Saturday, April 23, 2011
It has been a long but fun week. My son and I went to San Francisco to see family and to celebrate Passover. Every year we do this holiday at a different cousins home. We aren't a big family but we are very, very close knit!!
I got to see some family that I don't see often. Cousins from Canada, the ones that live in San Francisco of course, cousins from South Carolina, others down the coast of Calif. and best of all, my cousin that moved to Thailand!!
It was a great week, lots of hugs and laughter and wonderful food (don't ask!!). My son and I explored San Francisco together. We got to take every form of mass transit which included buses, trains, ferry, trolly, planes and cars. We had a great time and found so much to do!
11 members of my family decided to catch a ballgame! We went to see the Oakland "A"s beat up the Red Sox!! What can I say, we are from NY and are happy to see ANYONE beat up the Red Sox LOLOLOL!!!!! It was my first time at a stadium that wasn't in NY. What fun!!
It's great to be home. I'm sorry my daughter was still in school and couldn't make it but maybe next year (of course I don't know where it will be then!)
I know lots of holidays are going on right now. I hope they are happy for everyone!!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Yesterday my daughter called. I asked her if she was coming home this weekend as it is the start of spring break at her school.
She said, "Yes, I'm on my way. I should be home in about 2 hours."
ARGHHH,....lol ...my first questions was, "What do you want for dinner?"
I jumped in the car and ran over to the supermarket. I bought all her favorites. Fresh salmon, fresh broccoli and the rice she loves. She loves when I poach the salmon and I had some leftover white wine which is perfect for poaching.
She got home and I had everything ready to cook. Within a half hour it was all done and we sat down and had a really lovely dinner. We talked and talked (well, she talked mostly and I listened). It was so nice to have her home and happy and giving some time to her old mom.
She is going to her dads for a few days but for the most part will be home for the next week. Know what I'm doing?? LAUNDRY!!!! LOL - she wouldn't think of not bringing THAT home!!!
I can't stop smiling!!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It's hard to believe that 20 years have gone by but....it was today in 1991 that I became a mom for the first time.
I remember being handed the most beautiful little girl I had ever seen. How could anything be that fabulous. Life was never the same and I have enjoyed (for the most part LOL) every moment of the past two decades.
Today, my wonderful daughter is a sophmore at the University of Delaware. She is doing very well and will enter Chiropractic school when she graduates. Not only is she gorgeous, she is brainy as well. What a package!!
I baked her favorite cake and sent it a couple of days ago. They promised me she would have it today. She has never, ever had a birthday that I didn't bake her a cake for!!
Happy birthday my darling daughter. It's been quite a ride but I would't have given it up for the world!! You are a winner in every sense of the word
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I am a huge animal lover. We have a stray cat who we named Oreo (yes, he's black and white) that I have trapped, neutered, vaccinated and released. He is completely ferral and will not relate to people. I've been caring for him for a few years now.
A few days ago as I pulled into my driveway, my son looked over to the side and said, "There's Oreo".
We both looked again and realized it wasn't Oreo. It was another blank and white cat, this one with long beautiful hair and a big bushy tail.
GRRRRRRR, I was upset at another stray living the hard life outside but I figured if I could gain it's trust I would trap it and find a home. I also thought that this cat looked to healthy to be a stray. hmmmm
In any event, I fed it and I just couldn't get near the cat. I kept meaning to call the local shelter to see if anyone was missing their cat but never found the time.
A couple of days later, I was dialing the number to the animal control officer as my son texted me. I hung up before she answered and looked at the text. My son sent me a picture of a cat on a poster that was lost. It was HER! He sent me the phone number and I called immediately. I told the people on their answering machine that I had found their cat.
The called later in the day and came right over. Naturally, we couldn't find the cat. I described it and they said it really sounded like their cat. The cat had been missing for over a MONTH!!! She is also only 6 months old!! I promised to call if I saw her again. The left looking very sad. (thank goodness they had already neutered her)
That evening when I went out to feed Oreo, there she was! I put food down and ran upstairs and called these people. They weren't home!! I left a message that she was here and realized there was nothing else I could do. I thought I would have to trap her now.
About an hour or so later I got a call from them. They were out to dinner and thought they would stop by my place on their way home just to see if they could see her. There she was!! She came to them, they grabbed her and now she is back at home with them and her sister!!
I was so happy!! Can you imagine being lost for a month, surviving horrible rain storms and bitter cold? Not only that, she had traveled several miles and crossed very busy streets!!
What a great feeling. I was so happy I cried. The man works at a cider mill and brought me some fresh cider the next day. He was really trilled.
A great happy ending. It doesn't get any better than this.
Oh yeah, the name of their kitty??? Oreo!!!!
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