Last night we celebrated the birthday of a woman that I'm extremely grateful for. The woman who is the mother of the love of my life. Jean Kelly turned 83 years old this week.
It's been a difficult year since her last birthday. She lost a son to liver disease. She's going through some minor health problems. Although they don't seem minor to her, I'm sure. Her sister and very best friend has also had some health problems and Ed, her husband has had a few setbacks too.
She is a fine Christian lady, full of grace and humility.
Jeff and I had her birthday party at my house last year. I guess we (or really me) were too lazy to have it at our house this year. We opted to go out instead. I really wish we had gone ahead and had it at the house because Ed & Jean were stuck in at one end of the table and didn't really get to visit with the people at the other end. I felt kinda bad about that. And not to mention that our bill was $450 for the entire table. Think how much food and drink you could make at home for a whole lot less than $450. She would have enjoyed the party either way, but I think next year we'll be back at our house.
I've been to the gym every day except today. I went to church and came home, had a sandwich and decided to take a little nap. I have a blanket that Jeff made me a couple of Christmases ago. You know, the fleece ones that don't require any sewing or anything. It's MY blanket. And only mine. Now, don't get me wrong. I will share it with one or two people. But my boys know that it's MY blanket. I don't like for it to get dog hair on it or smell funny. I have a super sensitive smeller, you know. When I was a little girl, I had a favorite blanket. And guess what it was called? Good Smelling. That was what I called my blanket. This blanket I call Snoopy because it's got Snoopy all over it. It's MY blanket and I want it when I want to take a nap or get cozy or whatever.
Last night after we got home from supper, it was pretty early still. Jeff and I decided to stay in and watch a movie because it was pouring down rain. We were going to go to McDonough to watch a band that some of Jeff's family plays in. The weather was too bad to go back out. The boys were not here, so we watched the movie in the living room. That's where I made my mistake. I had Snoopy with me in the living room on the sofa. I guess when it was bedtime, I left Snoopy in the living room. I can't believe I went to sleep without it, but I must have been tired.
When I got up this morning, there was a boy (well, a 17-year-old) on my sofa. He wasn't covered with Snoopy, so I still didn't notice anything. But. . . this afternoon when I was ready for a nice nap, I searched everywhere for Snoopy. He normally stays on my bed or in my closet. I never let him get too far away because like I said earlier, I don't like dog hair on it. I generally don't let Bandit in our bedroom because -- well, because I don't like dog hair. Snoopy was missing. I was getting hysterical because it was dawning on me that it was in the extra bedroom. OMGosh. Bandit sleeps in there lots of times. OMGosh, one of Ross's friends slept in there last night. And sure enough, Jeff found Snoopy in there. And someone had been sleeping on MY blanket. Long story short. It's already been washed. But sadly, it won't be dried before bedtime because I don't dry it in the dryer. Oh, no, honey. This precious blanket only gets dried in the sunshine. But there's no sunshine today, so instead it's drying on the back of chairs. I'll put it outside tomorrow to finish drying in the sun.
I'm psycho, aren't I?
Till next time.