Monday, January 19, 2009

Catching up

JD is on a business trip slash skiing in the Alps with friends thing. My aunt was visiting this weekend, but is by now long back in her own house, plane flight and all. Plus we had another lovely snowstorm or rather two, in rapid succession. All of this conspiring to explain why I am waaaaay behind on blogging (and other things, but we won't mention those). Again. This includes me now pushing a show and tell post to next week for the second Sunday running. Better not find another excuse next week...

On the plus side, while my aunt was here and two glasses of wine to the wind, she told me a story about my mother from their childhood that was so hilarious and simultaneously embarrassing in the you are SO busted way that it merited a phone call to the party in question to convey the same sentiment, all without stopping the laughter. Because, you know, it was just.not.possible. This morning my sister stopped by, and we told her the story, and all of us laughed till we cried again, the rapidly cooling lattes be damned. And we called mom again because this was just too rich for one round. We laughed a lot while my aunt was here, which was not necessarily to have been expected. We also ribbed, joked and talked a lot, and generally had a good time.

Except for the whole way behind on everything thing, it was a great long weekend. Oh, and Monkey, while the rest of us were still asleep courtesy of the Cub's generosity, cut a portion of her bangs. Really-really short. Do I need to point out that she didn't, prior to cutting her hair less than 48 hours ago, have bangs? Didn't think so. At least she cut them in a fairly straight line and fairly evenly centered. In case you are wondering, trying to extract the story from her only resulted in more laughter. This shit's funny, yo!

So in celebration of slacking the spirit of catching up, I offer these two shots I took way back in September. I like these a lot (if I do say so myself) even if I didn't get around to posting them in anything resembling a reasonable timeframe.



And one from today, by way of illustrating the snow thing we've got going on.

 

7 comments:

Tash said...

Much less snow, wine, laughter here, but also behind from the weekend. How does that happen?

An older sibling cut bangs for a girl in Bella's ballet class (who also never had them, just for reference). Must be going around.

Magpie said...

Mir keeps asking me to cut her hair "like Daddy's". I should lock up all the scissors.

Ya Chun said...

It's nice to see blue sky tho!

And such a tease, I wanna hear what your mom did. Then we can all laugh (with) her too!

Betty M said...

I could do with a good funny story right now - go on tell!

My Reality said...

Can you tell us the story that brought you so much laughter?

Monkey's hair will grow back. But I do know bangs and curls aren't always the best mix!

Amelie said...

Wonderful pictures!

LAS said...

I absolutely love the first photo!