Friday, March 20, 2009

A Good Day

It all started good enough. This morning I called the smashergram office to make sure I was going to the right place to have my mammogram done today at one. K. Set. Drove into town, parked, walked into the above-mentioned smashergram office to check in. "Hmmmm, seems your appointment is for next Friday, Ms. Rosa." Wha??? I called this morning to confirm and they said it was today. "So solly." K. No prob. I didn't want to have it done anyway. So there. :-P

I then called the hub who works up the street; and he just so happened to be heading out for lunch., So we met. :-) See, not so bad after all. I never make a trip in vain. Never. It was a gorgeous day to beat! A day-time date with the hub. Perfecto.

After I got home, Sherrie arrived with mom's lunch and then we had our little 20-minutes in-the-sun-vitamin-D thing. The kid arrived home and started snapping photos.

I love his eye for composition!

He captures the strangest things.

After Sherrie left, I went looking in the basement for a pot to put my new-sprouting orchard in. One thing lead to another and I started looking through boxes. I have been corresponding with an old friend, Paula, way back from school days and remembered finding some old notes we had written to one another when I cleaned out mom's attic. Not only did I find the notes, but I found some pictures, circa 1977 when I was 16. That's my dad. LOVE that handle-bar mustache!! (We were playing with the new passport camera!) And you won't believe this, but in an old high school wallet, tucked away behind some pictures, was a $50 bill! I kid you not! Now I am notorious for putting large bills away in odd places to find at a date when they are a totally unexpected surprise. But, there is no way I would have thought I had put a $50 dollar bill away in high school! We're talking mid to late 70s! Geesh! I'm rolling in it baby!

Here's my brother Johnny and mom (on the right) with a friend of our parents on the left. I think this is at Tom Sarris' Orleans House in Arlington where I got all that auction stuff when it closed down (St. Bea at Riverside for one).

I found Paula's high school graduation photo (in that $50 bill wallet) and sent it to her on Facebook. (PS She looks even better now--makes me sick. lol) She happened to be on and sent me her phone number and I called her! OMG. I don't think we have seen each other since my wedding! We talked forever about what's been going on and it was as if we had never been apart!
Paula had posted this on Facebook and I had to crack up! This is us in jr. high school, probably 1973-74ish when we were about 13 or 14. That's Paula on the left sitting, then Pam, above Pam is ME! and then Laura. Obviously we were in gym class, probably running the 600. Yuk. Check out Paula's knee socks! Too cute! Of course, I never showed my legs but would roll my sweat pants down to hip huggers to show off the curves, ya know. LOL! Check out the pig tails! Laura's aunt ran a beauty shop so she was always ahead of the curve. Look at the shag with the bleached front! Woohooo. You can barely see it here, but I had two 1/4-inch blond streaks in the front too. I wasn't quite as bold as Laura. But, we were too cool for school.

Anyhoo, I gave Paula my blog site and if she's reading this! OMG girl! It was so much fun talking to you!! Cant' wait to catch up more!

Gotta run, the hub is waiting for us to head out to dinner. But, can you tell I'm just a little excited????



Lori Anderson Designs said...

I HATE when I show up and it's not the right day -- even more so when I wrote it down wrong in the first place. Yup. It happens.

Snap said...

It's so nice to find a friend. Enjoy! And, about the smashogram ... at least your hub was available for lunch! The day turned out pretty good!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ah---I hate those Smashograms myself.. Glad you didn't have to do it today--but next Friday will be here before you know it....

Love the pictures from your 'teen' years. Such a pretty little gal.. Life was a little more simple back then, wasn't it????

It wasn't warm enough here to sit out in the sun.. Maybe tomorrow.

Janet said...

All the photos are good but the one of you and your dad is great! You are so pretty. And tell the kid I like his photos, too. You're right....he has a good eye for things.

Linda said...

Do you think that 50 dollar bill might be worth something to a collector? Are they even around any more-bills from the 50's?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great pictures of you! I love gpoing through such boxes...



trisha too said...

now THAT is fun, "finding" and old friend! isn't it funny how you can talk to them as if no time has passed?



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