We older ones were all brides and grooms that day too
Wednesday November 04th 2009, 9:42 pm
Filed under: Family

I finally admitted it: Dude. I’m sorry, but I *hate* your screensaver, and I turn off your monitor every time it looks like you’re not coming right back. (His being next to mine).

Oh! Why didn’t you say so? What would you like?

Anything else.

Oh, that’s specific.

He fiddled around with things a bit while I was off elsewhere, and when I came back, there were saved photos fading in and out: really good close-ups he’d taken of the birds at the feeder, mixed here and there with–our son’s wedding pictures from last year!

I tell you. If I sit and knit now, it’s like our own little silent movie going on, grabbing my eyes and enticing me to stay over there watching, knitting away. So that’s how those finches angle to a different direction midflight faster than I can see!  And to the folks at Handmaiden? You did a really, really nice job matching the dye on your Camelspin yarn to my dress.  Thank you all over again.

You may now kiss the bride at the reception…  Michelle exclaiming, “I have NEVER seen my mother and father dancing before!”  Not even at our own, hon, not even at our own. But we did that day.  There’s Uncle Marc and his wife, as happy as newlyweds themselves, as we all were that day.  (We had no idea that a month later…) Made me cry.  I am so eternally glad they came. If you have a chance to get together with family, GO. Tell them you love them. Make it worthwhile.  GO.

(My favorite double-stalked amaryllis just popped on the screen! Pardon me, I need to go back over there to my needles where my eyes aren’t so busy.

Oh, look at those two holding hands, silhouetted by the sun, their shining rings moments old. I think my husband totally won in the Anything Else category.)

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Wow….I could only dream of such a thing happening. Hubs like to put up bad pics of me.

Comment by Ruth 11.04.09 @ 10:35 pm

That sounds like a great screensaver!

Comment by Alison 11.05.09 @ 5:40 am

How absolutely enjoyable!!! I know as I’ve done that with my own computer with pics of my grandkids, flowers and birds.

Comment by Joansie 11.05.09 @ 5:43 am

Sounds like it’s more fun watching the screensaver than getting work done!

Comment by LynnM 11.05.09 @ 6:10 am

How lovely. This perked up my morning considerably.

Comment by Liz U 11.05.09 @ 7:04 am

Beautiful. The Knight changes his screen savers regularly, but they’re usually dogs or fire scenes.

Comment by Channon 11.05.09 @ 7:19 am

You have one the best lotery ever! lol

Thank you for reposting those pictures. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 11.05.09 @ 7:39 am

What a great way to spend the time multi-tasking!

Comment by sherry in idaho 11.05.09 @ 7:57 am

I love the pictures my hubbies screen saver is a picture of me mine is a lady trying to shut the door on her overflowing yarn stash.lol Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 11.05.09 @ 9:08 am

Beautiful photos! How do you get anything done? If that’s on a Mac, I want to know how it’s done.


An old quaker farmer is in bed one night, when he hears a noise downstairs. He gets out of bed, grabs his trusty rifle, and steps out onto the landing. Looking down, he sees a burglar stuffing things into a sack. The farmer says, “I would not hurt thee for the world, my friend, but thee standest where I am about to shoot!”

Comment by Don Meyer 11.05.09 @ 2:14 pm

I used to do that. I stopped soon after my beloved Kitsune died, but maybe it’s time to do it again, I loved it before.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.05.09 @ 4:21 pm

Yes, he did! And so did you 🙂 I’m glad you said something (of course, now I’m wondering what was up there to start!) 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 11.05.09 @ 4:52 pm

Reliving the moments – so wonderful.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.12.09 @ 9:27 pm

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