Archive for May 15th, 2008

My Songbird

Check it out…The Holy Tara kicking some serrus aissse at her school Chorus concert tonight. Do notice, besides her fabulous voice, the way she saves the thing from becoming a trainwreck because the other girl was too verklempt to sing. That’s not the first trainwreck the HT has prevented. I’m telling ya…my kid’s a natural. Oh and notice the Camera Lady (moi) being totally knocked out at the girl sangin’. Heh. I couldn’t hep singing along maself. I love that song.

The tears and stuff are cause the one girl is moving to Texas. Sweet ain’t it?

I had the FUNNEST lunchtime today, y’all. 

I returned to my former place of employment and got to enjoy some quality, :cough: Christian fellowship with my Shishter….my old boss and another former co-worker. 

This would be my old boss…Mike.  Mike is a first class, card-carrying retard.  I ain’t gonna tell what he did about the time this pitcher was snapped.  He is all kinds of wrawng.  Mike was great to work for.  He let the Baby Tawk Wady do most of his dirty work.  Heh.  Nah…Mike is great…it was very good to see him.

Here’s my Shishter and Sue the Register Lady who checked me out everyday for nearly 10 years.  I thought I was gonna cry when I saw Miss Addie and Miss Delores…the ladies who work in the cafeteria.  Especially when Miss Delores came out from behind the sandwich counter, not walking well, to come hug my neck.  Near ’bout got away with me.

My Shishter has a drankin’ problem…..that other lady is Miriam.  

It’s weird to walk into a place you haven’t been in in a long time but a place that used to be part of your everyday world.  I hadn’t been over there to visit cause the thought of it hurt too much but I think I done got over it. 

Gosh, we got to laughing and remembering funny moments…lots of them.  Love them peoples.

Birthday Greetin’s

I have a fabulous extended family in San Antonio, Texas.  This is my Dad’s family…siblings, nieces and nephews…they’re just wonderfully colorful and interesting.  I’m pretty tickled that I’m fairly close to a lot of them and we communicate quite a bit through this wonderful thing called the Internets.  Funny thing is my first cousins, most of them, are old enough to be my parents.  (Except you, Judi Rae…hee)  Even though it isn’t like I get to hang out with them much, I’m pretty grateful that they are there and just nuts about all of them.

I’m especially nuts about my Aunt Joy.  She is my Dad’s oldest sister, the oldest of the Collie Kids and today, she is 88 years old.  She is an amazing little woman, my Aunt Joy.  In a family of loud, boisterous, Attention-Deficited peoples, Joy was the “Quiet One.”  My Uncle Charles was the Smart, Sensible One, then Lady, Biff and Junie were the Other Ones.  Heh.  They’re all great.  Only Joy and Lady are still living.  I’ve been blessed to have some wonderful aunts and uncles fo sho. 

Quiet and calm though she may be, Joy is a well-rounded, interesting little lady.  I’m amazed that she gets online and checks email everyday.  She has always been so good to remember all of our birthdays.  She was pretty sick here a few months back and I think because of her taking such impeccable care of herself all these years, she bounced back.  She inspires me a ton. 

I wish I was in San Antonio.  If’n I were, I’d go pick Joy up and take her to Luby’s for lunch.  Happy Birthday Joy….I love you!

Looks Like It…

Any day with Alvis Edgar Owens…is a good day, along with Dandy Don Rich.