Monday, September 08, 2008

Simple Things

Tonight was pure bliss. Scott is working(not the reason it is pure bliss!)so I decided to take the boys down the Millenium trail for a walk...well, I walked, Shay rollerbladed, Josey skateboarded and Gavin scootered. We had a great time. I almost had a couple of panic attacks while watching Gavin full blast heading down the hills...eesh...he almost bit it a couple of times. The cute thing is he doesn't know that you're supposed to pick up one leg and scooter so he kind of just uses the one leg to push off the whole time...makes for him getting tired pretty quick. Josey loves skate boarding and he is trying to do some different tricks on it...too cute! And since I've bragged about my other 2 I better mention oldest love child...great rollerblader. He is taller than me on the rollerblades. Kind of a strange feeling.
The few people that passed us smiled at us as we walked, scootered, bladed and boarded by. It is always such a cool feeling to watch the boys enjoying their moments. Giggling, showing off...these are the moments to remember.
Afterwards we went and got slushies(except me...trying to do the no sugar thing)and then came home. My evening was wonderful at this point,but then when we got home I turned on the "dummy", perused the "guide"on the tv and lo and behold, "Sixteen Candles" and "Pretty in Pink" were playing. Man alive, I knew this was going to be the icing on the cake for a perfect evening. The funny thing is that 2 nights ago while at my mom's house we were talking about these movies and I was telling Scott how much I wanted to see these movies cuz I loved them...and voila.
So I am sitting here blogging while watching Sixteen Candles. This laptop is da bomb. Last night Scott watched "Glengarry Glen Ross"(ugghhh...b-o-r-i-n-g)and I played Poker Stars. Is it only my husband,but why does he want me in the same room as him?(I guess I should be flattered). It's not like I'm paying any more attention or spending quality time with him. I guess it's the greatness of my presence??(j/k...must be a comfort thing)
These shows are super cheezy but I do enjoy them. Classic chick flicks...just what the doctor ordered.
This weekend was a hard weekend for all of us. On Friday we had our tenth year anniversary. I have been working on a super lovey dovey sappy video/photo compilation to share with Scott. I didn't finish it,because I was down and out. 10 years ago was one of the happiest days of my life, but it was also a day I shared with my dad. He was so proud of me that day. He welcomed Scott into the family(although Scott had welcomed himself in about 1.5 year before LOL!) Needless to say I was a little mopey.
Scott's been having an equally hard time. Not only does he miss my dad as a father figure,but he misses him at the workforce as a powerful influence and working comraderie. Scott took Dad's pontoon down the river this weekend and it was pretty sad for him. He sad the whole riverbank was full of memories of him and my dad. He did get a beautiful coho,so that brightened him up. This grieving is difficult. I know that time will heal. It just hits you in waves.
But....Today was a good day. I didn't feel mopey or sad. I enjoyed some simple moments with my boys and felt really great. Tomorrow is a new day, hopefully full of some more priceless simple moments.
Anyhow off to watch some more of Long Duck Dong....
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=7HO57oMHTcw
:)
Jenny

6 comments:

Roxrocks said...

I do love me a Molly Ringwald movie!! My girls do too, in fact, they know them better than I do!

It will take some time before the memories become less painful, more sweet.

Annie said...

Okay Glengarry Glen Ross was one of Ron's favourite movies...and yes I'm with you..boring!!

Gwen said...

The funny thing with grief is that it goes in cycles -- just when you think you're starting to get yourself together, something else triggers a memory... and down you go again. Like Rox said, it takes time, but the memories will eventually make you laugh without crying. {{hug}}

Chris said...

part of the reason I moved my office is so that Christy and I can be in the same room when I'm working or whatever on the computer!! I love being around her she makes me happy even if were both zoned in our own little worlds...

JT said...

Weird, I was just quoting Sixteen Candles and Valley Girl today with someone - "sexy american giiiirl frienddddd" - Pretty In Pink is my least favorite of the trilogy of Molly. I swear I could watch 16 candles once a day....

SueakaNana said...

hi Jenny, how are you, i'm trying to get into lucys and pennys blogs but it won't accept any of my passwords don't know what i'm doing wrong.. thanks for not making me go thru google account, i don't think i have one.. and re the waves yes it is so true, i can still remember after my daddy passed away it was three months that i got hit the hardest. I called up my fave minister john van omme and he came and had a tea and chat with me, he made things seem so much better, for that time, but not a day goes by that i don't think of my dad and its been almost 12 years now.. but you have a great day Jen.. and I hope to be on here more often i'm getting tired of facebook... oh yes i am.. ttyl Sue

 
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