I just wanted to leave a quick message about the readership of our little blog. Jenna has some kind of way of checking the views (or hits, if you will) on this blog. We never did figure out how to put a counter on this thing, but she can check how many views we've had by looking on her smartphone. ALMOST 27,000!!!!!
Unbelievable. Thanks everybody, for checking in, and up, on us over the last eleven months.
I am finally finding time to do some fun stuff which is reading books and also doing some of my writing.
I just finished reading two books by Maya Angelou - The Heart Of A Woman and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Speaking of my Maya, when I was getting my treatment at Ghosh clinic on Wednesday, Lori and Lynette came over with a basket of new bookmarks and cards with cool sayings. The Gems Of Hope supply them and they do bring a smile to lots of people. Anyhoo, I picked out one with one of Maya's quotes. The card also has a silver ring attached to it, with GRATITUDE engraved on it.
STORMY OR SUNNY DAYS, GLORIOUS OR LONELY NIGHTS, I MAINTAIN AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.
I also just finished a book EVERY LAST ONE by Anna Quindlan. Talk about a heartbreaking tearjerker!!!!
If you run across a copy of it, it is really worth reading.
Alec absolutely loves dressing up for Halloween. He's not that much into going Trick-or-Treating but he does love his costumes. This year he wants to be Spiderman. He enjoys squirting that Silly String because he thinks that is how Spiderman shoots his web out. Anyway, Jenna and he were in Kohl's and he spotted the neatest zip-up hooded sweatshirt that has Spidey's big web across the back and neat web designs on the arms, The hood has a unique zipper that can be zipped to close off the face area, making a Spiderman mask. He has never asked for any piece of clothing, but he saw that and asked for it. Cool!!! There's no way we could have found a better costume for him, since he is pretty much adult sized and getting taller every day.
For years, I would go to that costume shop in downtown C.R. and buy myself a new wig every year. Then I would concoct some outlandish Halloween outfit (which never failed to embarrass the heck out of Lon). Maybe that is where Alec gets his love of dressing up. The ironic part about this is, I have a whole bunch of wigs and I've never thought to wear them now. Sure, they are mostly way too dark colored for me and longer lengths than I would probably ever wear, but, yeah, I may break them out and see how silly I look now. SPOOKY!!!
I found this picture of Alec on Halloween of last year. For some reason, he insisted as going as The Grinch That Stole Christmas. Jenna slaved away and sewed that whole outfit. I think she had to special order that green fantasy fur off the internet!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL