Hey, look at me! I'm entering the blogosphere. (Thanks JoSue!) I had no idea how stressful it could be. Right off the bat, I had to think of a title. A title? I didn't want it to be too specific. Or too cute. I wanted it to include whatever topic I wanted to yammer on about. So, Sunday, Nat and I were playing Scrabble while the musical "Oliver!" was on tv. One of the musical numbers sung by Nancy (the sweet and way too good for him) girlfriend of Bill Sykes (the scruffy and mean, bad guy) comes on. She sings as she's working the crowd at the pub "It's a Fine Life." So half-listening and trying to come up with a triple-word score---(it takes every neuron working at full power to beat Nat)--I thought that "It's a Fine Life" would encompass everything I wanted.
After JoSue helped me get the blog set up, I came home and wondered what the rest of the words said. In my mind it was just "mmm...mmm.....mmm.mmm...mm.mm...It's a Fine Life! .....mmm...mmmm...mm...mm..
mmm...mm...It's a Fine Life!
Thanks to today's technology I found the rest of the song.
The other lyrics: "If you don't mind having to go without things, it's a fine life!"
[Yeah. That makes sense. Life isn't about "things".]
The song continues, "If you don't mind taking it like it turns out, it's a fine life!"
[So far, so good. We don't always get to say how things are going to turn out. But life can still be good.]
Then comes, "If you don't mind rats bringing the plague in, it's a fine life!"
Hmmm...well....that could put a damper on things a bit.
I think I can change the title if I need to.