Friday, May 23, 2014

my brown-eyed boy

For no other reason than I have always liked both of these pictures a lot.

I'm pretty sure we were at Belmont Racetrack for a Kenny Loggins concert and the races of course.

yeah, we won.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

sweet memory

I found this post from May 2008:

Neil Diamond has been all over the place promoting his latest album. This morning Jimmy reminded me of this performance during the Grammy awards so many years ago. I was watching it, he was trying to sleep beside me.

 As Neil and Barbra started to sing, I nudged him "Wake up...psstt. Lookit this. This is HOT...they are way more than just friends...pssst". 
You Tube is getting to be my memory keeper.

one of the commenters was Jimmy:
"I remember it like I'd seen it last week. Oh yeah, I did! Miss you dear. See you Friday night. Love ya, Jim"

Monday, May 19, 2014

make me smile

Despite a productive week at the keyboard and in the studio, I spent a little too much time in sadland this weekend. There are a lot of things pending, paperwork,  serious housework - all the usual suspects - and I am footdragging and feeling sorry for myself.

So, time to get over that crap and "git 'er done" and try to do it all with spirit of the guy who would do just about Anything to make me laugh.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mothers day

Jimmy was so proud of me after each of the boys were born. He always made a fuss for me on Mother's day and taught the boys that they should take this one silly Hallmark holiday to heart, and they have.

And I was proud of him for being there through both deliveries and really appreciating what labor was all about. Colin and Jake are our finest collaborations.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

my blue heaven

Jimmy had my pool put in and built the extensive decking all around it '98.

He would take a quick dip from time to time, but he liked nothing better than standing on the upper deck and watching me do my manatee imitation with the Sunday NY Times spread out on the deck and ball game on the radio. He would toss down a bag of cherries and my day was perfect thanks to him.

This year Colin has managed the entire pool clean up process. I didn't even get to chase any tadpoles this year. The water was so foul the frogs laid their eggs elsewhere.

Friday, May 2, 2014

time to shine

This was taken at a cousin Stephen's wedding I think.

We had so few occasions to get fancy..weddings were always a treat.

The photographer was an old fashioned pill and posed us like a couple of store mannequins.
Right after this was taken Jimmy asked me if we should moon him. I said knock yourself out, but out of deference to the wedding party we

An old date-book reminded me that I was sick as hell in this picture and had gall bladder surgery the following day. Jimmy was practically holding me up.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

a gift

I was in Publix today and they had just put up a table full of the lushest, most extravagant lavender plants I've ever seen. My own ancient lavender did not make it through the harsh winter.

I hoisted this one into the air to read the price on the bottom and  was kind of shocked and went to replace it on the shelf when "You're  the Only Woman" came drifting down to me from the Muzak .

You win baby.  Thanks.