Woke up to a rare rainy day in Phoenix. Wow! It's really neat. We do like to experience different weather off and on. I mean really sunshine and all that can get old. So on a day like today, you will find our faces filled with excitement and amazement. I know you think we are crazy. Maybe we are, but we know how to appreciate bad weather.
I have been busy. No unfortunately not with my writing, even though I did write a few new ideas and beginnings of stories down. I have been busy with family.
Last week I went to the Gammage Theater with my oldest son and saw Irving Berlin's White Christmas. I really enjoyed it, but I still love my copy of the movie with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
Then over the weekend I visited with my sons, Wayne, Jesse and Toney. They put in a new radiator in my car. I had been complaining it was losing water. Which isn't water anymore, it is a mixture of anti-freeze and water. More pricey to keep refilling. Then we went out to eat at The Keg next to the Chandler Fashion Square Mall. Fantastic steaks, let me tell you.
I don't remember how we got on the conversation of how their dad use to buy a second hand car, but it did come up and we had some great laughs over it.
My husband big John would buy a car by how it looked. I was the one looking under the hood and making statements like:
Me: "There isn't any water in the radiator. I am sure that is a bad sign."
John: " Look at the lines of this car. Wow, it is fantastic!"
Me: "But John the motor doesn't sound that great. There's a miss."
John: "Don't you love this color of blue?"
Me: "It looks like a pimp car! Really, it does."
John: "I'll take it!"
Me: "But John, I am the one that will have to drive it."
John: "I'll take it!"
I frown and look at the salesman who is grinning ear to ear. He knows he has made a killer deal with a man who likes the looks of a car.
Drove the car home and next day it wouldn't start. The dealer had to do a ring job on it for free. When John gets mad people seem to do what he wants.
The car also had a little quirk when it rained and you drove through a puddle, you would lose your breaks. We never could figure out why that happened. Thank God we lived where it didn't rain that often.
Believe me, when that car finally died, I did a victory dance. I bought myself a brand new Saturn and I have been driving it for eleven years. Best car I ever had. First thing I looked at was how fast would it go. That was important to me after being stuck in a car, whose top speed was ninety.
I always love visiting with my kids. What parent doesn't, is the question?
Sunday evening found me at Westwood High School watching a granddaughter and a grandson perform in their Christmas program "Canticle in Carols". Granddaughter had a solo and grandson sang with four other young men. Loved the music, they did such a fantastic job.
Took me back when my children were in school and I attended all of their performances.
See you around the block.
Remember I also have books for sale:
Fainting Damsel on Sale at Smashwords for $.99
Second Chance on Sale at Smashwords for $.99
They are also on Sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple.