and anyway...bla bla's all Good.

Moving on.

So, we drove to Orlando...the four of us, Grandmommy and Aunt Kelly.

As soon as we landed and busted out of that Tahoe, we hit the pool.  I was watching the kids when Kelly brought my attention to this little fellow swimming in the water.

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"Look at the duck swimming in the pool!" said Aunt Kelly.

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Wow, you don't see this every day.

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"What's up buddy?" we said.

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"Ahhh, it's just a normal day for me, what's up with you guys?" said the duck.

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"What's this?"

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"Girlfriend's got some cute flip flops," he quacked.

"Thank you.  Please don't take them with you," I responded.

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"What kind of duck do you take me for lady?"

"Oh, I'm terribly sorry, " I responded.

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"Seriously, I'm a Disney duck.  You might want to keep an eye on those black birds back there though."

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"They are constantly trying to steal my food and such."

"Good tip, thanks!" I said.

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"So, I would appreciate a snack pretty quickly...if you don't mind," the duck asked.

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"I'm waiting," he quacked with a little impatient concern.

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"Sit!" commanded Jesse.

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"I can sense you have a dog at home and he is well trained on this command.  I'll try, but these black birds are moving in, and I got places to be," the duck responded to Jesse.

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"Bring it on.  Yeah baby.  That's what I'm talking about!" the Disney duck happily exclaimed.

He enjoyed his snack, then walked to the bar and had a Margarita.  He probably chatted with the bar tender about the weather and such and was on his way.  Perhaps on his way to visit Donald.  Who knows?

And that is how our vacation started.  I knew it was going to be good.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Laugh Every Day

The words aren't coming easy, so not many words...I don't think.

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It was a jam packed last 5 days of sadness, tears, laughter, confusion, excitement, an injury, a sore tummy and now fever.  Now, not all of these things physically belonged to me, but a Mom sort of feels it all right?

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I was the one on the emotional roller coaster.  I'm on the Mind Bender, and we keep passing go.  I'm very glad it's not the Georgia Cyclone, because that one really makes me nauseous.

My dear friend lost her Mom last week, and I was heart broken.  But...I was uplifted as well.  It was joyous to learn how much happiness that this wonderful woman brought into the world.  I want to laugh every day and be a better person because of her.  She was a true Kindred Spirit in every sense.  I get to see so much of her live on through my friend, and I am so grateful.

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Jonah brought me all the excitement and injury.  His game this weekend was beyond intense.  He collided with a runner at home plate in the last inning and slightly sprained his foot (we're pretty sure that's all it is).  He actually went back to his position and finished out the inning somehow.

Just imagine an awesome photo of all this unfolding.


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Jesse is the one that hasn't felt like herself at all.  It has been off and on until last night when the fever hit her.  You know the look they get when fever hits, right?  All I had to do was look at those eyes, and I knew.  The doctor said it's viral.  I hate not walking out of that office with a cure, but always glad it's not worse.

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She's going to be fine.  She was blowing these bubbles just hours before she got really sick.

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You know, it's amazing how strong they can be.

I grabbed my camera when I saw her playing Sunday afternoon, because I felt like I hadn't taken just every day photos in a while.  They are always my favorite.

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Not sure how to wrap this up.

It's all worth the ride.

Laugh every day.

Love, Heather