Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Favorite Things: May 2012

I've decided that this blog is pretty well dead by now....I'm considering how I'll write my farewell post as we speak. But I needed a place to store all the favorite things in my day, and since I had so many happy things today, The Tulip Bulb has been designated the dumping grounds for the images.

First I have some sweet new "Thank You" cards. Aren't they tres magnifique?
And then there's Mademoiselle Foo Foo keeping watch over the house by staring out the window all day.

The realization that my hair is getting LOOONNGGG. Finally!
(And it was in dire need of a good brushing when I took this pic!)
A springy new scarf (scarves are all the rage in Ireland right now, and I'm hooked).

Silly little cousins who are just cute as can be.

And sweet little sleeping babies.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tiptoe through the tulips...

Do you have some days where you think....

Wow! I am really lucky to have such an awesome person in my life.

My friend Melissa is amazing. Like really amazing. She's moved away and started her own family since the days of our prime, when the 4 of us girls would close up shop at our Walgreens job and then head over to the local underage dance club. But she's always stayed in touch, and I don't know if she knows how much I appreciate that. I love my past. Not all of it, of course. But I love the happy times, the fun times...mostly I just love memories. Sometimes this gets me into trouble when I reminisce too long, and then I realize I'm almost 30 and I'm not quite sure where the last 10 years have gone. But I love memories of times with the girls, and Melissa has always been the one who held the group together. She comes to visit when she's in town and I just love to see her (and her family, too!). (And I promise I'll come to visit soon!)

She's just announced she's pregnant with Baby #2, and I couldn't be more thrilled! But when she drove out of her way to come visit me at work this last time she was in town, instead of me buying her a gift...she brought me flowers! And not just any flowers....tulips!

Melissa is one of the best friends a girl could ask for, and one of the best moms I'm proud to say I know. If I have to grow up, I'm glad I get to grow up with Melissa as my friend.

P.S. The tulips really made my day :-)


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Little Giantess

I'm flabbergasted.

Have you ever seen this before? It's from 2009, but I think it's phenomenal. France's Royal de Luxe street theatre company, The Berlin Reunion, created a performance that lasted several days for the people of Berlin. 1.5 million people showed up to see the giant marionettes in a performance to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a performance in which the uncle (Big Giant) and his niece (Little Giantess) are separated by a wall and must find each other. Incredible!

See the story of the Big Giant and Little Giantess here.