Thursday, October 15, 2009

Frustrations & Adult Conversations

I have a post that was supposed to go up Monday night!!! So it could be ready for the reading on Tuesday. The words are all in order, but the video won't upload. Not to Vimeo, not to You Tube. I have been trying for two whole days to no avail. I am irritated frustrated really freaking ill tempered about this failure. The post is a flop without the audio-visual aid. Perhaps another time?

On a happier note, though, my laptop is repaired. It went kaput sometime back in, oh, September, August, I dunno. I whined and wailed and learned to cope. (Not really, but just let's keep pretending, shall we?) Finally, I shelled out to purchase the part that Joshua said I would need to get the thing up and operating again. Monday morning my husband took my van (I got a bolt...A BOLT!!! in the tire on Sunday) to be serviced and my beloved laptop with him. He dropped the van off, put the new part in my laptop, and even remembered to pick me up a Sunday paper (I forgot it on Sunday). Oh, and he put in a full day of work, too! The man is amazing. I don't think I could have accomplished all that in a week.

Oh, who am I kidding? There is no way I would have ever fixed the laptop with my own two hands. There would have been much pounding and breaking of parts and possibly some less than praiseworthy words if it had been left to me.

At dinner Monday night, Joshua told Thomas to give me the news of the replacement part.

'Ummm...your laptop works,' guessed Thomas.

'Do you remember what I told you it was, Son?' prodded Joshua.

' got new mommy parts for your computer.'

It is one of my all time highly under appreciated accomplishments that I didn't just dissolve into laughter right then and there. He meant a new mother board. But, oh, at how funny it sounded and at how proud he looked at remembering the name. Sort of.

Which brings me to other funny things that have been happening lately. Thomas and Sarah Grace seem to be discontent with the status quo of their way of relating things. To use a phrase that I have never really used for lack of true understanding, I 'bout busted a gut as I listened in on this little gem.

'Let's have an adult conversation, okay, Sarah Grace?'

'Okay. You start.'

'I have a really bad pain in my foot and I called my doctor today. He said that it might be a tumor'

'Uh-huh, yeah. I know what you mean. Yeah,' said Sarah Grace, nodding her head sympathetically.

'I will have to have a new medicine but it really makes me sick and I don't want to do it.'

'Yeah, yeah. That is not fun.'

'But, I got tickets to go to the movies and eat popcorn, so maybe the tumor won't hurt then,' declared Thomas.

'Oh, if you drink Sprite, it will help you. It always helps me feel better.'

'Well, I don't want to get too much sugar, or it could make the tumor go to my tummy and then it would really hurt!' Thomas shook his head vehemently.

'Well, you could just drink a little and then eat a lot of popcorn. Popcorn can't make you sick because it's a veg-able. I know because I know it's made from corn.'

'Oh, well if I eat lots of veg-ables and fruits and popcorn, then my tumor will go away, then, right?'

'Yeah, yeah, it will. And you will be all healed up better!' exclaimed Sarah Grace.

Y'all, the fun comes by the bucket loads around here. Unexpected and wonderfully frequent bucket loads. It is a very good life.


Missi said...

TEE HEE! Very cute. =)

Heather M. said...

Thank you Thomas. I needed a laugh tonight!!!! Now I am smiling and grunting through my pregnant pains! :)