Good morning ........
It sounds strange to say it felt good at 60-degrees this morning ... pretty cool but no humidity! It's supposed to get up to 76-degrees today - although the skies look like rain. Love the 76-degree part!~!!!!
HT ....... so, in 18-days you're getting a Mustang? (just kiddin)!!!! I had a Mustang once (and Michele - don't slap me)! It was a '67 - 390! Did it burn rubber!!! I had it for 13-months and had it in for warranty service 12-different times!!!! I know Fords (although a different name i think) in Australia are popular. Did they ever have a mustang look-alike by you???
Michele ....... the rash has barely bothered me. Some news yesterday on the trial. And more news about my daughter and SIL yesterday. By the way ..... the feeling of "getting back into your old role" right away is such a feeling of comfort and confidence. I was a professional once too - I know the feeling! Happy for you! You shouldn't need to see your psychologist for months now!!!!
UA ........ can I tell you about a National Geographic program I saw recently? Even though they were limited to the very Northeastern tip of South America, the Goliath Tarantula is the size of a dinnerplate and actually eats birds!!!! There is a Giant Centipede there also that sometimes eats the Goliath - and that centipede is 12" long. I think that's about 30-centimeters! Enough for bugs and related things!!!@!!!
Cassandra Lee ....... haven't seen your name for along time - everything OK?
WaLa ....... what a strange name - but such a good introductory post you wrote!
AV ....... hope your OK today. Gizzy says hello to the kitty family!
Karen ........ one of the best things we're here for is to listen - don't cha think???
JB1 .......... yes - you like like to take stands too! Good for you! You had a long post and I agree with everything you said there. Sorry - but I'm even going to add to it! My Mother used to tell me all the time that she wished she had a bigger family! She always used Italians as an example. As it happens, I've known many Italian families - friends, dates and even very close to a business partner for 15-years or so! My old friend Bill, could not stand his sister, one of his brothers and actually even his Mother. He spoke to none of them after his Dad passed away! Summary - even though I agree that Italians (and others) are very often large and close-knit families, they just aren't always close!!!!
Another short story. In my Support group, there is one Japanese lady - and it doesn't matter whether or not first generation here. And while I'm very ignorant to Japanese customs, I've always had the impression of a very proud, honest and family-oriented people. Sharon (not a very Japanese name) is just what I described. In addition, she's very open in communicating. A story that seems to bother her a great deal is about some of the family greed - it's really only about one sister - and it seems to be a large family! The point ..... there's one bad apple in what otherwise sounds like a very close, loving and communicating family.
So no matter what your background might be - no family is perfect. And sometimes, it's even hard to imagine cousins as family (like in your case)!
One more thing. In my Support Group, someone once said or defined her family as "the group of people she chose to be family" - and that is totally driven by choice or in some cases by love - and rarely by blood.
I missed your before and after bookcase. Either my stupid computer or my stupid mind isn't working right!
I have a support group meeting (the good one - and only remaining one) in about an hour. I missed the last one due to Montezuma. I wanted so badly to show up in my motorcycle gear - helmut and black visor for it. A long story - but i don't quite feel up to it today. Anyhow - more a little later.
Actually ....... I think I will put the padded jacket on, along with my boots, gloves and helmut. That should be fun!!!!
Rob & Gizmo