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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My February Girls

When I was growing up and even when I was well into my mid twenties, whenever I heard the words 'Jody, we need to talk' I always instantly thought the worst.  What did I do wrong?  Have I said something I shouldn't have?  I know a lot of people take it personally or think they have done something they shouldn't have when the boss seems quiet or moody.  I used to think that too.  As I've grown older I've stopped thinking that way.  At least at work.  If one of my managers walks by and doesn't say anything, or I can tell something is up, I rarely if ever, think it has something to do with me.  Maybe it's because I'm confident, maybe its because I know that the boss has a million other things on her mind to occupy her thoughts than just me. I'm only one minion of many after all.

I'll get straight to my point today as I don't feel like boring you (I know right? Usually it takes me at least six paragraphs to say what I have to say, by which time I've probably lost at least 70% of you). 

So... I get a fair amount of texts and emails, and sometimes comments on this blog.  I look forward to every single one.  Then there is facebook.  I enjoy getting comments on my posts and pictures (who doesn't).  However when I open facebook and see that there is a message via email, prior to seeing who it is from I am momentarily filled with apprehension.  I don't know why and I can't stand that I feel this way.  There is no reason for it.  But then again, I think of all the upheaval that has been chucked my way over the last few years and I can almost convince myself that this is justified... at least a little.  Why only on facebook email?  If you can answer that question I will give you a bottle of my favourite wine.

The best part however, of opening my texts and emails are receiving those from sister and sister-in-law with photos of my two gorgeous nieces (born a year apart).  Nothing makes me smile faster (although my mom's are a close second let me tell you).

For example:

Daisy has been going to the pool with her mum since she was around four months old.  This was taken last month, when she was 5 1/2 months old.  Daisy is now our little mermaid don't you think? 

I can't believe Clara is now a toddler rather than a baby... she is such a clever and gorgeous child who seemingly loves to model the clothes her Aunty Jods sends from the UK ;)  Clara has been wearing sunglasses since she was an infant, which in itself is a major feat (and so cool).  

1 comment:

Laraf123 said...

What a wonderful photo of Daisy! That is just amazing! And Clara? I'm pretty sure I remember reading your blog when she was born--how did she turn in to a big girl already?!!!