|A new week begins|
Brrrrrr! That's how it felt for most of today, especially this morning. We were expecting pretty low temps, but it ended up being in the low 60's. What made it feel so cold, though, was the wind. Even at noon, when I went to the post office, it was still pretty cold. Tomorrow is supposed to be even lower, so I guess we'll see what happens.
Once again, Sid suggested that we have supper at Satterfield's, his reason being two-fold: Randi will be leaving soon AND it was "all-you-can-eat" fried catfish, and he LOVES that. I think, though, that every time we go there, the prices go up, and that's NOT good. I got my usual grilled chicken breast with veggies and a salad--very good. Believe it or not, we came home with four--count them: 1, 2, 3, 4--boxes of left-overs. The first serving of fish was far more than Sid and Randi could eat, so we brought it home. I only half of my chicken, so Sid will have that for his lunch tomorrow. Another good point, right?
Before I forget, I want to wish our most favorite 5-year-old girl a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Emma Claire celebrated her birthday today, although she did have her "pretend sleepover" the other night. We hope that she had a wonderful day today and had something really special to do with her Mom, Dad, and brother. We love you, Emma!
Tomorrow, our most favorite 11-year-old boy in the world, Cameron Sidney, will celebrate his birthday. Of course, we wish we could see him, but CO is a little bit far for a quick trip, so....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAM. We wish you a wonderful day, filled with all kinds of fun stuff to do. I'm sure your Mom, Dad, and sister will have special things for you tomorrow, so enjoy them and know that we are there in our hearts. Love ya, Cam!
While talking about birthdays, let me add another HAPPY BIRTHDAY, this one going out to our most favorite 10-year-old boy in the world--Garrett Jude (Rett). His birthday is on Wednesday, so I should see him on that day. I understand he'll be having a special cake and has asked for tacos as his birthday meal. Sounds good to me, and I'm sure his Mom will make sure that he has that meal. Rett hasn't been feeling very well for the past few days, so I pray that he's MUCH BETTER and can really enjoy his birthday. Love ya, Rett.
Oh, did I forget someone else who is special and having a special day this week? NAH! I didn't forget! I want to wish Jan and Troy a VERY HAPPY 9th ANNIVERSARY. May you have many, many more, and may each year bring more happiness than the last. We love you both and wish only good things for you.
Guess what! I received a postcard from Ben today. That is really appreciated because I know that he doesn't have much time during his busy days. Ben will be graduating from his basic training program during Thanksgiving week (I think that's the date), and I'm sure he'll be glad that that part of his training is over. After getting his card, I sat down and wrote another letter to him. I'm sure that mail from home is a big boost to the morale of each soldier, and I try to get one out to him at least every week--sometimes, with pictures. All the best to Ben and his fellow recruits!
Yep! I was able to get an eye doctor appointment for Randi on Thursday, so we'll get as much done as possible while I'm there. It does mean that I'll have to leave for Lockport on Wednesday, but that's OK, 'cuz it also means that I won't have to make an extra trip to take care of that appointment as some future time. This is just a check-up, so it should take long and there shouldn't be any problems.
I also made Mom's appointment to see her retinal specialist in December. Because I have to have more f/u blood work done in December, I tried--and succeeded--to get her appointment on a day when I can get my work done as well. It looks like that will be possible, even though I wasn't able to schedule mine stuff because the calendar for December wasn't open yet at that doctor's office. No big deal! I'll get it done.
Joey sent me his "long newsy" today, and from his description, I think he had a wonderful birthday. Excuse me, he had a wonderful birthday WEEK! A trip to Las Vegas, special gifts at work, a birthday cake from one of his co-workers, a massage treatment, eating out--WOW! Glad he had such a great time! And, of course, I always enjoy reading his "long newsy" e-mails, so that's a extra bonus for me.
That's it for tonight! Have a great evening and a wonderful week!
HEARTFELT BLESSING: "There is no reset button for life. No matter how long you hold a grudge, regardless of how intricate and involved your plans for revenge are, you can never eliminate a past injury. Spend the rest of your life beating yourself up over a wrong choice you made or how you hurt a loved one, yet the error will never be changed and the hurt will never be undone." --Stephen M. Pollan
NOTE: Always looking back--that is no way to enjoy your life. We need to give up those grudges, those thoughts of mistakes we've made, all those regrets we have. Rather, get on with your life; make the best of the time you have; LEARN from those past mistakes. Yesterday is gone; we have TODAY to work toward the FUTURE. THAT is how we should live! Tomorrow is brand new--enjoy its newness and make it your own.