Sunday, September 30, 2012

Apple Tree Update!

An apple from one of our transplanted trees!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor's hit "I Will Survive" is currently my daughter's fav-or-ite song.  She has the you-tube video marked on our favorites bar.   She will play it over and over and over, singing about 2/3 of the  words correctly as she belts out the lyrics she doesn't quite know yet. She reminds me of someone ;-) 

I can still remember the first 45 vinyl I ever requested as a Christmas gift.  Paul Davis's "I Go Crazy."  I loved that song, and whenever I hear it (LOL! usually in Kroger) it transports me to the corner bedroom I shared with my sister on Brecon Drive.  In that same bedroom, I  can also remember playing Bread's "Lost Without Your Love" over and over and over, for hours on end, trying to learn the lyrics by heart.  I still know (most) of them.  And whenever I hear it in Kroger, I sing along louder than I should. 

Caley asked me if she could use "I Will Survive" as her ring tone whenever she finally gets a phone...then she decided she would save it for her first break-up and THEN use it as her ring tone! For some reason, I just love that she loves this song.  Since she won't be dating for quite some time...a very long time from now, she's got plenty of time to learn all those lyrics.  Then maybe one night when she is married with children and shopping late at Kroger, she will find herself singing along a little too loudly to go unnoticed. 

You know you wanna (sing along ;-)

Gloria Gaynor

I Will Survive

At first I was afraid I was petrified.
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side.
But then I spent so many nights
Thinking how you did me wrong.
And I grew strong!
And I learned how to get along!

So now you're back from out of space.
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face.
I should have changed that stupid lock!
I should have made you leave your key!
If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me.

Go on now, go, walk out that door!
Just turn around now‚
cause you're not welcome any more.
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt (break) me with goodbye?
Did I crumble
Did I lay down and die

Oh no, not I! I will survive!
Oh and as long as I know how to love I know I stay alive.
I've got all my life to live, I've got all my love to give.
And I'll survive!
I will survive! Hey, hey.

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart.
Kept tryin' hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart!
And I spent oh so many nights
just feeling sorry for myself. I used to cry!
But now I hold my head up high.

And you see me somebody new!
I'm not that chained-up little person still in love with you.
And so you feel like droppin' in,
and just expect me to be free,
now I'm saving all my loving for someone who is loving me!

Go on now...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

My Turn

Last week,  we were all watching Mississippi State play Auburn.  I started yelling and hollering.  My daughter said I was embarrassing her.  I looked at her.  We were watching the game on tv in our living room. She said it again.  "I know no one is here, but it's still embarrassing."  

Then I remembered how adult emotion of any kind makes most kids of a certain age soooo uncomfortable.  I laughed.  She really shouldn't have given me such good ammunition. She has no idea how good a discipline tool this piece of knowledge will be in the coming years.  When kids are little, they can embarrass their parents pretty easily by the things they say and do.  BUT now it is my turn.

It will be a few more years (and maybe not ever) before I can embarrass her brother. It is too early to tell, but preliminary polling indicates he may be one who is just encouraged to one-up my parental embarrassment tactics.