Weather forecast calls for an Atmospheric River for our general area between yesterday and Tuesday. We’re due a total of 0.03 inches of rain.😂 I can’t help it…coming from New Orleans, I would expect more rainfall during something called an Atmospheric River. But, we’ll take all the rain we can get and it gives us something to think about besides the pandemic.
Partly over the weather forecast and partly because I wanted to smile today ( while waiting for this weather forecast to materialize) we’re watching ‘Singin’ In The Rain’… take a few minutes to watch pure bliss unfold. I mean, what else do you have to do? And who else remembers tap dance lessons?
We went for a walk yesterday. Stayed 6 feet away from other people out walking who were also trying to fend off cabin fever. We were almost run over by a toddler, on a scooter, zooming round the corner and about to fall. She was wearing a helmet – totally oblivious to the world happenings around her. It was such a joyfilled moment amidst all this corona virus stuff
Sometimes I like something spontaneous. If you knew me, you’d know how unusual those sometimes are. Spontaneous is joy to me and this flash mob video expresses such joy to me. I’ve posted this before but I wanted to watch again today and share it again. I think this is a beautiful moment in time. Seemingly spontaneous to the casual observer. Just turn up the speakers and dance and sing like crazy.
I had a little baby doll once. Her name was Baby Doll. She was born about 1958. I still believed in Santa Claus. She was delivered on a Christmas morning with a dent in her box. My dad told me that Rudolph had accidentally stepped on her box. That made me feel like she was truly special 🙂 I bragged about her all up and down the block. That Rudolph had actually stepped on my baby doll’s box. I never once considered her damaged in any way. She was just special. I told her all of my secrets. When I grew up and moved away, my mom kept her. And my sister’s doll. We both had the same kind. Eventually, as adults, my sister asked for her doll and I kept asking my mother to keep her for me. I hadn’t found the most perfect place for her. My mother kept her in the same bassinet she’d used for all five of us kids. A little white wicker thing that had a little white wicker rocking chair along side of it. My mother always dressed my dolly in clothes I’d actually worn as a baby. Lost my dolly to Katrina. Searched since then for another and –
Last week, I found her! Please join me in welcoming:
Gigi Ruth! The lighting is horrible but she’s totally beautiful. I’ve named her after my husband’s mother – who’d be over 100 today.
She must be the most perfect baby doll I’ve ever seen! Sooo realistic looking. I’m amazed. I hope I’ll be able to take pictures in better lighting soon but….this is her perfect self!
And here too! How do they do that these days? Make the dolls look so real? Plus she feels real – soft skin, etc – and is weighted like a real baby. I’m thinking to take her grocery shopping with me this week end. Hahaha!
I went to my eye specialist this afternoon. Some of you know, she checks my left eye for the wet macular degeneration. Sometimes, if there are issues, I get a teeny injection of Avastin in that eye. I’ve done that for about 10 years. The medication restricts the eye vessels and helps the leakage to stabilize –
Wonderful news is that I haven’t needed an injection since October 2013! Two years! And I didn’t need one today, either. Maybe she hit the leaky vessel right in its sweet spot with that injection two years ago!
I don’t have to return for 6 months. An entire holiday season with no medical visits! Praise the Lord and pass the champagne! I’ll pour 🙂