The weather in the L.A. area continues to warm up a tiny bit at a time. There is the possibility of rain next week, but I’m not going to look that far.
The ‘Zany Day’ song was “Help Me Rhonda” by The Beach Boys. For ‘Old School Friday’, see if you know this one:
“Fair thee well, I know you’re leavin’, for the new love that you’ve found. That handsome guy that you’ve been dating
Whoa, I’ve got a feelin’ he’s gonna put you down. Because he don’t love you like I love you. If he did he wouldn’t __ __ __. He don’t love you like I love you. He’s trying to tear us apart. He uses all the great quotations. He says the things I wish I could say. Whoa, but he’s had so many rehearsals, girl, to him you’re just another play. He don’t love you…” Hint: The exact title is not sung in the song, but I think you know. The singer was known as ‘The Ice Man’.
Our ‘Sleepover in the Valley’ had a great ending. Thursday morning, after Nowell and Jennifer went to work, we went out for breakfast. When we returned we complied with Jennifer’s urging and went into the hot tub. It’s been a long time since we’ve been in one and it was so relaxing. At first we weren’t sure if we could stand the hot water, but after a few seconds of the powerful jets of water, it was clear that we should stay. After we got out I was ready to take a nap (555). We packed up our stuff and headed out into the world.
Late morning on the freeways used to be a good time to travel. The rush hour was over and the lunch traffic hadn’t started. It’s not that way anymore. Sitting in an ocean of cars, it felt completely foreign. Each time we return, the memory of certain things seems a little more distant. It didn’t dampen our spirits, but I forgot how much time used to be spent this way. What seems like a traffic jam in Chiang Rai is really nothing.
We will return to the ‘Valley Cousins’ on Sunday afternoon for a gathering of generations. The whole West Coast Clan will gather for dinner, featuring a special guest. We will get to meet Owen Joel, the new son of Sam and Emma. Long-time readers may remember that Sam and Emma visited us in Thailand a few years ago. Sam is the son of Nowell and Jennifer and we’ve already seen the baby pics. It’s going to be a big occasion.
Today’s photo is of Tina and Lucy, the house-mates of Nowell and Jennifer.
Today is my ‘Other’ birthday. It marks 28 years in Recovery. I’m feeling very grateful for the life I’m living.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd. On to the ‘Funnies’.