a March 23rd, 2008

  1. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

    March 23, 2008 by MyEye

    brock-angela-adrienne-in-disneyland.jpgMy kids just emailed me a photo from a cell phone.  Here are Brock, Angela, and Granddaughter Adrienne at Disneyland.  It’s spring break and the big kids surprised the little kid by flying to California to play for a few days.  It looks like the sun is shining and the weather’s great.  I know they’re all having fun.  Maybe they’ll go to Knott’s Berry Farm and bring me some jam!adrienne-disneyland-3-23-08.jpg

    Adrienne is the apple of Grandma’s eye — you can see why.  She’s more than just another pretty face.  She has a wicked sense of humor, loves the dogs, and is definitely a fashion statement.  Since she’s the only one, she’d better be good!

  2. Easter — a while back

    March 23, 2008 by MyEye

    There really were schools back when I was growing up.  I went to Catholic ones because my mother believed I might need a little extra discipline.  (Do you think?)  I’ll actually always be grateful for the reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic basics — we even diagrammed sentences back then.  There are some other things I learned that are still hang-ups.  I won’t share all the trouble I caused in our little schools!  BUT one of the really cool things we did was to cover our heads when we went to church.  The best head-covering time was Easter when my mom would take us three girls shopping for hats — wonderful big brimmed woven hats with flowers around the crown or with colors on the brim to match our dresses.  My mom has been gone since the mid- 60’s (she died when she was only 39).  But thinking about wearing a hat makes me think of her, and that makes me smile. 

    I don’t celebrate Easter any differently than I celebrate every day during which the sun shines or my dogs wag or I see my granddaughter or a friend calls.  I’ve changed my focus since the early 60’s, but this morning the sun is shining, my granddaughter wished me a happy day, and the dogs are waiting while I type this.

     So, to all my friends I say, “Have a beautiful day.”

  3. Well, shucks!

    March 23, 2008 by MyEye

    Last night our Lady Lobos made quite a run at moving to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  They played West Virginia to a 60 to 61 finish in front of a crowd of more than 9,000.  So, we’re done until next November.  That gives me a couple more nights a weeks to do dog things, answer mail, or stay late at the office.  I’d rather attend a few more games.