Heartbreaking to have all the hopes and dreams of pregnancy end in such tragic ways. I can only imagine the grief. I can sure appreciate your reluctance to hold a child. I chuckled at your Photoshop comment as I made that observation and thought about Miss Becky...she's pretty tolerant and very good about posing but there's no way I'd put her through that.
Oof...no parent should have to bury one child, let alone two. My oldest brother died when I was in high school and I know the impact that had on my mom. A diary can be such personal thing, particularly if he expressed feeling as opposed to just events. You know we guys as a rule aren't big on sharing feelings. I hope it gives you lots of insights. That's a very festive new profile pic...love it.
What a find. I'll bet he gets a kick out of reading it again. I did a big family history video a number of years ago with family photos and others to supplement the story line. I traced some of our ancestry back into the 1700s. Dad was in the process of writing stories out about growing up on a sheep ranch at the time. We incorporated those stories and had Dad narrate the whole thing. I included a soundtrack with period appropriate music, too. It really turned out well...about 45 minutes long. Sadly with Dad's alzheimers he no longer remembers us doing it. I can play it for him now and it's like the first time he's seen it every time. About halfway through he figures out that he's narrating it and not me...sigh. There's no way we could do that project today. I'm so glad we did it then.
Becky's not demonstrated any appreciation for music. I picked up my guitar once early on with her and she was not a fan. That says as much about my playing as it does about her love of music. I've never heard her howl and she rarely barks so she's not much for singing. She has too much dignity for lip synching.
Oh, sry, haven't been to Jack's in a few years - I'm not that mobile any more really. Truth is, my budget got a bit trimmed. The one near our place in Anaheim had egg rolls better, bigger & cheaper than the Chinese take-out in the same lot. I do love those TV ads tho. Sry I misspelled Weegee's name altho since you did spend all that dough on lessons the pup prolly caught me out. Hope he's forgiving *wink*. xox
I love the idea of a chill day in bed. I haven't played Trivial Pursuit in ages but I love games like that. I watched a clip of the final selections of the judge in the dog show. Those really were some great looking woofers. I was disappointed that a Gordon Setter represented the retriever group. I'd have preferred a Goldie or a Lab but favorites in the home don't necessarily translate into the breed ideal which I suppose is their criteria. You put on an impressive spread for dinner. We did turkey with the majority of the family the Saturday before and then a Prime Rib with a small group of Thanksgiving Day itself. We had four dogs there on Saturday and then three on Thursday. It really makes me smile that the folks open up their home to our woofers. They're marginal dog people at best but Mom and Becky have really developed a bond. I know it's not the same but as you described the conductor selecting bell-heavy songs for the concert I couldn't help but picture the Christopher Walken "Needs More Cowbell" routine from SNL.
I have to agree. Did you eat what I ate was inspired. The whole darned thing was clever. Having a Yeti poem bubbling under the surface for a year must have been entertaining for day dreams. I had two turkey days this year as we couldn't pull everyone together on T-day itself. Both celebrations were good fun...lots of good food and good conversation. Did you travel or did you stay home for the holiday? How many musicians are in your band? How are the drums coming? Do your practice sessions send Weegee scrambling?