Thursday, July 21, 2011
I remembered my camera so I will upload a few photos from a beautiful day yesterday. Foodwise, I did well, only eating half of the ballpark burger and fries, but then I got ice cream, and afterwards I had indigestion, so let's let that be a good lesson!!!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
When I sit down to do this Spark blog, I ask myself, "where am I this morning?" I have not mentioned Jack because this is a public blog, and it is a bit scary to write anything that is too personal. The likelihood of anyone I know reading it is slim, but stranger things have happened!!! Once I was travelling in France,and ran into my next door neighbor!!!
My best friend from 7th grade and I are still friends, yet we became friends randomly because the teacher seated us by last name and she was C and mine was D. She and I had a wonderful time at the Picasso exhibit at the de Young museum, but it was much better because of a docent who made the paintings come alive, explaining the symbolism, making wry jokes, and just doing an excellent presentation. Then Carole and I went out to lunch at a cafe that has this darling garden in the back. All you hear is birds twittering and grasses swaying instead of that loud incessant babble you often hear in restaurants. Oh, there was woman with a crying baby, but the sound of a baby and the mother comforting it, well, it was sweet. Then since we were in the neighborhood, we went to the Legion of Honor. Oh my, there was a fantastic exhibit I had not even known about, a huge Roman mosaic floor discovered only ten years ago. We also saw a good collection of Dutch masters.
I did not realize it, but when I got home, I was exhausted from two museums in one day, but it was a great type of tiredness. I just feel so lucky that my friend and I share so many interests.
I wonder if there is a way to make this blog available only to people on my team??? I do feel funny to write too much because of the entire group being able to read it.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This is my birthday week, so I only have ten minutes for Spark this morning, and could not write yesterday or Sunday. Visit with daughter went fairly well. Party for me was nice. Yesterday I went on an Art Deco walk for retired teachers, and ran into an old acquaintance from days when my girls were in synchronized swimming. She asked how my husband was, and it was not as painful as usual to tell her that he left me, but I realize it was ten years ago. It still feels like yesterday. Her husband died 7 years ago.
Today I am going to the Picasso exhibit with an old friend and then she is taking me out to lunch for my birthday. Tomorrow is my real birthday and Jack is taking me to a Giants game and then out to dinner. And Thursday my cousins are having a reunion lunch (but it is not for my birthday, yet feels like it)
I set an alarm for ten minutes, my time is almost up!! Jack and I went to the priest to set up getting married. The idea of getting married again is very scary to me, and for some reason is reactivating many, many memories of my husband. When I married, it was for life, so somehow it feels like cheating to get married again.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Woke up at 7:30 this morning; usually wake up at 5 am, which makes walking easy to fit into the day. My daughter and her husband are coming this weekend to visit for my birthday. They live 2 hours away, but I have not seen them in 6 months. My daughter suffers from a depression problem, I am not exactly sure what it is, but even when she was little, she could not make friends at school, would fly into rages, yet was a model student. I am just grateful she is alive and she has a good husband. I never know what kind of mood she will be in. Usually when they come to visit, it is really nice, and they used to come once a month. I was planning to visit her, but all sorts of things have gone wrong, so she may feel slighted from my end, too. 2 hours is not that far away, but for me to drive it by myself really would be hard. I was planning to take a train trip to visit them and stay overnight, but first she went into a bad depression, then she got sick, and now it is 102 degrees where she lives, and then it seems like all the days are filled with my mothers needs, doctors and things, and to find two days free is not easy. I really love my daughter, and I have spent many sleepless nights worrying about her.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The only time my kids seem to call me is when they want something. Awhile back I desperately needed help with my mom after she fell, was hospitalized, and there was just so much to do. I even offered to pay one daughter to come once a week to help out, and she just ignored me. They are 35 and 38. This daughter does not work, and has absolutely nothing she has to do. It just boggles my mind that she would not help after I gave them a large sum of money to buy a house. Now that my mom is too old to host family birthday parties, couldn't one of my kids do it? I will be 66 on July 20 and I refuse to do my own party!!! (the last few years I actually did!!) So, finally, my other daughter, whom also got money from me for a house, is doing a family party for me, but she seemed a bit unwilling because she asked me if she could just bring food to my house!!! No, I do not want to deal with the set up and clean up. Gee whiz!!!
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