Wednesday, September 17, 2014

aye, aye, maitie

My child has decided that speaking English isn't enough.  She's downloaded a whole bunch of apps so that she can learn not only one or two or three new languages ... but six.  All at once.

She's doing pretty darn good, too.  She can now ask for a drink in French, Spanish, German and Dutch, not to mention Hawaiian and of course English.

So what's the sixth language?  Pirate.  I kid you not.  She has the app and she's truly learning Pirate.

Pirate ain't so hard, though.  So far she's called me a "Landlubber" and a "Swashbuckler" and I knew what she was saying.  It was the "RRRRRRR" that confused me, though.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

is it bad ...

... if the pizza guy arrives at your house and says, "Hello again!" ??

Note to self:
      No tootsie rolls
      No pizza

Monday, September 15, 2014

toof twubble

Okay, so that cold never did grab a hold of me ... instead I found another way to have some fun.

Tootsie Rolls!  Whee!   Wait.

Before my show on Saturday night, I ate a tootsie roll.  Or two.  Or a bag.  They sure were good ... until ... one or two or three of them grabbed one of my teeth and YANKED it out.  I kid you not.  Now you see it, now you see it in your hand.  Or in the tootsie roll in your hand because you SPIT it out when you heard it go CRUNCH.

Yep, I did.

So, after going two and a half very long days with a tooth of mine sitting in my car (yeah, don't ask me why I kept it) I made a visit to my dentist.  I was prepared for oral surgery and also for an empty pocketbook.  And I was THAT SURPRISED when my dentist said, "Go get your tooth out of your car."  I did.  And before I knew it, my dentist was GLUING my tootsie roll laden tooth back into my mouth.  I kid you not, again.

I now have a new tooth.  Actually I have an old tooth.  Either way, I now have the smell of tootsie roll following me around, everywhere I go.  Ew.  I guess my dentist didn't scrub it quite as good as he should have.

The moral of the story?  You think I'm going to say, "Don't eat tootsie rolls, right?"  Nope.  Go ahead and eat them.  But be sure to keep your teeth in your car.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Here she comes ...

Fortunately that evil cold did NOT get a hold of me.  I believe it was all exhaustion.  Tiredness.  But from what?  Rick?  Yeah, that must be it.

Got some much needed rest today, though.  NOT.

After church, after visiting Walgreen's and begging them to fill one of my regular prescriptions (even though my new medical card has not arrived yet), after running to Staples to copy some forms needed for an event at my church tonight, after finishing the sewing of my costume for tonight's event at my church, after attending a planning meeting at a Plano restaurant for our Christmas show at our church, after racing to said church for one last rehearsal, after performing in our little version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway," after accidentally getting away with my daughter's keys, after driving said keys back to my daughter so she could come home ...

          ... Rick and I sat down and watched The Miss America Pageant on TV.  Yes, that's how I rest nowadays.  But it was all good.  The show caused us to do some powerful reflecting tonight.

Rick and I were watching the Miss America pageant in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands 25 years ago.  Yes, on our honeymoon.  And it's not what you think.  Believe it or not, that's all that was on TV.  Hurricane Hugo was bearing down on us and we knew we were doomed.  The power was in and out but somehow we managed to keep our TV on through most of the evening.  The local news stations were reporting all the severity of the situation ... and to escape the grim stories, we tried to focus on The Miss America Pageant.  It was a welcome relief to what was pounding on the walls and ceiling of our hotel room.  To some, the Miss America Pageant is fluff.  To us ... well, it has always been a reminder of a ridiculously stressful time in our lives.  And it was a very welcome thing.  And we still appreciate it to this day.

And now, I'm off to get some rest.



Friday, September 12, 2014

So help me ...

If I've just contracted COLD #8, I'm gonna be pretty darn ticked!!!  And sick.  I'll be ticked and sicked.

I've got to head to bed now so I can say my prayers.  I'm just positive that God wouldn't want me to have YET ANOTHER COLD!

Right, God?    RIGHT????



Thursday, September 11, 2014

it's amazing that we made it to 25

... when you think about things like this.

During a romantic little dinner with my hubby of nearly 25 years ... we dined on luscious hors d'euvres and desserts at Mondiel's Bar in the Dallas Hyatt Regency while over looking the gorgeous lights of the big city.  And this was on the wall just above our table.

I noticed that Rick seemed WAY too interested in this gal on the wall.  Eventually I figured out that he could see the football game on TV behind him in the reflection.

Good one Rick.  Good one.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dallas ...

... is not necessarily my dream vacation spot.  However, it did make for a fine little getaway with Rick for our anniversary.

I could go on and on about our trip but I thought I'd just show you the highlights.  That's all you'd really want to see anyway.

So, we checked into our beautiful high rise hotel overlooking all of Dallas on Sunday afternoon.  We knew we were in trouble when the hotel had left THESE on the nightstand for each of us.

Our cute little hotel was, yes, in the center of the city ... and all the noise.

In our high rise hotel, we did have an awesome city view.  But NOTHING could beat this view ... the site of the building AND WINDOW that Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed JFK out of.  We had three days of staring at that window and the X on the street where his shot hit the President.

What more could you ask for on your anniversary? 

Wanna know which window?   I had never known before.  I'll never forget now.

Wanna see the X on the street?

Wanna see an onlooker studying the X?  We got to see lots of these peeps.  Three days worth, in fact.

Lest you think that all we did was stare out the window at JFK's infamous last spot on earth, well, we didn't.  We also took a quick elevator ride up to the top of the our hotel and stood inside the infamous Dallas "ball in the sky."  It really was a quick ride even thought it was many floors up.  Kinda glad to say it was quick.  One could get nervous riding up to heaven.

Anyway, it were windy up there.  It were hot, too.  

It would've been just perfect, too, if we hadn't had more of this to look at ...

Ya know what?  

We really did have a nice little trip.  I'll give you a few more updates tomorrow.  Or not.  I don't want to scare you away.  

But just know that these two folks have now officially been married for 25 years.

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8th

It's the night before our wedding, 25 years ago.  All of our out of town guests had arrived and my father was hosting a dinner for Rick and I at their country club/golf course.  It was very nice but I still had so much to do to get ready for the big day that Rick and I had to leave the party early.  I was uneasy, too.  Not afraid, uneasy.  So much to do, so little time left.  Table tags still had to be written, the cake topper needed some finishing touches.  And sometime in there, I needed some sleep.  And thinking back on it all, I can still get anxious.

Twenty-five years later, Rick and I are sitting at Monduel's bar in downtown Dallas at the Hyatt Regency Hotel quietly eating hamburgers and fries.  There's a football game on TV behind Rick and he's trying his best to ignore it.  And I'm typing away on my iPad.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's been good.  We've had a good run.  No, a great run ... and, it ain't over yet!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

beginning to celebrate

We have our rings!  And just in time, too.

Rick's new ring ...

... and mine!

They look nothing alike, but don't tell Rick.  He'd only let me get it if they matched.  So, uh, they match, okay?  Okay???

And our first real celebration begins today.

We are heading out to a restaurant where we met, where we had our first-ish date.  It was a double date and a blind date.  'Cept it wasn't at this restaurant.  Well, it was ... but it wasn't.  Sigh.

We met at a TGI Fridays in Marina Del Rey, California.  And since we're NOT in Marina Del Rey at the moment, we're just going to Plano, Texas.  

Not quite the same?

So, off we go.  To Plano.  Shoot, might as well have gone to Arkansas.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

hump day, grump day

Our anniversary is fast approaching.  Just when I have all the plans solidified for this monumental mark, things change.  Why do things gotta change?

So, we aren't going to Hawaii, we aren't even going to Alabama.  We are instead going to Dallas.  But we can't go to Dallas for the exact time period that we want to because Elizabeth's trial date has gotten moved.  To September 8th.  To the night before our big anniversary dinner.  So much for the little out of town getaway I had planned over the weekend and for the 9th, our actual anniversary.

Instead of said trip to Hawaii, Rick and I decided on new rings.  You know what, though?  Those rings we picked?  Absolutely no cheaper than a trip to Hawaii.  Dang, we might as well have gone to the islands after all.

So anyway, because of the trial, we are only allowed to celebrate our anniversary on our anniversary.  Now that may not seem all that bothersome to most ... but IT'S MY 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!  That don't come along everyday, ya' know.

But now the plans are solidified.  We will dine at a TGI Friday's this weekend, because that's where Rick and I met.  We will dine on another day at a Fuddruckers because after Rick and I had a fight (way back when - we've never had one since) that's where we made up.  And we will dine at a restaurant named "Old Warsaw" on our actual anniversary because that's where my cousin Judy told us to.  Yeah, whatever.  She's from Texas, she knows where to go.  If it were up to Rick, we'd be at McDonald's.  If it were up to me, we'd be in Hawaii.

Aside from all of that, we will spend the night of our anniversary at a hotel in Dallas, the Hyatt Regency, because that's attached to the Dallas Reunion Tower and, uh, Rick just wants to go there.  So, it's all worked out, right?


Elizabeth's trial date was moved YET AGAIN.  It's no longer on the 8th of September.  It's now in January.  Elizabeth is overcome with sadness about it all, too.  But it means that we can now go away for the four days that we had wanted to.  However, the hotel we picked NO LONGER HAS ROOMS available over the weekend and on the 8th.  Of course it doesn't.

And to make things worse?  We picked up our rings.  Mine isn't nearly as pretty as I thought it was gonna be ... and Rick's was sized wrong.  We now have no hotel, no vacay and no rings.

You know what, though?  It's all par for the course for us.  The Kahles have never had things go smoothly.  Never.  There's always been a hitch or two in our paths.  All of these little snafus?  Typical.  And we are already so in practice for snafus.  We just are.  The only thing that could truly dampen our spirits would be if it rained over the weekend.

And then ... ?  Rick just announced that it's gonna rain over the weekend.

Happy 25th wedding anniversary Kris and Rick.  You're gonna make it after all.