Daily Reflections From My Window

April 10, 2021 Saturday


“The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.”

Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Last night, we celebrated Madison’s Birthday at one of our favorite places, “The Fat Squirrel” in Jennerstown. It’s a quirky little place with delicious, interesting food choices. It’s a converted ice cream stand turned fine dining on mismatched dishware purchased from second hand shops. We love the vibe and it is Madison’s (and Jack’s) favorite! Their friend Lily is here and the first thing she asked was if we were going to the Fat Squirrel. It’s good.

We tried to do a little surprise party by decorating our table and the wall behind our area to make it festive, so I took some supplies. For once I was organized.

I think she liked it.

Here’s a peek at a few of our dishes. Madison had a smashed cheeseburger with their homemade sauce, Jay had their version of a Reuben, Jack had a roasted beet salad topped with rotisserie chicken, I had a miso glazed salmon with grilled fruit, Charity had a salad and I can’t remember what Lily had. The variety on the menu is quite diverse. We were all pretty full from dinner, but with it being a birthday celebration, we managed some apple pie and cookie dough cheesecake.

A successful dinner Birthday and they were off to either roller skate or laser tag. I love how they do fun things. We were invited but declined. They were just getting going when we were winding down.

So what does the quote above mean? My mother was (in) famous for giving you a picture of what she meant to get you but didn’t have time to pick up. We gave Madison a card with the note to please give us an update on an item that I know she needs so that we can get it for her as a bday gift. If she doesn’t soon, she’ll get what I choose. I’d rather get her exactly what she’d like. Just like my mom did.

Looks a little like Charlie’s Angels?

This would have been a magnificent photo-mail pouch barn with the sun setting in the background. But it’s a great picture of Jay!

We watched “Motherless Brooklyn” last night. It’s about a detective on the 50s with Turrets Syndrome looking for his friend’s murderer. Filled with every movie star in some kind of cameo, it was interesting but very long. A real whodunnit.

Today looks to be another beauty. I have things to do this AM. I’m still plodding through bookwork and need to complete it. Hammy is telling me to ditch it and spend time with him.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!