Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Totaled cars and Total Joy

well, this is what I've been up to...
Tom totaled his car. He pulled out into the road and didn't see the girl coming because there was a pile of hurricane debris obscuring his vision.
Hmm....Do you think we can file a clain with FEMA?
It 's probably not worth the effort...the most valuable thing about that car is the Grateful Dead sticker on the back windshield.
He is having some problems with his shoulder, but in keeping with the family policy of faith,foolish optimism and denial, we are skipping right along.
My friend Paula came from Atlanta with her two dear blonde ditsy daughters. Kelsey , 17 and Leah, 13, who are a two person comedy team. We went to Bayfest, a local party that has stages set up downtown. We had so much fun! I laughed and danced and drank and hooted.We saw The Grass Roots, Grand funk, Loverboy, Dwight Yokam and Widespread Panic.
The Lagoonatics, a friendship born in a bar 22 years ago between Stacey, Stephanie, Dana, Paula and I,were together again. We live in 3 different states, so it is about 4 times a year we are all in the same place,but in our hearts we are always near. We have 8 kids, the Laggonies , the terrible teens I have mentioned often. They were sprawled over my living room all weekend, a tangle of arms and legs and hormones. They are still so sweet when they are sleeping!


jtuwliens said...

I just love, love, love reading entries like this (minus the car accident, of course).  I can imagine the destruction y'all left in your wake at Bayfest.  Such fun you must have had!  So lucky you are, Marti!  Now scoot...off you...you should be off having more fun!
I hope both Tom and the pedestrian are doing well after the car accident.  Grateful Dead sticker...  I can just picture it.

b4i8clover said...

Thanx for sharing this, Marti. You live up to your sn through thick and thin. We're guessing you still have tie-dyed t-shirts somewhere around (we still have bottles of RIT dye buried somewhere.)
Bon & Mal

sanforized6 said...

Think the "Total Joy" is obvious! rich

psychfun said...

Oh man...DWIGHT! He has some Elvis hips MAN! I saw him with Brooks & Dunn a few years ago...HAVE MERCY!

lurkynat said...

Dear Marti,
umm Is he okay? the shoulder thing is scary to me...
Im glad that your fun friends stayed over! We can never have enough great friends or enough time to spend with them! Thanks for being my great friend! love,natalie

karebear4x4 said...

When i get to retire, i'm definitely headed your way for all that fun you have   i LOVE your stories!~kbear

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ccancu said...

I'm SO sorry about your husband.  Hope he is re-cooping well.

I am so glad that you've had friends around you in the midst of the aftermath.  It helps to put things into perspective.

I miss your regular entries . . .  and ALL the little notes you used to send.

You're such a dear person!