The weather here has a been a little cooler than usual for this time of year. We've had a little rain in the valley and snow in the mountains. We can't complain as they really need rain out here. The last two days have been beautiful with temperatures in the mid 60's, blue skies and sunshine. I took this picture of the mountains out the car window yesterday on the way to Brian and Gretchen's.
We had an amazing lunch with Gretchen and Brian yesterday. It was a celebration of Brian's promotion at work. Brian had been hoping for this promotion for awhile now. In fact, he was actually doing the job without having official word that it was his. He just found out over the weekend so we celebrated yesterday. Gretchen made her famous tilapia on the grill. It was absolutely outstanding. I can hardly wait to make it myself.
We topped dinner off with cupcakes from the Cupcakery. Cheryl, I thought of you. Talk about wonderful cake, these cupcakes are just out of this world. We sat on the front patio after lunch and talked, ate cupcakes and basked in the sun.
Jim and Brian played with Brian's helicopter until the battery ran down. I know both those boys
had been waiting impatiently for Jim to get here so they could play. I didn't have my camera with me, but I'm sure I'll have a chance to catch them at play again before we leave here.
I'm just so happy to be here. As I said in the first paragraph of this post, everything in my life is so different than it is at home. It's as if we leave schedules and responsibility behind and just enter another dimension. For one thing, I sleep late here, not that I get up at the crack of dawn in NY, but here I often stay in bed until 9 or later...without guilt.
Wednesday, I was up and attem early. Wednesday is Bible Study at the church we attend here. I don't think I had realized how much my heart was yearning to fellowship with these dear ladies until I found myself there yesterday. We are studying a great book, I'm Okay With God. It's Christians I can't Stand". I can hardly wait to read the chapters I've missed. So far, it seems right on.
Jim has been walking about three miles every day since we arrived last week. My cold seems to be gone and I've been walking every day too. I don't quite make it as far as Jim, but I'm doing okay and loving it.The theatre here at the Green Valley District is a Regal Cinema and has $1 popcorn Tuesdays just like back home. We have seen Taken which we both really liked it, and He's Not That Into You which we aren't recommending. I guess you win some and lose some in the movie business.
So, I guess that brings us up to date on happenings here in Henderson. We are enjoying our time here. If only my buddies from upstate NY could be here with me, it would all be perfect.