Wednesday, February 18, 2009

life goes on

Despite the fact that I am still reeling, quite embarrassingly, from the news that Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of Once fame have broken off their reel- life romance, and we have just 9 days left to clear out of our house before the rental tenants move in, I am managing to occasionally give my children some semblance of a normal childhood.

For anyone who wasn't aware of my little problem, click here.

Winter has been good to us. And good things come from seemingly pesky meltdowns in the form of a makeshift ice rink in the middle of our meadow. It's the winter version of making hay while the sun shines. Anyone know what you might call that?

Make ice when the snow melts? Tie skates when the water freezes?
Whatever it is they're doing, they really, really enjoy it. And I enjoy watching. It makes me feel like a good mom.

Anyways, I sincerely hope that Glen and Marketa might manage to see their way through the dust storm of dried up passion and continue to make music together. Please.

More insight into my depraved mind here and here too.


Joy said...

Great shots of the kids! They look like they're having a blast. Good luck with the packing and all that goes along with that. :)

kelly bee said...

Hi! Google reader suggested your blog to me last week and I've been enjoying it. I, too, am disappointed to hear about Glen and Mar. And kinda glad I'm not the only one!

me said...

I can't imagine the packing, the moving, the details . . . for me I think it would be a mix of exhilaration and sheer terror . . . but I'm so excited that you get to go to France. And I can't wait to read about your adventures there.

(BTW, this is me coming out of my 'lurker' status - I love your blogs!)

Brooke Groelle said...

Aww.. that is sad. They make such a great duo! I will keep my fingers cross that they mend things up... and produce some more music - of course :)
Good luck with all the packing!!!

kelly bee said...

so now i clicked on your link and saw that you saw them last year like i did. glen played say it to me now with no mic and was just so amazing. the whole place was silent listening to him. i'm still under his spell.

mooserbeans said...

Wow, they look like they are having fun. I love those moments (like now, I'm baking bread) when I feel like less of a slacker mom. Wow, nine days? I tip my hat to you. I don't know if I'd be together enough to go play with the kids if I was packing up the house. I am so happy for you guys. What a wonderful adventure!

Emma said...

Betsy, I sent off a bundle of stuff to the school a few days ago, I guess they will get it next week. Have fun packing.... ;)

Kim Moldofsky said...

What? I came expecting a full and current account of your life's craziness as you prepare to move your family overseas. *&Sigh*

Okay, maybe all that craziness leaves you no time to write here and I'll have to read over at Momformation.

I do hope you're able to keep up once you're settled across the pond.

Bon voyage!

Betsy said...

Oh yes. I think I'm in denial. We are completely fraught with moving and travel plans and I have a post in the works, but now we are temporarily living in a wireless=free zone. Note: that's not free wireless, but WIRELESS FREE!. IN fact it's internet free and I'm losing it. Stay tuned. Not in France yet. Still in Vermont. Still married, somehow.

Marcy Allen said...


Good luck with the move. It has been great to read your blog and get a glimpse into Vermont world.I do miss it. I look forward to hearing about your exciting adventures. I dream about living abroad somewhere with the family.