this morning i got up early, hopped in my car
and drove to my brother doug's in massachusetts.
today is our mumsie's birthday and she had no clue i was
coming up to doug and ra's to surprise her.
we had a lovely day, and aunt margretta and
uncle david came for dinner and cake.
driving in the car this morning i was trying to pick the
one thing i love best about my mom.
as long as i can remember, she told me that it doesn't
matter what you look like on the outside,
it's what's on the inside that really matters.
wash your face, comb your hair and go out into the world.
not very good news for the cosmetics industry,
but what a gift that was to a lanky, awkward girl.
happy birthday, mumsie.