Darlings! I thought I’d have time to post my Meatless Mondays and other tasty tidbits but La Diva is having WAY too much fun with family and friends here in Michigan to spend time on the computer! I’ve been catching up with long-lost cousins I’ve not seen in over 30 years! There has been plenty of laughter, reminiscing and marathon conversations out on the patio late into the night.
And do you know how sentimental La Diva gets about being back in Michigan? Whenever I’m in town, I’ve gotta drink Vernors, eat Coney Island hot dogs and sleep with my windows open! (a rare treat!) I usually drive by the houses I’ve lived in when I was growing up and exclaim “Wow! The house is so small!” as when you are a little kid, everything seems so large! Also, it’s strange to try and recognize neighborhoods that have changed over the last 40 years and clues to the past can only be provided by the odd business sign that refuses to change with the times between the new Walgreen’s and CVS drugs stores that have taken over every suburban corner.
On my first night here, La Diva was lucky enough to catch a mother deer and her three fawns crossing a small creek near my uncle’s house in the ‘burbs! I’ve seen cardinals, finches, robins, black squirrels, the odd hummingbird and those giant, fuzzy bumblebees that buzz around drunkenly. I am also enjoying the delightful flowers from my childhood here: coral bells, rose of Sharon and and big old fashioned roses full of fragrance. Summer in Michigan is so pretty!
So, darlings, I’ll be back NEXT MONDAY for my Meatless Mondays post and La Diva will be relaxed, refreshed and ready to go! Ciao for now and have a great week!
Originally posted 2010-07-13 15:20:00.