That Was The Week That Was…

I have so much to share from the past week!  I’ll try not to bore you with too many details, but I feel like I really need to play a little “catch up”.

Last Monday I had two medical appointments in one day.  I don’t know that I’ll try that again, but at least I got them out of the way, and only ruined one day doing it.  However, I was very tired by the end of the day–and it was only Monday!

Tuesday morning was spent hanging around the hospital waiting for Jennifer to have her surgery.  We left our house at 5:30 am in order to get there by 7.  Since Jennifer works as a nurse at the hospital where her surgery was performed, Brad knew a great place to go and hang out while we waited.  It was a very nice lounging area, complete with a “coffee bar” and live piano music–just when I thought I’d seen it all!

Speaking of Jennifer, she’s doing quite well, so far.  Every day gets a little better.  Did I mention that her bed was “taken away” a mere two hours after her surgery was over?  She had to spend the rest of the day in a recliner–until they sent her home six hours later!  I tell you, I can’t help but wonder about today’s healthcare!

On Thursday afternoon my brother and his wife came to town for a few days of camping and relaxation.  They parked their camper a few miles from here at our cousin’s place, then came over to our house for supper.  All of my children and their families came over to have supper with them on Thursday evening.  Even Jennifer was able to come for a short time, so she could meet them for the first time.

Friday morning I hit the road bright and early with my daughter and granddaughter!  Madison’s school took a field trip to a nearby pumpkin patch, and I’d planned to attend before I knew company was coming.  The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed spending most of the day at the Pumpkin Patch.  I was quite impressed with how well-organized the activities at the Pumpkin Patch were.  It was the first time I’ve ever visited a pumpkin patch, and I enjoyed it!

Madison and me at The Pumpkin Patch

Following the field trip to the Pumpkin Patch, I returned home to cook supper for my brother and his wife, Kay.  They had spent the day fishing and visiting with our cousins, while I was on the field trip.   On Friday night they decided to spend the night with us so we could sit up late and talk.  They also wanted to try out one of our beds since they are in the market for a new mattress.

We talked and laughed until near midnight.  We had a lot to catch up on!  It’s a shame we don’t get together more often.  Bedtime was hilarious as they tried out each bed to find just the right one!  It was like a scene from Goldilocks and the Three Bears…but I promised I wouldn’t blog about it!

Saturday was spent doing a little shopping, making a quick “side-trip” to the fair to see our granddaughter ride a few rides, then riding over to the cousin’s house where my brother was camping and relaxing.

Our cousin’s “get-away home” over-looks a beautiful pond, surrounded by woods.  My brother loves to park his camper beside their pond.  It’s a relaxing, peaceful place to get away from everything.  Of course, it didn’t help me to relax when someone revealed that an eight foot alligator resides in that pond!  As darkness approached,  a fire was built, and we sat around it and talked for a while…with no alligator in sight! Sometimes the simplest times are the best times…

The week ended on Sunday, with my brother and his wife heading back home to Florida, while we headed next door to attend the birthday party of a very special little girl, our granddaughter, Madison, who happened to be celebrating her fifth birthday on Sunday!  What a week!

I’m still recovering from all of last week’s activities, and it looks like this week isn’t going to be much slower.  I’m already gearing up for a family Halloween party on Saturday night!  If I drop out of sight for a day or two, I’ll be working on party plans–or I will be dead from exhaustion..

I’ll be posting more detailed  accounts of last week’s adventures with granddaughter, Madison, over on my other blog, MiMi’s Mini Tales.  Today’s post is about our visit to “The Pumpkin Patch”.

Have a great day, everyone!  I’m joining my friend, Donna, for a ride on Tuesday Train!  Check it out by clicking on the train button below.

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  1. Sounds like a busy fun week. I’m glad Jennifer is doing well. I hate to hear about the recliner recovery-can’t a person even have a bed for a day after they’ve had surgery? It’s crazy!

  2. wow, that WAS a busy week! But it sounds like a *FUN* one.

    I’m glad to hear that Jennifer continues to recover well. How is she doing emotionally?

    I certainly could have done without knowing that an alligator resided in that near-by pond … I would have been keeping one eye on the pond so I could make a fast get-away should that alligator decide to head toward the fire.

  3. Glad Jennifer is recuperating. I am tired out from your full anf fulfilling schedule. Maybe I need to come try out some mattresses!

  4. Sounds awesome!!! Time spent with family is such a treasure. There’s nothing in the world that can match it. I’m so glad that Jennifer was feeling well enough to visit. I’m hoping they took her bed away because she was “one of them” and not because it was standard practice – who knows though – with the current state of healthcare, I wouldn’t be surprised at anything!

    I’ve never been to a pumpkin patch either!!!

  5. Wow, what a busy week you had. Glad Jennifer is doing so well. Sounds like some great times were had. Makes me want to get to Florida to visit my family.

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