One Sunday last fall, shortly after we moved, my parents were running late to church. The church was still being built so they were meeting at a temporary place. There was construction near the parking lot and my parents came across a closed sidewalk. Mom told Dad that it would be faster to climb over the temporary barrier rather than waste time and go around. So, in their Sunday best clothing, they crashed their way through. After church, Mom noticed that there was a HUGE rip and hole in Dad’s new Brooks Brothers pants. Uh oh, oooops. Guess they aren’t made for climbing over construction barriers, eh? I hope nobody sitting behind my Dad noticed because his boxer shorts were completely sticking out. Can we say awkward?
My Mom makes people laugh without even trying. Her life it like a sitcom and there’s never a dull moment in our lives. Earlier this year, Mom was sitting in the jacuzzi tub at her gym after a class. She attached her locker key safety pin on her swim suit shoulder strap. The fast water currents and waterfall made her key travel to the back of her swimsuit. She didn’t know that and she was frantically searching around both tubs for the key! The currents were making it very difficult to see what was under the water and there was a sign warning people not to spend more than five minutes in the jacuzzi. Mom did not want to walk all the way to the lobby in her swimsuit because it was still cold at the time. She just kept moving her feet around underneath the water, hoping to find that tiny safety pin with her locker key attached to it. An old Chinese couple nearby starting laughing loudly at Mom and the wife pointed to the key was at the back of her swimsuit. Mom was relieved that she found her key and was so embarrassed!
A couple of weeks ago, we had some nice Mexican people install some travertine tiles in our kitchen floor. It was messy work and when they were done, they asked Mom who her cleaning lady was. She said, “Me”. One guy started to laugh hysterically. He kept pointing to Mom and asking, “You?! You?! You?!” He looked around our McMansion and kept laughing. Maybe he couldn’t believe that someone in our neighbourhood would clean their own house? He left the number of a cleaning lady for Mom.
I’ve been friends with the BB Gang for quite some time. I don’t even remember when we became friends. It’s like they’ve always been a part of my life. Maddie, Cam, Biscuit, and Bella were the original five. We don’t know what happened to Bella. Maybe she disappeared into the secret identity doggie protection program! Well, I’m sad to report that we lost our sweet Maddie on May 18th, 2014. Maddie went over the rainbow quite suddenly. Her family and friends are heartbroken and devastated. There’s not a day that I don’t think of sweet Maddie and smile! Good-bye, my sweet friend. I’ll see you again one day! I love you, sweet girl.