Monday, November 14, 2011

Read the labels!

Poor Mike.....I fixed a lot of food for him this past weekend and made him some hamburgers with Lipton Onion Soup Mix mixed into the meat.  I wanted to spice them up a little for him.  Ohhh I spiced him up!  He ate one burger and broke out all over from an allergic reaction.  I didn't read the ingredients close enough.....Soybean oil, MSG, barley, to name just a few of the things he's deathly allergic to.  Poor Guy!  He already had Pink Eye for the second time and he really looked pitiful and then I just finished him off.  He's seeing the eye doctor today and he's doing better.  (No thanks to me)

There was excitement on our block this weekend as my neighbor and her fiance eloped to Eureka Springs, AK.  We were so excited for them.  Kristy is the daughter of my dear friend Barbara .  Kristy's parents have been dead for several years and she was all alone.  She had really been hurt in the past and had just about closed herself off to any hope of a relationship.  After attending our wedding in May she came over to talk to me about opening her heart again.  I just said it is impossible to find love if you are not willing to let yourself be vulnerable.  I guess she was ready and the next thing we knew she had started online dating.  After she had been dating different people for awhile she came over one day and said sarcastically, "I just went on a date with my dad."  She described him as bald like her dad and a little round in the tummy (like her dad) but I reminded her, "Yeah, well you loved your dad didn't you?" "Why don't you give the guy a chance....he just may be as great as your dad".  

AND guess what...........He is!  He's a police officer only 4 years older than Kristy.  He treats so sweetly.  He is a widower with one grown son and they are so, so, happy!  I'm happy because I love the girl and I loved her mom and dad.  Wonderful people. 

So now there are 3 newlywed couples on the block.  Kristy & James (48 and 52).  My neighbors next door who are in their 20's and then the two old newly weds (me and Ron in our 60's)  I think I'll have a block party!


Muffy's Marks said...

Poor Mike, If it wasn't for bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all. What a LOVELY neighborhood. Good for all of you to find happiness.

Judy (kenju) said...

All those newlyweds do call for a party!!

Sounds like you gave her some very good advice.

Arkansas Patti said...

You and Ron showed her the joy of loving again. That has to make you feel wonderful.