Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Neighborhood Chronicles: A Golden Anniversary And SuperBowl

It has indeed been a very long winter already. Most of it, Lady Gatekeeper spent coughing, sighing and losing a couple of pounds here and there. Appetite has returned, however, which is actually not a good thing in her opinion. Nonetheless, health was needed to survive the first weekend of February.

Rather sad to report that the Gatekeeper missed attending her writers' group. It was a necessary "evil" one would suppose. There were plans to make for her parents' Golden Anniversary. Yes, fifty years my friends. Alas, it is something I will never attain. No worry, love might come again. One can only hope and pray.

In any case, February 3rd started out with a torrential downpour. One must not forget that Father's church (where we celebrated the Golden event) is a two-hour drive. Furthermore, it has been well documented that Californians do not know how to drive in the rain. Sure enough, we encountered two accidents. We were delayed long enough for Princess S. to put on her makeup.

Now to the Anniversary celebration. Lady Gatekeeper's family (seven in total) sang a pretty song for Oma and Opa. They did well, even though their leader (LG) forgot the words and proceeded to mix up all the verses. But the rest of the family were pretty awesome in following her and success was theirs after all.

There was delicious food, Indo worship music, festive decorations, laughing children and yes, the rain stopped.

Then the Gatekeeper's family visited Lord Brother J. and had the pleasure of watching SuperBowl XLII on HDTV. Outstanding!!! Lady Sister-in-law was not too impressed with the game and proceeded to fall into a well-deserved nap until the last three minutes of the game. Of course, we had no idea that we loved the New York Giants so much. But we cheered and carried on as if Eli Manning had been our hero all along. We suspect, however, that it was all about how much we disliked those amazing Patriots. They did look a little dull throughout the whole contest.

Well, these are the days in our neighborhood. It has been wonderful and by the way, the high desert has reached freezing temps again, the rain has watered our stony mountains and grass (or moss) has covered the land. Rivers are flowing, catch basins are streaming and the little calves have had to brave the weather. The sheep, zebras, little donkey, goats, and fillies have all sought shelter and sadly, our pups have still not made it home. We pray they are safe and happily living with a loving family. How is life your neighborhood?


Sharon Lynne said...

Hey there,
Missed you at the writers group. But glad you were doing something good and making some memories!

I actually watched the superbowl. I thought "Lady Gatekeeper sees something exciting here...I'm going to find out what it is." Well...I couldn't believe the last three minutes! Wonderful entertainment! I found myself loving those giants too. I'm always attracted to the underdogs.

The Gatekeeper said...

Yay! I knew I could turn you into a football fan. Well, for at least 3 minutes. LOL.

Janey Loree said...

Hi stranger! CONGRATULATIONS to your parents!! You girls make me wish I had seen the game!!!

Naomi said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well Gatekeeper. Hope you're feeling better again now. I've been full of flu this week. Congratulations to your parents on their special anniversary!

The Gatekeeper said...

Hey Janey. Maybe next year we can gather all our bloggie buddies and have our own superbowl party. I'm game!!!

The Gatekeeper said...

Naomi, thanks for the greetings from lovely England. I will again see its lovely shores one day. I am feeling much better and I sure pray you feel healthy soon. Keep in touch now.