Highs and Lows

When E was little we had a tradition of doing Highs and Lows before bed every night. (I totally forgot I used to call E LilZoot!) We’ve been revisiting the tradition with Nikki and Wes lately, and I notice I’ve been experiencing a bit of a roller coaster of Highs and Lows (Some serious, some not-so-serious) myself lately, so I thought I’d share them here!

  • Low: What is UP with How I Met Your Mother this season? Do you just feel like they’re totally screwing with us and in reality have no idea where they’re taking the relationships in this show? Just tell us who everyone ends up with already and we’ll just go on with the fun episodes about their lives? I mean…I LOVED this week’s episodes, but REALLY? BAH! I just can’t deal with the roller coasters anymore. DAMMIT.
  • High: Pitch Perfect comes out today!!!! If Amazon doesn’t let me down, it will be at my house some time after my evening meeting at which time I’ll host a viewing party and watch it 15 times.


  • Low: My Dad’s birthday was Sunday and the Holidays are here and I miss him like crazy. So many things remind me of him and I just wish I could see him again.
  • High: I found a bunch of letters Dad wrote to me in college and I forgot how hysterical he could be in written form. Especially when he was being self-deprecating. Example of his commentary on a Microwave class he was taking working on his Engineering Masters, “My Microwave exam is Wednesday. If I try real hard I can almost understand all of the material up to and including the first class. I’ll try to get the other 7 down by Wednesday.” DUDE. I had classes like that. I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.


  • Low: I have so many things to do between now and Thursday it’s not even funny. I’m having panic attacks and eating non-stop. I’m getting up at 3 a.m. and running out of energy about 8pm.
  • High: I AM GOING TO DENVER ON THURSDAY TO SEE MY NEW NEPHEW!!!! Well, and my brother and sister-in-law too, BUT MY NEW NEPHEW! I CAN’T WAIT! He’s almost a month old but I waited to make the trip this weekend because they’re moving and I can help with the move. And also overdose on baby snuggles to help hold me over until our next visit. Why is Denver so far from Alabama? Who do I talk to about changing that? Should I call my Congressman?


  • Low: This is my last “typical” Christmas at home with E. I know he’ll come home while he’s in college, but every time we do something Christmas related I think What if he’s not home yet when we do this next year? Or, what if he has other obligations? I mean, this is the last year I know he’ll be here, from here on out it depends on the road his adult life leads him. And this is making me highly emotional.
  • High: He still will humor me by participating in Christmas activities. I can’t believe I talked him into seeing Santa with us, and he seemed like he even had fun. I’m so lucky to have a kid that still stays in touch with his inner-child. Of course, his Mom still freaks out over book releases and midnight movie premiers, I guess doesn’t have much of a choice, does he?

5 thoughts on “Highs and Lows”

  1. Stephanie – I'm a thirtysomething girl trying to make it in the big city. I'm sorta nerdy, but I love a good time. Follow my never know what might happen next.
    Steph T. says:

    I love that E is not “too cool” to be silly and hang out with his little brother and sister. Those pictures made me smile.

  2. You’re coming to Denver???? To my Denver? We coulda had lunch! Have fun– there is snow in the forecast for Wednesday, so bring a coat!

  3. I love that picture of E.

    And yay, come enjoy Colorado. Sorry, you can’t move it closer to Alabama because we LIKE our great weather (although Cindi is right, you may get one of our first snowstorms, sorry!) You can try moving Alabama this way, though… 🙂

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