Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Rainbow

I am gonna come out and tentatively say.... we are all better. Still taking the antibiotics and all prescribed meds, still running a little low energy-wise, still hacking and snotting: but it's all in the cleanup stages.

Poor Birdie, my strep/scarlet fever girl is peeling. She was pretty freaked out about it, and while I am not thrilled about her sobbing hysterically about her skin falling off, I have to admit that I feel fairly successful in that she is so very fair and yet has not ever had a bad enough sunburn to ever peel before. Not even close. Zero experience, WOOT!

I don't know if it's the comparison of this week to last week. Maybe I have had a wee epiphany, maybe just grateful to be feeling better... but I feel so joyous! My folks sent me a really great print of a watercolor by an artist down in Madrid, NM. (oops, artist not from Madrid... but purchase at a store there) It's a brightly colored and whimsical piece that the artist titled "Laughter and Noise." Under the painting it says


"There are lives I can imagine without children

but none of them have the same laughter and noise."

There are several things that I really love about this print. The colors are bright and fun, it doesn't take itself seriously, the text is a little offbeat... but more than anything? I love that my dad found it and thought of me. I love that he was spot ON with a thing that I would love. I love that it came at the end of a pretty dark week... like a rainbow.

I actually have never tried to imagine my life without the Chaos Girls. I thought about it today... what it would be like if they had not come to us. I bet I would have really nice furniture, and I would still be smart. Dadguy and I would probably have gone on some great vacations... life certainly would not be empty. But life would not have the same laughter and noise, and I wouldn't know for a fact that I could survive a week like last week and retain a sense of humor about it.

I may not be as smart anymore... but I am more resilient.

Pee Ess... if you have not yet seen this? WAHhahahahahaaaa!


11 comments:

Tug said...

I'm glad to hear you're all starting to heal...I would love to see a copy of that print - are you going to post one?

bon said...

Just edited to add the link and a pic...fun yeah?

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

omgomgomg...

so funny - can't stop...laughing...

ow ow ow ow.

Meredith said...

Yay for the return of health!! These sicknesses that fool us into thinking we are finally better only to slap us down again - well, they are on my bad side, that's for sure!

I LOVE that print. I want one for myself now!

elizasmom said...

I love that artist. I gave my mom one of his prints for a birthday once. He's really funny/profound. What a wonderful thing for your dad to do, and his timing was just perfect. Yay, bon's dad!

And as for you? I think you are plenty smart about the stuff that matters...

Blogarita said...

Glad you're all on the mend!

Loved the video...speaking of spot on...

sarah k. said...

Mmmm Hmmm. Not the same without them. The kind of insanity we suffer is way better than not suffering it. (You'd be smart? Waaah Haaaa Haaa! Does having kids preclude being smart? Does it actually make us dumber?)

Tug said...

Love it!! Thanks for the update!

Shelli said...

This was absolutely the awesomest post. I am glad you guys are feeling better. Continue on that track...

sari said...

Glad you're all feeling better.

Love the art - very colorful and fun! How nice that your dad sent it to you. It's always such a nice surprise when someone thinks of you unexpectedly. Especially after the horrible "sick" you've all had.

Anonymous said...

BWAHHHH that was about the funniest thing I have seen in a LONG time!!! Wow, that brought a good chuckle.
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