Saturday, July 30, 2011

Twenty Years

July 27th my husband and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary!  Is it possible twenty years has passed by?  Wow.....I received some very pretty Roses, chocolates, a beautiful card, and a very pretty emerald necklace.  My honey took me on a Mystery Date!  Not knowing where we were going......he took me  to a wonderful place called Greystone where I had a yummy steak dinner.  After dinner he led me somewhere else.  He took me to a comedy show at The Lyceum Theatre to see "My Mother's Italian
My Father's Jewish & I'm in therapy!  It was a very funny show.  We both had a wonderful time out.

Monday, July 25, 2011

15th Birthday

Today was our sons 15th Birthday.  We already celebrated with family a few weeks ago and he celebrated with his friends with a pool party BBQ a week.  Today was a quiet day with decorations adorning the door to his room and presents to open.  I took him and a friend to Dave and Busters to hang out and play games.  Unfortunately he can no longer eat there as they do not have a Gluten Free menu.  He had a couple hours of fun and then had to come home and get ready to go to Band Camp.  Do you remember being 15?
Happy Birthday my sweet son; time is going too quickly and you are growing up way to fast!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Taking some time

Taking some time to relax. Rarely do I take time for me.  I feel like I am always cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, running errands.  Today I stopped......spent a few hours in the back yard taking care of the plants and floated around in the pool.  It felt good.  Now....if I could get myself to stop and take the time to do all the projects I need to get done that would be wonderful.  I am going to work on that.  How do you find time for yourself in this busy world?  And how do you ever get to those projects?  Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Late Night or Early Morning

Thursday afternoon I dropped my son and some of his friends of at the mall.  They had tickets to the Midnight premiere of the new Harry Potter Movie.  The movie was suppose to start at 12:01 and they were having technical difficulties.........they gave everyone free popcorn, cokes and told them to hang in there they were trying to get the movie going. The theatre also gave them each 2 free movie tickets to another 3D movie.   The 3D Movie finally began at 1:05am.  Needless to say guess who stayed awake until after 3:00 am to pick them all up?  Yes.....you guessed it me.  Having four hours sleep I had alot to do for the Birthday party for my son on Saturday.  He invited 13 of his friends over for a BBQ/Pool Party.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A First

Last night my son attended his first concert.  It was his friends birthday and the parents took nine of his friends to see Real Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto in concert. 
  This band plays Ska music (a blend of Jamaican, Jazz, Blue or Rock).  They took the kids out to a pizza place for dinner before the show.  My son text me "Can I eat Croutons"......my reply "No".  While his friends were munching on pizza my son ordered a green salad.  That's  a relief to know he is sticking with his Gluten Free diet even when he is out with his friends.
I must admit as a mom I was getting a bit nervous when the clock struck midnight and I had not heard from my son.  He arrived home safe and sound soon after sporting his new and first concert shirt.  He said the show was totally awesome and they got down to the front near the stage.
Do you remember your first concert experience?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Celebration Weekend

Today was my husbands birthday.  He enjoyed a quiet day at home doing Nothing for once.  I made him breakfast, he opened some presents and then I made him chicken enchiladas, rice and beans for dinner as he requested.  The three of us spent a relaxing day and then watched a movie in the evening.  It was a nice time.  Tomorrow we will be celebrating again.....with our yearly 4th of July picnic with family and friends.  I hope the weather is not too hot.
I wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Feeling A Bit Sad

Today I am feeling a bit sad.  It was one year ago today that my sweet friend Debbie passed away.  She was admitted to the hospital for severe back pain two week earlier.  Running tests it was three days before she passed away that they found she had cancer of her pancreas.  It haunts me as I tried to get a hold of her to talk to her so many times while she was in the hospital.  Each time I called she was asleep; until finally I reached her; they had her so drugged up she could not even talk; hearing a voice on the other end of the phone that did not sounds like her at all; one that I could not understand, it was a voice just mumbling, it scared me.  I remember saying " I just want you to know I am thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers"; I will call back soon.  Well.....I never did get to talk to her because the following  day I received a call from her brother telling me that she had passed away - we both just cried.  This haunts me a bit and I am sad she is gone but will never be forgotten. I miss you dear friend.