Ed and I have been staying busy since I last blogged, on Wednesday. On Thursday, we accompanied our daughter and granddaughter to the city for our daughter’s six month checkup with her dermatologist. Our daughter’s appointment was an early morning one, which meant we all had to be dressed and ready to leave by 7 a.m. Oh, how quickly we how we’ve forgotten how life used to be, before retirement! Let me tell you, Ed and I are certainly grateful to be free of the early morning “rat race”.
Unfortunately, our daughter ended up having to get another biopsy done, of a ‘suspicious’ growth on her upper chest area. It’ll be a week or so before she gets the results of that biopsy.
Of course, since the doctor’s appointment was an early one, we had lots of time to shop, afterward, so the day wasn’t all bad. We had a delicious lunch, and browsed through several stores. In fact, everything was good–except for the traffic! Just shoot me if I have to go through that traffic again in the near future! At one point, there’s a building project taking place, which narrows three lanes of traffic down to one. It was a thirty minute wait to travel only one mile!
On Friday, the weather was still cold and rainy, so Ed and I decided it would be a good day to take our van in to the dealership to be serviced. Two and a half hours later, we were wondering if we’d picked a bad day… Ed’s always serviced all of our vehicles, so sitting around a service department of an automobile dealership is a new experience for us. Ed was watching, as our car was being serviced, and said our mechanic seemed to be the hold up–an older man, well past retirement age, who was moving at a snail’s pace. I think, at one point, Ed was actually wanting to go out there and help the poor man! By the time we got out of there, our heads were beginning to throb!
I cleaned house, on Saturday morning, but after nearly a week, of cloudy, cool weather, the sun finally decided to shine, again, on Saturday afternoon. I slathered on the sunscreen, put on my sun bonnet and sun glasses, and enjoyed being outside for a little while. (Our DIL brought our oldest grandsons down to play on the trampoline.) Let me tell you, being outdoors is a whole new experience, post skin cancer, but I’ll do whatever it takes to avoid having more plastic surgery!
By late on Saturday afternoon, more family had gathered at our house, and Ed and I enjoyed a nice visit with two-thirds of our bunch. Our older grandchildren recently discovered those old Ray Stevens videos, from years ago, so we watched some of those. Remember “The Streak”? Ha! “Don’t look, Ethel!” immediately comes to mind, when I think of that crazy song.
The garden is coming along, fairly well, considering the unstable, cooler weather we’ve been having. It’s taking a little longer to sprout than normal, but it is sprouting and growing. I haven’t noticed any new deer prints in the garden [since adding “Shorty”], but Ed did notice some chicken foot prints! Apparently, those pesky hens found their way to the garden, and ate a few pea sprouts! As a result, their ‘free-ranging’ days have been cut shorter, until all of the seeds finish sprouting.
Sunday was a good day. Although I didn’t sleep well, on Saturday night, and didn’t feel particularly spunky, on Sunday, Ed and I attended the new church, once again. We enjoyed the morning message, came home and took a nap, then returned again on Sunday night. We’re beginning to feel “at home” there. The people are so warm and friendly, and welcoming. While we were standing around in front of the church, on Sunday evening, two lively beagle pups came running out from behind the church. They certainly livened up the crowd with their antics! (think: lots of elderly folks with two half-grown puppies jumping all over them) Both pups had on collars, and someone quickly called their owners.
Now it’s Monday, and, once again, many chores are awaiting our attention. New plants need to be potted, and more grass needs to be mowed. Laundry needs to be done, and clutter needs to be taken care of. I guess I need to get off this computer, huh?
Happy Monday, y’all!