I'm suppoesd to lose all importance...at leat II didn't think so........I was wrong, i guesss With my health issues (and yes, he knows about them) and the terms of 'allowed minimal visitation' (2-3 times A YEAR), what if something happens to me before he can see me again? As it is, because he is going to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas down there, I wnot' get to see him until the first ofthe year ,maybe later, mayb not til Spring, oh well I guess as long as he's happy I should be happy for him.....
I told you a little bit about him on ur visit, he's 13 and in a transitional foster/ adoption placement. But, he's been found an adoption placement, and been having some extended visits down in Klamath Falls with the Adoption Parent to see if it will be a good match. He's always complaining that he hardly ever gets to visit me anymore, and that we never get much time together. Then, I make special arrangements with the Caseworker, therapists and staff for him to be here for today and tomorrow. And I had called and told him the 'good news', and he said it would be great, and that he wanted to spend Thanksgiving with me & mom, then a week later he calls and says he actually wants to be down in K. Falls and when I asked him why he said he wanted to visit with me & his Grandma, he said it was because he didn't want to "hurt my feelings" and tell me the truth the first time. He's going into a new and exciting thing, and I understand that, but that doesn't mean that I'm suppoesd to lost all
I saw part of the "Abby Special", unfortunately, I dozed off for part of it. No, I'm feeling worse, my son called en route to his foster/adoption parent's house, and was really detached/cold about the effect his deciding to not visit for Thanksgiving with me and Mom was having on me. He kept saying, "Don't be upset/cry Daddy!" Mainly, he didn't wan to have me make him feel guilty or ruin his happiness. I've been crying off and on all afternoon and evening since then, I feel like crap, have a bad headache, and I just don't care about anything right now.....
OMG! U workd fur da infamos Bakshi??? U mus has some stories. Ai kno my frien Bob Jaques worked fur him a lot, but I don kno if he workd on LOTR. Has u ebber seen da Ren & Stimpy episode from SPIKE TV where John K revised the roll of Fire Chief based on (and voiced by) Bakshi in "Fire Dogs 2?" Its a hoot! I been on ICHC fur bout 6 months nao.
OK, "Google is our friend," I think - pretty sure - I found it. On "Pallet Creek Rd." outside the park. On the maps, you see "San Andreas rift zone" cutting across. lo res: http://www.devils-punchbowl.com/pages/map.html ~ Higher res: http://www.devils-punchbowl.com/pdf/Map.pdf
So True BGC !!!! ... .. We should ALL give thanks for the things we have. And give thanks for the things we share with others around the world. I give thanks that we can all be together no matter how far apart. And I am grateful for special friends such as you BGC. (((((hugs)))))
"Vasquez Rocks" - yes! After all you pass it on the way. So many TV episodes and movie scenes filmed there. Star Trek, even a scene in "Short Circuit" (1980s?). "Devil's Eggs Lunchbowl" - shame of it was, I got there so late in the day, there was no time to hike! But I got to listen to an interpretative talk by the ranger; the pic was on the tour. It's outside the park on some little side road.
Woodland Hills hotter than Northridge? Maybe 'cause "teh ridge is about 200' higher...? San Joaquin Vly no no no nope. Above Antelope Valley (Cantaloupe Vally, <g>) right outside Devil's Punchbowl. Or Devil's something-or-other.