January 13, 2006

Life's Pretty Darn Good, and Here's Proof:

Last night, my son and his girlfriend came over with movies. They picked some they thought I'd like, brought them over, and sat down and watched them with me! This gives me hope, people. Hope that some day when I am in a nursing home, they will visit me! Lord knows it's not my cooking or a chance of an inheritance that brings them by. They like me, they really like me! (The first one of you that mentions pity is in big trouble. That goes for you, too, son.)
My son informed me that he has enrolled in college! Yay! I've been hoping he would, but I wanted it to be his idea. Oh, and his money. That too.
I finally know how to pronounce Hermione! Yes! If it was explained before book four, I missed it. I am thoroughly enjoying the fifth Harry Potter book now that I don't have to pronounce her name fourteen ways in my head before I can go on.
My daughter got a little taste of what I went through when I took her and her best friend to New York. She had to wait an eternity for two of her friends to "fix up" before they all went out to dinner. They took so long getting ready, that their only choices were IHop and the bowling alley. Justice. Yes, sweet justice.
And those are some of the reasons why I'm grinning like a fat woman with her feet up sippin' wine and enjoying a quiet Friday night.
Life is good!


Blogger Sirs_Girl said...

I'm so glad things are going so well for you! And I love the way you ended your post. "I'm grinning like a fat woman with her feet up sippin' wine and enjoying a quiet Friday night." Scary how damn good that sounds to me. :) Seriously though, I'm happy your life is going so good. Enjoy your peaceful Friday night...

6:51 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Enjoy! How sweet of your son to spend an evening with you without being asked. He wuvs you!
I've read all the Potter books and seen all the movies. I am a Potter fan big time, and so are my kids. My hubby is trying to catch up on the whole Potter thing.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Hivy, good to hear you sounding so happy, were sons movie choices OK?
The last part could have been me, with a couple of minor changes.... (the changes?..... enjoyin' a fat woman 'n sippin' beer.)

8:50 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

That's pretty cool that your son enrolled in college courses on his own initiative. I can imagine how pleased that made you.

4:22 AM  
Blogger jules said...

Glad to hear life is good, sis.

5:51 AM  
Blogger bubba said...

Revenge sweet revenge. Mine was when my kids had kids. Then I could buy all the really loud noise toys. Teach them for learning musical instruments like drums and trumpet.

6:03 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

It doesn't take much to keep us low maint gals happy does it?? Glad things are lookin' up.

7:23 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

And who knows? Life might get even gooder...

(You never heard of old movie character named Hermione Gingold? Mae West era, just about.)

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jona said...

Am glad like feels good at the moment :o) Oh, and any idea how to pronounce Aoife? (I don't!)

12:25 PM  
Blogger Krisco said...

You are too funny.

I'm at least the ninth commenter, haven't (yet) read them all - I just bet someone else already mentioned pity - but *I* would NEVER do so!! : )

I had that same problem with Hermione. Maybe JK got sick of answering that questions on her American tour. Of course, the way you pronounce it is probably the only variation I didn't come up with....

4:34 PM  
Blogger FTS said...

You may have some promise as a low maintenance woman. ;)

5:47 PM  
Blogger jules said...

JAN. 15--
Happy Birthday little sis.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR IVY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!! it's a pity we didn't have any spies out to warn us that your birthday was coming up.
Never mind there's always next year !!!!
Have a great day.
{{{{ wrinkly hugs }}}}

2:53 AM  
Anonymous TSB said...

Happy Birthday and just so you know, when you raise them right they like to be with you almost as often as you like to be with them. I am more proud of the fact that my kids love to be with me or my ex than anything on the planet. :)

7:55 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

Happy birthday Ivy!!!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Ooops missed your Birthday - I hope it was wonderful!

Love this post - sweet justice, eh?

10:43 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Happy Birthday Ivy honey! I hope your day is fantastic. *hugs*

11:50 AM  
Blogger aka_monty said...


Much love, baby.

1:26 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Ivy ~ Two quick points! 1) They'll visit you in the "HOME" just to see if you're still so FUNNY! 2) We had dinner with some friends at their house last night. They had some very nice music from a CD playing. When I asked who it was, they said, "Why do you like it?" To which I responded "YES I do it sort of sounds like Frank Sinatra". Well... come to find out it was Micheal Buble! Small world! (From his picture on the CD, he's a NICE looking kid too, which helps all the more!) I can see why you are a fan. ~ jb///
P.S. Happy Birthday fellow capricorn!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Lis said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IVY!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you celebrated in a wild and wonderful way...or at least in a way that makes for an entertaining blog post :)

PS. Guess its my turn to deal with the ginormous word verification, pretty soon those things are going to use every letter in the alphabet!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Happy Birthday, many happy returns, and thanks for sharing your days with us!

2:19 AM  
Blogger Karlos said...

Sounds like you had yourself a fine Friday evening. Oh, and happy birthday!

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Penny said...

Life is WONDERFUL, Ivy!

Happy Birthday!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Jona said...

FTS just told me it was your birthday...yesterday! Happy Birthday for yesterday, Ivy, and I hope you had a good one :o)

6:04 AM  
Blogger Jona said...

FTS just told me it was your birthday...yesterday! Happy Birthday for yesterday, Ivy, and I hope it was a good one :o)

6:05 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

FTS sent me here to wish you a happy birthday. Please forgive him ;-). I hope all your wishes come true.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Marti said...

Awesome - and then some! LOL

So happy YOU are happy!

It is an absolute joy to read here!

Belated birthday best wishes!

7:20 AM  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

Happy Birthday! Here from FTS.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

FTS sent me !! :) Happy Birthday !! :)

8:56 AM  
Blogger carol said...

Im here from visiting FTS. I stopped by to wish you a happy birthday.Cheers,

11:09 AM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Happy Belated Birthday; but FTS has to grovel his own way outta dis ;)

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Belated HAPPY Birthday Ivy. I am popping over from FTS. He ordered us to come over to wish you, swearing serious bodily harm if we did not. Of course I did not take him seriously but I did not want to chance it. However I just luuuurve wishing people happy birthday.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Life is sweet. Enjoy it. It can turn on a dime, as you know.

12:25 PM  
Blogger MommaK said...

Happy Birthday Ivy! FTS sent me over to grovel but I'm so bad at that. I hope you had a wondrful birtday:)

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Monique said...

And of course another reason you were grinning is because your birthday was coming up! Very sorry for the belated birthday wish but I've been away from the computer most of the weekend or I'd have surely been here sooner! Oh, and you'll forgive FTS for his late wishes too, right? I think he's redeemed himself by sending so many other belated wishes your way!

2:28 PM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

I would definitely say that you've found proof. If even #1 happens for me, I'll be satisfied.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, sweet, funny lady!!!
I hope you had a great day.
You are a doll!!! I wish you many wonderful years ahead with great health and much happiness.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Very nice! I wish my mama was closer than 5 states away so I could hang out with her more.
How does one properly pronounce Hermione? I pronounce it "Her-my-o-nee." Is that right?

9:52 AM  

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