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The bright side

Caroline left for camp this week and I called her today as she was on her way to let her know about Looper.

She asked me if I cried and I said “yes”.

There was a pause and then … with some hope and expectation mixed into her voice, she said … “so, started thinking of any puppy names yet?”

I scolded her on her lack of sensitivity to which she responded … “MOM, you always said to look on the bright side of things!”

I guess.

But we’re not getting a puppy.  Not for awhile anyway.  This mamas heart has to recover from a big ole Golden Retriever sitting on top of it for over 15 years.

Then we’ll talk.

In other cheery news, a friend brought me a cupcake yesterday from a store in Houston called Crave.  It was iced lemon and it was DELICIOUS.

SO good.

Like all I can think about kind of good.

Guess that is why they named the store Crave.

I asked the kids to make a “bucket list” of things they would like to do this summer.  I secretly snuck a field trip to Crave into the bucket.

Maybe they’ll choose it tomorrow.

I might even eat two of them!

And that, my friends, is called looking at the bright side!

Comments: #

Britt - Jun 2, 2010

I vote that you don’t wait for it to be pulled from the bucket list, but you go just because you have had a tough week! Sometimes it’s okay to break the rules like that!!

rootsandrings - Jun 2, 2010

I’m so sorry about Looper. I agree- you need some mourning time. But then you SHOULD consider another puppy! They make houses happier!!

There aren’t any cupcake places down by me. WHY NOT?

Deanne - Jun 3, 2010

I’m with Caroline. Maybe that’s why we have so many! We grieve for our losses but it doesn’t consume us because there’s always another 1 or 2 or 5 waiting for us. That would be on my bucket list. Puppies do make for a happy house. Not that cupcakes don’t either, but puppies are more lasting.