Friday, April 17, 2009
Sittin' outside with 'Trudi-licious' today
That being Vic's name for Gert. Love it. She is totally Trudi-licious in, oh, so many ways...
Had a very nice talk for a few hours on the back deck about life, expectations, etc. We talked about how she was raised and how she raised her children. About her hopes when she was growing up and her hopes for us.
She went up for a nap and I took and ruminated on what we'd talk about - being brought up a certain way, what we expect out of life based on what our parents gave/taught us, maturity and lack there of...etc.
My mother is remarkable in more than one way. She and Dad were very hands on parents yet they allowed us to make our own mistakes and live our own lives. They always offered emotional support, whether we were stupid or not and, sometimes, yes, financial support too. But, in the end, the thing they imparted most on me was how to live and enjoy life. Don't sweat the small things. Gotta love parents that teach their offspring to handle life. I'm so grateful for the two of them.
Just for grins, here's a few of my favorite youtube videos:
I LOVE this reporter's reaction to this lizard - OMG, rolling:
And, here's Carolyn and Rowdie. Killian and I took a doggie dance class with Carolyn a few years ago in PA. She was as excellent as this video shows. I love the connection the two of them have and particularly love that Rowdie choreographs his own moves - Killian does the same.
Oh, and this is funny, two of my eHow articles got picked up online by NBC, the NY Times and the Vancouver Sun. Cracked me up.