Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Even Though"

What with Valentine's Day happening this week and being bombarded with all things hearts and flowers, I find it extremely humorous that recently many of the 'loves' of my life are not filling me with the warm and fuzzies!!!

1.   I love being an author even though it causes me fits when I'm unproductive.

2.   I love my puppy, Butch, even though his newest behavioral quirk is attempting to dig to the center of the Earth throughout my back yard.

3.  I love being a wife even though hubby sometimes bugs the crap out of me.

4.  I love being a mom even though my offspring go out of their way to not hear the miraculous pearls of wisdom I impart.

5.  I love my day job even though I'm ultra-stressed by new responsibilities.

Love is not always a splendored thing!! It takes work, is unpredictable, and damn difficult!

I was watching the movie Parenthood (a favorite of mine) the other night. Close to the end, the grandmother tells a wonderful story about comparing the thrills and chills of a roller coaster to the safety and boring-ness of a merry-go-round. That scene never ceases to bring me to tears.

I love the character of Karen Buchman (Mary Steenburgen). "Life is messy", and "I happen to LIKE the roller coaster." are quotes that play through my mind on a regular basis.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. I loved this post! I've learned to love the roller coaster, even though the ride keeps getting faster and rougher. That's love, you can't jump out off the coaster when its going that fast, but you can scream a lot! lol
    XXOO Kat

  2. Oh Tess, this is so sweet! I love your take on life. And puppies digging to China in the backyard!

  3. Hi Kat & Julia!!
    I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

  4. What a great post Tessie. I adore your take on life.
    Ahhh, puppies. They love to dig.


  5. Amber,
    Thank goodness the little canine devils are cute, right???!!!


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