I had lunch with my friends Ed and Colleen….Italian of course! We decided to try a new restaurant that recently opened. When we walked in the owners made us feel so welcome. And would you believe they were from Cleveland Ohio, my hometown! The people in the Midwest are so nice and friendly. Well, great food, beautiful decor, and fabulous service. We will definitely be back soon. Turned out to be a good day.
My friend Jody and her husband Don just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. How wonderful is that. They are very lucky to have reached such a milestone in their lives because that’s very rare. My husband Mel and I were married for 36 years before he passed away. I felt I was very lucky to have shared those years with him but would have loved to have had 50 years! So to my friend Jody and Don congratulations and may you have much good health, happiness and love for all of the rest of your days. God has really blessed you.
I was talking to a friend today and I was telling her that I’ve been having anxiety attacks lately. I keep thinking about all the mistakes I have made in my life. There are so many! I know that I cannot change the past and that I have so much to look forward to but yet I seem to dwell on my past mistakes. I try to believe that the best is yet to come but sometimes it just doesn’t seem possible. I guess I’m just feeling insecure but I don’t know why. I can go for weeks and feel good about myself but then this sense of depression comes over me. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels like this and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. In reality I’m very lucky that I’m healthy, have a loving family and so much more. I wish I knew why these spells come over me!
I’m very excited, I’m going to visit some friends up in Reno Nevada. I haven’t been there in at least 30 years. I’m going to go around 1st September and spend five days and then I think I will go to Los Angeles and spend two weeks with my family. I’m not going to wait six months to visit my family again. I volunteer twice a week and that is very important to me but so is my family! So if I’m able to travel I’m going to.
Jamie is in Detroit with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. My best friend lives about 30 minutes out of Detroit in the suburbs so I am hoping she will get to see him. He sure has been traveling a lot. I’m glad he enjoys what he’s doing. A lot of pressure and he sure has to have thick skin to be in the entertainment business. I don’t know how he does it.
Back to my volunteer work. The ladies I work with are really special and I enjoy being with them. We were very busy today so the time went very quickly. Tonight, dinner with my friends Colleen and Ed. Very special people.
My grandson’s birthday was yesterday… I can’t believe that he’s 29 years old! Next week when he has a day off from work I am going to take him out for lunch. What’s the sense of buying him anything. He never likes anything I pick out! It was sweet of him when I spoke to him, I asked him what he wanted for his birthday? His answer to me was nothing, let’s just have a little lunch and that will be just fine with me. He’s a good guy and I’m very lucky to have him as my grandson.
Rain and thunderstorms today! Very rare for Las Vegas but it feels good. It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen that and it’s a nice change as we all know Las Vegas needs rain! I’m going to put up a big pot of vegetable soup for dinner so that the house has a warm cozy feel to it. Life is good!
I can’t believe it, I’m back home in Las Vegas! My vacation went by too fast for me but now it’s back to reality. The flight home was smooth as silk and my son Kenny and his girlfriend Lisa picked me up at the airport. All of a sudden I’m completely exhausted so I’m going home and just rest for the remainder of the day. I think I need a vacation from my vacation!
Whenever I go to Los Angeles I go to Forest Lawn cemetery where my husband Mel is buried. It’s such a beautiful peaceful place. When I was younger I was afraid to go to a cemetery but I’m not anymore. I just sit by his grave for a while and tell him what is going on in our lives. I hope he hears me! I told him to be proud of his son Jamie for I know I am.. My husband was a good man and I miss it dearly. Life is good