Monday, September 16, 2019


It rained a little in the middle of the night. Temps have dropped into the '70s and I am loving it. Might get out in the yard today. It's been so hot that the other day, I just refused to go outside. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of my summer clothes that by now, are pretty threadbare. I want to wear my jeans, boots and warm sweaters. I want my flannel PJ'S!

It won't last. But I do kinda believe that the 100 degrees are now behind us. God, I hope so! 

Last week, Sara and I drove down to IKEA in West Sacramento. We had such a nice time together. I believe I now have a new daughter! She told me some funny things about the wedding. She is wearing a traditional wedding gown but she is wearing blue R2D2 sneakers. No different than when I married my first husband, I wanted to be barefoot. Hey, it's their wedding and most importantly, they are paying for it themselves. 

Also, they will be having a Taco Bar at the reception. No wedding cake either. Brownies and Lemon bars! 

I don't understand why some people are so against, others wanting to march to a different beat. Apparently, her mom has other suggestions but Sara is marching on. My 2nd wedding, my friends provided all the food at my small reception. We had quite the spread of food. My best friend's FIL was Marcel Henri Lapuyade - owner of a French Charcuterie in San Francisco. So she provided all the pates and sausages. There were ham and turkey.  It was awesome.

They will be getting married outside on the lawn...Feb. 29. at 4pm I'm a little concerned about that but they do have a solid Plan B.

Oh, she talked all about their plans - babies and how she wants to raise them and how they will decorate their home, etc. I just drove and listened...

How fun for them!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dear Dr. Cross

I’m so impressed with the results of my knee surgery. I can do things I wasn't able to do for a couple of years and I am having a blast! Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I can't help but smile every morning when I wake up. It's even a JOY to clean my house.  I'm in my yard every day, working in my neglected garden and while Fall is my favorite time of year, I am looking forward to next Spring.

I hardly can sleep at night; because I am thinking about all the things I want to do.

My knee surgery was the BEST decision I ever made. When the right knee goes, I won't hesitate to get that one done as well. Thanks again for everything.



Monday, September 09, 2019

Showers and Weddings

I should be outside - enjoying these cool temps. It is 71. I plan to paint an old wooden harvest table that is on my front patio, then crash in the afternoon! That's the way I roll.

We're surrounded once again with fires all around us. Far enough away that we are not threatened.
I believe the biggest is about 8000 + acres. It is just the way it is up here! I'm up at the very top of the Central Valley (in white) before you start climbing into the mountains.

I just received the official wedding invitation from my son and his fiancee.  It's Feb 29. Yes, that is Leap Year Day. I love the whole idea of that. Wish I had thought of it. They plan to go all out every 4 years on an anniversary vacation. Well, that's the plan anyway! Soon, there will be wedding showers to go to - One is in October that Sara is taking me to, in her hometown of Woodland. Then she will have another up here. They are paying for their wedding themselves. Wow, how many couples do that these days? I guess it is because they are older - Navy will be 35 and Sara 39. The husband and I haven't talked about it yet, but we will give them something, probably toward their honeymoon. Maybe there could be a monetary BONUS for them if she can get pregnant and give me a grandchild SOON.

Foggy me 

I should be a Grandma - I'm 65 and I look like a Granny. Everyone assumes I am a Grandma...I, however, an Auntie. I pretty much gave up ever thinking I would have a grandchild. Honestly, it doesn't make any difference to me one way or another. If you don't have any then you don't know what you are missing. I know they want at least one.

Still, haven't heard from Foodie. The longer this goes, the more awkward it becomes. Like what the heck did I do? I have no idea if he is back to work or what. I figure Sara will probably tell me on our way down to IKEA Wednesday. There is a BIG part of me, that almost doesn't want to know. My ulcer can't take it.

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