The Milk Tour – This Reading Can Affect You

I don’t know about you, guys, but the morning after Thanksgiving is even better for me then the Day itself. And why is that? Because you find yourself with a pile of food for a week, your kids and grandkids walking around in their pajamas early in the morning, coffee, kids food in your coffee, toys, grumpy adult kids who try to sleep in, cats waiting for their treat, and an urgent need : we are out of milk.

So, my daughter-in-love, my granddaughter and I in pajamas strolled our flip-flops to the car in the drive way on a torrential rain. But who cared? Rain in SoCal is like first snow in Europe, and we loved to get in the crazy water up to our ankles. I got to comb my hair before leaving and that was good. People at Von’s here know me, some of them are good friends I made during the years, and I wanted them to be able to recognize me. First thing I saw: the pineapples were almost for free. We got two. And by the time we were checking out, we forgot to get milk.

The sky was falling down outside, the drops of rain were big like cherries, and we were completly soaked when we reached our car in the parking lot. But we didn’t mind it. We laughed until we got home.

Now the breakfast party is going to start. I have to go.

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Pepper and the Man with the Shack

http://www.amazon.com/Pepper-Man-Shack-2/dp/1493516396/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382801266&sr=1-4&keywords=rodica+iovaBookCoverPreview.do

Children’s Picture Book on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Down-Chimney-Penguin-Rodica-Iova/dp/1492879606/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382320653&sr=1-1&keywords=down+the+chimney+penguin+joeimage (1)

Our Backyard Like a Jungle

Pepper the dog here-
I took a walk in our backyard today – it was cool enough to breath without the oxygen mask on this time of September. Actually, I am mean: I always can breath out there because the ocean breeze keeps us comfortable, but why not complain about things? Whatever!
So, I strolled the backyard with trees and high bushes and I thought : this was like a jungle. You can get caught by living plants crawling on your legs. It didn’t happen to me.
I saw a snail and didn’t turn it over this time. Its life was miserable enough.
Then I found a button: it was made of golden metal. I took it in the house to surprise mom for Mother’s Day next year. Then I went in the backyard again to find more treasures, but I got lost.
If you see mom tell her I’m still there. And she can bring me a pack of bacon.
In the shade.
Because our backyard is like a jungle.

Goose Eggs Roller-Coaster – from the “Real Stuff” series

Pepper the dog here:

Mom visited a certain country a while ago to do some teaching for different groups of teachers. And as you can guess already, she didn’t take me with her. “Nobody is bringing their pets on this trip, Pepper.” That was a sad excuse because when she came back home she placed two goose eggs on the table and a jar with homemade pickles. “This was what I got as a gift from the family I was staying with,” she said and let me marvel at the awesome gift. I immediately agreed with myself that the big, shiny, bluish eggs were pets. Yes, mom had some pets with her at the end of the trip. Analyzing this idea I felt betrayed.

Then the horrible thing happened: both two eggs rolled on the table, took speed and ended splashing on the floor.

The truth was that I helped them a little bit.

But don’t tell mom.