Archive for April, 2009

I abhor people who lie.  Are they born liars – are their genes inherited?  Better yet, what kind of childhood did they have?

Me?  I had the best childhood ever!  Wouldn’t mind reliving it day to day to day to day…..

18 Feb 09

Clearing out boxes – one at a time – is both exhausting and exhilarating.  Exhausting because it actually is.  Exhilarating because you crossed one box off THAT list!  It is difficult to go through “a box.”  They are either memories or monsters.

First time I saw a movie where I did not have to make a trillion trips to the restroom.  I saw quite a bit of me in this movie (New In Town).  Very interesting.  But what’s more interesting is the fact that there was no one who will dictate what to view, where to view and where and what to eat thereafter is pretty amazing.  I feel I can freely breathe again….just like when I was a kid.  No kidding!

Just awesome awesome….

Lady of Lourdes – my feast day.   Caught the 11am mass for the Academy.

I did not know whether to take I-15 then hop on to I-805 and exit University Avenue or take I-5 all the way to Pershing Drive.  I decided to take I-5.  I remembered rushing to drop off Michael (PJ first, of course) and head off to work towards Sports Arena.  This time, it was different.  I took my time – lots of it – taking in the sights – the golf course on my right just before making that right turn.

The “Laundramat” was still in the same spot…only this time, the entire Nutmeg St. is clear and clean.  The little houses had been painted; the front yards are clean….maybe it is “just the two of them” – no more kids.  Which means that “the two of them” have more time to really take care of things.  Which is nice.

I missed my turn into Saints.  I did not recognize it.  It is different now than the one I knew.  I submitted the request for grades for Mike.  The little old lady at Saints who served as the secretary/gopher/retriever/you-name-it is now retired.

Departing Saints was difficult.  I took my time leaving Saints as I did in “finding” it.  The view this time was different.  I took in the sights.  It was not the same drive I took so many times so many years ago.  Freeze-framing that image and that specific time as I drove away –