1.Wow. It's been about forever since I did a Quick Takes. It has also been forever since I posted pictures. Don't get your hopes up too far, there still won't be pictures today :(. I figure if I work on some editing this weekend maybe for next week. Maybe.
2.Father's Day weekend is upon us. I dread this weekend more than Mother's Day. As I was selecting a card for my Dad, I picked up 2 that made some reference to what a great grandfather he is also. Between that and the "new dad," "expecting dad," and "first Father's Day," cards, I shed tears in Hal.lmark for the first time in a long time. Not being a mother is hard enough, considering a life where The Man is not a father brings me to my knees. He is the reason I keep moving forward; keep trying; keep scheduling more appointments. It isn't 2 lines I dream about, it is telling The Man he is going to be a daddy.
Abigail (a fellow Catholic West Virginian!) wrote a beautiful post earlier this week about the Dad's who don't get to be Father's. She also went above and beyone and is sending The Man a card from her and her husband - both Carmelites. I think I'll just have the box of tissues ready for when I see it arrive in the mail.
However, when I ordered my shoes I was a little offended to be called a "Clydesdale or Athena" runner. While I wasn't sure exactly what that meant, I certainly know what a Clydesdale is in regards to a regular horse - bigger. And while I know I have a few more pounds to lose, I'm certainly not THAT gigantic. When consulting swami-google, I did indeed learn my instinct was correct. I'm just glad to be a woman, because Athena sounds way better than Clydesdale! (At least that's what Sara tells me.)
Well, I did get a few picturse thrown in here, though none of them are mine. All pictures do link back to their source. Be sure to visit Jen for more Quick Takes. Have a great weekend!