Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What Not To Do (And...Happy Birthday, My Love)

Do NOT brag about how well you've been sleeping. Don't. Just don't do it.
I did yesterday and I couldn't sleep for shit last night. I woke up approximately every fifteen minutes. I had heartburn. Heartburn! And I have a cold. What? Yes. A cold.
I don't get colds.
I don't know anyone with a cold.
It's summer.
Really. WTF?

And Owen's coming today. And tonight we're all going to the Mockingbird Cafe to see Jessie and her girl group, the Cicada Ladies, play music and to celebrate Mr. Moon.

So don't brag about your sleeping proficiency, your fine and fancy dreams.

That's my word of advice to the world today.

P.S. Happy birthday, my love. Fifty-six years ago today your mama went to the hospital to have you and the nurse said to her, "You hardly look pregnant. Are you about to deliver a baby MOUSE?" It made your mother cry. She told me.

I wish your mama could see you now. She would be so proud of you. And so would your papa, best man I ever met besides you. They would look at you with eyes of such love that the world might stop spinning for an instant.
I see your mama's pretty eyes in Owen. I see your daddy's long legs in him too.
Owen looks at you with love and in that, your mama and daddy do too.
I believe that.
I believe you're the best thing that ever happened to me. I believe you know that.
You are loved. Happy Birthday.
I am so glad you were born.

Always...Your wife.


  1. You may have had a crappy night of sleep, but it is going to be a great day!! Hope you have a wonderful time tonight. Happy birthday to Mr. Moon!

  2. It's a blessing to be surrounded by people of whom we can say "the day you were born was a blessed day, and the day I met you was an even bigger blessing".
    Happy birthday Mr Moon

  3. isn't it the most wonderful gift?
    the day your beloved came into the world. enjoy....

  4. Can you imagine dad as a wee little mouse? Ha!

  5. My Dear Ms. Moon,
    Please wish Mr. Moon many, many, more Happy Birthdays for me.

    Also, please tell Jessie I am sorry I am missing her gig. Damn geography straight to hell!

    Love you, doll.


  6. Beautiful photo ~ Happy Birthday to Mr. Moon!

    Have a wonderful day, evening, and a peaceful night's sleep!

  7. Ah, happy birthday, Mr Moon. HAve a great day. I'm glad you were orn too, and loved so well, to become who you are, and to love Mary and your kids so well :)

    Mary, I believe I posted about this before, about cold sores and babies sleeping through the night... I warned you!

  8. oh man, your man is such a rugged handsome thing...

  9. Today is my Daddy's birthday, too! He's 69. And I'm sorry about that Summer cold. Those are just terrible!

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Moon.
    Mighty Mouse, maybe.

  10. Aww, happy birthday to Mr. Moon! Enjoy your celebrations!

  11. Ms Moon, I feel like I am sitting here warming by hands in the glow of your love. Happy Mr. Moon Day to you all.

  12. I'm so sorry that you didn't sleep well -- I'm looking forward to hearing about Mr. Moon's birthday celebrations, though, and hope you have enough energy and aplomb to pull them off! Happy Birthday to Mr. Moon!

  13. Happy Birthday Mr. Moon :)
    And lady, I hope you feel better soon and get a good nights rest tonight...

  14. happy birthday, mr. moon!
    i hope you're feeling better soon, ms. moon.
    ALSO. I hope that carrot cake is delicious.

  15. Tearing up for you. I'm so glad you have (had) in-laws that showed you so much kindness.

  16. Hippo Birdie 2 Moon
    Hippo Birdie 2 Moon
    Hippo Birdie 2 Moo-oon!
    Hippo Birdie 2 Moon
    And many more.

    Here's to a fine Moon Man and his fine Lady Moon having a wonderful celebration with their lovely and talented daughter tonight! x0 N2

  17. Blessings to all of you, and happy birthday Mr. Moon!

  18. Cicada Ladies is a great group name! Enjoy your day cherishing your Mr. Moon!:) Hope you feel better and sleep well tonight.

  19. Celebration! I love summer birthdays, well except for the yellow jackets and mosquitoes, but otherwise, there is always the looooooong warm evenings. Sound like you all are going to have so much fun with music and close quarters ;-)

    Happy happy birthday, Mr. Moon. I think we are all just a little bit in love with you, too.

  20. What beautiful sweet words to your Mr Moon. I join others in singing Hippo Birdie.

  21. Michele R- Oh, thank-you!

    Photocat- Indeed!

    rebecca- Yes. And my mother was eight months pregnant with me when he was born! I love that.

    DTG- Yes. I wish that nurse could see him now.

    Ms. Bastard-Beloved- WHY DON'T WE HAVE THAT TELETRANSPORTATIION DEVICE????!!!! We will miss you tonight.

    lulumarie- Thank-you so much, sweet woman.

    Jo- I am confused. Cold sores? Babies sleeping through the night? Remind me. Thanks for the sweet wishes.

    Screamish- Isn't he?

    Ms. Trouble- Mighty Mouse- Ha! Exactly! Here he comes to save the day!
    Happy birthday to your daddy.

    Lora- Thank-you so much.

    firstofmany- Oh. That is so sweet.

    Elizabeth- I am fine, I just have no energy. I'm taking it pretty easy today. I napped with Owen on the couch which you know I just HATE doing. (ha!)

    Corinne- I will. Thanks.

    notjustafemme- Well, the icing certainly is good and there's about two pounds of it on that cake so how bad can it be?

    Nancy C- They were PRECIOUS!

    N2- I am thinking Glen will be reading that and thinking, "huh?"

    Ms. Fleur- Thank-you, dear neighbor.

    Nicol- I think we shall have a fine time tonight. And isn't that a lovely name?

    Swallowtail- I told him this morning that I'm surprised there isn't a fan club for him.

    A- You're so sweet.

  22. A very happy birthday to Mr. Moon!

    There must be something to these men born in June. They sure make for wonderful husbands and fathers!

  23. He looks like a gentle man. Happy Birthday Mr Moon!

  24. You seem to be having the same kind of sleep as me. The heartburn, the not sleeping.

    Your big man and my wee man have the same birthday. I love that.

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Moon!

  25. Happy birthday to Mr. Moon! I think that it is awesome that he is the best thing that happened to you. Not many people can say that.

  26. Happy birthday to Mr. Moon! Hope you have happy celebrations and I love the name of Jessie's music group...very original.


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