Sunday, July 13, 2008

2008 Pool party/cookout

Because of the way my skin reacts to the sun, I opted out of getting into the pool, and instead, remained on the deck, under an umbrella. That darn ol' sun is a tricky devil, and he caught me unprepared and hit me hard on the shoulders and right hand. Last night was spent applying cream to the sun poisoned areas, and not being able to find a comfortable position to sleep.

There was plenty of food and fun, and great conversation to go around. And unlike normal family gatherings, there was not a single fight, argument, or even a mini-disagreement to be found. Maybe, since we are all getting older, we're mellowing out.

I got to see friends I haven't seen in ages. I am always amazed to see how the kids have grown. Glory showed pictures of her girls, which I haven't seen since they were under three feet tall
(back in the late eighties) and the youngest is expecting. Most, no, all of "the LALA's" are grandmothers.......EXCEPT ME! But I have 2 grandpuppies.....somehow that's not quite the same.

As you can probably tell, we are all good cooks, and except for a couple of the ladies, None of us will be blown away by anything short of a class 4 hurricane. The men seem to be enjoying the advantages of the good food, too.

June has a way with plants, and I always admire the lovely flowers and greenery she has all around, especially since I have the ability to kill (with kindness) ivy. My brown thumb had to have been inherited from my father's side of the family tree, since not only my grandmother, my mother and my daughter are plant people. Luckily for me, my neighbor took pity on me and actually did the planting in my front garden. So maybe with that as a first step, I'll have a nice looking garden net year


____Maggie said...

Hello, Mo's Mom! Welcome to blogging! Be careful, it is addicting! :)

fishy said...

OMG!! You look just like Mo! Um...I mean, well...I think I got that backward:-) Howdoyoudoo! And welcome to the blog world! I don't blog, but I love to read, and you can add one for the state of Michigan!

The Gal Herself said...

Mo sent me. While I'm happy to meet you, I must admit I'm enchanted by Romeo! For a dog who once had a hardscramble life on the streets, he looks peaceful and cared for. Good for you!