Monday, April 15, 2013

Terrible Saps

Branden is going away for 5 days starting Thursday and I don't expect I'll survive. He has to go to Dublin where he will be attending and speaking at a conference for 3 days, staying the other 2 days for some much needed studying at the library at Trinity. I'm not going with him because I would only see him at night, and with my anxiety, I would just stay in the hotel until Branden came back as going out by myself would freak me out to no end...especially in such a big city. I do have great housemates though and we even got a new girl who is my age! She just moved in over the weekend but she already fits in really well and we all hung out mostly all day on Sunday. My friends are also offering to keep me occupied so maybe I'll pull through.

On Sunday we watched Britain's Got Talent since the new season has started. A dance group from Hungary came on and performed an incredible piece that is based on a true story. They danced to my favorite song from the brilliant Emeli Sande. She is an amazing artist with incredible talent. When the dance ended, Branden and I looked at each other and we were both in tears! We are such saps! It was beautiful though and you can watch it below.

Did you make it through without tearing up? I haven't even watched it a second time because I think I may be worse off than the first time! I hate to leave you on a sad note so here is one of my new favorite videos.

I know a lot of you are pet lovers so I just had to share it with you.


  1. I'd like to see my two cats do the exact same thing. Five days? You'll survive :) My Angie once left me two weeks all by myself (okay... I've got two cats) and I was so on the brink of collapsing, I just had to ask her to marry me, which I did and she said yes. That was a year ago. Five days? He'd better buy you some roses when he gets back. :))

  2. I know it's hard, but please be glad you will miss him. I missed Dr. X, but then he changed, and I was glad when he went out of town. I confess: I did not tear up over the video, but I thought it was beautiful. I cried over a dance once. Students at The Hurricane's high school performed it. It was a tribute to Matthew Shepard.


  3. I hope the days will go quickly and that you'll have a ball with your new housemate :)

  4. Hoped you survived Branden's absence. I'm sure you had a nice celebration upon his return though.

    Sorry that I've not been about young one; but don't feel like the Lone Ranger. I've not been about to see anyone. Fabulous dog clip. Who couldn't just love such talented canines?

    1. I was wondering the same thing. I didn't see you at my special boot camp, so I'm sure you're doing just fine. ;)

      Next year my Angie is going to Florida for a long time, so I kind of know what you're talking about. :(

  5. I imagine you were pleased to see him back.

    And such adorable doggies!

  6. Loved the Dragon video Maggie - Dave

  7. I'd also like to say that you're being missed. Branden, could you tell her she's being missed? I mean... sigh....

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