Monday, May 26, 2008

An Almost Perfect Weekend

In my last post, I listed some of the things I wanted to accomplish this weekend. Well, of course, I didn't accomplish them all, but what a wonderful weekend we had!!

Friday, my first real day of freedom in six weeks, I had the whole day to myself. Well, minus an hour and a half at the library with Tracy. I left the library at 11:20 A.M. knowing that I would arrive at the nursing home just as Florence was having lunch. That's not the best time to visit, so I had to rework my plan a little. But, Hey! I could be flexible - I'm retired.

So I decided to hit the Mall first. As long as I was in the area I thought I'd buy some cheap ($3.92) gas at BJ's. It was $4.01 at the regular pump. I drove down to the Mall and had my glasses adjusted at Perle Vision, then made a quick stop at Bath and Body Works. MMM-MMM. I smell soo good.

How could I be at the Mall and not stop in at Starbucks for a Mocha. It was so good. Oh yes, I forgot to tell you. I thought I could afford the Mocha since I had lost 3 pounds at weigh in on Friday morning.

From the Mall, it was on to see Florence. I'm sorry to report Florence isn't doing as well as I'd like. She doesn't seem to have bounced back from this last physical setback. She was resting and either didn't want to talk to me, or couldn't. After a few minutes, I kissed her and left. The aides on the floor said she has been very quiet since her return from the hospital. She's such a dear. I hate to see her like this.

I needed to stop at the grocery and wine stores, but on the way there is a Target. I decided to run in quickly. And what do you know? I found the cutest little sundress and sweater. I like it much better than the dress I bought on Thursday so I brought it home. I WILL return the other one this coming week.

True to my word, I cooked a nice meal for Jim. Actually, I ate it too. It was quite good. Then it was off to bed early.

Saturday was a beautiful day. I did some laundry and fiddled around here a little. Jim felt some better from his cold so we called Linda and Jason and went to see "Indiana Jones". OMIGOSH! What fun. I think this might have been my favorite of all the Indy movies. We topped the day off with dinner out.

Sunday was church and breakfast. I napped a little in the afternoon, but then got up and worked in the garden for awhile. Pulled a pile of weeds. I still have much to do, but feel good. I also got the porch in order so we could eat out here today.

This morning I went to the annual Memorial Day Parade. It's such fun to go out and see all the people gathered to watch this parade. It's a lot of fire trucks and ambulances, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and ball teams. The only band is the High School Marching Band but we all just eat it up. I snapped a few pics.

This is my friend Lonnie, her daughter, Heidi, and grandson, Tanner.

Veteran flag bearers.

The Marion Jr/Sr High School Band

Our friend, Adam, the Drum Major

Girl Scout Leaders, Kasey and Joyce

Here is one last picture I just had to post. This young man, Nick, was involved in a ATV accident last fall; an accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has been on the hearts and in the prayers of many of our townspeople this past year. Just look at the smile and hope on this young man's face. He's being wheeled by his Aunt and is holding his cousin.

Doesn't this give you hope?

Thanks for bearing with me in this long post. Now, I have one more favor to ask of all of you. Please pray for my husband who will be seeing a neurologist tomorrow about his hand. It is certainly not right. He has regressed to the point where he cannot tie his shoes or button his shirt. Needless to say, we are both a little discouraged. We have been given the name of a very competent and highly recommended hand surgeon. My prayer is that he will be able to see her soon and that something can be done for him. If you have prayer groups available to you, will you ask them to pray also? I am so grateful to all of my friends in blogland.

Have a great week.


-k. said...

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i'm a fifteen year old girl-
i'm new to this site, and i stumbled upon your page.. i read that 'to kill a mockingbird' is your favorite book-- it's my favorite, too! i've read it seventeen times.. it never gets old..
well, i just wanted to say hello-

Tracy said...

Your pictures look much like mine! A great day for a small town parade I'd say.

Dawn said...

Great pics of the parade, I haven't attended one since I graduated from Marion. Was the picture of the young man Nick, Holly Deyo's son? Do you have her contact email for her? We were good friends back in High School, I am hoping to reconnect.

Cheryl Wray said...

Great post and pictures, Pam!! So glad you had such a wonderful weekend!!!!

Praying for Jim's doctor trip. Let us know how it goes.

Mmmm...a mocha from Starbucks. I seriously need one now!!!

Nancy said...

You know Jim has my prayers. Bless his heart...that must be so painful for him. Keep us posted!

Great post about Memorial Day! I thoroughly enjoyed the photos. They reminded me of our hometown's parades years ago.

camport said...

praying for Jim!!

And love all the pictures. Small town parades are the best!


ramonadesdemona said...

I posted a comment a couple of weeks ago to your blog of June 10, 2007. I was hoping they would notify you of new comments to old blogs! Could you go back and look. It's coming up on another year, and my heart will be heavy, too. I'm now hooked on your blog and love it! I feel a kindred spirit - without knowing you, I know it's weird, but the world is a small community.

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Michelle said...

Oh Pam!

I don't know if anyone has ever told you, but your heart of gold comes through in every post. I would envy that of you, IF I didn't consider you a friend and feel so blessed that you are.

Bath and Body works are MY FAV (along with Yankee Candle)! For losing the weight, you deserve pampering, hell you deserve pampering for just being you!

Sorry I have been out of touch a bit, it's been a crazy two weeks.

Most people don't know that it gets VERY cold (17 degrees) in this part of Fla in the winter, so when the weather gets warm, we get rid of cabin fever by being outdoors ALL THE TIME (and sunburning even our butt cheeks!)

I am so glad you did for yourself, you never do that.

Hugs and smooches,