Good rainy Monday morning. Sigh.
All I can holler is "Thank you Lord for watering the earth!"
And the earth has been watered. My piece of the earth is the city of ATL. We've had 40 inches of rain this year already. We didn't have that much all of last year.
Goodness gracious alive.
Despite all this rain, it was a great weekend.
This weekend my sister Kentucky turned 32!!
For the record, Kentucky is NOT her real name. (People actually ask me about that). She is the only person on the planet with her unique name, so I don't put it up. It starts with K and has the same number of letters. That is all you need to know. Her nickname is KAY.
"Gal, I'm not putting your whole name on a card," I said. "I'm not using up all my letter stickers up."
She was fine with that.
So here is her card:
She didn't plan to do anything special for her birthday, She just wanted it to be another day. I told her I would come over, but it was all dependent on whether there were monsoon rains. She lives in the south suburbs, some 30 miles away. I was not going to brave these ATL highways with all these nondriving folks in monsoon rains. Nerp. Luckily it was just drizzly at most. So I headed her way around 4 in the afternoon.
When I arrived her house, one of her best friends, her old college roommate, was there. And her other best friend since high school came over an hour later.
I was a little disturbed by her roommate occupying my favorite spot on the sofa. But that was alright. (She better be glad she got there first).
I wished Kentucky a happy birthday, and gave her the birthday card.
She counted cash inside, and then gave it back to me.
She has been wailing about giving me some money every month, but she hasn't done it. So she started on her birthday. (We'll see how long that will last). There's a credit union down the street from my job, so I will go open an account. There's a chance I may ball 'til I fall if I don't.
I talked to her the morning of her birthday, and she was planning to make a low country boil. She was a little confused about how she would do that. But she got it done.
"Girl, did you fry some chicken livers?"
"No, those are oysters."
Good. I didn't see how seafood and chicken livers went together.
She fried fish.
"I've been pinching off my piece," her friend Candy said.
You know how folks can be. All in the kitchen while you're cooking, pinching off of food. Humph.
A close-up of the crabs.... Just to make you more hungry this morning
I noticed my sister had plants on her balcony.
"It needs more sun," she replied.
"Whatever. Looks like it's getting enough sun to me."
I know she didn't want to talk about plants on her birthday. So I left it alone.
It was fun hanging out with my sister and her two friends. They are all at least 10 years younger than me and they are mighty funny. After dinner, I claimed an area of the floor, the area between the coffee table and the bookcase (since the sofa had been claimed. Humph). My sister doesn't have cable right now, so they watched Orange is the New Black on my Netflix on her laptop.
Times have really changed. My sister asked "Does anyone need a device?" She meant did anyone need a laptop or Ipad. I tell you, between the 3 of us, there were 7 pieces of computer related equipment in the room. This was not the case for me and my friends, even 10 years ago.
They are some young folks. I can't hang and I know it. I think I went to sleep twice, right there on the floor, wrapped in my comfy blanket. I think they watched 7 or 8 episodes. I woke up whenever they were laughing. Plus they were watching videos on another laptop. They have the best attention span.
I finally decided to leave at two in the morning. My sister said the next day, "Lisa, if you wouldn't have gotten up, they would've stayed until five or six."
I can't hang like that. I am too old. Two in the morning was balling for me. Plus, I forgot to feed Oscar his dinner (I didn't expect to be gone long). Little dude was looking at me crazy when I got home).
I had a great time with my sister. I was happy to be included in her "Girls Night".
Sunday was a routine day. I went to the white people's Kroger for my prescriptions. I went to the Farmer's market in my neighborhood in pouring down rain. It was STILL crowded. My goodness.
And I'ma need ya'll to stop letting your children walk around barefoot in the rain. There are too much deadly bacterias around. Put some shoes on your child. Thank you.
It was a good weekend overall.
Friday evening was even good. I not only went to church, but I also ran into someone interesting...
Oh my! Who's that young man I'm hugging??
LOL.... to be continued.
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