Tuesday, August 21, 2007

You Wanna Ramble




Ahhhh, another photo from the past. This is the brood (sans Omega, she must have been an infant at the time). What I have found the most interesting about these photo's is how I remember all these dresses! This was a white number, lace overlay, with scalloped edges and had tiny blue ribbons around the neck line. I loved it and at the time of this wearing, I was growing out of it! Look at those shoes, I loved them too. I was not allowed high heels and these flats were so cute. I believe I tried to die them pink and ruined them.

We were on vaca and were visiting relatives in NYC and area. This is taken in front of Grandma's house in the Bronx. It was a small house and I marvel that my Mom shared a room with her two sisters. They slept in the same bed. My Aunt M. says my Mom's feet were always in her face! When we spent the night we were allowed to "camp out" on the screened front porch. I remember vividly watching a black and white movie about a Mummy and being scared to death all night long.

Sweet memories.

We are on vaca for the next eight days. We are going to Cincinnati for a few days, catch a Red's game, visit the Aquarium, revisit all the old haunts on the Kentucky Side.

That is if I go. I have been spending a lot of time at Mom's house helping out, spending the night. This all has been brought on by my Aunt who lives very close by, falling and fracturing her pelvic bone. Mom is trying to take care of Dad and Auntie M. It is too much for her and us kids are trying to relieve some of the stress.

Bridget and I have taken her wedding dress to a consignment shop and they have given it the place of honor in the display window. I drove by the other day and the sun was causing the tiny jewels in the tulle skirt to sparkle. I teared up.

I have started to look for a job and had an interview the other day. He was a professional head hunter for this company. Wow. I was not prepared and as usual, was way too honest. But, practice will make perfect or at least help me realize that I have to get better at putting a spin on the truth.

I'm really thinking that I may not pursue another stressful job, but seek something totally different. Go in a different direction.

I died my hair ....again.... this time a less dramatic shade of dark brown. It looks great, (thank you Gayle). I was early for the interview and spent a few minutes in Barnes and Noble. Before heading off I stopped in the bathroom and when I looked in the mirror I thought, "Wow...you look great!" Nice feeling.

Bought my first Moleskine journal. I went to several of the larger bookstores but they were not to be found! I finally located on at a small independent book store on Bardstown Road. It is now tucked in my purse and at ready.

My yard is a wreck. My house is a wreck. I borrowed my brothers car over the week-end and upon returning it my nephew took me home. I invited him in for the tour and as I was leading him around I saw the house through his eyes. My God!! I need to mow the lawn, even though we have had little rain, it has an unkempt look. But, the roses are in bloom and look stunning.

As I said, just a ramble.

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love my little Moleskine journal that I simply carry everywhere with me. Heck, it even fits into an evening purse. I love it so much, I seriously indulged in one of of the larger versions. I think so highly of that one though I haven't had the nerve to use it yet.

meno said...

I hope you can go on vacation. I will need to dig up some of my families old pictures. Yours looks so familiar.

Lisa :-] said...

Love those old pics! When we look through old pictures of the five of us, you can see dresses go down the line as we each grew out of them. One year, D will be wearing it, the next, C, and the next, L. I didn't get into that too much as I was WAY smaller than my sisters, and my mother didn't sew...

Job hunting. Blech! One of the best things about owning your own biz is the idea of NEVER having to go through another job interview. I was going to suggest you give entrepreneurealism a try, but that's not the way to go if you're looking to avoid stress...

Chris said...

What the hell is going on in Cincinnati? I have seen three references to people going there in the past week and TWO of them specifically mentioned going to a Reds game. I feel left out :)

AC said...

We just returned form our trip to Cincinnati and a Reds/Braves game. It was hot as all blazes, and the Braves lost in extra innings, but we had a fantastic time.

We ate at Dee Felice in Mainstrasse Village in Covington the first night and it was excellent. The appetizer of fried ravioli topped with crawfish with a jalapeno cream sauce gives me good shivers in memory still.

Annie said...

good luck on the job. i'm jealous about your hair. i need to think of coloring mine. several people have hinted. blah, blah, blah...

a journal is a "good thing."

i loved how this post rambled all over the place. it gave us a peek.

jane said...

Mary,Mary. Take me back in time some more. We're coming full circle,old friend and you have a special place in my heart and memories. Please,get in touch. Shotwell lives. ukfan332000@gmail.com

alphawoman said...

Dang it Jane!! Where have you been??? And we have Gayle in common!!! So good to hear from you...don't I look cute in that picture?? Ha!! Good Lord, the good old days, huh?