Monthly Archive: April 2009

Could I Get Any More Depressing? 38

Could I Get Any More Depressing?

My brother came into Huntsville for dinner earlier this week. It just worked with a trip for work he was making and it was something my heart needed more than anything. To see the one person in the world who I know misses Dad as much as I do. We spent some time talking about how we’re “dealing” with things. What times are the hardest, when it hits us, what annoys us the most about the way people react to our grieving, and what sympathies really pluck our heartstrings. We both feel like we’re looking at the world in a...

Do Your Kids Like The Disney Channel? Can I Borrow Them Once In Awhile? 23

Do Your Kids Like The Disney Channel? Can I Borrow Them Once In Awhile?

So, remember when I used to talk about how much I loved things like High School Musical? And how LilZ didn’t have to force any of the Disney tween sensations on me because I loved them all on my own? Well…that was a long time ago. Somewhere on the road to High School teens ditch Disney Channel and pick up things on The CW. I didn’t realize how much I missed the Disney Channel until LilZ and I found ourselves vegging in front of it one day – watching some sort of Hannah Montana marathon. “I can not believe we...

Weekend Wrap-up: Smooth Legs Edition 28

Weekend Wrap-up: Smooth Legs Edition

This was our first full weekend home since February 10th. We celebrated the ability to sleep late and in our own beds by waking up both Saturday and Sunday before 6:30am with both NikkiZ and AndyZ in bed with us. BOTH MORNINGS. What the…? How did this happen? More importantly…why did this happen? Because our children are testing the limits of our sanity, I’m certain. And if my sobbing into my coffee moaning, “I just want to sleeeeeeeeppp” was any indicator – they found my limit. But, we weren’t going to let a little bit of exhaustion keep us from...

Wicked Awesome. 17

Wicked Awesome.

LilZ and I went to see Wicked last night and I can say that his gratitude alone made the cost and the effort of the trip worth it. He must have sincerely thanked me 900 times and if you’ve ever known a 14-year old you will understand that such intense gratitude is something to be cherished. And I can say all of that even considering the fact that I was up all night hugging the toilet in (a very cool) hotel room due to some incredible awesome food poisoning. His gratitude was THAT AWESOME, that it counterbalanced the cost of...

Wicked and Photos 28

Wicked and Photos

For LilZ’s birthday in January, I got he and I tickets to see the traveling production of Wicked which I knew would be coming to Birmingham in the Spring. Some time last week it occurred to me, “Oh, shit. Did we miss it?” Luckily, we didn’t. It’s tonight. And while I’m stressed to be planning an overnight trip when we are still no where near back to normal life, I’m also very much looking forward to a very fun evening. Our tickets are 10th row (this was obviously his only real birthday gift) and we’re staying over night at a...