Waking up in the morning isn’t my favorite time of day. Don’t get me wrong. I am now happy to be alive. I am just not a morning person. Never was.
My brother, C, on the other hand, wakes up awake. You can call him in the middle of the night and he’ll be ready to have a conversation. Thus the nickname my mother gave him when he was a wee tot: Sunshine. Oh, boy. When mom mentioned this to his wife and daughters they took it to town! "Hi, Sunshine!" "Aw, Sunshine." Poor guy.
Sunshine and the rest of the gang got together at the folks’ house this past Saturday because the "baby" of the family, who lives on the left coast, was in town. It is a 188 or so mile round trip for me but is worth every second of the drive. All four sibs were there, three out of six grandkids and one of two greatgrandkids. Rarely was there a quiet moment and we laughed hard and long.
One highlight was getting to chat with Sunshine’s daughters. It was L’s 22nd bd and we celebrated with a home baked cake – a Brooklyn Blackout cake
. Yum. L is graduating from college this spring with a double major and dean’s list grades. She has worked throughout college whilst living at home and we are all very proud of her – both academically of the person she is.
L’s sister, S, will be 18 this week. She is the artist of the family and a bit of a rebel. She showed me some of her art online and I have to say I am impressed. Even though she seems to try to be tough, I believe she is really a marshmallow inside. I look forward to seeing what choices she makes with high school graduation on the horizon.
I could go on and on but will end by saying I come from a very interesting family. It is good to laugh.
If you could have a servant come to your house every day for one hour, what would you have them do? Clean the floors, scrub the bathtub and organize.
Has your life ever been changed by an apparently random occurrence? I don’t believe in random occurences.
You’re having dinner with several friends and acquaintances. They all criticize a close friend of yours (not knowing he/she is a friend). The criticism is unjustified. What would you do? Set the record straight. If they are truly my friends they will trust my word.
Be a blessing to someone today. I promise it will come back to you. g