Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

I know everyone knows that today is Father's Day.  My dad lives 5 hours away from me, so I will have to call him this afternoon.  Our son took his dad fishing bright and early this morning.  They still are not back as I write this post, but he did post a couple of pictures on Instagram.  No fish yet, but I am sure there will be plenty to talk about.  Our son works for the same company as his dad, so they carpool almost everyday to work.  Since this has been going on, a little over 1 year, I have noticed that they are closer to each other, and there isn't the tension between them any more like it use to be.  This really makes me happy, but sad, my little boy has grown into a young man, someone whom I am very proud of.  Of course, I did not raise him by myself,  his dad was involved.  I really should say we are the lucky ones.  Chris has really not given us any trouble growing up, not to say mistakes were made by all parties, but mistakes help us learn and grow. I will grill Marty's favorite meal for dinner, tri tip, roasted corn, roasted potatoes and french bread.  Dessert will be fresh fruit, blueberries and watermelon. I am very proud of the 2 men in my life! Wishing all of the dads out there, and single moms who had to be both mom and dad, a wonderful Father's Day 2012!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Time to Get Squeezed!!

Yes ladies, we all know what that means! I use to have to go every 6 months, now I go once a year.  My mom has lost both of her breasts to cancer, so they consider me high risk, even though they say you cannot inherit cancer.  I rather be safe than sorry.  I know so many people, both men and women who have had breast cancer.  Thank goodness, with modern medicine, they are able to detect it sooner than later.  My doctor is part of a group that teaches medicine, UCD, so they are pretty much on the new stuff fairly quickly.  I do receive excellent care from every doctor I have came in contact with there.  Even the techs, nurses and volunteers are very gracious and knowledgeable.  I use to dread this day, but now, I embrace it, make a big brew ha ha, treat myself to a nice breakfast out.  Today, I wasn't able to do that, but I did have a very nice chat with a very good friend of mine who has had cancer, and she wanted to tell me she was proud of me and make sure everything went OK, and it did.  I do cherish our friendship and thank God daily for it! Wishing everyone a great rest of  the week.. Tomorrow, I have "Charm School" at Fabric Garden.  Thursday, I have "Garden Party", and Friday I have Drop In Applique at Ladybugs. I will fill you all in on it later this week.  Hugs!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

What A Lucky Gal I Am!

Today, I met up with some ex-co-workers.  One of them had moved up to Alaska when she was laid off and was down here for a visit.  It was sure good to see her and hear about how much she loves her job and Alaska.  She is a live in care taker, and she is very fortunate to be employed by a very nice older man. She loves to hike and the outdoors, so Alaska is perfect for her.  Our ex boss held it at her house, and fixed a delicious lunch of shredded chicken tacos with all of the fixings, yummy black beans, chips, salsa, guac, and mini cupcakes.  Of course, we had margaritas, Strawberry Lime and Mango.  Yummy!! It was so relaxing sitting on her patio, laughing and catching up.  We are trying to plan a trip to Alaska to visit our friend, I hope it works out for us! Other than that, it has been a slightly warm day here.  I am looking forward to putting my feet up and enjoy some stitching.  Here's hoping everyone is enjoying their weekend, and have a great week!

PS-I am going to figure out this new blog stuff, I promise!!