Thursday, July 19, 2012

On Possums and My Latest "Hapnins"

Jeff Musial was on Jimmy Fallon tonight. He's the animal guy. The first animal he brought out was a possum. He was all "Most people only see these on the side of the road. People rarely see possums just going about their business." I was all, Really? I must live in Possum Kingdom! (ha ha! That's a funny local joke because we have a lake in the area called Possum Kingdom.) I am still feeding our possums every night as well as putting out fresh water. It's like a sideshow on our front porch that we watch while we are watching TV.
My Sweetie finally picked some days he could take off so we can go see my daughter in August. Although he could not take off for her actual birthday, we will be there just a few days before. I'm looking forward to seeing her. I haven't been to Colorado since maybe 1989 or maybe 1990. I am also looking forward to roadtripping with My Sweetie and enjoying cooler temps. I 've already made all the hotel reservations and am looking forward to planning the road snacks.
My brother's daughter, the "found " daughter that we all discovered in 1999 when she was almost 18, recently posted some pictures of her son. He's almost 11. Mom pointed out that he reminded her of me. I think she was talking about this picture.:

That was my fourth grade picture, so I was 9. I never noticed, until I had the picture on my computer tonight, that I have that whole Mona Lisa/ I have a secret thing going on. The reality was, my top second right incisor was coming in oddly and there was no way in hell I was going to show that. The photographer was doing everything he could to get me to grin. Well that's all he got and I like it. The picture was taken in 1970. Doesn't that sound like a million years ago?


Anonymous said...

Great pic. And it was a million years ago. The other day I was in the bus and some kid was talking about this really old movie he'd just seen: Saturday Night Fever.

Whoa! For me old movies are from the 40s!

geewits said...

~~That's funny. Me too.

Ian Lidster said...

Love the photo. Such a pretty girl you were. Well, I mean, you're still a pretty woman, so there you have it. A million years ago? Not so much. I'd already been teaching school for 3 years by that time.

geewits said...

~~So it seems like TWO million years ago?

VioletSky said...

cute kid. plan your road snacks???

Anonymous said...

You look great. The smile is wonderful but it is your eyes that seem to be dancing with the joyful mischief of youthful life.