But after much crying the last couple days I actually just made a joke. Not an overly funny joke, and it's political so if you don't like it please don't hate me, but I read the Duggars are campaigning for Rick Santorum and it occurred to me that he'll easily win one state then and I giggled.
There were a few laughs on my birthday with my niece. We skyped and it was awesome. My hair has always puzzled her because the curls are something she's only seen on me and because my hair is long and heavy and curls in my eyes sometimes I wear it down, I wear ponytails, and I wear buns (which are now almost too heavy to do without hairpins so those may be done). I have an adorable picture of her comparing my hair to ruffles on her shirt. This time she immediately got it: "Ponytail!" and showed me her ponytails. Then she saw my mom's ring and said "RING!" I asked if she had a ring. "yeah" followed by scuffling and her dragging my sister's hand with wedding set into the picture. How smart is that? Then my sister told her to say happy birthday Jen and instead she grinned mischeviously and said happy birthday to my mom. My sister said to her "No, Jen. Grandma's birthday is in SEPTEMBER, a long time away." She just giggled....One dog was in the screen and she kept asking for the other until we got him in the picture. She's adorable and smart and developing a sense of humor all her own. Her father has a dry sense of humor that at times kills me and I think she's heading the same way.
I just laughed again at Michal sledding because she should. Probably true out there. I must admit though that there is a sledding hill near here that is something I never got to sled on: a big hill that is cleared. We sledded (I guess that's a word?) down a hill that was a pasture and straight into the woods. The trick then was how far you could go without hitting brambles or trees. We had contests. So I suppose someday I should get a sled and during the day when the kids are in school I should fly down that hill. But probably not until my ankle is repaired if that's possible because I don't want to have a forced repair because I slipped and fell down this huge hill on my butt.
Anyway, there are a few good moments today. Hopefully tomorrow there will be more.