Sunday, January 22, 2012

My daughter, also my friend

We've all seen the T-shirts. posters and pillows with that sentiment on them.  I am so happy and proud to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to DEB.  She is indeed my friend and also my daughter.

We share a love of the beach

Our traditional Mother's Day - our feet in the sand

 We also share a love of "making stuff".  Maybe art, maybe just a big mess!  We laugh at nonsense.  She is my muse, biggest fan (and I am hers), and my daughter and friend
Next week she is coming for a visit!  And her prediction will come true - at least a bit.  When she was little, maybe three years old, she would stomp her foot and say "When I'm the Mother and YOU are a little girl - - -" (fill in the blanks).  So now she tells me to clean my room, comb my hair, etc.  Just a glimpse of role reversal to come.
But - I musta' done something right to have such a fun and creative daughter.  Some say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  But I think this one came from across the orchard and found me.
See a glimpse of who she is on her blog.
So, Deb, Have a really good day - Can't wait to see you.  

Friday, January 13, 2012


I can't believe I actually prepared baked Brie and Pigs in a Blanket.  All in one meal!! 

Talk about the sublime and ridiculous.  At least there was a redeeming fresh fruit tray!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


One of my favorite pictures, taken by my daughter, a couple of years ago.  

Today we celebrate Jack's 82nd birthday.  I am so lucky to have met - and after several years - married this man.  Briefly, for those that don't know our story, we met online, when that was a fairly new experience.  No Facebook, MySpace or dating sites.  Just two pen pals with common interests.  I relocated to Florida from Texas.  And the rest is history.
"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be"  (anon).  Certainly at our ages - late 60's and 70's when we met - we were not spring chicks.  And we both face the challenges of aging.  But together we meet each change as it comes, and treasure each moment in a way we could not before.
So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACK.  May you reach your goal to live to be 101 1/2years young, with me by your side.