10.31.2006

Smashing Pumpkins and Cameras

Happy Halloween, all.

Not crazy about this holiday, but my kids are, so...I try to be as cheerful about it as possible.

It takes an extra effort to be cheerful these days, too. I am on day 10 of not smoking. It hasn't been horrible at all. But my mood has definitely suffered. I know it will get better once my brain and my body start getting used to the whole thing.

Someone stole my baby's pumpkin over night and smashed it at the end of our driveway. Right now I am waiting for him to get up so I can break the news gently...he is going to cry, and I hate that. Who would do that to a five year old? Poor little guy. Jerry is giving him his...but you and I both know it won't be the same.

The camera: totally fixed. I took it into the camera store...they confirmed the devastation, and sympathized with me. Then - they gave me a whole new lens.

I felt like I had won the lotto. But that camera is going to be the death of me! A very good lesson in why we are not supposed to love material things as much as I love THAT thing.

Have a great day, all!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I can honestly say that I know how you felt when your camera broke. I have PTSD from when mine did. I almost teared up when reading of yours. And the pumpkin- what a bunch of bastards. It was funny to me when I was growing up. Not so much now. I hope the chocolate makes up for your crap week.

terri said...

Thank you, sarah, for feeling all of this sh*t with me. Misery loves company, they say? LOL

Come eat some chocolate with me and then we will take cute pics of the kids together.
;)t

Marla said...

I'm beginning to wonder if your camera is cursed Terri! So happy to hear that it's all fixed now. Sorry about the pumpkin smashers....little shits! Enjoy your Halloween.

Quindigo said...

I hope the tears weren't too terrible. People do terrible things to cats on Halloween, too...bastards! (mine were all sequestered in the house, where they cried and begged to go out).

I'm thinking your camera must have 9 lives - you should be set for another year, at least ;)

lyss said...

I just want to say that I think you are doing a marvelous job with the quitting smoking thing! If your mood is suffering, you are not letting it show! You are the same nutty Terri Berri that we all know & love! :)