Sunday, May 30, 2010


from "Smile" written and sung by Uncle Kracker (One of these days I'll be able to have actual music on here!)

You're better than the best
I'm lucky just to linger in your life
Cooler than the flip side of my pillow that's right
Completely unaware
Nothing can compare to where you send me
Lets me know that it's ok yeah it's ok
And the moments when my good times start to fade

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed
Sing like a bird
Dizzy in my head
Spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold
Buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh you make me smile

Even when you're gone
Somehow you come along
Just like a flower poking through the sidewalk crack and just like that
You steal away the rain and just like that

You make me smile like the sun . . . (chorus)

Don't know how I lived without you
Cuz every time that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold
Buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild

You make me smile like the sun . . .(chorus)

I like this expression:"Cooler than the flip side of my pillow"--Who in my generation can't remember a hot night when we flipped our pillows over?
Then there's "Somehow you come along just like a flower poking through the sidewalk"  I like that image.

Uncle Kracker isn't someone I listen to regularly---the only time is when I'm watching CMT (Country Music T??? not sure what the T stands for--television? tunes?) and a video featuring him comes on.  He was in a video with Kenny Chesney about 6 years ago.  He resurfaced on country  TV and I suppose country radio.  I do like this song---it has an upbeat, downright happy tune to it.
One of my students played it as his song presentation.  I needed the lift that it gave me.  We're almost through regular classes---Tuesday is the last day.  Wed. and Thurs. are finals with Friday being a make-up day.  Then we teachers come back for Monday to close out the year.  Ahhh---I'm ready!

Anyhow, here's some pics of two of my grandchildren who make me smile.

The Irish Lass is posing like the little girls do a silly show called Toddlers and Tiaras.  She turned 3  this month.
Dillon turned 5 this month.  Their birthdays are in the same week, so we celebrated both on a Sunday afternoon.

I don't know this girl's name.  She is a friend of one of my grandchildren.  The cakes were especially cool this year.  There's a wonderful family owned and operated bakery in the town where my son and family live ( I used to live there in "my other life" as I call it).  They make the best cakes, cookies, donuts, etc.---just mouth-watering outstanding.  You can tell what the kids are "into" by their cakes: Spider Man and Princesses.

Below is the man who still makes me smile.   I knew I loved him back in high school, but too much was against us.  The last time we "dated" was when we were 19.  We got back together at age 41 and married at 44.   We celebrate 12 years this July.


  1. love the post!

    and remember that flip

  2. Good post! I loved the cakes, too. I was amazed that Kennedy's did them.

  3. I love this song, too!! (In fact, I was just thinking of putting it on my blog for a Tuesday Tune!!) The girls are beautiful!!


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