....not really. It's Alyssa's 17th. birthday. She's my first granddaughter and becoming a real beauty. She's smart, VERY smart... sincere, and kind. She's blossoming into a lovely young woman. Tall and reed thin, (naturally - her Dad's side!) and has the most amazingly long thin fingers. Very delicate and naturally graceful.
So, Happy Birthday, Alyssa!
Other news from Main Street...
We have neighboring family who we see "over the fence" occasionally and at Christmas, etc.
The other day, while going in from my car, we said "Hello" and I asked how she was..
...found out she lost her sister to cancer 3 weeks ago and her Mother shortly before that.
I never knew. I never asked. I feel bad. I should have been more aware - called occasionally, whatever...
So today I am making her a cake and will offer it and a card with our sympathies.
A day late and a dollar short.....
But I know she will be gracious and I think her 2 young sons and her husband will enjoy the cake.
It sometimes takes more than good intentions to be a good neighbor.
If you have someone in your neighborhood that could use a cheery "hello", take the time to say it....you never know what they are having to deal with.
I know I will try t be better at "actions" rather than "intentions"...