ON THE BACK BURNER

May 11

I got my wish for Mother’s day. It rained. We are very dry here in Florida and I have been hoping  for rain for a few days. Traditionally, we never put much emphasis on celebrations like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandma’s day,etc. Our tradition was mostly to ignore those commercial days and just do what we always do. Bob and I made the mistake of going to Brunch on a Mother’s Day. I don’t remember why we picked that date , maybe it was the only time our sitter was free, but it was awful. We still lived in our apartment in uptown Chicago. We didn’t have a car, so we stayed in the neighborhood. The restaurant was crowded with people taking Mom out. At the  restaurant I was given a wilted rose and that is all I remember.  It must have been that bad . Come to think of it,one year we were invited out for Thanksgiving and because I wasn’t doing any precooking, We decided to go out to dinner the night before. That was also a bad idea. By this time we were in our house in Evanston and we went to a local restaurant. We were the only people there.It was a little uncomfortable. So now there are two times not to go out to eat. I’ll have to remember that.. Today I had a great day All the kids checked in as they have been doing mostly daily. We are all stuck in place, but healthy. We wonder how we don’t run out of things to talk about , but we don’t. It’s all good.

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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