Monday, December 22, 2014

The Legend of Tomorrow :: Episode 3

When we last left the residents
of the sleepy town of Tomorrow,
Helen had just been given a vial of poison
to use on her philandering husband, Lovelace
and his suspected mistress, Mindy.


As she rode through the town square,
Helen saw Mindy up ahead
and in a fit of passion, kicked her horse into 
a frenzy and he barrelled through town towards her nemesis.


Her horse chased Mindy down a secluded alley
and trampled her to the ground.
She fell over without the slightest scream.

Corbin's baby would surely be lost now.

In a panic, Helen fled the Village of Tomorrow
and left Mindy alone, suffering in isolation.


Hours later, when Lovelace couldn't find Mindy,
he ventured out into the woods to see
if she'd escaped to clear her mind.

He wanted her to move to the town
of Yesterday with him with all of his heart.

He searched well into the night.


Meanwhile, Helen had fled in
such a hurry that she mistakingly
dropped the vial of poison in the snow.

Little Lucy Smith happened upon it
and thought that it was fruit juice,
drinking down the poison in one gulp.

Her knees buckled and she fell to the snow,
the world spinning as she tried to focus her eyes.

Even the ducks were worried about her.


The next morning, a crowd had gathered
in the town square at the request of Corbin and Trudy.

It was Mindy's birthday and they had organized 
an awesome party but Mindy never arrived to
hear them shout "Surprsie!"

It had all been a horrible mistake.


Helen and Lovelace happened upon each other in the woods.

She reached into her pocket for the vial of poison
and realized it was no longer in her pocket.

Lovelace pretended to be excited to see her
but kept one hand on the pistol in his pocket.
He would marry Mindy
even if it meant ending Helen.

Only one of them would leave the woods alive!

Tune in next time to find out...
Did Mindy lose Corbin's baby?
Would little Lucy Smith survive?
Could the guests return all of Mindy's birthday presents for a full refund?
Who survives in the fight between Helen and Lovelace?
All of this and more will be revealed on the next episode of
The Village of Tomorrow.

The Legend of Tomorrow :: Episode 2

When we last left Mindy,
she was seeking solace at The Hunter's Tavern
after seeing her ex-boyfriend, Corbin
tightening the laces on her sister, Trudy's ice skates
in the middle of the town square.


She knew better than to drink away her worries,
there was a slight chance that she was carrying Corbin's child.
Instead, she wandered over to the cafe and ate two pancake specials,
 with bacon, a side of hashbrowns, a biscuit, a slice of apple pie,
 and drank 6 cups of coffee.

She was always an emotional eater.

As she walked home with an upset stomach
and a broken heart, she happened upon Mr. Lovelace.
She took a step back, they had always loved each other from afar
but he was engaged to Helen, Mindy's arch enemy.

Mindy knew better than to get tangled up with Lovelace.
Yet, her heart raced beneath her heaving chest as they spoke.


Helen happened upon the two talking,
her heart stopped because she knew that
Lovelace had always carried a torch for Mindy.

As she hid behind a snow covered tree,
she heard the dreaded words escape Lovelace's mouth;

"Mindy, forget Corbin. You know that I've always loved you."


Helen's tears froze on her cheeks
as she hurried to the town medium, Zelda for advice.

She told her that the only way to stop 
Mindy and Lovelace would be to destroy both of them.

She gave her a vile of poison to do with what she saw fit.


Mindy had fled from Lovelace,
her heart was shattered by Corbin
and she knew she would never love again.

Lovelace came to her in the night,
declaring his love and begging her to run away 
with him to the town of Yesterday, which
was two towns over.

They could get jobs and live on love.


Meanwhile, back in the town square,
Corbin leaned in closer to Trudy
as they planned a surprise birthday party for Mindy.

He missed her so and Trudy was a great party planner.
The two spoke in whispers as they made plans.

It was all a huge misunderstanding.

Tune in next time to find out...
will Helen poison Lovelace?
Will Mindy move to the town of Yesterday with Lovelace?
Was she carrying Corbin's baby?
Would she find out about the surprise the party?

All of this and more will be revealed on the next episode of
The Village of Tomorrow.



The Legend of Tomorrow :: Episode 1

 This is a rerun of 2011's
first episode of the Legend of Tomorrow.
Tune in here tomorrow
for the next episode of drama
 and intrigue.

Will Mindy confront Trudy
for stealing Corbin?

Did Mindy go on a bender at the Hunter's Tavern?

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In a small valley lies
a quaint village named Tomorrow.
Where the lights twinkle by night
and passion simmers in the light of day.

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In the center of town you will find
Lovers Park where residents mingle
and hearts break from day to day.


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On this cold winter afternoon
all seems well within the village,
yet a heartbroken young lady
by the name of Mindy is going for
an innocent stroll.

Little does she know that
disaster awaits behind the park gate.


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There she spied her ex-lover, Corbin
tightening the laces of another lady's ice skates.

Her spirit dropped as she was already mending
a broken heart from Corbin leaving her
only days before.

She had suspected there was another woman.

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She quickly hid behind the topiary
as to not be seen by the couple.
It was then she saw that the other woman
was none other than her sister Trudy.

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How could they do this to her?
The display of public affection
sent her spiraling out of control
with wild rage and passion.

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She found herself at the Hunter's Tavern.
The last time she went on a bender at the tavern
she ended up flipping tables
and making out with Noah the cute bartender.
That had been years ago.

Could she drown her worries in ale?
In her heart she knew
that it was a bad idea.

After all, she was carrying Corbin's baby!

To be continued...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Happiness Project :: A weekend away with the girls.


I spent the weekend playing in a house
in the mountains with some of my girlfriends.

No Kids.
No husbands.
No plans,
except to relax.


We saw beautiful sunrises.


Ate yummy food...


 and sat around and read trash magazines.



You really can't beat time spent with good friends. 






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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Happiness Project :: Decking the halls



Last night we pulled all the Christmas decorations
out from the attic, put on a little holiday music, and 
decked the halls over at our house. 


It's always so exciting 
and fun to help daddy put the tree up.


The boys nearly came to fistycuffs 
about who would put the first ornament on the tree.
So, I counted to 3 and they simultaneously
hung their ornaments.

Will we ever be out of this competitive phase?

In the end,
we had a great time 
dancing around to the music 
and remembering each ornament. 
Koen kept insisting that
he made ornaments that
obviously came from a store.
That's another phase were going through,
telling tall tales.
Which is super cute
but not a good habit to get in.
I love having a 5-year-old 
in the family.


I adore our Christmas tree
and the memories we made 
putting it up together.





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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Happiness Project :: Thanksgiving-ness



I just love all things Thanksgiving...
the fall colors, the feeling of gratitude, the turkey.
I finally took down the Halloween decorations
and tossed up our Thanksgiving mantel.

It feels all warm and cozy.


Then last week, Koen played the part
of the King of England in his 
Kindergarten Thanksgiving production.

He totally nailed his lines!
I just live for school productions.
They really are the sweetest.

I'm realizing more and more
that I have so much to be grateful for in this
wonderful little life of mine.



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Happiness Project :: Backpack Bear


Koen's class has the sweetest tradition.
Each weekend, a different child takes "Backpack Bear" 
home with them and makes a photo journal 
of their time together. 

So, Backpack Bear spent some time with us
and here are the highlights.

Friday night was cold so Backpack Bear got
quite toasty with Koen by the fireplace.


Later that night, Koen read
his very favorite Curious George book
to Backpack Bear before they snuggled down to bed. 


They spent Saturday night at
Koen's Grandparent's house.
They cuddled on the couch
and watched the UGA football game with Poppy.

 

Sunday afternoon
was spent running errands around town.
Backpack Bear took a trip
to Lowes to get some supplies
to help his Daddy with a project.

 

Then they came home and drank hot chocolate.
 We loved our weekend with Backpack Bear.

 


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