I have this little sign in my kitchen window that says, "Life is Good." SO TRUE!!!
Yesterday in the mail we got a packet of information about visiting D.C. A map, a brochure on the Cherry Blossom Festival and a booklet about the attractions to see in the city. I think both hubby and I realized we are really going and started finally to look forward to getting to see some of our National Treasures. We don't have anything specific planned yet, other than the Ford's theater tickets I bought for Monday afternoon. It was the only day I could get tickets, and they are just for the tour, we aren't seeing a show. I contacted our Congressman (then just about hung up on his representative when she called and said whose office she was with--we get too many calls from his office asking for our vote and we are not FANS of our congressman) for a tour of the Capitol Building. She said it's hard to get them this close to the event, but would see what she could do and would be e-mailing me. She said if we can't get one of the tours, to come to the Congressman's office which is right across the street from the Capitol and they will walk us over there and we can join a tour. In our booklet yesterday, we read that tours of the Capitol start every 15 minutes, that is what we will probably do. I realize that we won't be able to tour the White House, which is disappointing, but we're going to see as much of the Smithsonian Museums as we can. I am especially interested in the American History Museum and the Zoo, with its Giant Pandas. Of course we want to see all the Monuments, and may try to get out to Arlington Cemetery to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Kennedys' graves, and from what I read, the Iwo Jima Statue is near there. I don't think we will have any problem filling all seven days we play to be there! I'm hoping all the walking will be good exercise and that I won't gain any weight. After an increase yesterday and Monday, I'm back down to 152.4 this morning. MUCH BETTER. I was careful yesterday and didn't eat much lunch, since I had a dentist appointment at 1 p.m. Once again we grilled veggies for supper. Hubby commented again how much he likes them fixed like that and that is amazing. Not only does he rarely compliment my cooking (although if asked--he raves about it--I just wish he would compliment me without me having to beg for it!), he is not a big veggie fan. All I had to grill last night was a bunch of asparagus (it was on sale!), 3 mushrooms, half a red bell pepper and Brussels sprouts. The Brussels sprouts are my favorite, but I like all of it. I have a big container of leftover grilled veggies in my fridge, so I think I know already what I'm having for lunch today!
Since Easter is this weekend, I am having all the kids and grandkids out for pizza Saturday night, and an Easter Egg Hunt in our front yard (if the weather cooperates). Last year I filled those little plastic eggs with treats and some CASH, and youngest son and I just strewed them about the yard.
(A couple pictures from last year's Easter Egg Hunt!)
Since the granddaughters were only 2 years old then, and grandson does not have good eyesight, we decided actually "hiding" the eggs was probably not a good idea. But we all had a ball. I also have bought them each several small gifts and little Easter fun toys and will but them in an Easter basket. The only candy I gave them is some rolls of Pez to go in their Easter Pez dispensers. Of course I will put some candy in the plastic eggs that we "hide," but other than that, they can get their candy from somebody else, and I'm sure they will get plenty of it.
I usually make a big Easter dinner for the family, but just decided since we will be leaving for D.C. the very next day, that we would have pizza delivered on Saturday night instead. That will leave me Sunday to get organized, do the wash and packing and try to get the house in order. I always hate to leave a dirty house, because I hate coming home to a dirty house so much. Now I could be cleaning right now, but so far all I have done is vacuum the floors. I need to dust and get all the stuff we seem to have sitting all over, put away. I need to scrub the kitchen floors and clean the bathrooms. Lots to do. But here I sit.
We had a change of plans in our Cancer Center trip. We will fly home from D.C., instead of flying from D.C. to Chicago as their schedulers had suggested, getting home at midday. But they were unable to change our flight, since I had made those reservations. Then just after dinner, the day we get home, we are scheduled to fly back out to Chicago. It will be a busy day!! Hope none of the flights get delayed. The weather seems to be improving every day here, it's getting warmer finally! But who knows about the end of next week??? We'll hope for the best. I'm happy that youngest son lives at home, he will be here to take care of the place and LOLA!
Hoping for the best is what I'm determined to do now. I will enjoy every day of health that we get, and every moment of feeling good, and try to appreciate all the blessings I have. Life IS good!