So what happened to turn Chilly into Gimpy McGimpster? A fall from plummeting blood pressure that resulted in a broken tibia, femur and knee cap! Chilly never does anything half-assed! No sir-ee! If he's going to injure himself, it's gonna be a big injury!
Oh, did I mention how delighted I am to be driving Gimpy McGimpster to work every morning? It’s a charming 40 miles one way…at 6:00 am because he is THAT dedicated to his job. Yes, I know...he should be home resting until surgery, but Mr. Type A has to work because it will literally kill him if he doesn't. (ahem...that's swell, Chilly...thanks for stomping all over my primo 6:00 am blog time...you know, when the kids are still asleep..oops..that was mean...you only have one working leg...I meant hopping all over my blog time...)
Heavy sigh….Anyhoo…let’s move on to more cheerful topics!
I was recently tagged by the ever delightful, Sassypants Wifey over at the fabulous blog, Sassy Secrets of a True Blue Desperate Housewife for this fun 8’s meme….I am using a wee bit of creative license and tweaking it a bit in honor of my post today. You are supposed to list things in groups of 8’s. I am going to share a list of 8 things that made me feel happy this month. (I know…this month has sucked, but I’m trying to turn this train to Craptown around and head back to Happyville!)
Happy #1 – Awards from Jodi at Jodibee Designs and Sue from Gossamer Creations! Both of these lovely ladies are fantastic artists! I was tickled pink to receive these charming awards! I am sharing them with all of you! I can’t possibly choose, so if you don’t have them, please enjoy them! Thanks Jodi and Sue!
Happy #3 – The renewal of the NBC series “Chuck”! I loved this line from Monday’s season finale…”Chuck Me!” I will be annoying my entire family with that line for years to come….Thanks, script writers! (thanks, Boob Nazi for the heads up! I think I was thinking "What the Chuck?!" while I was watching it! lol!)
Happy #4 – Winning my “purchase” at a local bookstore the other day! Woo hoo! My luck is definitely improving! Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!
Happy #5 - I always find that when life hands you lemons (or health impaired husbands), you should always listen to fantastic music, read a great book and watch “Love Actually” to set things right. Oh, and looking at the photo below...that definitely will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step! (yes, I know I just had his photo on a recent post, but hot tamales! I just can't help myself! He just so happens to be a central character in the book I read yesterday...) Happy to say, my world is brighter today because I did just those things yesterday!
Happy #6 – Handyman Hotties…for example, Carter Oosterhouse….man candy that can fix stuff….oh yeah….(be quiet, Gimpy....I'm your primary caregiver...don't turn me into a Nurse Ratched...)
Happy #7 – Nate Berkus, Peter Ishkhans (Peter Perfect), Paula Deen ya’ll, Sandra Lee, Clean House Team, and Dr. Oz…all who are going to come and do my lifestyle makeover….right? I'm the perfect candidate..seriously! Come do me! (well, not in "that" kind of way....sheesh!)
I saved the best for last...
Happy #8 – Tween Caveboy and Irish Dancer Girl…….They have been real troopers through all of this turmoil. They still smile and laugh even though it’s hard to see Daddy having such a hard time. To Tween Caveboy..way to jump in there when Gimpy was struggling...You dragged him across the room to safety like a soldier dragging his buddy from the battlefield. Good for you!
Feel free to join in the crazy 8's meme fun! Check out Sassypants Wifey's post for the original 8's or feel free to take this tweaked version!
Well now, that feels much better! What makes you happy this fine Thursday?
p.s. I would like to thank "Chinzie" (sp?) for sharing the moniker "Gimpy McGimpster" with Chilly....you have no idea how much fun I will have torturing him with this...mwwoooohhahahaha! (also, thank you, Chinzie...for helping Gimpy up and down the stairs at the office and for making sure he arrives safely to our vehicle! You rock!