I called my sister in law and dear friend Eileen last Friday.
"Hey, You wanna go to the beach tomorrow?"
"Well, I can't .Tomorrow's my birthday and I am going to Mama's for the usual dinner."
Inaudilbel gasp on my part. Quick thinking was called for here.
I had no idea it was her birthday, despite the fact I have been celebrating it with her for 27 years.
"Yeah, that's why I called. I wanted to take you to the beach for a surprise party.We can go Sunday instead."
"oh, you are so sweet. The best birthday I ever had was when you took me to the beach for my 40th birthday!"
(It must've been a blast, 'cause I dont' remember it!)
But I got extra good sisiter in law points for it!
Things are good here.
Tom's shoulder is so much better than we ever thought it would be. He can raise his arm over his head! We were told he would never be able to do that ever again. Now I am almost embarrassed by all the good wishes and help we received, becasue it is so much better than we feared. He is back at work, not able to lift, but making windows like a big dog.
Cailtin is busily engaed in getting out of doing homework. She had a fit of teenage angst the other night and tearfully exclaimed, "the only thing that's good in my life is my hair straightener!"
I promise,she was raised with the right priorities in life... I tried....
Other news from the porch...
I am going to the New Orleeans Jazz and Heritage Festival to see Bruce Springsteen!
When I squealed about this for the 200th time this weekend, Tom wearily asked me if I was going to be insufferable from now until April 30 (concert date) and I said , "probably so".
I really love him.
When Mariah was about 4 and being sassy over some power struggle we were having, I asked her in exasperation, "who's the boss here?"
Delighted that Mama wasn't fussig any more, and we were playing a game, she replied, "Bruce Springsteen!"
Caitlin, as a little one, used to confuse Santa with Jerry Garcia.
yep, I raised 'em right!
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
We are going to a little local Irish pub to hear my nephew play in a band. We are so proud. He is actually making a living as a musician!
Love to all and hear's hoping your beer won't make you green!