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Friday, October 21, 2011

Grief-stricken, self-indulgent, joy-filled fragments

Mommy's Idea If there were ever a week for Mrs. 4444s' Friday Fragments, this is it. My mind is bouncing in about 100 different directions. Not to worry, I will not share 100 fragments. I'll just give you the highlights.

This has been a week of grief. First, my Aunt Connie died two days ago. Then this morning, my Uncle Jim passed away. My mom's sister. My dad's brother. I hate cancer.

All the sadness in my week has me craving comfort food. For two days, I couldn't stop thinking about donuts and how much better donuts would make me feel. I was thinking about donut-induced happiness and said to myself "Donuts make the world go 'round." Then that made me laugh. Because that's the problem. Donuts DO make the world (or at least my rear end and belly) round.

Photobucket We took Annie to New York City for her Fall Break last week. We had a great time. We went to see "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying." Daniel Radcliffe was wonderful. There was no trace of Harry Potter in him on stage at all. They did a really good job of covering up his scar.

One of the coolest things we saw in the City was a cozy little waterfall, tucked between a couple of buildings in Midtown. We just happened upon it. It was a little oasis of peacefulness. The sound of the water even drowned out most of the sounds of the city. 


PhotobucketYou might have already read about the awesome new shoes I bought in New York. Actually, I bought two pair -- one black and one green. They are the most comfortable shoes I've had on my feet in a long time. I walked to and from the subway in them, around Chinatown, in Times Square and in the airport. I "heart" these shoes. But the best part? Check out what's on the bottom. Those are frogs! We were meant for each other.

I had some age spot/warty thing frozen off my cheek the other day. Except it's still there, looking uglier than before. How long does it take for these things to fall off?

After four days of rain, the sun is finally shining here. What's sad is that I didn't even notice the absence of the rain until I saw a post on Facebook that said, "Hey, it's not raining!" Guess it's time I woke up and smelled the roses (or the hot apple cider).

Hug those you love today. Do something that will bring a smile to someone who needs it. Buy a pair of green shoes. Eat a donut. Find the joy.


We 2 Bees said...

I am sorry for your loss! I agree I hate cancer too! What a beautiful waterfall you came across. And those shoes look super cute! Hope your week improves next week. I'm going to skip the donut too because sadly it does the same thing on my rear.

CWMartin said...

Too much death this year, it seems. I'm sorry for your family's loss. I don't think I'd be able to put as good a face on things as you.

Unknown said...

I agree. I hate cancer. I am happy you like your shoes. I have some sketcher sandals that I adore. And I am going to enjoy this weekend, too. I may even buy a doughnut. Who knows? Be at peace.

Hootin Anni said...

Color me greeeeeeeeen with envy. I wish I could just pick up and go to NYC to see a play. Been a dream of mine since the dark ages.

Ya, I can see why you 'hate cancer'. Sorry for your family's loss. It's always so devastating.

My Friday Fragments. Won't you stop by if you have a chance, and feel up to it?

Englewood Education said...

I'm sorry for your family's loss. Be at peace!

Unknown said...

Emotional eating is such a nasty little friend. So sorry you had more than your share of it all in loss. You actually make NYC look fun! I have absolutely no desire to go there, but now I'm the tiniest bit interested.

Hope your week is going better, but of course the sun has gone away again, at least it has up here!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm with you. I hate cancer as well. Lost my grandfather and my brother to it. My uncle is currently 'fighting' it and my cousin is a survivor. Sucks big time!

centennial daycare said...

So sorry for the lost family. SO sad!