Saturday, March 16, 2013
It's been a hectic (for me) couple of weeks, and I feel worn out. Without going into a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account, I will say this: I had multiple dr appts, a hair appt, 2 days at school, four days at the animal shelter (now that's WORK), and I'm probably forgetting something. I'm used to sleeping in most days until around 7:30 (see what being retired can bring?), but for the past 5 days, I've been up either shortly after 6 or around 6:30.
Last night DH and I went to church and helped get things ready for the men's (quarterly) breakfast this morning. This morning, we were at church before 7:30 and finally got to sit down and eat our own breakfast around 9:30. DH had set up and manned an omelet station, someone else made hash browns from scratch, and still others had made various breakfast casseroles. There was a huge bowl of cut-up fresh fruit, and various danish pastries. Add in pots of coffee and we were set.
Approximately 52 men (and a few boys) were expected, and extras showed up - normal procedure. Many are not members of our church, which was very nice. I assisted my DH by beating the eggs in single-serving sized bowls. He had fried onions, chopped ham and bacon, along with 3 different cheeses to choose from. All told, we did 18 omelets, but it seemed like more.
We came home and I grabbed some shut-eye then off we went to watch our 9 yr old grandson play in their last-of-the-season basketball game. As soon as we walked back into the house, I started dinner, did dishes, then we watched a Netflix movie. Now it's just after 9:30 and I think I'm going to bed very soon.
I wouldn't 'take back' anything I accomplished this week, but I'm real glad we'll just go to school one day and to the shelter to work two days.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I read the neatest book (next to the Bible). It's entitled "Beyond Justice" and was written by Joshua Graham. It starts out as a murder mystery, but then God stepped in and Wow! What a great book! I highly recommend it.
I AM feeling somewhat better, and the great news is that I made my calls yesterday and was able have blood drawn, and today I had my (dental) post-op check-up. The oral surgeon is pleased with the way things look, 1 week post-op. All my stitches had dissolved and I must have swallowed them. I'll go see him again in five months, hopefully for him to tell me to go to my dentist to have a new tooth made. What delights me is that I can once again blow my nose!
I have a psych appt tomorrow morning, but we're going to have to wait and see whether or not I can get there. Snow from that huge storm hitting the Mid-West is to start hitting us tonight and stick around (heavy) all day tomorrow and into Thursday morning. They keep upping the amount we're to get, and right now we're expecting 6-8 inches, with 8-10 inches not far South of us.
I know, I know, I've been saying that I wanted more than the inch or two at a time that we've been getting all this winter, and my grandsons are going to be delighted when they call school off tomorrow (and maybe Thursday). So no, I'm not complaining. I'm pretty sure my hair dresser is going to call to reschedule tomorrow's appt. If so, I may just take scissors and whack at my bangs. They're entirely too long.
Today is in the upper-30's and brightly sunny. The clouds are to move in this eve/tonight.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails, and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NIV)
God never fails. I WILL rejoice in Him.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Some of this will be a repeat of earlier blogs…..sorry ‘bout that.
DH and I flew to Utah to watch Weber State University basketball. We caught four games in eight days. Super! Weber won all four games.
The sweetest game was on Valentine’s Day, against the University of Montana. Last month Weber lost to Montana (at MT) by two points. Montana had only lost one (non-conference) game this season, so when they came to Ogden, WSU was ready for them. Montana scored first, but that 2 points was their only lead of the game. The final score saw WSU ahead by 24 points! Weber handed Mt their only conference loss.
Now, the icing on the cake for us: we scored tickets court-side. Part of sitting there included free soft drinks and popcorn, and at half-time we went to the club room and enjoyed fresh fruit, meat wrapped in won ton wrappers, heart-shaped cookies (it WAS Valentine’s Day!) and soft drinks. There was the largest TV screen I’ve ever seen, on one wall so we could see the half-time show and know when to head back downstairs.
The Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences joined us court-side, first asking for us by name. He sat on my left. Then the University President sat on the other side of the Dean after introducing himself to us. Yeah, I felt rather special.
Lest you think that’s all we did, we visited with DH’s two sisters who live in the area, and with friends who still live there. We also went to a planetarium and watched a 3D movie about the migration of Monarch butterflies, and then to an exhibition of mummies. Did you know that people in South America were mummifying people 3000 yrs before the Egyptians? I didn’t. There were also mummies from Asia and Europe. Fascinating.
Coming home: We were sitting at the airport gate when a man came in (in a wheelchair) and sat in the area designated for ‘first boarders’. He started coughing, and it was horrible. I thought he was going to cough up his toe nails. Then he lay down on the seats in that area. An airline person brought him a glass of water, which only sort of helped. I wasn’t the only one who thought he was deathly ill, and hoped the airline wouldn’t let him fly. As we boarded, medical personnel were tending to the man. We boarded and sat in the back. A man came and sat next to the window (next to me) and said he’d been taken off that flight once already. Shortly thereafter, he was taken off the plane again.
The pilot came on the intercom and told us that the man in the wheelchair would be boarding. I looked at my husband and asked if he minded that I complain (the only empty seat was next to me). He gave me the go ahead and I went tearing up the aisle. I told the flight attendant at the front that that man was NOT going to sit by me. A ticketing agent was standing just outside the plane and told me she would re-ticket me on another flight. DH and I got tickets on another flight leaving a few hours later. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a direct flight. Oh well. The agent sympathized with me (us) then told us that the man had had a collapsed lung. So WHO cleared him for flying???
We arrived safely home, praise the Lord. It was a great trip, and even the problem on the way home wasn’t so bad.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Ok, the Weber State University basketball game run-down. (Sorry to those of you who don't care) A few weeks ago Weber lost to Montana by 2 points, at MT. Tonight DH and I sat on the floor, third row from the court. Heavenly seats! The Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences sat to my left, after asking if we are us, by name. A few minutes later, the university President came in and introduced himself to us, too, and sat on the other side of the Dean. At half time, we joined the other folks (who sat on the floor) in a private room where we helped ourselves to tons of fresh fruit, some little wrapped meat thing-ys and decorated valentine cookies. Then we went back and enjoyed the remainder of the game. And yes, we ENJOYED it. Montana never did lead in the whole game, and Weber wiped the floor with them to the tune of a 24 point lead at the final buzzer. Did I mention that we had a BLAST!!!! After the game, Weber's players came behind us (there was a walk-way between our seats and the regular stadium seats) and we high-fived and shook hands with many of them. Oh! What a dream night!
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