Happy Birthday Bro! – Last weekend was my brother’s 85th birthday. He is amazing. I think of him as 60 but sometimes he acts like 16. He has taught me a lot but most of all if you have your health, age is just a number.
X!?0X@### — I’ve been waiting for all three of my water lilies to bloom at the same time to take a picture. It would be the most beautiful picture ever! Just as the last lily starting blooming a night marauder struck and ate up some of my plants including lilies. Now instead of being a gorgeous peaceful site, my pond has a netting over the foliage. Time to get out the night camera to see if it’s deer or a groundhog. We are also talking fencing in the upper portion of the yard.
In and out – One of my favorite baristas moved on from Starbucks. She had been there two to three years which is a long time for that place. Most of the employees are kids that are in school or in transition between school and their first “real” job. This barista was moving on to a large restaurant. Aside from being cheery and upbeat she remembered everyone’s name and drink. When I went through the drive-through and heard her voice, I identified myself and my drink was perfect.
Now what? – We don’t live in a tornado prone area. I don’t ever remember one here. The other day as I was on the computer my cell phone went off like an air raid siren. It scared the crap out of me. It read that we are in a tornado warning and should vacate to the basement immediately. We had a half hour until the tornado came through. We really didn’t know what to do. (How do you get four cats to crotch in the basement with you?) Would they sound local sirens when it was spotted? We turned the TV on and watched. As it turns out the real tornado was considerably south of us. There was a super cell that went through our area and cause a lot of damage nearby. As for us, the sun kept on shining and we didn’t even get rain.
Goodbyes – A dear friend’s son is relocating to another part of the country. Visiting will be a plane ride or a 24 hour drive. The beloved husband went through this with all four of his kids. It’s never easy but especially painful at the beginning.
So how was your week?