Our daughter Theresa has always been a source of laughter, but she topped herself this last visit. Now picture lots and lots of snow on the ground. In fact we have had a record breaking year for all time. That means we park our cars a block and a half from home at a Safeway store. there is not a place to park a car and we can not get into our driveway, or the ally way that leads to our driveway. Theresa and Kyle came to visit, and stayed at Kyle's folks house. Theresa and I were going to spend the day together. She wanted to shower at our house so she grab her purse, her clothes in a plastic bag and her makeup up kit. She was wearing her Jammie's. Blue with Owls on them. I tell you this to set up the scene. She remembers she is now in her Jammie's and will need to walk the walk to our house.
I hear a door slam and the loudest laugh I have heard in years. She says to me "Mom I'm a Crazy Woman" Lets get the picture, snow booths, Owls on blue Jammie's and a few bags in tow. She tells me I ran across the parking lot to Safeway, no-one there, I ran across the parking lot to the strip mall, no-one there. I get to 3rd street. I'm thinking about hiding behind a snow brum ( no stand proud was her choice) as about 7 cars come zooming by. She is laughing as each car takes a 2ND look, and even pointing and laughing out loud. One guy even points to his passager and they both take a 2ND and 3rd look. she then runs even faster down 3rd and onto Birth and on to home. She just makes me laugh. That is how our day started and it never is dull with Theresa in tow, or me in her control. Believe me she is in control. We had a Wonderful Day well spent. I always enjoy my time with our children, each and every minute.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I jsut wanted to share with you our visit to New York. We went this last May. Our Son lives in NJ. A trip to the city is about an hour away. At one point we stopped driving and jumped on a bus. No parking woos. Once there we got on the Subway. Oh my gosh. It was very clean, a little confusing, David Jr had it all under control. We first hit Ground Zero. then waslked and walked and walked. That is a city under construction, and you walk everywhere. It is Wonderful. All the. people. All the sights. So many stores, you just want to take your time and watch the world go by. It is amazing. I saw a store that it was just the size of a regular door and about 3 feet deep. They sold Sunglasses. WoW! The things we saw and the walking. Went went to Battery Park, what a great park. The water front. We saw Lady Liberty, we just saw it from a far. it was Fleet Week, the line for the boat to see Lady Liberty was bigger then ever. We did see Madison Square Garden. Empire building seem so big, but then all the building were all so very tall. It is scary how close they all are as well. We spent the day, and had a very Good time. here are some pictures.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I have been busy and have not been adding to our blog. The snow has kept us all very busy. All I seem to get done is getting to work, which is a challange at best. With what most often takes 15 minutes now takes sometimes an hour an a half. The snow levels has broken all time records. It is still snowing, and snowing. Driving has been a real eye opener. My eyes get wider and wider each time I have found myself on a slip and slide with my car. It is better at getting your heart started. That's the best, who needs the summer to feel the slip and slide feeling. Your car is all the more fun. Even better, you can do real damage to you, your car and others. That is the fear part. I have become a real good SLOW driver. Fearless in the fact that your control is all in your head and Gods hands. The other drivers have been really good this year with all the snow and ice we have had. I must say it has been a real life ordeal just getting around. We can not even get into our driveway, or alley way. We park our cars at a local store. there is no where to park on the streets. We have much to much snow. My Daughter did not believe me. Now she does, as she has come to see all the snow and now tells me she is sure she is going to die today. It was the first time I ever asked her to drive faster. She is my Speed Demon. Her and her Wonderful Husband bought a car from Creigslist from here. They drove up by car, and were going to just drive both cars back to the town they live in. She asked if she could come pick me up and go to fax something.. I get into the car and she is telling me how scared she is to drive. I thought she was just kidding me, then I saw her face. She was not kidding and she was driving just like Miss Daisy. She asked OK what is the best way to go. I told her the freeway, she then asked "are they going to mind me only driving 20 Miles per hour?" We get on the freeway and sure enough she was driving 20 miles at the fastest point. I then asked her to drive faster, or just Go!!! I have never seen her so afraid of something. Then we came across another car driving just like her. I noticed that it was a new car to that person. They were getting their snow legs with that car or they had bad tires. My Fearless Daughter. She has Good Common Sense. Yah!!!! I knew it was in there. Who knew it would just take real Oh My God Snow to make it come out.