I parked the car and while the younger male members of our family were on the steps about to drop their bags and have a knock-down....I sat in the car, head on the steering wheel and said a short prayer to help get me through the night. (Go ahead...sing the Carrie Underwood song...I have been!!)
Dragging myself out of the car, up the steps and over the fighting kids....my only thoughts were "If I can only make it until after dinner....I'll be okay." AND "Please, dear Lord, let there be a cold can of beer in the fridge."
Turning on the light in the kitchen and trying to get all my bags to the table without dropping anything, I didn't see what was sitting on the table....yeah, okay.....there are a lot of things on the table...I pretty much ignore the stuff I don't need at that particular moment in time.
Carefully opening that package, the whole time wondering what the heck could be inside.....I found these beauties....
May I introduce you to.....Laverne
Aren't they great?!?!?!? Koji and I named them ourselves (His idea was Grinch for the 'manmingo'..I had to explain how that, even though we love the movie, it wasn't such a good name for something so incredibly cute!!! But, he did giggle when I said "Lavern". There's hope yet!!)
Yep, this is where I got the name Laverne...remember when Cher did that character on The Sonny and Cher show mmmmaaaannnnyyy moons ago? That bird was just begging for a name like that!!
I'm loving the drinks in their claws!! And Bob? He has a lei around his neck and Laverne's glasses are heart shaped!!
So....to Nancy, my good friend....you may stalk me any.time. And remember...you have a place to stay, your own personal tour guide who knows the best shopping places and has some really good bar connections!!! That's the least I can do for your help in bringing peace back to
Gotham City Kamp Kuroiwa!!! **MWAH**
(Where or where am I going to hang this lovely couple?!?!?! I'll do that tomorrow!! :-D)