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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Is it too late to celebrate?

I'm SO lame. How lame, you say? Well, I just noticed that I won a Golden Spork Award from the photogenic and photo-talented Tink, over at Pickled Beef. The date on the post announcing the winners was January 19th...
Today is what??
Oh, that's right, it's April Fool's Day! Well, this is no April Fool's joke. Tink is awesome and to have received the coveted Golden Spork from her is a great honor!

Speaking of April Fool's...I hope everyone I know and love out here in cyberspace has been safe and protected from the damned April Fool's Worm.
Remember, you can go to the Microsoft Security Center and download and run the Malicious Software Removal Tool for free.

Wanna know what kind of fun I've had so far this week? I've been on my knees! No, get your minds out of the gutter! I was painting the baseboards throughout the house. And the door frames and the doors too. I started out just touching up a spot here and a spot there that had been scuffed and soon realized that was leaving little bright pretty patches and long strips of dulled out, yellowed funkiness. So I just went ahead and slapped some paint on all of it.
I am amazed that the little bit of paint on just those tiny pieces of wood granted such a nice facelift to our little home.
In my last post, Fiwa commented that she wished she got paid for being a homemaker.
Judging by the work I've done around here in the past three weeks, I'd say my employer would be asking Uncle Sam for some bailout money just to pay me some major overtime if homemakers did get paid!
Truly, though, I enjoy it. Who would have ever thought I'd like this? My mother could never get me to clean my room. Funny how we change.
Speaking of my mother...
Let me preface this by telling you this month is Wifester and mine's second anniversary. Not our day we met anniversary, but the really important one...the Wedding Anniversary! We got married on April 19, 2007, in Niagra Falls, Canada.

My parents declined to attend. Macey's mom and stepdad both came and celebrated with us.

Wifester and I lived together for a year before we married and dated for a while before we moved in together. I know, shocking...lesbians who didn't rent a Uhaul on the second date.

Anywho. In all this time, Wifester's mom and stepdad have been in town numerous times and each time I've tried to include my parents in some activity with us, be it an invitation just to come by, or to go meet somewhere neutral for dinner. They always have some church event planned and can't make it.
Wifester's mom is coming in at the end of this week. Actually it's her mom and aunt and two cousins. (Good thing I've been working on the house)

So yesterday I called mi madre to see if her and Dad wanted to visit and meet Wifester's wonderful mom and guess what?
They are going to Oklahoma City. Yep , going to meet a minister and learn his way of recruiting people. Apparently their church wants to incorporate this guy's method of driving a van around and picking up people off of the streets to drag them into their church, putting on plays (I'm having visions of those awful Hell House productions

And who knows what else, like possibly...

7 cookies cracked:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I would imagine Jesus shaking his head in sadness at this sort of hateful intolerance.

Karen said...

Happy almost Anniversary!!! Sorry your parents are being lame about it. It is not fair that can't join in your happiness.

It is too early for gardens and such here in NJ. But I am plotting my veggies!

Tink said...

I'm so glad you finally grabbed your award. Better late than never. What in the world made you think to look?

Those videos seriously creep me out.

Reb said...

Happy Anniversary this month! I hope that one day your parents will see the light.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Happy anniversary! Do you have wedding pictures posted here somewhere? Would love to see them.

My mother has a real hard time with my daughter being a lesbian. We decided not to tell her about the marriage. She just can't handle it. I guess we should just be glad that she still loves her and hasn't disowned her. Only warned that it's not a good idea for the couple to visit her and embarrass themselves (in other words HER) in front of her whole community. ugh. Her excuse is that the village (she lives in Portugal) just isn't ready for such things. I suppose she's right and yet it bugs me because WTF is wrong with the world??? Why can't people understand what love is???

Pagan Sphinx said...

P.S. What happened to the Joaquim post? It comes up on my reader thingie but when I click on it, I get an error message that it doesn't exist.

MagMom said...

Re: your parents: I don't understand how someone who believes so strongly in love, God, and goodwill can have such a defined and exclusive view of love. Despite their religious obligations, it just proves your and Wifester's place on their priority list. I'm so sorry.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!