Wow!! Working really cuts into my blogging life, not to mention all the other areas that are pushed aside to accomodate the time clock.
I think I mentioned in my last ancient post that it seemed strange to be back in my old office. Each day was less strange and by the end of the week I felt right at home. I need to mention one cool thing that happened. For years I had dealt with a company that sells audiobooks. Their salesperson, Peggy, and I had developed a really good phone friendship, talking about children, grandchildren, etc. Tuesday, I picked up my phone and said, "Hello, this is Pam Wolfanger" and the answer was this wonderful British accent saying, "Hello, Pam Wolfanger". I knew immediately it was my friend Peggy. We had the best conversation, catching up on the past three years. It was such a boost for me, and yes, I did buy some things from her.
Spring has really arrived here in our little town. The weather has been fantastic this past week. That is likely ending this week with a return to April showers, etc., but last week was glorious with many trees and plants in bloom.
This is a tree outside the library. Isn't it beautiful.
This is my flowering peach in process. We planted it after it bloomed last year so this is our first chance to enjoy its beauty.
In a week of working, I did have the opportunity to play on Tuesday as we celebrated our friend, Linda's, fiftieth birthday. We met at a local crepe restaurant and surprised her. It was a great lunch with great friends. We met her friend, Peggy, for the first time. I had a week blessed by Peggy's.
Fifty peppermint patties!
The weekend finally arrived. I didn't work on Friday afternoon so Jim and I treated ourselves to lunch (all Weight Watcher's approved, of course) and walked on the canal path. What a wonderful day - and workout. Oh, I forgot to mention, we each lost 1-1/2 pounds that week.
Saturday night we attended "Six for Supper" a church organized program where people meet together for dinner and fellowship. One family hosts and six other people bring food. It's a great concept for getting to know people in the church. Jim and I hadn't signed up for this program as we were away much of the winter. It just so happened that dinner ocurred at the same time as the "Thirty Hour Famine" (talk about an oxymoron) so there were empty spaces at several tables. Our friends Rick and Sandi asked us to attend. I forgot to take my camera, but it was a great evening of food and fellowship.
Sunday was a joyous and sad occasion wrapped into one. It was the farewell sermon of our youth pastor who has been called to pastor a church in Idaho. The church was full, the praise band played and outdid itself and Rick preached a wonderful sermon. Of course, it all ended with many of us in tears. We send this dear family off to Idaho with love and prayers.
Thanks for bearing with me in this post. It was a week full of memories and I wanted to share them.