Today would have felt like a heat wave if it wasn’t for the wind. It was 45 degrees and there was a whole lot of melting going on. As I sit here and write, I am smelling the wonderful aroma of a roast chicken coming from my kitchen. The smell of the rosemary is intoxicating! Bob is computering upstairs, baby is napping in front of the monitor and Obie is chewing on a big bone I got him earlier. The winds outside make him nervous and restless and chewing on a treat seems to calm him.
Yesterday was a day of cleaning out cupboards and closets and reorganizing once again. Boy….if I keep this up maybe my whole house will be in order some day!….well….some kind of order I guess? I came across many old things I had forgotten about. Some good memories….some not so good. The not so good paperwork and reminders of things past were thrown in the trash. The good was kept of course and put into nice containers. I found some great old photos and artwork my kids did years ago and almost all of their report cards! I am sure they will not want to see ALL of those! Actually, some were pretty good. The one thing that surprised me were the demerit papers I had kept from my sons classes when he was a turbulent teen! He had one teacher that just did not like him and really kind of targeted him. I am not saying he was an angel because he was not!! But….this guy had it out for him and it was not just my son….he picked on others too. When my son was home, a month or so ago, we ran into this teacher at the local store. After saying hello and all the usual things like ….what are you doing now and so on…..he said something very rude and both of us were left just standing there with our mouths open! I am so glad he is no longer teaching.
My darling little daughter showed up last evening to visit for a while and we watched old videos from the time she was 10 years old! It was a birthday party we had for her and she invited her entire class….boys and girls….plus my son (her brother) and his little friend and another couple. We had a barbecue and a relay race and many other things. It was so cute to watch. The surprise on the video was that it had many different events on it that we did not record on the jacket. It had a parade that my daughter was marching in….it had a festival we all attended in our nearby city, and a small family party. What a surprise at the end of that video to see my dear departed mom and dad and Bob’s brother Ray on there. Tears came to my eyes but I was overjoyed to hear all their voices and see their faces once again. It was like they were right here beside us. A moment frozen in time on those wonderful old VHS tapes. What a blessing that was. I have absolutely no other live video of my parents in existence so this was a rare treat. A gift from God. +