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 ...


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

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

  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