Friday, 30 October 2009

Money & other musings

"If I had a little money" ...I'd take more than a trip down memory lane. I'd travel to the Greek Isles ;).

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan. If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all ...

It sounds like the story of my life LOL. Though I wouldn't swap my man or my life. A 'an' old girl can still dream.

6 years on my birthday we went to see the live musical 'Mamma Mia' at the Lyric Theatre , Star City. (It has returned again).

MAMMA MIA! sings the story of a mother and daughter the eve of the daughter's wedding. The fun begins when the daughter invites three men who could be her father to her wedding, after reading her mother's diary.They arrive unknown to her mother.

Some of ABBA's biggest hits are woven into the story, written by Catherine Johnson.

I borrowed it from my local library and today I watched it (alone). The movie was sheer fun. I was laughing, dancing & clapping... there was no audience as enthusiastic.

Though I had seen the musical before, I was still amazed , as ever, at the creative ways in which they managed to incorporate so many ABBA-songs. The stage musical was better but I still enjoyed the movie.

Equally brilliant were Meryl Streep and all the extras (beautiful Greeks especially older women) deployed throughout the movie to break into a chorus.The setting was enchanting, whisk me away to a Greek island anytime...

As a musical Mamma Mia doesn't take itself too seriously and the singing 'older eye candy' Colin Firth (MR Darcy) and Pierce Brosnan are hilarious (& still cute). Even if your not an ABBA fan it is good fun.

So , if you are a little crazy and if you secretly love ABBA you will love this movie.

I didn't get time to post this yesterday. I had more important things happening.

It was my husband's birthday and we have now celebrated 20 birthdays together through the good and bad times. Next birthday we will known each other half our lives.

We have shared the fortunate joys of children and a home. While it hasn't always come easy we have shared many good things in life as well as enduring the loss of loved ones.

I pray this next year is going to be a great one for us and I cannot imagine anyone else that I would want to spend my life with. You are my heart - even though we have had some hard times in past few years.

I pray that we will have a respite from the struggles and can pause a moment or maybe even a few months, to just reflect and recognize all that we do have and enjoy it simply for what it is, without thinking about what it is not.

You are a good and responsible man, the sort of man anyone can always call on for help. Where you can possibly find a way to help, you will... beyond measure. Even at the expense of physical and emotional pain.

Over the years you haved worked very hard for our family to find a blance in everything.You amaze me with your strength and tenacity.Our sons are going to be incredible Dads someday, owed mostly to your spirit and love.

I've seen the look in your eyes.The joy and laugher our crawling,almost walking 1 yr old brought to our lives (by adoption).The
incredible awe and wonder twin newborns inspired and the anguish and disbelief that stillbirth brought.

When D, then Charlotte , and then S & J arrived neither us of knew what to expect but you have most definitely risen to the challenge and have every day since... I'd never have done it without you. Some days are hard but we get by.

Here’s to the year ahead with lots of fun, a long overdue holiday, more laughs and love, less arguments and more making up out!

Come rain, come shine, I will love you forever and beyond measure.

LIVE every moment ღ♥¸.•*¨`*. ¸.•LAUGH every day ღ♥¸.•*¨`*. ¸.•LOVE beyond words ღ♥¸.•*¨`*.¸.•
BE Grateful for what You have¸.•*¨`*.¸.♥☼

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