Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Living a charmed life

I don't know how I got so lucky. I have two gorgeous children, the nicest, most hilarious husband in the world, a beautiful house (that could stand to be cleaner), healthy animals, a greenhouse full of greens. And now a book deal. Something many, many excellent writers face years of rejection to accomplish. What did I do to deserve all of this? With so many people in the world struggling, it makes me a little squirmy to have so much good fortune, and some part of me wonders when the other shoe will drop.

So I try to justify it: I've worked hard on my book for many years. I go out of my way to be generous and kind to people--even those I've never met. I try not to take the things I have for granted, though I sometimes don't appreciate my life as much as I should. But no matter how I justify my good luck, I feel like I'm just asking to be walloped by the Universe one of these days.

So I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts, and keep trying to do my part to make everyone else's life as charmed as mine.

Now, some recent funnies. :D

Funny words:

Fintan: Macnin (napkin)

Coen: Apkin (napkin)

Fintan: Venomen (venom)


Coen: (says this a lot at 5 a.m.) "Downsteers? No get back in bed! Downsteers? No rocking! Downsteers? No bites! (pacifiers) Downsteers? Yay! (He claps and smiles and gives a big hug to whomever he's suckered). Eat cupcakes?"


Fintan (yelling from the bathroom): "Mommy, are you still in there?"

Me: "Nope, I escaped!"

Fintan: "Well, after you wipe my bottom I'm getting my rope and taking you right back to jail."


Pat (to Fintan last night at bedtime): "Tomorrow afternoon you get to go with me to see where I work and then we'll meet Papa and Nini and go to a basketball game! And we're going to eat dinner at Steak n' Shake. Do you know what they have there? Teeny tiny french fries!

Fintan: "and shrimp?!"


Pat: "There's something sticky on the floor over here."

Me: "I have no idea what it could be."

Pat: "I'm guessing candied drool."


I love my boys. :)


The Carrels said...

A Book Deal????? How awesome is that????

Braun Bunch said...

You are amazing!!!! Congratulations!!

Alina said...

Thanks, Jill and Brooke! :D

lalove said...

Yay! A blog post. You are a lucky gal... love it.

Monica B.W. said...

OMG! Congratulations on the book deal!! Is it on Pub Mktpl so I can look at it??

And you know?? this is SO FUNNY. Yesterday, I was just writing the funny words my 2yo says!!

You have a lovely family btw! :D

Alina said...

Monica, thanks for stopping by! I'll visit your blog to answer that. :)

Monica B.W. said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog and for your concern about the quake! (In the end, it was a 5,0 in my hometown! No wonder why it felt so strong!)

About your deal: the circumstances don't matter! You're getting pubbed! :D SQUEE! Congrats again! Keep me in the loop! :D :D :DThanks