Monday, May 15, 2006

Monday, Monday...

I'm back, and my "not-give-a-fuck" weekend went really well -- I had a wonderful, relaxing, fun time... And with that many women in my family in one place for a few days with not fights? Well, that's an accomplishment in and of itself!!! Not only that, but the weather was absolutely gorgeous -- not too hot yet, but with a nice beach breeze and be-YOU-tiful blue skies... It was just lovely... Plus, I got to play with my cousin's little monsters (which is a misconception as they are just sweet as can be -- when the older one isn't trying to choke the baby, that is!):
The older one has discovered his "peanut", as they call it -- and as most people who have ever been around little boys know, once they discover it, they fiddle with it quite often (or so I'm told). Well, his grandmother told him to quit holding onto his "peanut" and his response was: "But, Mimi, if I let go, I fall down." Wow -- who knew it had the ability to throw off his equilibrium...

On the way home from the beach yesterday I decided to take a detour along Highway 90 through what is left of the coastline of Gulfport & Long Beach. Almost 9 months after Hurricane Katrina hit and it is still an area of total devastation and mere remnants of what was once an absolutely gorgeous stretch of road. Very, very sad. Looking at the empty plots of land, people's possession strewn through the trees, and the holes blown through what were once beautiful Southern homes (the ones that are still standing, mind you), one can only imagine the lost memories and livelihoods. It's just horrible...Well, back to the daily grind. It's definitely a Monday 'round here, but after a restful weekend, it hasn't been too terribly stressful. Yet...

3 Comments:

Blogger Silent One said...

hahahaha cute kids. Love the older ones reply to his holding his peanut. too funny. It is true... once boys find it... they never leave it alone.

Thanks for the reminder that the devistation still exists. Once the story is out of the news... it is easy to forget about.

10:00 AM  
Blogger umrebel said...

and we also fall down if we let it go

11:15 AM  
Blogger *the queen* said...

We weren't sure if he meant he would fall down or it would fall off. Thanks for clearing that one up... ;)

11:49 AM  

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