|The Casella "silly" picture!! Even Emilio & Walter |
got a bit silly!!! Who knew......
I drove out to the funeral in Pittsfield to represent the Casella side of the family and I must say I was very impressed with the wonderful tribute my cousin put together for her mum, it was a beautiful, beautiful service complete with a 41 minute video of pictures from the past & present. So moving for me to see not only myself at the ripe old age of 5 or 6 but also my Uncle Juney, my Grandmother and just pics from the 1950's of family, nice nice job!!
|Lynn with my dad, her Uncle Tony, getting a much |
needed hug & kiss!!
Still able to walk my 4.5 each morning and today had a very surprising chat with who I assume is a school teacher at Gilford. As I was running along Alvah Wilson Rd., I'd just got to the entrance to the High School when a girl came over to the side of the road and I could see her mouth moving. I took out the half of ear bud I use when walking, (I leave the other attached to my shirt so I can hear the traffic or a stalker or mugger coming up behind me!!!)
and stopped. She asked me if I was the person she sees every day running & walking along the main road. I told her yes and she told me she's been watching me all spring until school got out and then again since school began (which is why I assume she's a teacher or at least works at the school cause she didn't see me all summer, she was probably home in bed as I was out walking at 5:30 all summer!!!!) She told me she's just started walking/running herself and had lost 10 lbs. and knew I'd lost some weight since she'd last seen me, asked me how much, told me she was impressed that I was out there every day and that she could tell I'd lost weight. She told me to keep up the good work!! First time ever that has happened to me and I must say it made my day!!! So thank you Gilford High School teacher whoever you are....!!!
|The Ferguson Clan....l-r Bobby, his wife Susie, John, his lovely wife Jilly, oh |
wait, that's me...., Kenny who would be Gail's better half along side Gail, Bob "K" & the
camp director Nancy then Richard bringing in the rear (where he belongs!!)
My great nephew, Charles, turned 1-year old yesterday. It hardly seems possible a year has gone by since he came into the family, my my my time seems to just be flying by. Could it possibly be the older we get the faster time goes by? Not sure but sure seems like that to me.
Last week John was out 7 days straight!! Last night when I cooked dinner it was the first time since last Sunday he'd eaten at the house! 2 plumbing seminars, a snowmobile pot luck supper, dinner out with the neighbors, sibling get together, movies Saturday night so last night he was tired & very anxious to have a homemade meal. I bought this new "Progresso" meal starter or sauce starter or something like that. It's in the tuna, canned spaghetti, macaroni & cheese isle in the grocery store. It's just a sauce (ya ya I know, probably loaded with all kinds of bad stuff for ya but get over it!!!!) that you add other ingredients to and voila, ya get a meal. I picked the "garlic & something" sauce which gave a recipe for "chicken pot pie" and Johnny thought it was deeeeeeelish!! I didn't eat it as I have my own special food I eat on my diet but I did manage to grab a small fork full and I must say if I liked chicken pot pie (which I don't) I would've been tempted to cheat on my diet!! It was very good. Ya just add chicken and veggies to this sauce, along with a few other ingredients, and put it in a pie shell, and bake it up....smelled & looked yummy. The recipe called for "frozen" veggie mix but I got 3 small cans of carrots, french style green beans & peas and threw those in the pan instead and worked quite nicely. So if you're looking for something different, it's quick, it's easy and oh so good.
Lots of birthdays this month with a few anniversaries mixed in as well, 7 total so I'd better get to CVS and stock up on my cards!! Well kids, that's my life in a nutshell this week. I am really not a very interesting character, just slugging along here but I do manage to entertain myself quite nicely!! Holiday weekend coming up, Columbus Day, and you all know what that means.....Sandwich Fair!!! It's pretty much a tradition in these parts although not sure why we go every year as it's the same vendors, same animals, same junk for sale, same greasy food.....but we do have fun!!
Until I return here to chronicle my dull, boring existence.....smile and try and do something good for someone else daily!!
|Happy 1st Birthday Charles, even though this|
was an older pic from June!! You're
still a cutie!! And that would be
the lovely Molly accompanying Charles!
|My cousin Lynn & my brother, Michael Anthony! A couple|
of Casellas just hanging out.....