Today is my daughter Tiffany’s birthday, and I can’t tell you how proud I am of the woman my little girl grew up to be. She’s beautiful, she’s smart, she’s a wonderful mother, and the best daughter anybody could ever ask for. Happy birthday, Tiffany. I love you!
April is a busy month for birthdays in my family. Tiffany’s husband Kenny celebrated his birthday on the 8th and then yesterday was our daughter-in-law Geli’s birthday. Then we have Tiffany today, and her daughter Destiny on the 18th. I think that’s everybody, but I’m not sure. I need them all to stand still at the same time so I can count them.
Tiffany tells me that with four teenagers home from school for the rest of the year, she now has a growing respect for teachers. Somebody else told me that after the last three weeks, if she had to become a schoolteacher she would have a standing order at the liquor store and be on a first name basis with every clerk there.
Thank you to everyone who posted comments, sent me emails of condolences, or text messages or messages on Facebook about the loss of my cousin Bob Saxton from Covid-19. They do give me some comfort at this time.
As much as I hated to break our self-imposed isolation, I did have to go out yesterday to pick up my tax paperwork from our accountant. I was surprised how much traffic there was on the road. It was a bit below normal, but there were more vehicles out than you would expect to see in the middle of a weekday afternoon when the whole state is supposed to be sheltering in place.
So, with our return in hand, now I get to send Uncle Sam a check with more zeros on it than showed up at Pearl Harbor. Isn’t life fun?
Meanwhile, Terry is almost halfway through editing and proofing my new John Lee Quarrels book and I am making corrections as she goes. Then it will be off to proofreader #2, and then #3.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
So sorry ti see you lost you cousin. Our condolences to You Nick. Sorry this is a day late but I didn’t get yesterdays post until today. Seems to happen about every week or so.
George and Linda L.
Happy Birthday to Tiffany and all the family members! I retired from being a marketing/business/accounting/tax teacher after 12 years as it is the hardest job in the world. I couldn’t take it anymore! I worked 12 hours a day, went to trainings most of the summer (even ran some), never took a sick day, gave my all to my high school students every day! I’m not a big drinker but my sister owned a liquor store and teachers were some of the biggest customers, understandably. I haven’t worked since last May when school ended and I feel like a totally different person, it was taking a toll on my life. Yay for retirement!
A wise person once told me not to complain about paying taxes; paying taxes meant at least you had something to tax…