What a perfectly beautiful, wonderful, fabulous day this has been. The entire day has been one of Camelot weather. The sky is perfectly blue. Not a cloud in sight. Not too hot, no humidity. I could revel in this day forever.
It isn't just the weather that has made it such a splendiferous day. First of all, and maybe foremost, we heard today that my husband's cancer biopsy came back negative for cancer. Who could ask for anything more? You can bet we will be celebrating with a glass of vino tonight.
The next good news we received was that my MIL is doing much better after her bout of pneumonia and will be leaving the nursing home and returning to her Assisted Living Residence tomorrow. Good, good news!!
The rest of the happenings of the day are good to a lesser degree, but things to enjoy and be thankful for, none the less.
Have I mentioned that I'm going back to work for a short time? The library director who took my place when I retired is leaving and I'm going to fill in for a few weeks. I'm really looking forward to being in the library again. So, this morning I had a staff meeting just to go over schedules, etc. This afternoon I had a short meeting with Kathy (the librarian) to brush up on some of the things that have changed in the 3-1/2 years I've been gone. Monday will be my first day on the job.
AND - this is actually yesterday's good news - I found what I think will work with the wonderful skirt I bought in Nevada to make a great outfit for a mountain wedding in July. What do you think?
Oh yes, another goodie. I walked 3 whole miles on the treadmill this afternoon. My goal is to get up to 5 miles eventually. Tomorrow is weigh-in day. I hope I've lost.
And now the last and final fabulous happening in this already nearly perfect day. Our friend (and pseudo niece) Jodie sucessfully defended her research for her PhD this afternoon. After seven long years, she is now Dr. Jodie. We are so very very proud of her. I'm crying as I write this. We love you, Jodie
This will make for a long post, but I read this on Michelle's blog and want to post the answer to this question:
WHAT THREE PEOPLE REAL OR FICTIONAL, LIVING OR DEAD WOULD YOU LIKE TO
INVITE TO DINNER?
WHAT WOULD YOU TALK ABOUT?
WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE?
I've been giving these questions a lot of thought today and here are the answers I've come up with.
My first thought was that I'd like to have dinner with Jesus and ask Him all the many questions that trouble me. Then I remembered that someday I will live with him forever and all the questions that trouble me today that I might ask Him will be immaterial and in heaven I won't be troubled by anything.
That said, I think I still have three people to choose. Here they are:
1. My biological father. First, I'd ask him WHY? Then I'd ask him HOW could he go through life not knowing me. Then I'd tell him how much he missed 'cuz I'm a pretty cool person. Then I'd tell him about my wonderful mom and stepfather. Last I'd tell him about my fabulous girls. He really missed out on a lot. Oh yes, then I'd tell him I forgive him and talk about Jesus. I don't know if I'd feed him. Maybe coffee and muffins.
2. There are so many women both living and dead that I admire. I think right now I'd choose Condoleeza Rice. That might change next week, but for today I pick her.
I think I'd not ask much of anything. I'd just let her talk. I think she is such a smart and savvy woman. I'd probably serve her quiche and my famous fruit salad with french puff muffins.
3. Last, but by no means least, I'd like to have a whole day with Cheryl Wray. I'd talk to her about EVERYTHING. I'd especially quiz her about Southern Christian Writers. What would I serve? I think I'd serve my famous chicken, shrimp, pasta recipe. For dessert, we'd have "ding dongs".
Have a great day. I love you guys.