This morning we awoke to a snow-covered scene. Oh boy. THAT means that we (all of the occupants in this complex) have to go out and play car jockey! That is, we must go out and clean the snow off our cars, then jockey them around so the parking spaces can get plowed. Yep-me with a still dead battery had to get a jump, then leave the car running and running and running until the snowplow came back. In the meantime, it was raining so I got totally soaked, wet mittens, frozen feet, and anxious to get the car moved, then placed back into its spot so I could finally go inside for a hot cup of coffee! Needless, to say, (but I will) it was horribly nasty out there!!!
But, then I started to read a few blogs - Elizabeth's and Kim's with their wonderful pix of Chinese New Year's and it brought back some nice memories. So, I thought I would write them here and also post some pix I had taken several summers ago of a trail walk I went on taking pictures of the beautiful SUMMERY woods!!
|I LOVE natural settings like this!|
Back many moons ago when I lived in Northern California, there was a special little Chinese restaurant my friends I always went to. The food was delicious and the Zombies ... oh - were specially made, and you could certainly turn into a Zombie!! The nicest couple ran this little restaurant together - Paul worked the bar and his wife, Sandy, was hostess and waited on tables. We were such regulars, we never needed to look at the menu. It would be "what do you feel like tonight? Chicken or beef or ..." and we would say what we wanted and you can be assured that the dishes coming out were dreamy and perfect! Yum!
We always went to our favorite place for Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year. At Christmas it was so fun because Paul would dress up as Santa!!!! And instead of saying "Ho ho ho", he would *giggle*!! It was just the funniest thing! You wouldn't expect Santa to giggle! He was just so darned cute!!!
Anyway, they got pregnant and had THE most beautiful little baby boy ever!! Benjamin. He was so sweet. Sandy sent to China for an authentic little suit for Benjamin to wear in celebration of The Chinese New Year. With the little hat and embroidered suit, this little bouncing baby boy was absolutely t.h.e. most adorable wee fella!!! I do so wish I had a picture of Benjamin in that suit to share with you. Unfortunately lots of my pictures have gone missing after so many different moves.
|Precious Lady Slipper|
Benjamin looked like one of those illustrations you see of little baby boys dressed in traditional Chinese outfits. Just roly poly and sweet as can be! Even though we have lost touch, I do think of this nice little family that was so enjoyable to visit. (Although by now, Benjamin must be a grown man!!)
I was thinking I would like to make Elizabeth's cute little Chinese New Year man for the coming holiday and in honor of that darling little boy. I have time yet, because Chinese New Year is on February 10th.
|A weed in the meadow, but can you see the perfect heart???|
Thanks to Elizabeth and Kim for their delightful stories and pictures and my little walk down memory lane. Here it is after 5 pm and I am stilled chilled! A think a cup of hot cocoa is calling my name ...
Until next time, keep warm ...