Here's some funny, sad, amusing, productive, cool things that I have on my mind today.
This morning I got a text message on my phone:
"Happy 40th Birthday! Loves and hugs. Julie."
I felt so bad that I just had to reply:
"Wrong number. Sorry."
And she returned my message:
I'm thinking, "Wow, this lady really believes that I'm a mid-life crisis, in-denial, "black" birthday avoider. So, I called her. This is how she answered:
"Still in my 30's, how can I help you?" Oh I laughed and she laughed and we laughed together...until she finally accepted that I wasn't her precious, over-the-hill, Marianne. Then she was all-too quickly hanging up. I wish she was younger. We could be good friends. I could use her sense of humor in my life. :)
I've lost all my beach pictures that I took of the boys and The Chief at Torrey Pines. They are no longer on my computer or my external hard drive. I'm devastated. So devastated, in fact, that after my fruitless search on the computer, I headed for the backyard with my gloves, shovel, and angst. I now have two huge piles of succulents to put in the green waste bins and a lovely, bare cement wall for my vegetable garden. No more choking plants for my veggies! Moral: anxiety and grief breed productivity. At least in this instance.
We have the coolest landlords ever. Our garage door broke, so not only do they fix it, but they install a brand new, top-of-the-line garage door with windows and a new opener too. And, they've just had the whole exterior of the house repainted. And, they scheduled an entire home termite inspection. Maybe these are things that all landlords do, but I maintain that ours are the coolest.
We are now watching our good friends, the Larsen's, boys for a week until they get back from Europe. On our way to pick them up from another family, Buddha was holding the last wedge of his quesadilla. He said he would eat it in the car, but after 15 minutes or so, I asked him if he'd like me to hold it for him. He hesitated then said, "Be careful that you don't eat it." Ha ha ha! He cracks me up. Probably only me, but that's enough. I need more laughter. Especially today.