Monday, September 8, 2008

keeping happy while karl is gone

A week ago today Karl flew out to the States to visit his family.

The first time we ever spent a significant amount of time apart in our marriage, I noticed that I didn't laugh much without him around. I realized that I laugh every day with Karl. I love that about our marriage. Every day there is laughter in our home. I still notice that lack of laughter when we spend time apart.

Karl won't be home for another couple of weeks, but, until then, I'm finding ways to distract myself from missing him and finding other things to make me laugh.

I have discovered a couple of blogs recently that keep me in stiches on a daily basis. Go Fug Yourself is some fashion fun from Jessica and Heather. They make the world aware of the awful - or rather fugly (fugly = "fantastically ugly") - clothing the rich and famous are choosing to wear. Now, I have no interest in fashion or being a fashion police, but these chicks point out the obvious in such a hilarious way I consider reading their blog as daily excercise for my abs! (This photo from Aug. 18, 2008...I would recommend reading its description!)



Cake Wrecks gives me the giggles, too. My sister pointed me in the direction of this blog of professional cakes that "go horribly, horribly wrong." Just looking at these strange cakes would give me laughter enough, but Jen's hilarious commentary takes the cake! (Sorry for the pun. I couldn't resist.)



But I've got more than blogs to keep me company. A few years ago Karl gave me all three seasons of the original Star Trek series for my birthday...yes, I'm a little bit of a Trekkie (and Karl is so proud!). So I've been going through all the seasons this past week. Original Star Trek is so much fun! The show really has some fascinating themes and thought-provoking comments on human nature...but so much of it just makes me giggle! I mean, who knew there were so many beautiful alien women in the universe for Kirk to womanize! Enjoy this little clip from one of my favorite episodes...



So that's what's been distracting me from missing my Karl the past week. But during the next two weeks I'll be distracing myself with some fun little trips!

I'll be spending a couple of days this coming weekend visiting with some of Karl's family in the German town of Gotha and then I'll spend of few heavenly days on my own here...

6 comments:

ChichiBoulie said...

great blogs! I love the cake and I love blogs that make you laugh!

Here's one for you...

http://www.boulieblog.com/2008/06/who-dunnit.html

Jackie said...

Fun to read your blog - glad I found it!

Jenny said...

Sorry your man is gone, but I'm glad you found some fun things to amuse yourself with... Those boots... oy!

SewMuchDetail said...

What a fun post! Thanks for the great blog to visit too!

fluffnflowers said...

I LOVE cakewrecks!

Hope your guy gets back safe and sound, and I hope the time doesn't pass too slowly. :)

Ravenhill said...

That cake is hilarious! I just found out that you are an expat too and on the European Street team too - via Anna's article. I loved reading about you and I have admired your quilts for some time!

I am from Maine and have lived in Norway for 17 years.
~Emily

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