I was just reminded about what happened to me yesterday when I wore a brand new pair of white capris to work. This was the second time I’d worn the pants I bought to take away on our cruise this winter. During lunch I went to “NoFrills” store to buy fruits/veggies…when I got back to work I had smears of black on the right side of my pants above and below the knee. It turns out the “NoFrills” bag which is yellow with black ink wasn’t holding its black ink…and it had come out on my pants where I’d hit the bag. Furious! I went to the store and spoke to the manager who will pay for the cleaning bill (hope it comes out) but suggested that perhaps I should buy their eco bags…hmmmm…yes … but what if I forget and the next time I’m wearing white again??? And actually as I pointed out to him that clears up what happened to 2 long cotton skirts I’ve worn this summer….I sprayed them with Spray’nWash last night and they are soaking. I’ll give you an update on this.
Daily Archives: August 14, 2007
My youngest son and his girlfriend took a “little” trip to the Canadian west coast to B.C. during a late summer. It was going to be an adventure that would last maybe 2 months…maybe 3 months and their plan was to work while they were there. They ended up settling quite nicely into the wonderful terrain and gentler lifestyle, working and exploring and now just about 2 years to the day later they are coming back home! Its very exciting and I can’t wait. They visited at Christmas and my son was home briefly in June. They purchased a 22’ trailer which they gutted and painted and primed and recushioned and replaced kitchen cupboards and its just like new. Only 11 days now until they load up and head back. In the meantime the trailer is up for sale..click on the pic for the listing.
On Saturday we went to Marc’s 40th class reunion. It was wonderful watching all these classmates who hadn’t seen each other for years…15 years…25 years…40 years. You could tell as they laughed with each other, comforted each other as they shared stories what a very close class they had been and still were. Most shared stories from Grade 3. Marc played golf with someone he hadn’t seen since he graduated, and he was only 17 at the time, yet that didn’t seem to matter.
Twelve classmates have passed and 3 were unable to attend because they are quite ill. Twelve, white, helium balloons were released one-by-one as each name of those student’s was called. Two balloons were released to acknowledge the students who were not well. Alabama’s Angel’s Among Us played in the background. When we turned to look at all the balloons it was breathtaking. The twelve balloons were sooooo high up like stars and they followed each other in almost a straight line….as we watched…as everyone had quiet moments of reflection…the 2 balloons released last seemed to stagger trying to get up there as well but they never did catch up as far as we could tell…but they moved and touched each other, which is the way they floated together. It was beautiful.
Although all the great Led Zeplin, Iron Butterfly, Cream songs had everyone “grooving” there wasn’t much dancing. It seemed there was so much catching up and sharing of news and laughter there just wasn’t time. Two dates for more celebrations were announced, one in 3 years for a special age birthday celebration for most of the classmates and the other for the 45th reunion. Nice. Very nice…. I wish I had kept in touch with my high school group.