37 ain’t that bad

I survived.

Friday was the big day. Mom and Lisa took me to my favorite restaurant, DeLorenzo’s for pizza. We haven’t been there since my mom’s birthday. That last visit was so memorable and fantastic. It was our last time out as a family. John Beck brought out a pie with a candle on it and everyone sang Happy Birthday to my mom. Rick even came out and said hello to us! My father was so happy! I remember he kept joking with John Beck about silly Roller Derby names. Lisa kept clicking pictures with her cell phone which annoyed me… and now I am so grateful that we have photos of it.

It was just a couple weeks later that my dad died.

We wanted to go back to DeLorenzo’s but there was just something stopping us. I know that I was worried I’d walk in there and collapse in a heap of tears. Gosh, I remember going to DeLo’s with my dad back when I was 10 years old! How could I walk in there with out him?

At any rate, we went and no one cried. Instead we laughed and had a wonderful time. Thank you, John and Rick!

The next day I went to NYC to see Gainsbourg. I’ve been wanting to see it for ages. It was crazy and I loved it. Unfortunately they left out the whole Whitney Houston scandal. I also went to UNIQLO and bought some long sleeve t-shirts. The rest of the day was spent trying to get back home. I have no idea how people can live in NYC. There’s too many people and they all smell like urine and body odor.

I spent Sunday visiting mom and sitting out on the deck. We went to Home Depot and bought a lamp for the kitchen. We also stopped at Marshall’s and I bought two dresses, a shirt and a wrap sweater.

Monday was spent writing and listening to Peter Wolf songs.

I think 37 is going to be just fine.

2 thoughts on “37 ain’t that bad

  1. rosalie

    You will always be just fine….because you are your father’s daughter. Remember age doesn’t matter, it’s all about the quality.

  2. Nathan

    Happy Belated Birthday. Your gift (for some random reason) is the theme-song to Petticoat Junction. Here’s some lyrics to get it going and stuck in your head: ” … and that’s Uncle Joe and he’s movin’ kinda’ slow at The Junction: Petticoat Junction … toooooot, tooooot … “

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