It’s time to catch up with the week and look back on the good and the not so wonderful things in our lives – Floating Boats, Sinking Ships. I like doing this post this year because it’s holding me accountable to record the everyday moments, whether they’ve been photographed or not.
Why I Lava Him
I came downstairs tired and groggy after putting the boys to bed to find Gav had made me pizza for dinner – and was playing the tune to Disney Pixar’s “Lava” for me on the boys’ ukelele. If you’ve never seen it, it’s my favourite Disney Pixar short, ever.
It’s about a lonely volcano called Uku who sits in the Pacific Ocean on a tropical island, watching the inhabitants and sea creatures finding love and wishes he had someone to “lava” him. Every day, for thousands of years, he sings a song to the universe, asking for the sky up above to send him somebody to lava, but over time he heartbreakingly sinks beneath the surface and he’s extinguished, alone and heartbroken. What Uku doesn’t know is that there’s a volcano under the sea, named Lele, who has listened to him singing every day and has fallen in love with him.
On the same day that Uku is submerged, she emerges from the ocean, and hopes to see him, but as her back is to him she has no idea that Uku is there, under the surface. At this point, the first time I saw it there were tears rolling down my face as Lele sang Uku’s his song to him. His fires re-ignited, he erupts back to the surface, this time right next to Lele, and the two are instantly in love and become one. I sit and cry with happiness every time. Ha ha.
Happy Birthday… Me.
It was my birthday! In a complete contrast to Mother’s Day, I had the most amazing birthday that I can remember. It started with the boys NOT complaining about going to school, and after the school run it continued with Eggs Benedict [I have these every year] and a cup of tea in my Chip mug, and then Beans left to go to pre-school with Nanny and Grandad whilst I got ready to be taken to afternoon tea with Gav at Chewton Glen [post to come].
It was the best day, ever – I had flowers, and two Chocolate Oranges. Why two? Because I still only got to eat about four slices as I have children who inherited my love of Terry’s Chocolate Orange from me. It was an all round amazing day and I only wish that my mom and dad could have been there but with dad still so poorly with his spinal cancer and chemotherapy issues, he spent the day, and his anniversary the day before, in hospital instead.
This has been a pretty amazing week. Other than the normal squabbles with the boys, I’m complaint free – besides the fact that the Yankee Candle outlet closed at 4pm on Saturday which meant that Jensen couldn’t buy a candle for my birthday like he wanted to. He has his eye on the Bunny cake one. Ha ha.
I hope your week was a good one – I’d love to hear about your own Floating Boats, Sinking Ships!