Monday, May 02, 2011

From my journals.......1979 (June)

June 8: Dinner at R's house. Met her boyfriend. Still in shock over the fact that she is having a relationship with this kid. Gross lack of sophistication, not the slightest bit mature for his age (23). I can't relate.

June 12: Nora over for dinner. She really loves my cooking—I call her the Locust. Tonight I made an Oriental style dish with hamburger, tofu, and vegetables (featuring our fabulous fresh spinach). For dessert, strawberries from the garden, along with oatmeal-walnut bars. After dinner we sang and sang—Nora playing the guitar and me the Autoharp and piano. We all got to bed late, but had much fun. Not many weeks until Nora leaves.

June 13: Did another radio show on breastfeeding, my third, this time with Peggy. It was great fun, and we got across lots of good information.

June 22: Made an appointment to get my hair layered (!!) next week. I am convinced I'm in need of a change—the long, long hair I've had since my teens is no longer flattering—but my hair has always been my security blanket, and I'll probably go into a depression!

June 30: Loulee's wedding day. We left the house at 5:30 a.m. and got home 22 hours later, exhausted. I enjoyed myself, though—the kids received such an enormous amount of approval that it was marvelous fun just being their mother. I got a fair amount of approval myself, and felt really loved.


Indigo Bunting said...

You sound so happy.

I have recently convinced my hairdresser that layering is OUT for me.

Susan said...

I was happy. The baby years were the happiest of my life. I remember not understanding why women's magazines ran so many articles on stress. I woke up excited every morning.

My hair, however, was another matter I haven't been satisfied with it since I gave up wearing it long.

Anonymous said...

Susan, I am enjoying your journal so much. Wish I had kept one!

Susan said...

Thank you, Dolores! And I wish I'd written in mine every day. We're never satisfied..... :-)

crystal said...

I'm really enjoying these posts too. You keep cracking me up -

"I call her the Locust" ... hee hee

I kept my hair long a long time too - I felt like Sampson :)

Indigo Bunting said...

Susan, did R and her kid boyfriend stay together?

Susan said...

No, they weren't together long at all, thank goodness. She made a better choice when she got married.

Indigo Bunting said...

Susan: Whew!