It was such a beautiful day today. Rebecca and I ventured out on a walk. We walked for about an hour. Good thing I remembered my cane. Cause by the time we got home, that cane was holding me up, lol. To Rebecca it was a nature walk. Before we left the house, she drew a list of things we had to find while out walking, lol yep she did that. On the list we had to find, a red flower, a white rock, a blue mailbox, an orange leaf, yellow grass, and a happy smiling human, lol. My kid is strange, lol. We found it all, and the happy smiling human was my mail lady, cause when she seen us walking she smiled and said hello Rebecca. My child says to her Hi mail lady are you happy? Mail lady says yes I am, so Rebecca tells her, your the happy smiling human on my nature walk list, lol. I explained briefly to her what my child had done and why we were walking, she laughed and told Rebecca good job. She asks Rebecca how she knew where to find everything on her list, oh boy guess what my kid said? She looks up at mail lady with a serious face and says, Didn't you know? I know everything!! We both cracked up laughing at her comment. My kid is just too much.
We had to find a blue mailbox, cause I had so much mail to get out it wouldn't fit in my mailbox. I want to thank Amanda for sending me the site on where to mail christmas cards to our soldiers who are fighting in this war. I had 5 cards left so I picked 5 people and sent them a card, wishing them a merry christmas and thanking them for their love and dedication for our country. I just wanted to let them know I cared. I also got more cards from jland today. They were from Chrissie and Michelle. Thank you ladies very much. I also got a card from my brother Paul. In it he thanked me for making his christmas happy and for always being there for him. I swear he knows just how to melt my heart. I hold a special place in my heart for him, cause I raised him after our mother died when he was just a little baby. He called me Mommy until he was 7 years old.
I had to tell my daughter a lie today. And I don't like lieing to her, because I am teaching her that lieing is bad. But she is only 5 years old and I thought the truth would frighten her. While on our walk today, 2 blocks from my house there is an outline on the sidewalk done in chalk of a person. There was also torn Police Line yellow tap hanging off a railing. A small spot was on sidewalk, I knew it was blood dried and turned brown. My daughter asked me what the outline was cause she said it looked like a human being. And as she said this she held my hand tight. I couldn't in no way tell her that is what it was, so I said it looks like some kids were drawing them selves on the sidewalks with chalk, maybe they were playing cowboys and indians or cops and robbers like boys play. She says, yep that's what them boys were doing. Whew, I got out of that one. But it made me mad. Why do they leave things like that on a sidewalk where kids walk to get to the school up the street from me in plain view so these little kids can see this? It is awful, they can't brush it off or something and remove that police line tape. Jeez, these are little kids ages 5 to 8 going to that school. I was so mad I called the 15th precinct and I complained about it. I had to lie to my child because of their stupidity or laziness in cleaning up their mess.
I also got a letter from an old friend of mine today. Her name is Karen. I was so glad to hear from her. She is moving to Philadelphia next month and wants to come visit. She said all she thinks about his my homemade meatballs and sauce. That girl loved them, I made them all the time when she wouldvisit me when I lived in virginia. She has 3 grown children, all in college. Her oldest son Amin was recently shot twice here in Philadelphia, but he lived, thank goodness. He has had 2 surgeries already and may need a third if things don't go well soon. I have added him in my prayers. I can't wait to see Karen again, it's been too long since our last visit.
Well, I guess that is about it for now. I hope your all having a wonderful evening and get a good night's sleep. Only 7 days left until christmas, wow.