Sunday, May 18, 2008

Where did the week go?????

I can't believe it's been a week since I've posted here. Not only have I not posted, I haven't even read any of my favorite blogs. It's been a whirlwind week. A good one, but a really busy one that left me feeling like I'd been run over by a truck at night.

I'm not the only one who is tired. Tracy, who began her position as Library Director, is pretty pooped too. She has been training this week. What a terrific job she is doing. I am so excited about the Board's choice. She and Adrienne have already started a blog.I know we were both tired but happy at the end of the week. I'm looking forward to spending this coming week with her and then re-retiring.

But I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Here is my week in sequential order:

A delightful Mother's Day

Although Kaylynn and Cami were mortified that I was spending Mother's Day alone, it was just what I needed. It was a great day, made even better by the gift I found on my doorstep in the afternoon.

Beautiful tulips from Cami.

A new hippo for my collection from Kaylynn. She was on a class trip to Albany and found this for me. I can't imagine why I am so blessed, but am very grateful.

This lovely package contained my decadent bath products from Gretchen.

No one needs gifts, but aren't they fun? My Paige called on Mother's Day saying she would bring my gift to Michigan later this month. I love having gifts spread out. I have yet to give Paige a birthday present. I hope she has something in mind when we see each other in Michigan. If there is anything I love more than getting gifts, it's giving them.

But, I digress. After Mother's Day, Jim came home - Is this ever a story.

Jim arrived home Tuesday evening late. It was so good to see him. It is so very true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. One day is plenty, three is too much. Anyway, he came in complaining about the cell phone. Jim is many wonderful things, but technologically adept, he is not. He had inadvertently turned the phone off the first day he was gone. When I turned it on, I found three messages. Two from the nursing home and one from the hospital saying that Florence had been admitted to the hospital. I was nothing if not really upset. It's a long story - one involving our answering machine message which is meant to be a joke - and one that any sensible person would realize was a joke - Hey Pam, tell us how you really feel. Anyway, after several calls, I finally talked to the nurse on her floor and got the details. So, Monday as soon as I could leave work, we went to the hospital and talked to the PA. The long and short of it is this: They still can't find the source of her problem, she is better and will go back to the Nursing Home tomorrow. Needless to say, it was an upsetting incident, but we are praising God that everything has worked out.

That entailed most of my free time this week. EXCEPT for the fun!!

Shopping for Bras at Vicky Whispers

Laurie called me on Wednesday and asked if I'd like to have a girls' night out with her and Meg and Emmie. They needed to shop for bras for the wedding. Sounded good to me. We met at 6 (after I finished work) and went to Uno's for dinner. It was just fun to spend some quality time with these dear friends. This will be my last chance to be with them before Meg gets married. After dinner, it was on to Victoria's Secret.

The store wasn't busy and we had several sales clerks helping us. It was such fun and lots of laughs. Especially when the groom called and we told him we were "shopping for him". Lots and lots of fun.

We topped the evening off with Starbucks. Who could ask for more?

By Friday, I was whipped and was in bed by 9 PM. I hate that, but sometimes the body just gives out.

Yesterday, was a really nice shower for our friend Kara. I, foolishly, forgot to take the camera, but I expect some pics via email and will post some later.

Today, we went to the Public Market to buy flowers. There are so many flowers it is hard to choose. I am pleased with our choices. Here are two:

This one will go in a planter near the garage door.

By the time I was ready to take pictures this afternoon, it was pouring rain. I decided this pic from a distance would have to do. More to follow.

I think I have gone on long enough, friends. I'll close for now and wish you all a wonderful week ahead. My plan is to post and read more this week.

Oh yes, we are doing very well on the "diet". I have lost 12 pounds, Jim 11. We are delighted. We are both doing well with our exercise too. I feel better already.



Nancy said...

First of all, congrats on the weight loss to both of you!!! Getting started is the hardest part for me...after that, it becomes easy to drop the pounds.

The gifts from the little girls were just too sweet! How thoughtful of them!

The flowers you purchased are pretty. Geraniums are just the best choice! Tammy came today and planted my porch boxes. I had let the annuals about die in my care this past week, so I kind of got a little scolding. ha-ha Just not enough time to do everything these days, plus I had a bout of bursitis in my shoulder all week.

Have a great week, Pam!

Robert said...

Yes, it's a good choice... had also shopped at 1800Flowers for mother's day flowers.

Diane said...

I'd missed your posts! Glad you're heading towards retirement (again). Life can get SO chaotic.

Love your gifts. How sweet and thoughtful!

Flower choice is perfect and the color is brilliant.

Happy your back!!


Diane said...

Duh, I meant to send a big congratulations to you both on your weight loss! What a great accomplishment.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. I need to lose now.. All of my blogger friends are getting
Glad you had a good Mother's
Day.. I love the lil hippo!
Happy Monday!

Michelle said...

Your flowers (and your yard) are GORGEOUS!

How lucky you are to have little neighbors that are so sweet.

Congratulations on the weight loss.

Cheryl Wray said...

Yay, I'm so glad to see a post from you again!! (Gotta get my Pam fix; :-)

Those goodies you got were just perfect. How sweet!!

And I love the pictures of the flowers and your yard.

But the best had to be the Victoria's Secret picture. Too cute!!

Have a great day!

Michelle said...

Darn, I( can't seem to ferret out your e-mail so I am going to say what I want to say.

You are a tremendous lady and a great friend.

There! And Diane and Nancy, who came to my blog from yours.........they are ladies I love to hear from and love to read.

Thank you

Midlife Mom said...

Hi Pam! Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I just love hearing from new people and getting to know them. This blogging world is so wonderful, meeting people from all over the US, Canada and even further. Love the wrapping paper on your gift, I wonder if the giver made it herself????? Congratulations on the weight loss!!! I'm trying so hard but it just isn't coming off very fast. Guess I should give up Dairy Queen! lol!!! Been walking every day with my Dad and I think that will help. I used to practically live in the library when I was a kid. We lived in a small town and went to the 'big town' once a week and I would load up with books to read all the next week. Still love to read and usually have something going especially in the winter time. I can lose myself for hours in a good book. Take care and drop by again soon!