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Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Got up and cleaned up the kitchen table. Wasn't dirty but every week it gets piled with papers and other stuff that the household just puts there. After that I ate breakfast and then cleaned strawberries. Took the dog for his morning walk and then came back to start supper. Used my new roaster oven (husband calls it a giant crock pot because it can hold 18 qts) but it does so much more. The ham came out to tender. I also prepared steam fresh carrots and frozen mini corn cobs. Mrs. C's stuffing using homemade chicken stock with French bread too. There is vanilla ice cream to have with the strawberries (the boys) I am allergic to strawberries so I will just have my ice cream plain. Will take the dog out again later.
Had a surprise call from an old friend Michael today. Michael is related to the person who was my best friend from the time I was 15 until a couple of years ago. Long story but she got into drugs and we parted ways after over 30 yrs. Michael was forbidden from speaking to me, so hadn't heard from him in over 3 yrs. He is her mother's youngest brother and we are only a couple of months apart in age and dated when I was around 23 and then again when I was 26.
He says he no longer speaks to his niece either and was glad to talk to me again.
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He also told me that his sister, Joan (was my friends mother and like a mother to me) had died a little over a year ago. I was sad to hear that but not surprised since she had been suffering lung problems for a number of years.
Other than that nothing much to report today!

  


Bowling with the boys and other mundane things

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Got up and took the dog for his morning walk. Was very nice outside. Came home and opened all the windows to air out the house. Cleaned the bathroom stall, scrubbed and some other stuff around the house. Talk to my sister for about 40 mins. She said the weather is finally started to get nice in Sleepy Hallow, NY.
Took the boys bowling, I would bowl one game good and the next bad. My high today was 143 and the low was 82 lol. We did have a lot of fun. I miss seeing and talking to Jory everyday (he moved to AZ about 2 yrs ago). He and his girlfriend come every couple of months to visit with the families.
Came home and I took everyone to dinner at Ruby's Dinner. Glad they had a calorie counter online. I still keep within my calorie range. I had a light lunch of Salad, apple and leftover steamer vegetables so I would leave room for something special. This Ruby had Sweet Potato fries, yummy. I also only drank water. Listening to "the 10 Commandments" while on the net. Have seen it so many times I can almost repeat all the lines. lol
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TXGRANDMA 4/4/2010 1:16AM

    I was watching the "10 Commandments" this evening, too. It was a tradition at our house when I was growing up! Never missed it. emoticon

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LABRABBIT 4/4/2010 12:25AM

    Sounds like a lovely day! Happy Easter to you emoticon

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Same Old Same Old

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Today was nothing too special. Busy with banking, marketing, cleaning the house a bit, walking Phred, cooking and doing my JM dvd. Missed it yesterday, the day just got away from me. I have done it 3 out 4 for days. It is a tiny bit easier but still a killer. Jory showed up pretty late tonight and the boys went out to visit some friends. I plan to take them bowling tomorrow.

  
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TERRIJ7 4/3/2010 1:55AM

    Sounds like my day...different names, of course ;)

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Talking to Samra

Friday, April 02, 2010

My daughter Samra moved to Muskogee, OK about 2 yrs ago. We try to talk every week, she normally calls me because her job sched. changes every week.
It has been an exciting and unhappy experience for her. She had a roommate when she first moved there and as soon as she had a job the girl just upped and moved to Florida one day. She had struggled for a long time. Finally her boyfriend moved in and got a part time job. They still don't have much and are on food stamps et. but life is better for her. She has been very homesick the last couple of months. I try to be encouraging but she wants to come back to CA. I tell her she is better off where she is, she has a job and a place to live. There are no jobs here for her. She use to work for Circuit City and loved her and always promised her a job if she ever returned. Unfortunately they went out of business and her changes of getting a job are about 0%. Her brother Frank has been without a job for a year now. He lives here, doesn't pay any rent anymore but goes to college (which we pay for). He want to work in Physics and we have to let him try. We figure that may be the only way to get him out of the house is if he has a decent job.
Took the Phredster for a pretty long walk today. Only had to carry him a few times when something scared him. Like this mean dog barking in a front yard and when we passed the gas station. Too many people and cars. He is a nervous dog on busy streets so I am trying to aclamate him to noise. Poor baby just drops if a bus or loud truck passed us on the street. He is improving. emoticon

  


This Is It, a true MJ story

Thursday, April 01, 2010

This is a true story of my brief friendship with the great MJ.

I was working in Encino, CA when I was 20-21 yrs old. I use to take the bus to work so when I had to run errands for the office I used my bosses 450SL Candy Apple MBenz. MJ also owned the same type car that was almost the same color.
Driving up or down Ventura Blvd I would occasionally pass this other MBenz, the driver and I would wave at each other. I knew whose car it was because everyone who worked in the area knew who drove that other car. One time he pulled up next to me and opened his window to talk and tell me how much he liked my car. Being young I wasn't going to tell him any differently (Would you?).

Anyway I would see him in the local market at the wonderful deli they had inside.At first I just smiled at him and nodded my head at him. The first time he smiled back but had a look that said "I should know you but from where". The next time I was inside the deli, he walked up to me and in a very small voice said "Hi". He apologized for not recognizing me the last time I saw him there.
I had to laugh and said "Well I am not anybody famous just a secretary in one of the local offices but my name is Teri". He took my hand very gently, said I was lovely. Some of the other people were staring at us. He noticed and left.
We would run into each other and have short conversations. Nothing special, the weather, what food I was ordering. One day he said he had to ask me who in my office was eating the "liverwurst w/red onion, mayo on an onion roll", he laughed when he said the persons breath would have to be pretty strong for the rest of the day. I busted out laughing so hard, it startled him. Only then did I confess to him that the "liverwurst" was for me, a childhood favorite.
Unfortunately, I changed jobs and started working in Westwood at UCLA within a few weeks and only waved at him a couple more times after that meeting.
I will say he was very shy, sweet and soft spoken. He would have been around 18 or 19 yrs old and very awkward.

When MJ passed away my husband and I were on vacation, driving around the country. It amazed me how much his death affected so many people around the USA, even after all the law problems he faced. Everyone will miss his music and the wonderful persona behind all of it. I know I may be a few months late in talking about this movie but better late than never.

I also walked my dog 2 times today. Did my "Shred" dvd and 45 min of housework. emoticon

  
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BARBARASDIET 4/1/2010 3:08PM

    That is a nice story!

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JAZZIELORI 4/1/2010 8:39AM

    Thank you for the blog! It is so nice to hear your story of MJ...and yes the news of his death was so very unexpected and very sad as I grew up with his music...I hear the new rendition of We Are The World and get goose bumps..the first couple of times I heard they kept his voice track, I was in tears..because I am sure he would have liked that..I did watch what was happening at his trial and thought what a tragedy...it definitely has left a black spot on his eternal image..but he should not have died so soon and left his adorable children parentless..
Thanks again for your story..
Lori

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