I posted the following on my blog www.susan-maxwell.com a number of years ago. Just read it again and thought it a good time to post here....
"The seasons all remind me of things, winter reminds me of quiet. Shhhhhh....... Let's cook something that will warm us up, lets read a book snuggled on the couch with the cat, let's make hot chocolate and watch a movie ... Spring is always memorable because of the jump at you beauty. Summer is so busy with activities and places to go. Fall air just makes you feel good and alive. Then winter. I always look forward to it, only because growing up and living in Southern California we didn't have 4 seasons. Wait, we did ... Fire, Flood, Riot, and Hollywood's Award Season! (Gag, don't they ever quit patting themselves on the back!) I'm not whining, mind you, I do love each day and it's presentation. As with the constant heat of summer, the fog this winter was deflating. But, then again, each day brings a new promise. Today it's windy. Watching the leaves swirl and blow ... the wind chime is in full concert ... cat and dog are close by. I'll live! :O)"
Just a mere 355 days left until the end of 2013. Zipping along already!!
On the 5th of January our LA Sheriff's Department lost "one of the best." Dave Ane left us with heavy hearts. Dave was special in so many ways. I still can see him greeting Jerry, every single time, by picking him straight up off the ground and giving him a 'Dave bear hug' !! I'm sure those two are sharing tall tales together now. RIP Dave.
And a special birthday today.... PatC .... HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlfriend! We'll party next week! You share your birthday with some of the best singers! Can you sing, Pat?
Historically this date....
2005 – A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
And births this date include....
Jesse and Frank
1939 – Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
1944 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer
1945 – Rod Stewart, Scottish singer
1949 – George Foreman, American boxer
1957 – Greg Walden, American politician
All I know. Best get to gettin'. Happy Thursday. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bob
The holidays are over. The decorations have been put away for another year. The house looks a little plain, a little drab. In the greyishness of January, your eye catches something in the corner of the room. Why, it's a houseplant! Funny, but with all of the holiday hubabuloo, you've all but forgotten your houseplants. Today is THE day to get back to tending to, and loving your houseplants.
Peculiar People Day is in honor of uniquely different people. Un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, and quirky.... These are all things that we think of to describe the word "peculiar". Most of these characteristics can be viewed as good, or not so good. Today is a day to look for the good in your peculiar acquaintances.