Saturday, July 26, 2008
Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.*
On your mark...get set...blog your memories!!
*Even if you don't have a blog, it would still be fun to hear about a memory you and I have had together! Can't wait to hear from you!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We met at out house, and as Scott was helping her into the car, she sprang up into into the seat with a quick "I've got it!" Scott laughed and said "Nana, you're going to be 150 years old, and still jumping into the car without help, saying you've got it."
I'm so glad my children have had the benefit of associating with this wonderful woman, and having her influence rub off on them. She's happy, optimistic without being naive, loves people, and loves all of the absurd things that occur in our lives. She has a wonderful sense of humor, especially when it comes to laughing at herself. She is exactly how I would like to be - and I know I'm sadly lacking, but I continue to try because she's such a joy to be around. I'd like people to like me that much one of these days.
It's not that her life has been perfect - like the quote above, she's had her share of shipwrecks, but she never forgets to sing in the lifeboat, and in doing so, she lifts up everyone around her. I'm kind of a collector of quotes, and I love to read lots of different blogs. One blog I was reading had the title quote, and the quotes below in one of the postings (the blogger was a lover of literature like myself. I don't know her, but I wish I did.)
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. - Abraham Lincoln
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. - Anthony J. D'Angelo
Anyway, I liked these quotes, so I copied them for this post. I think they're good things to remember, as there will always be people we don't like or understand, there will always be hard times, and we always need to bring our own sunshine, in case none is provided. Happy early 97th birthday, Grandma - I love you! On your real birthday, we'll have a cake, and candles for wishing!
P.S. I know, I know - there are no pictures...I had the camera in my purse, even. But I was having such fun having breakfast out with everyone, that I completely forgot to take a picture until Grandma and Margie drove away... I'll blame the lapse on the good company!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
In other news, I'm looking forward to going to see Rex, Ronna, Lexi, and newcomer Matthew! The plan is to go in September: Ronna will be here visiting her family, and I'll fly back to Colorado with her and the kids. I like that, because it's nice to not have to go alone. It may NOT be nice to have crying babies, but I have a feeling that Matthew will be a champ, and I know that Lexi will chatter the entire ride. It'll be fun! I haven't seen them since...hmmmm... April, I think, and I can see that Lexi is starting to grow her golden locks. I'm excited to see the change and growth AND to get to know her little brother. I've attached a few of the latest pictures of Lexi playing with her bubble machine, and some of Matthew, well... doing what he does best, right now: sleeping.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
About 5pm, LaMar and I headed for downtown Brea. We were thinking we would eat at a Brazilian restaurant down there, but when we looked at the menu, it wasn't exactly what we wanted, so we jumped back in the car, and headed to the Orange circle for Cuban food! Felix's Continental Cafe: fried bananas, seafood, and the most delicious garbanzo bean and sausage soup I've ever tasted. I would go back just for the soup. Right about the time we were ready to leave, a whole party of Cuban people came in. The ladies were in their 70's with bright red hair, jeweled hair ornaments, and lots of sequins and sparkle. Big night out, I guess, and there LaMar and I were in flip flops and shorts. Cubans love that red hair...
We took a quick walk around the circle, and watched the cops rousting some old homeless guy. We kept watching for Dan, LaMar's brother, who is a cop in Orange. No luck there. We sat by the fountain for awhile, watched people with their dogs, and i was reminded of all the times Marion and I would walk from home to the circle to shop, and then walk all the way home. We were only in about 7th or 8th grade, and had a lot of energy then, I guess. It was so much fun, though. We finally set out for home. No big doings, nothing really to write home about (or blog about) but it was a really nice Saturday. So relaxing, which is just what I needed.
Tonight I have a craving for a frozen banana on Balboa Island. I love going down there on a summer evening, walking over the bridge, and getting a frozen banana with sprinkles AND nuts. Fantasize about living at the beach, pick out my favorite house or cottage. Walk along the water, and watch the lights from the ferris wheel across the bay at the fun zone. That's summertime. That's livin'.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
You Are Belle!
Intelligent and kind. Your beauty goes much further than your apperance. Also, you make judgements of people based on their personality and not their looks. Attaining all the knowledge that you can is one of your major goals in life, but you are also a person who can make things happen.
Which Disney Princess Are You?
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Monday the 30th was their last day here, and so we got up and went to Fashion Island for the traditional carousel rides we love to take. It was a glorious day, the ocean was beautiful in the distance, and my mom and dad met us there. We had a few rides, followed by a few tantrums as we left to do go see some other fountains that are there. Check out the curls on this picture snapped at one of the fountains: