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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Perfect Day

I spoke with my sister last night about our Hawaii trip. We ended up talking about things like The Family Jowels, Mom Arms (those flabby old lady arms that no amount of exercise will correct), and the care of aging teeth. Finally K said "Good grief. We're talking like a couple of old ladies. We've talked about everything but our bowels. Are yours moving?"

My sister is a funny grrl. She is 14 months younger than I and has lived to harass me for as long as I can remember. Our other sister is a kinder, gentler sort of sister.

While we were talking, they were in the midst of one of those wonderful Michigan thunderstorms that I have always loved. Summer thunderstorms are the one thing I miss about Michigan. That and the spectacular summer greenery. She opened the door so that I could hear the rain and I was momentarily jealous.

But today was one of those heartbreakingly beautiful California days. It was quite warm but there was a light breeze blowing. LavenderDE claimed that she could smell the ocean as we headed out for lunch.

On Thursday evenings out here in Redneck Country, our little town has free concerts at the local mall. Tonight was classic rock.

My friend Dixie and I like to meet at the Starbucks that is right next to the concert pit. She has the passion fruit iced tea with lemonade and blackberry. I like the blackberry green tea frapuccino.

Parking was tight and as I walked across the lot, the wind kissed my face reminding me of the Trade Winds that flow in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The air was perfect and the sun was as bright as noon time just before sunset.

We just sat there on the mall with about 500 other folks sipping our drinks, tapping to the music, and reveling in the sweetness of it all. All of the stress, the aggravation, and the turmoil of life and of work simply ceased to exist.

I truly do live in paradise.


Blogger Syd said...

Well, thank God. I know you needed that.

4:10 AM PDT  
Blogger kitty litter said...

Just reading this made me relax a bit...DoG knows you needed a day like that!

5:02 AM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

Aaaaaaahhhh!! I LOVE California!

And you're so lucky you have Sisters!

9:14 AM PDT  
Blogger d said...

Wow, you have a way with writing. I feel like I just meditated - feeling the light breezes you descibed.

Your conversation with your sister reminds me a lot of the talks I have with my cousins - we have bi-yearly vericose vein reports (runs in the family).

(oh - my word verification is mboob - "mmmmm boob")

12:34 PM PDT  
Blogger Sangroncito said...

I love our California, too, but I also miss the wonderful, dramatic thunderstorms of my childhood.

Jowls? I'm deleloping those. Yuck!

Have a great weekend!

3:32 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Thank you Syd & Tookie. I did need it.

Kmae, I am so lucky to have sisters.

LOL @ the varicose vein discussions D! Thanks for the compliment. I will be visiting you again. America needs more Moms like you. Smart and fiesty; taking crap from no one. In fact, let me introduce you to Ms. Kitty Litter above. She's a commando style take no prisoners mom ;^)

Jowls suck Sangro. The only cures are plastic surgery or a different set of genes. ;^)

10:47 AM PDT  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Hi...stumbled in, enjoying the read. Yes, you do live in paradise.

Hi KMae.

2:20 PM PDT  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Thanks for the comment at my place and for leading the way back here. Family Jowels = hilarious. I think I'd like your family. And a night with you at that concert, come to think of it. You don't have a problem with heteros, do you?

Meanwhile, that counter you've got on your sidebar there? Yeah, that one. I have the same one on my keychain.

2:33 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Hi Elizabeth. Glad you stumbled in. I accept all visitors into paradise ;^)

LOL Mom101. I love your blog. I only have trouble with hets when I feel obligated to have sex with them. Otherwise, I like them just fine. Now that you mention it, if I had a problem with them, I wouldn't really have much of a life. Does that keychain actually count the days? I'm really jealous. I'd love to take it into that republican stronghold I call my workplace ;^)

3:56 PM PDT  
Blogger Mocha said...

You wrote so sweetly about your sister. I'm inserting a huge:


There. I've awed. I'm out.

6:55 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Hmmmm. My own blog didn't even take my own comment.

Hi Mom101. I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by. No problems with hets here as long as I don't have to knock boots with 'em. *weg* I'm very jealous of that key chain. If I could find one I would flaunt it at my republican strong hold work place.

Thanks Mocha. Both of my sisters are pretty special people :o)

12:07 PM PDT  
Blogger Sandra said...

I miss midwestern thunderstorms too. Heading back there in a few days so hoping for some weather(minus tornados). It sure is hard to complain about California though.
Your evening of music and friends sounds so great. I enjoyed this refreshing lovely post.

10:29 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

(((((Sandra))))) Kiss the thunder heads for me ;^)

7:57 AM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

Hi Elizabeth!!!
Love ya, Woman!!

11:32 AM PDT  

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