Well hello there readers... I am back. And I am sure you have a mark in all of your asses from sitting on the edge of your seats so long waiting for me to post. It has been a wild year! I am busy...like superman saving the world kind of busy. My life in a nutshell for the last eight months went a little like this ....worked alot....first born was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes....general marriage separation bullshit.....more work....caring for my incredible kids.....falling in love.....blah blah blah. I have been reminded so many times in the last year of how the sound of laughter can instantly change a person's mood for the better. So I decided I needed to continue my attempts (although somewhat feeble ones) to make you all laugh.
This blog contains random thoughts that I have....be afraid
Out Christmas shopping and I see a lady with what is obviously her first and only child (age around 1 1/2 years old. The very small child has just learned to walk and is faring just slightly better than a newborn fawn on a skating rink. Cute...but all I really wanted to say to her was "Doesn't it seem rather redundant to put a leash on your child who can barely walk and is in a pair of those squeaky shoes?"
Wrapping presents...again. Is it just me?? I think it is about time to start a movement where it becomes acceptable to give people gifts in used plastic (or paper) shopping bags!!
When did it become so socially acceptable to wear pyjamas in public??? Is it really too much work for today's youth to pull two legs out of a pair of pants and put them back into another?
Lastly.....this end of the world thing is ridiculous. It is just mind blowingly bizarre to me how an event that is so unbelievably unlikely is such big news. That and the series finale of Jersey Shore...oh and that gangnam style has gone viral.
Random...nice to be back writing
April 7, 2012
Today I watched as a family buried a son, a brother, a friend, a boyfriend...a child really. Taken from this world in what is a seemingly senseless way. I looked around the room though...and I saw three hundred people who will NEVER get in a vehicle after drinking EVER again. A room full of young faces that will be telling their children one day about how you should never drink and drive and share their stories about a boy they once knew named Colton....So even though it seems senseless...all loss has some kind of purpose. For me personally, and for many I think, death is a time for self reflection. I don't really deal well with tragedy. It makes me hate more, love more, think more....We can't in life, wait until a tragedy, to remember the moments. They may be something as ridiculous as laughter over a stupid song or commercial; or as big as when someone you might have thought didn't care, looks at you with concern. Some moments seem so simple that we often overlook them. They can be a look, a hug, a gift, a spontaneous laugh, a shared cry, a dance.....a moment. We must never forget our lows, because they make the highs feel so much better..... But it is focusing on the good moments that force out regret in our lives. We need to to embrace every good moment every single day of our lives.
Hey...I think I am having a moment right now....ha!
Hey...I think I am having a moment right now....ha!
Posted by Tara @ A Belly Laugh a Day at 1:06 PM
April 3, 2012
In the early hours on March 31, 2012, one terrible decision forever changed the lives of countless people. Five friends had their car break down. They did everything they were suppose to. Turned their hazard lights on, pulled off to the shoulder, and attempted to push their car off the side of the road. One of these young boys, only nineteen years old, was struck down and killed by a drunk driver on the side of the road as they pushed the car. Another boy still clings to life in a hospital in an induced coma and with one less leg than he had five days ago. http://www.globaltvcalgary.com/lacombe+woman+charged+with+impaired+driving+after+fatal+weekend+crash/6442612286/story.html
You hear these types of stories all too often... but this time it was a son of friends of mine. My heart has broken over and over again as I have watched the pain that their family is feeling now and will feel for the rest of their lives. Another family sits in vigil next to their son's bedside wondering if he'll ever be okay again. Three other boys that were involved will be scarred for life as they had to bear witness to such unspeakable events. Friends mourn, family mourns, strangers mourn....and yet this story will be forgotten...and another person will get into a giant, steel weapon intoxicated and change another family's life forever. IT NEEDS TO STOP!!!!! There are NO EXCUSES for this to ever happen to anyone ever again. The next time you get in a vehicle, or watch someone else get in a vehicle under the influence, remember this story. Remember the pain I have described that the family is feeling, that us as friends are feeling. Remember a young boy in his prime who's life was cut so tragically short. Remember Colton TB Keeler. RIP Colton. You will be missed by everyone who ever had the pleasure of experiencing your light.
Posted by Tara @ A Belly Laugh a Day at 9:14 PM