Monday, December 27, 2010

Popeye

If ever a life was full of blog fodder, my life was the past few months. Funny though, there's been no time to blog! And so today is catch up and blog time!

Let's see...the last time I blogged was August and as most of you know, WOW-OH-WOW has my life changed!!...in just about every way I can imagine.

In October, my boyfriend proposed to me on a beautiful beach in Naples, FL. THAT was a story worth blogging. But not today.

In November, just six weeks later, my fiance and I got married in Staten Island...or should I say ON Staten Island? I don't know, but THAT was a story worth blogging. But not today.

In December, my husband and I went off to the British Virgin Islands. THAT was a story worth blogging. But not today. Oh wait, I AM going to blog about one little bit of minutiae. In a word, "Popeye."

What do you think of when you hear/read the word, "Popeye?" I think, "he's strong to the finish 'cause he eats his spinach, he's Popeye the sailor man."...."Toot, toot!" You too?

But I think of more, MoRe, MORE!

One day (on our trip to the BVI's) we were sitting down for breakfast at a restaurant at a marina. A waiter approached and told us he'd be serving us. His name? Popeye. Seriously. And so the song began to play in my mind....which also made me think of Robin Williams, who played a DANDY Popeye...which made me think of my father, who LOVED that movie and laughed hysterically throughout...and who used to watch the cartoon with me every morning before Kindergarten.

But that's not all, oh no, that's not all! One more thing that comes to mind when I hear "Popeye" is my wonderful friend Kristen's little girl, Savannah. Why? Take a look at this ...



Go ahead and say it. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Note to self: MUST get more popeye shots. (I thought I had a good stash of her popeye smiles. Now where did I put them Hmmmmm...)

3 comments:

Famaddict said...

Congratulations! I cannot believe how much your life has changed since you first started blogging. It's funny, we don't know each other at all, but after reading your blog for so long, I'm as happy for you as if we were friends. May your marriage and family be filled with the richest, most beautiful blessings and plenty of silly stories to share.

Hillary said...

Thank you so much. I appreciate your warm wishes and appreciate that you follow my blog! I've really dropped the ball in past months but I'm hoping to reach some balance and get back to writing.

I took a look at your profile and want to say that I appreciate our common faith. A hunger for our Savior...I want that to grow stronger and stronger in me.

Thanks for following and thanks for sharing!

taylor Lamb said...

Thanks for sharing! Hope all is well!