Monday, February 11, 2008

"One of Those Weeks"

"Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

......however, this Sunday was a welcome relief from a week of commitments, activities and winter woes.....oh, and throw in website updates, a seemingly l-o-n-g week of home school (my younger son is preparing for a Science Fair!), and the usual day-to-day was "One of Those Weeks"!

Part of the busy week was spent preparing for an annual event at our church, "The No Talent Talent Show". It was this past Tuesday and my family (minus me!) participated in the show. My older son memorized a few one-liners and practiced his "dead-pan" delivery on us all week. He did really well, remembered his lines and after a few performance jitters, ended with his best joke: "Why do people go up into tall buildings only to put money into binoculars just to look down on the ground?"
My younger son had a very special talent that makes a mother proud! :) He was introduced by the MC and walked up to the platform, took the mic and said, "My talent is imitating my Dad's cellphone when it's set on vibrate." And he put the mic up to his nose and proceeded to snort loudly! (It really does sound like Dad's cellphone on vibrate!)
My husband played the piano (which he does very well), and along with another instrumentalist (a Tuba), played audience requests...and jazzed it up!

Some of the winter woes were dispelled this weekend with the a little bit of sunshine and the melting of snow! (I'm VERY ready for spring!)
And as a very bright and unexpected highlight of my week I was given an award from the very gracious Lidy of Little French Garden House. She is a sweetheart who I've had the pleasure of meeting through blogging. A visit to her blog is like stepping into a fairytale of wonderment, and lovelies. She always has thoughtful posts, and pretties to share, as well as a charming website. French Garden House

Lidy passed the award along for my "Passed Painters" posts, that I usually write on Fridays, but.....well, it's been "One of Those Weeks", and I took last Friday off!
I'm to pass this along, and because my head is still spinning from the 'week that was'....I'll pass it along later this week, which hopefully will not be a busy one!


April said...

sigh, dont you love the hectic weeks? Heres to an easier one

Miss Maddie's said...

You have been busy.Maybe time for some me time.Now if you could just find somewhere warm right.
Congrats on the award you are most deserving.
Well I'm off to throw another log on the fire it's frigid here!
xo Susan

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Whew! Hope you catch up this week. What a great idea having a "No Talent" show. My kids would probably still not let me sing. :-)


Donna said...

Wow, you have been busy. Hope you can get a little R&R this week.
Congrats on your award!

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Sounds like you had a very memorable week. The talent show sounded like a blast!!! How's the science project coming...I always loved those!!! I tried homeschooling... for what seemed like an eternity, and it was only about 5 months, Hehe!!!!!
I hope you can get some rest this week, dont forget to breathe girl!!!!!


Cookie said...

I love the fellowships we have at our church, from hayrides to lovefeasts to cantatas - they always hold special memories.
I can totally relate to your week - and it's not even half over yet.
If the sun would warm us up to 40ยบ, I'd be willing to handle anything that comes our way :)
I think you are quite deserving of this award and the beam of sunshine it brought to you!
Here's to you, sister :)

the feathered nest said...

Suzanne, Congrats on the award! The No Talent Show sounds funny! That was a good one liner LOL!

Hope this week is less hectic for you!