Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Okay . . . so 2015 is starting off kinda like 2014. I had my first "social event" Sunday that resembles 2014. Yup, I went to another viewing of a friend that has passed. I imagine all of you are groaning, "Here she goes AGAIN!. Another friend or family member has died." Well, yeah. I am a'thinking that it just might have something to do with the fact that everyone I know is getting older. Ya think? Anyhoo, I got to see the usual crowd that we all know and we all always show up for these things. It was my Betty C.'s sis-in-law, so she and Doug came up from Missouri. We had a great visit in between her greeting well wishers. She told me her friend, Dorothy, is doing great with the tying up of loose ends of her breast cancer ordeal and seems to be making a remarkable recovery. With friends like Betty, it sure makes crappy stuff go so much easier!
I got to talk to some of my girl friends about the upcoming class reunion we are planning for this coming August. For some reason, a few of the more risqué chicks have decided that we must all take pictures of us hanging off or swirling around poles, and put them in a collection for the event.. Yes, I said poles. Jodi from California has already e-mailed a selection of herself hanging off some that are at some of the most well known spots in Washington D.C. (Shame on you, Jodi, and way to go! at the same time. You go, girl!) Actually, it is not what you think. Women in their 60's wearing Mom jeans with one leg casually draped around a metal rod does not exactly make an X-rated picture. Come to think of it, we had "pole dancing" practice since we were little kids! The general store in town (Rockwood's) had a long awning covering the front of the store and running all along the sidewalk. It was held up by sturdy metal poles, and all of us kids would hang onto them and twirl around for fun. Nuff said. Let's move on.
Went sledding down our sledable hill with Alec. It was perfect! the air was warm yet the snow was wet and firm and slick! I can't emphasize "slick" enough! We have those round thick saucer sleds with handles and they really twirl around as you are sliding downhill. Unfortunately, as I was rocketing down, my upper body weight made me go off center and I flipped off, landed on my head, proceeded to continue a full 360 roll and ended up on my back. My first thought was 'CONCUSSION!". My next thought was "Wow . . . I could have broke my neck!" And then it was "What a rush! I'm going again!"
Alec was with me yesterday, because of ML King Day and no school. He had popcorn for an afternoon snack, and then decided he wanted to get on my computer. I told him he had to wash his hands first, 'cause I didn't want greasy fingerprints all over the keyboard. Later when I checked on him, he just looked at me and said, "I ALREADY washed my hands! I washed them VERY well!". For you out there that aren't aware, our guy has autism, and full sentences don't come very often. He is making a lot of progress and I love every bit of it.
I have to report that when I was at the viewing Sunday, I was amused to find a few people who didn't recognize me at all. One lady whom I have know for several decades, said she knew the face but couldn't place me. When I told her who I was, she said "But you've got gray hair!" to which I replied, "Yes, Ma'am, I certainly do." LOL I also had some people just stare at me and even do double-takes. I guess they don't know what has gone on, and I didn't say anything, so they are all probably thinking, "Dang, she sure got old fast."
Had a nice long telephone visit with son Daniel last night. I need to phone his girls and see if they want to visit Grandma this next weekend. WHOO WHOO!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL