Saturday, September 30, 2006

needed some heat this morn...

That crisp air somehow turned cold overnight. But I did have the extra blanket on my feet, so no cramps in the toes last night! In fact, Jerrell had to turn the furnace on this morning and it sure felt good. Looks like another beautiful day that the good Lord made and allowed me to have. I am looking forward to it. Today my brother, Ron and his wife, Michelle are coming up from Greenville, SC. They are going to the high school class reunion for the graduating class of '61 of which Jerrell was also invited. We have never attended a class reunion for either he nor I and we certainly are not going to be suckered into one at this stage of our life.

I always enjoy time with my brother as we are indeed making up for lost time in being together.If you good folks think I am nuts, you outta see my brother. Now it ain't easy being a Jerrell or a Michelle when me and the Big Guy get together. Big Guy is what my sons call him, as he is a little taller than me. About 6'5". There are many things he did to me as a child that I wish I could do back to him now, but getting him in a corner and throwing bricks up against his back sounds like work to me now. Also, I don't think I could chase him down the road and drag his scrony butt back to the house for one of mama's spankings like he useta do me. Oh was she ever a good spanker! Nor would I drag him down the road, with him hanging onto the car by only one hand on the cardoor handle. No, we have grown up, but we still have a sense of humor and love to laugh and have fun. Not sure whether we suffered damage back then or not, but if so, we are so much enjoying whatever it did to us.

He has always been the older brother to look after sister. Yet, before mama died, she told me to look after and take care of Ron when she died, as he had a heart murmur and was puney. Oh goodness, if she only knew all his problems now! So, with that thought in mind, I let him do as he pleased, as I did and figured it would all come out in the wash anyways. Of course he remembers more things that happened in our childhood than I do, although some things he says I know ain't xactly right, but no, no I never argue with him as he is like most men, knows it all and a sheer waste of good time telling them they are wrong! I do love my brother with all my heart!

As I was making my way through my blogs this morning I was moved by one of my daily readings. I have always enjoyed the writings of Ordinary Janet and did not know until a couple weeks ago that Janet is deaf. Today her writing totally touched my heart and today I found that she is not just ordinary Janet, but she is extra ordinary Janet, a lovely lady, a happy lady and enjoys her life to the fullest. She may lack what I and many others take for granted, but she adapted and is like her blog title, she is just like the rest of us, just she happens to be in my eyes, extra ordinary Janet. God Bless you my friend!

Believe it or not, I do actually have some things to do before Ron and Michelle get here. I must clear an entrance from the front door to the den so as they can sit and have some coffee and chat with us a bit fore the big shindig tonight. They will be here overnight as they usually do. So I'll get started with that and leave you folks with a smile on my face and happiness in my heart for this wonderful day...

God Bless!

8 comments:

Ordinary Janet said...

Thank you for the lovely compliment and I'm glad you see me as an ordinary person who's a little different than other people!

Have a great weekend with your brother and don't get into trouble!

p.s. You most certainly may post a link to my site on your blog! And I'll return the favor.

Moobear said...

Hi Janet,
You are most welcome! Thank you for your visit and your kind comment too. My sister in law just called and they are about 45 minutes out. And yes, thanks, we will have a great weekend and never know just what we might get into. lol..shhhh, we even have fun at the cemetery...
Considered yourself added my friend and thanks for the favor of adding mine.
You have a good weekend as well.

God Bless!

Teresa said...

Enjoy your time with your brother! The older I get, the more I realize the importance of family. It is a beautiful fall day here in East Tennessee, but I had to drag out the blankets last night too. No heat turned on yet, but it's a coming.

Gattina said...

For me it's already sunday, so I am curious to read your week end with your brother ! I thought of you yesterday evening because on TV they showed our King in Vienna where your son is ! He visited a castle with over 2000 rooms, but he didn't have to clean them. The castle belonged to the austrian emperor when they had one in 18something. It's really a beautiful town, your son will tell you !

Ordinary Janet said...

You have fun in the cemetery?? Oh, do tell! ;-)

Clara....in TN said...

Oh that sounds like fun with your brother. Reminds me of some of the things I did to my brother when we were younguns'. It's a wonder my Mother had any sense at all. I can remember knocking him off a bicycle with a huge rock....and another time my Mother caught me and i had his head pulled back over a straightback chair and he couldn't breathe. But we survived and we love each other dearly!!!!!

That Cleaning Lady said...

I'm the youngest of three and the only girl, so I got picked on. One time I recall the best, my brothers had me cornered behind the house and were saying to me "Say Sh**, Say Sh**", and threatening me with a fist, so I finally said "Sh**", and immediately they went and found my dad and said "She's cussing, she said Sh**"... well, guess who got to eat soap? I got back at middle brother tho, was chucking rocks over a fence and hit him in the head!!
Glad you got to spend some time with big brother, and hopefully by how he's redeamed himself for bricking you in the back and dragging you to mother??

That Cleaning Lady said...

Oh by the way, Claudia, your cold toes reminded me to suggest you look at Wiggy's web site and see about their excellent slippers. Chris recommends them for cold feet (like his), they aren't exactly beautiful, but they are great for warmth and air circulation. If you want the web address, let me know and I'll dig out the catalog for you.