Matthew do me a favor honey. After Gram gets done with this post and her birthday post, please page down and click "Older Posts" and take her to the post with the photo of me in the black shirt! I know sweetie, Aunt Suzy doesn't have much imagination when it comes to fashion! Hey, I'm headed to the park to feed the feral kitties in both photos, so cut me some slack. And Mom, please don't cry. I'll be home soon. I promise.
Love you both very much and hope you enjoy this. Matthew, continue to do well in school. I'm so proud of you. Give the kitties a hug for me. Stay warm, drive carefully. You know, all the important stuff.
XO XO Suzy/Aunt Suzy
P.S. Matthew, if you click on the photos they usually enlarge.
P.P.S. Matthew, if you continue to read this blog, just know Aunt Suzy swears. A lot. I'm in recovery for it, so should have it licked by 2010 if I can get the tape to stick!!! Mom, you know why we all swear so much? Because you wouldn't let us swear as kids!!! Take the mystery out of it and it becomes a non issue. Ask Val, she'll tell you the psychology behind it! Of course I'm laughing!
P.P.P.S. Oh, and just so you know, the other two blogs on my home page are ones I share with friends. The Wild Onion Cafe is a hoot and basically a free for all, so enter with caution, and Just Bob is a dear friend here in CA who invited Random Chick and me to guest post.
P.P.P.P.S. God I love you two. I miss you. Please let everyone know I love them. XO
This photo is for my Mom (sorry Mom, it's so hard to take a photo in focus when I'm holding the camera in front of me). This was taken before I left for the park this morning. Mom, you can just page down a wee bit and see me on the way to the park a few weeks ago wearing black. No, nothing every changes. I basically wear the same thing and look the same every day. And no, you didn't give birth to a fashion genius. What? Life is so busy I didn't even find time to take a shower this morning. Good Lord!!! I was lucky to find a clean shirt!
I'll tell you all a funny story. I've been really sick and a stomach virus has now turned into a cold. I never get colds. The day before New Year's I was in agony, but got up to make a beautiful New Year's Day dinner for Rob and his mom. While doing so Cece called. I was almost done with meal preparation and in the process of making chocolate cupcakes (Rob's favorite). I told Cece "Honey, I have to mix this okay? I've gotta keep going." I started to mix the batter and it was so thick it climbed the beaters. I said "Cece, something's terribly wrong. This is not how it's supposed to look. It's as if I forgot something." She asked if I had included the liquid. We walked outside to the recyling container where I retrieved the cake box. Whoops, forgot the water! Went back inside, added the water and turned on the mixer. Chocolate batter went EVERYWHERE!!!! All over my one and only good white shirt. All over the refrigerator, the walls and the floor. I said "Oh, Cece, this is the only good white shirt I own, this will never come out." Enlarge the photo and look under my boobs. See all the brown dots? Yup, chocolate cake batter that wouldn't come out. Now you all know how much I hate to shop, so I'm wearing this shirt till it falls off (as usual!). This would never have happened if I'd been well and if Cece wasn't talking in my ear!
Nash at the park. An amazing cat who was dropped off about 3 months ago by some moron. It's obvious he's a house cat and I would like to bring him home with me, but he's a fighter and know he and Hopper won't get along. He was neutered within the first few weeks of arriving at the park.
We had a very hard frost yesterday morning. It was beautiful.