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Friday, March 23, 2012

Presumptive Shenanigans

This post is untimely, but very timely!  The 'shenanigans' theme was given out on March 11th, but up to that point in my life I had never, how do you say, "pulled any".  Shenanigans, that is.  So right away I went to the library and read up on what they are, and where they come from and how to water them properly and all that stuff so I could maybe push, I mean pull some.  

So the week went on and I couldn't think of anything to do.  I didn't want to copy, but I reread some of Kelly Allen's stuff for inspiration.  Then I realized that I don't have a "Dammit Rob".  Joyce Lansky was goofing off at camp so she couldn't help and of course Beth Grace's stuff is just too boring to bother stealing.  My buddy Jo Heroux thinks I'm 'lovely' so I wouldn't want to insult her opinion by proving her wrong (plus she seems to cry at the drop of a hat).  I wrote and wrote to Amy for advice but she's always on vacation or hiding in her Mom Cave or something so in the end I was on my own to carry off with my own shenanigan.  (Did I say that right?)

And then my daughter had her baby on the fifteenth, so I forgot all about blogging on the week's theme.  At church on the 18th though, I was invited to stand up and make my wonderful announcement.  Here is a transcript:

Steve (from the pulpit):  Mike Miller has some good news for us today!  Mike, why don't you stand up and tell us.

Me:  Yes I do Steve!  Elaina Victoria Rakowski was born Thursday morning!

Congregation:   Yay!  etc etc

Steve:  That's great Mike, but you know all the ladies are dying to hear the details.  Size and weight and all that stuff, how long she is.

Me:  Oh yeah.  I think she was 20 and a half inches

Congregation Ladies:    Ooooo.

Me:  She has a lot of thick black hair

Congregation Ladies:   Awwwwww

Me:  She's a big girl.  She weighed 12-8.

Congregational Ladies:    Aaaaaarrrrrrrgggghhhhhh!!!

Me:   What?

Congregational Ladies:   Ouuuuuuuuuchchchcchch!  Poor Victoria!!

Me:  Yup.  A big girl; 12 ounces, 8 pounds!

Congregation:  MIIIIIIKE!  And then a bunch of miscellaneous bothersome noise I couldn't make out.

Anyway, I'm not sure why I told that story, but you can see I was so delighted with my new Granddaughter that when it comes to shenanigans, I still have not been able to yank any down.


  1. Oh you're yankin' something! LOL That is one beautious little girlie girl, the genetics are confusing to me though. Oh, of course, all on the female side, got it! ♥

  2. Hahaha! 12 8 woul be frightening! Lol.

    Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! She is beautiful!

  3. Awww. What a cutie pie! I'm sure she'll pull plenty of childhood shenanigans, and you can blog all about it. Congratulations!


  4. Perfect and I volunteer Rob to babysit. I'll be in touch with details.

  5. I'm not buying your swamp land. I'm sure that "Shenanigan" is your middle name. :)

    I winced when I read TWELVE POUNDS! Victoria is officially a saint!

    Congratulations. A birth is truly a miracle.

    1. But Amy, where does it say "twelve pounds"?

  6. Naughty naughty!

    She's beautiful and that bonnet is gorgeous :-)


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