Perfect Moment Monday: REDRUM

December 15, 2008

in Family, Perfect Moment

Perfect Moment Monday is more about noticing a perfect moment than about creating one. Perfect moments are just waiting to be observed, and can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

We gather here once a week to engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world, if only for a, well, a moment. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at the bottom of this post, complete with bloggy bling.

Now, here’s mine.

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We celebrated my birthday weekend. All weekend. (Because my name is similar to L’Oreal and I’m worth it.)

So I had a gazillion perfect moments. I’ll share three:

1. Roger told me to pack an overnight bag and he drove me to an surprise destination. Want a clue?

REDRUM.
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Need a visual?

Yup. We went to the Stanley Hotel, and survived the night. No, I didn’t see any ghosts or creepy twins or Scatman Crothers or the old lady in the bathtub.

But the hotel DOES have a channel that loops The Shining ’round the clock. Heeeeere’s Johnny!

2. When we returned, my mom and sister held a dinner for me with all my favorite foods. I sat around the table with my parents, Tami and Gino and their son (my other sister and her family had phoned in their love), Roger and Tessa and Reed.

I almost exploded with happiness, and if the Rapture had come at that moment, it would have been anticlimactic.

3. We took the kids sledding today. Just pure fun.

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Okay, it’s cool to stay at the hotel, but the channel looping The Shining is just creepy! I would have a hard time sleeping, just knowing it was continually playing SOMEWHERE in the hotel. Yikes. Happy Birthday!

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Anna April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Beautiful! I spent some perfect moments in Estes Park this summer. My perfect moment is having read this and remembered how I felt there. Thank you.

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Karen April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Okay, it’s cool to stay at the hotel, but the channel looping The Shining is just creepy! I would have a hard time sleeping, just knowing it was continually playing SOMEWHERE in the hotel. Yikes. Happy Birthday!

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Anna April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Beautiful! I spent some perfect moments in Estes Park this summer. My perfect moment is having read this and remembered how I felt there. Thank you.

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

First, Wish you a very happy birthday!Second, Post more photographs…that place looks really lovely!

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B April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy Birthday! It’s mine too. I knew we were kindred spirits!love Barbs

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luna April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

sounds like a perfect weekend all around! may you have many perfect moments to notice next week! you will be missed…

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

It is beyond cool that you stayed at the hotel. Would it be cowardly for me to admit that I don’t know if I would have had the guts to go to sleep?

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Denise April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

What a lovely weekend! I’ve never actually stayed at the Stanley, but have been there a couple of times over the years. I’m not sure I would want to watch the Shining at night there. Creepy. They should also show the Simpsons episode (“The Shinning”)-one of my favs!

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Michelle April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wow that is so AWESOME you got to stay in that hotel. I have always wanted to go there. Happy Birthday!

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PerfectMomentProject April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

happy birthday. but birthday weekend? birthday’s span the length of at least a week. so keep partying. … and to everyone, we don’t need a Perfect Monday to keep our eyes and hearts open to the joy of the moment. Happy Holidays to all.

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loribeth April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Well, happy birthday to you! Not sure “The Shining” hotel would have been my choice (!), but I’m glad you had such a great weekend!

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

What a wonderful weekend!

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That is quite a birthday weekend.It’s creepy for them to show The Shining around the clock, but I guess they have to embrace whatever made them famous.There isn’t really a hedge maze, right?

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

First, Wish you a very happy birthday!Second, Post more photographs…that place looks really lovely!

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B April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy Birthday! It’s mine too. I knew we were kindred spirits!love Barbs

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luna April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

sounds like a perfect weekend all around! may you have many perfect moments to notice next week! you will be missed…

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

It is beyond cool that you stayed at the hotel. Would it be cowardly for me to admit that I don’t know if I would have had the guts to go to sleep?

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Denise April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

What a lovely weekend! I’ve never actually stayed at the Stanley, but have been there a couple of times over the years. I’m not sure I would want to watch the Shining at night there. Creepy. They should also show the Simpsons episode (“The Shinning”)-one of my favs!

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Michelle April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wow that is so AWESOME you got to stay in that hotel. I have always wanted to go there. Happy Birthday!

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PerfectMomentProject April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

happy birthday. but birthday weekend? birthday’s span the length of at least a week. so keep partying. … and to everyone, we don’t need a Perfect Monday to keep our eyes and hearts open to the joy of the moment. Happy Holidays to all.

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loribeth April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Well, happy birthday to you! Not sure “The Shining” hotel would have been my choice (!), but I’m glad you had such a great weekend!

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

What a wonderful weekend!

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That is quite a birthday weekend.It’s creepy for them to show The Shining around the clock, but I guess they have to embrace whatever made them famous.There isn’t really a hedge maze, right?

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Marge April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful weekend for you. I’m sure I had a few perfect moments but no time to sit down and blog them. Maybe on 12/29. Sigh.

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Ms. Planner April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy, happy birthday! Way to keep the party going. That is SO like you, sister!Wishing you a year of fun, adventure and love.

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I am totally envious of your husband who is able to plan and execute a surprise.Sounds like a fun weekend.

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Kidlicious April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy Birthday. One of my perfect moments this week was to see that even though I have been very neglectful of my blog, you always come over and find the time to leave a comment for me.Thank you!!!

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Wordgirl April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy Birthday Lori!Oh, and I’m so jealous — the Stanley hotel is the stage of one of my fondest, most bittersweet college love moments…May your holidays be filled with joy Lori — I’m so glad you have such a wonderful family to surround you — but it’s no surprise — after all look at how wonderful you are — your humor, love, compassion, depth, integrity, with — intelligence — all of it comes from somewhere,Love,Pam

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Marge April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful weekend for you. I’m sure I had a few perfect moments but no time to sit down and blog them. Maybe on 12/29. Sigh.

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Ms. Planner April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy, happy birthday! Way to keep the party going. That is SO like you, sister!Wishing you a year of fun, adventure and love.

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I am totally envious of your husband who is able to plan and execute a surprise.Sounds like a fun weekend.

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Kidlicious April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy Birthday. One of my perfect moments this week was to see that even though I have been very neglectful of my blog, you always come over and find the time to leave a comment for me.Thank you!!!

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Wordgirl April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Happy Birthday Lori!Oh, and I’m so jealous — the Stanley hotel is the stage of one of my fondest, most bittersweet college love moments…May your holidays be filled with joy Lori — I’m so glad you have such a wonderful family to surround you — but it’s no surprise — after all look at how wonderful you are — your humor, love, compassion, depth, integrity, with — intelligence — all of it comes from somewhere,Love,Pam

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Amber April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

OK, you actually went to the Stanley Hotel? Creeeeepy! We were in Estes Park and rented a vacation home last summer and watched the Shining there. And THAT was enough to freak me out. :-)

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Amber April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

OK, you actually went to the Stanley Hotel? Creeeeepy! We were in Estes Park and rented a vacation home last summer and watched the Shining there. And THAT was enough to freak me out. :-)

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I did a perfect moment, but mine was on Saturday, Had to talk about my friend surviving a horrible car accident. Here is the link or click me and check out my post “A Perfect Tragedy”: http://antibloggedy.blogspot.com/

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I did a perfect moment, but mine was on Saturday, Had to talk about my friend surviving a horrible car accident. Here is the link or click me and check out my post “A Perfect Tragedy”: http://antibloggedy.blogspot.com/

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