Saturday, August 3, 2013

August 3rd - My Half Birthday

My brother, Jim, celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday.  Happiest BD, Bro.  When we were kids, because our birthdays were almost exactly 6 months apart, mine is February 3rd, Mom and Dad recognized our "half-birthdays."  So, okay I'm ready .... today starts me on the downhill slope towards 71!  Yikes!  I can hardly believe it.  Oh, well.

I moved back into Floribunda Flair last evening; I'd been bunking in the ranch house with my brood.  The kitties were happy to be back in our residence on wheels - it's really feeling more and more like HOME.

News for today:  I'm giving a dinner party tonight - at the ranch - spaghetti feed and all the trimmings - for 16 people.  It's kind of a 'bye-bye' for some friends and my daughter's family, even though I'm not leaving until late next week.  Just want to have an excuse for a get-together.

Lincoln, black and white kitty, is really acclimating well to RV life; he scoots in and out like he knows all houses have different yards from day to day.  Eleanor continues her vigil on the World from inside; the thought of possibly meandering outside doesn't even enter her realm of possibility.  Lacy really could care less where we are as long as she's with me.  I think this is going to be a wonderful experience for all of us.

Floribunda returned to the ranch yesterday, all tuned up and ready to go; now Petunia just needs to get her tow bracket and MP needs to practice towing an 8-foot long car.  I'm thinking it's going to be a piece of cake!

That's it for now.  Hope to snap some good photos this evening and I think two of my granddaughters, Avery and Tate, will be spending the night with Mimi in her new house.  Here's a photo of a Poinsettia almost-tree, taken in Valle de Juarez, Jalisco, Mexico in March this year ...


7 comments:

  1. I can almost smell the sauce cooking and I know I can hear the laughter with your family!! Enjoy your evening!!

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  2. My Lord, will there still be life when you're 71 and footloose? That is serious October territory. Anyway, happy half birthday.

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  3. Ahhhh! We were with you when you stopped to take that shot in V de J. I remember it clearly. What a fun trip into town!
    You are so close to take off. How exciting! I hope the last few things you have to check off go smoothly.
    Have a wonderful gathering this evening! xo

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