Just some random thoughts

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Here it is August already! Where is the summer going??? I want June back again!  I really hate when summer ends, the pool closes, the weather turns colder, the days get shorter . . . I am definitely a warm weather person. I always have been. When people talk about ski trips, I think “why would you want to do that?”. I also have the same thoughts regarding sledding, snowmobiling, or anything else that is done out in the cold and snow. So when summer ends, I know fall is right behind it and then . . . the dreaded winter. Sad smile  My daughter comes home in 2 weeks. She is still in New York doing her internship, and absolutely loves it there. She would like to stay there, if a job becomes available. I miss her, and hate that she is so far away. When she told me recently that she really wants to stay there, I hung up the phone and cried. Literally. Two of my good friends were texting me, helping to cheer me up, but it still upsets me. I use to think the younger years were the ones where I would worry the most – the times when they hit their head and I checked their pupils constantly to make sure they were equal (yes – I worry way too much – plus I use to work in Pediatrics at a local hospital) haha Little did I know that when they grew up, I would worry even more. This is life, though, and every parent has to go through it, I suppose. It just doesn’t make it any easier for me to handle.  As for my son, he starts college on Monday. He is going to go locally for a year and then wants to go to . . . California. Is this a test to see how strong I am? Because I’m not sure I will pass with flying colors! LOL

So . . . you see, I really do have a bunch of random thoughts going through my head these days. I have been trying to spend more time with friends lately, because my friends are always ones who lift my spirits and put a smile on my face. A few weeks ago, I went to my 30th high school reunion. Yes – 30 years has flown by in the blink of an eye. Some days I feel like that young girl again, and then others, I feel like an 80 year old woman! It was good to see old friends at the reunion. I worked on our reunion committee, and we had a really difficult time getting people to come to the reunion for some reason, so the turnout was not what we had hoped for, but for the ones who came, it was really nice to see and talk to them. I have to tell you a funny story about the picture we had taken at the reunion. We always have a photographer come in and take a photo of everyone, and then he brings the copies back later in the evening. Well, I was in the front row. I had my legs crossed. Apparently, crossed a bit too much, because when we received the pictures, my friend Sandy said “Steph seems to be missing something in this picture”. My friend Cathy looked at it and didn’t notice at first, and then all of a sudden she says “Where in the he** is your leg?”.  My one leg was hidden behind my other one. So then they started thinking of names for me. The first one was Ilean because not only did I appear to have one leg missing, but I was also sort of leaning onto my friend Cathy in the picture (I swear I only had 1 tiny glass of wine the whole evening!!!). So after that I was called “the one-legged bandit”.  Then the next week, my friend Cathy decided to call me Peg Leg. Lucky for them I have a great sense of humor! haha  I have a habit of making a fool of myself in front of lots of people – its sort of a talent of mine! 

Well – enough whining from me. Its Saturday and I plan to enjoy it. My motto is any time I’m not working is a great time for me! LOL  So I will leave you with a few pictures, because a post isn’t a post without pictures! Have a great weekend!


This is what humidity looks like in my neck of the woods. LOL


Hummingbird taking off!


I’ve been into jewelry making lately again. One of my finished projects.


What a “I have to go potty” looks like. DSC_5845

Not sure what this look is. LOL


Sprinklers in my neighbor’s yard on a summer day.


My little girl relaxing outside.


A REALLY ugly big bug that was hanging out at my sister-in-laws house one night.


Just another one of my hummingbirds!


Playing with my macro lens. Just some leaves on one of my bushes.

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Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Hi Kim!

I'm dreading the college years too, lol, thankfully, my kids are homebodies. They don't want to be that far away. On the downside, they are NEVER moving out of the house. I think it's the difference from living in a big town like Springfield (big for us, lol) and living in poduck Sullivan where everyone knows everyone else (sometimes a little too well...).

Glad Heather will be home soon! I know you miss her.

I'm glad you had fun at your reunion, I've only been to one of mine, but I was in a wheelchair when the last one was held. And yes, the years seem to fly by in the blink of an eye!


Dottie :)