"You may be right... I may be crazy".....
Jun. 10, 2012 5:59 am
Updated: Jun. 17, 2012 4:39 am
Friday night we finally got to go out with our best friends and spend some time with them in a relaxing, fun setting. Akron has this great outdoor venue for free concerts - Lock 3. Friday there were a couple tribute bands playing - One was a Billy Joel
and one was an Elton John; both very good - and we all suspect the same band... Anyways - we met our friends and first had dinner at House of Hunan. I had a great Peach Schnapps/sesame chicken dish with a Japanese beer. I was pleasantly stuffed and ready
to walk the two blocks down to Lock 3.
We barely were settled into our lawnchairs when our daughter comes running up to us. She was also there with friends! It was a beautiful night to be outside and the place was packed.
To have the chance to go out with friends is becoming a rare treat in our lives right now. The restaurant is keeping us busy. That venture came at a good time, though, we are new empty-nesters and needed something to keep us busy. I do still have time to
meet up with friends, though, and one of my best girlfriends and I usually have a gab session every couple of weeks after work. Those sessions involve a cup of tea (either iced or hot depending on the weather) and some sort of treat - usually something chocolate.
This past week, however, we had two visits and they involved more than tea and goodies! Monday afternoon Tawnia sent me a text: "Tell Kristal I have 2 of these". There was a picture attached - of a fuzzy little gray kitten. My daughter has always wanted
an all gray kitten, so of course I forwarded the text on to her. About a half hour later we were on our way to Tawnia's house to see those little fuzzballs. If you've ever seen a kitten, and you're an animal lover - that is about the hardest thing to resist!
But we did - we held them and then we left.
But all that night Kristal could not stop talking about how cute he was and it was just the color she wanted. She and her husband already have a cocker spaniel and a huge gray and white cat (who they got from Tawnia about 4 years ago), but she just knew they
needed a new friend! Tuesday she called me and said she wanted to go get one of those cute little kittens, so after work we went back to Tawnia's. Tawnia was quite happy that one of her kittens was going to a good home. Kristal picked up her new kitten
and I picked up the other and my will-power just disappeared. I brought the other little guy home with me! My husband's comment to me when he heard the news, "You need your head examined!" I already had my "logical" explanation for my temporary lapse of
sanity (though many would say it isn't a temporary lapse at all!): "The kids need a kitten and they're going to name it and get to consider it their kitty at "Grandma's house". It worked! How could he deny our adopted grandkids the joy of a kitten?!
Wednesday afternoon I picked up the kids from the restaurant with only the promise of a surprise. They guessed it was everything from a real baby to a hippopotamus but did not guess a kitten. The look on their faces when they saw our tiny new kitten was priceless!
We spent about two hours just taking turns holding the kitten and thinking up a name. At first they were suggesting names of classmates from school, then we moved on to names like "Margarita" and "Tequila". Then - they came up with Amigo. We all agreed
that was a good name for him. Amigo has fit right in to my "zoo" - it took our old cat about 24 hours to accept him, but now he lines up for treats along with both cats and Suzy the dog.
So... as Billy Joel says in one of his songs, I say to my husband: "you may be right, I may be crazy.... But I just may be the lunatic you're looking for..." and I know I'm right - after over 30 years, he knows just how crazy I am and it's not going to change!!