Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

I know I have been a little MIA lately.  Lots of things going on and not able to get my thoughts together like I want to.

I haven't taken the opportunity to thank everyone who donated to the Walk To End Alzheimer's.  And, those on my team that raised so much money.  Thanks from the bottom of my heart for helping fight the fight.

Tomorrow will be a day filled with family, fun and laughter.  We are heading to Atlanta to be with my son and daughter-in-law and her delightful family (including her sister who has flown in from San Francisco).  We are blessed to be able to be all together because for so many years we were not.  It makes it even more special for us.

This year, the Classic Center (where I used to work) has installed a portable ice rink which will be open for public skating in December.  I'm excited about that -- I love to ice skate.  I was a figure skater when I was much much younger!  When I moved to Athens almost 34 years ago I thought it was horrible that I could no longer skate.  There were a few rinks tucked away in Atlanta but they were not close enough.  Although my husband had skated as a youngster, skating really isn't his thing -- you may remember several years ago when he decided to go skating with us (Alan, Jen and her family) and fell and broke his elbow -- no more ice for him.  He is now a bystander!  Anyway, I have found places to skate in Atlanta that are a little more convenient although I don't go nearly enough.  But now that the rink is here for at least a few weeks I can enjoy it without having to go too far!  Now, how many of my friends will join me on the ice?  We'll see who my real friends are won't we?  And, Carol -- if you are reading this you cannot come skating -- even if you wanted to.  That poor boy you traumatized by running over him on the Rockefeller Center rink 15 years ago or so is probably still traumatized! To mark the occasion of skating in Athens I crafted a pair of skates out of scrapbook material.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


This past weekend we went to a musical that the Atlanta Bar Association put on.  It was a fundraiser and we enjoyed the talent.  Our son was Superman -- a "Super Lawyer" in the show.  It was lots of fun and a good time.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Friends that are like me

I have two friends in particular that are a lot like me -- maybe that is why we are friends!  Anyway, it is not uncommon for us to buy the same presents for each other on special occasions.  And, when shopping for these two friends, I know that what I like, they will like. 

I met with one of these friends this week for a belated birthday celebration for me.  This friend is always dressed perfectly, her hair is always perfect, her house is always decorated perfectly -- well you get the picture.  If I didn't love her I would probably hate her.  Anyway, I will never look like her and be as polished as she is.  But, for my birthday she gave me some soap and cream that she uses all the time and swears by it.  I have wanted to try it but it was expensive and I don't usually indulge myself in such things.  My friend certainly looks no where near her age and I guess this has been her "secret formula".  So now, although I won't be like her -- I'll smell like her and maybe get rid of some of these wrinkles in the mean time.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Still Alice the movie

I am so happy that my friend Lisa  Genova's book, Still Alice is being made into a movie.  filming begins in February and Julianne Moore has been tapped to play Alice.  I am so excited  for Lisa.  If you haven't read Still Alice, you need to TODAY!  It is a fiction book about a young Harvard professor that is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Lisa and I did not know each other at the time she wrote this book, but that is my life.  It was eerily scary to read for me, but it is a fabulous book.  Congratulations to my friend!