>It was such a lovely day yesterday, both inside the house and out. We’d been having the drizzlies in Smallville for a few days, and yesterday it was cool, almost cold, and sunny. And to make it nicer, we slept in; Carlos usually gets up at 6AM and I follow at about 6:45, but yesterday it was nearly 9AM before we decided to greet the day. It.Was.Fantastic!
We had a simple breakfast while we discussed the battle plans for the day. Carlos was in charge of turkey and cranberry sauce and cheesecake; my duties were mashed potatoes, stuffing, bread, and, of course, wine.
While eating breakfast i mentioned to Carlos that i had heard from an old friend [Hi Suzanne!] on Facebook, and, as usual, Carlos had no idea to whom I was referring. He’d never met Suzanne, but I’d told him all sorts of stories, like this one:
When Suzanne was younger, she and a friend were making plans to go out on a Friday night. Her friend’s mother, Betty, was desperate to tag-along, but she had one request. She sat the girls down and said, “I want to go out with you, too. But, don’t call me Mom,” she glanced at her daughter, “and don’t call me Betty,” she turned to Suzanne, “My name is Nicole Somblier.”
This story always killed me. So, I said to Carlos that Suzanne had mentioned on Facebook that Betty had passed away, and Carlos said this:
“Yes,” I said, “My friend Suzanne’s friend from high school’s mother was Bette Davis.”
Oy! Anyway, I took some pictures of the day–Carlos is allowing NO faces–and here they are:
Ozzo, auditioning for a part in the Smallville production of Oliver!: “Please, sir? May I have some more?” Sadly, a neighborhood Schnauzer got the starring role, and Ozzo will be Orphan # 6.