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.