Friday, July 27, 2007
D turns Three!
I am an equal opportunity birthday wisher. More than Christmas, when I'm overwhelmed, I love to let friends and family know that I'm thinking of them on their special day.
And it is a special day. The first step in a new life journey; the first words in a brand new book; the day your mother finally looked down and saw her toes again. So, I was very disgruntled, a few days ago, when, upon trying to upload a picture of my little grandson, D, I kept falling on my face. And could not do it. I called him on the phone. I sent him a birthday card, but I could-not-put-his-picture-on-my-blog as I had done for his little cousin's birthday just a week ago.
Very disheartening. Begs the question "Do I really suffer from CRS syndrome?" This is a medical condition discovered by the OC after years of living with me, and conducting regular field experiments. The main symptom is an inability to retain information, or "stuff". He doesn't call it "stuff" but, in the interests of keeping my G rating, I will....
This morning I thought "Let me try one more time before I toss in the towel...." I did the same things. I pushed the same buttons. I swear. Then I crossed my fingers, and squeezed my eyes shut..........and it worked! I'm beginning to think there's more at work here though than mere technology....the satanic arts, perhaps? Or the trolls that live inside my computer trying to undermine what remains of my sanity?
Enough! To the Birthday Boy......
This picture of D was taken last month, when Rise and I met him and his family at the Assateague National Seashore. He was trying to befriend one of the wild ponies who wander the beach there. His dad [my oldest son] and mom are skittish about having his picture on the internet, so you will have to content yourselves with this view from behind. But take it from me, he's cute as a button, with his dad's dark brown eyes, his mom's nose, blond hair, and an attitude of open-faced innocence that makes you want to squeeze him.
So several days late, with lots of love .................
Hope you had a very Happy Birthday D.....and wishing you many, many more!