Sunday, November 29, 2009

Favorite Turkey of the holiday...

Turkey Dad

We spent most of today in the studio (yes, WE) doing some of the final recording for the next kids album. Here's a sneak peek; I'll try to get some more pictures & videos edited and posted later today. If I don't get distracted by all the Cyber Monday shopping madness...

Dr. Rockettes
(that's me behind that enormous base drum, click for larger pic)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Laverne and Shirley

one whole year...

Totally one of my favorite tv shows when I was little. This morning, I have the theme song running through my head...well, just after the schlemeel, schlemazel part:

We’re gonna do it!
Give us any chance, we’ll take it.
Give us any rule, we’ll break it.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true.
Doin’ it our way.

Nothin’s gonna turn us back now,
Straight ahead and on the track now.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true,
Doin’ it our way.

There is nothing we won’t try,
Never heard the word impossible.
This time there’s no stopping us.
We’re gonna do it.

On your mark, get set, and go now,
Got a dream and we just know now,
We’re gonna make our dream come true.
And we’ll do it our way, yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true,
And do it our way, yes our way,
Make all our dreams come true
For me and you.

(But you can't really hear it without schleMEEL, schleMAZEL, hasenfeffer incorporated!)

Thank you Wiser for making this the best year yet. I like you more than I did a year ago, respect you more, admire you more, and am more thankful for your kind heart and perseverance every day that I know you. We are blessed.


And one year ago: The Next Time You See Me...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Helping me check my email.

Helping me check my email...

A good rule of thumb at our house: If you're on the computer (desktop or laptop), you will have a cat in your face. I don't know why, other than she can't stand for something else to be getting more attention than her. This move is the P.Kitty Head Butt a.k.a. She Will Not Be Ignored Any Longer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bubble Brain: Houston Tour 2009


God is good. All the time.

This past Sunday morning I flew to Houston with my mom to be with my grandmother and uncle for his surgery Monday; he had been having horrible headaches and his doctors discovered an aneurysm that was leaking behind his eye. (You can read about the procedure to correct this problem here.) His surgery went smoothly and lasted a little more than two hours. He spent the night in icu so that they could keep a close eye on him but the next morning a ct scan and an angiogram confirmed that the aneurysm was totally gone. After spending the next night in a private room, he was able to check himself out and head home to continue recovery there. Less than 48 hours after having his head opened up, he was home. Isn't that wild? God had His hand all over Uncle's noggin.

I did try to steal his thunder in the radiology unit while waiting for the followup angiogram by having my own little fainting spell. I guess if you're going to faint, make sure you're surrounded by surgeons and radiologists. I was fine, just a little overcome by stress, worry, exhaustion, heat, hunger...pick anyone of those. Apparently my mother and grandmother have also had fainting spells at hospitals, so I'm pretty certain I come by it honestly.

I returned home Tuesday evening and was back at work Wednesday morning - mom is staying through Saturday to play nursemaid to Uncle as he continues recovering at home. Please keep him in your prayers...he's showing little to no side effects so far and making incredible progress and improvements every day. PTL!

I received Uncle's blessing to include a picture of his battle wound, so here you go: