|Another fabulous day!|
What a gorgeous day we're having today--and yesterday as well. It seems that God has taken out all the stops in sending us sunshine and cool weather, the kind of weather that makes me want to thank Him for all His blessings. Absolutely fantastic!|
Yesterday started off with us having breakfast at DQ, at Randi's request. Since she was leaving that day, we figured we'd "give in" to that request--and if you believe that we were "giving in" to that, well--you know the rest of the saying. We always enjoy having breakfast there--the food is good, the price is right, and we usually get to see folks we don't regularly see during the week--and we did this time, too.
Randi wasn't feeling 100% all day yesterday, but I checked with her today, and she's feeling a lot better. She has finally gotten rid of that cold, or allergy attack, and isn't suffering from the runny nose and stuffy head problems at this time. Hope you're feeling 100% real soon, Randi.
Bec arrived here a little after noon yesterday, coming over to get her daughter for some time in Lockport. She brought Phil, the puppy, to visit. I could not believe how much he had grown and how healthy he appears to be. That little pup was taken from his Mom way too soon, but with the TLC that was given to him by Bec, Randi, and the rest of the crew, he has really started on his way to being a fine young pup. He just ran around the yard for a long while, completely tiring himself out. I forgot to ask about the trip back home, but I feel pretty sure that he slept most of the way.
I had planned to head off to Lockport on Wednesday so I could attend the basketball games of Carly and Ty; however, the boys' and girls' teams are playing at different schools at the same time--no way I can attend both, so I'll wait until they're both playing at the same school. That will be on December 4th, and I think it will be at Holy Savior, so I intend to make those games. I'm already planning to be there to bring Mom to her eye doctor appointment with the retinal specialist, so it works out just fine.
This week, I'll be going to Lockport on Friday so I can attend the Memorial Service that Hospice has for the patients it served during this past year. Dad, of course, was one of their clients, and I will do my best to be there. I cannot say enough about the care that the Hospice nurses and staff provide--not only for the patient, but for the families of the patients as well. I just read--and then heard on the news--that the nurse who started Hospice in the USA died recently. What a blessing she was to the nursing profession and to the patients who benefit from Hospice to this day.
Our new lawn mower is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I pray that we don't have the same kind of troubles with this one that we had with the other. Our experience with this agent via our tractor has been extremely good, and we're counting on that being the case with the mower.
Confirmations of shipment for the items we ordered for Christmas have been received. According to those e-mails, our orders should arrive this week or early next. I am always concerned about ordering this way until I actually have the items in hand, so I am looking forward to those deliveries.
I finished printing my calendar for next year. Even though it is slightly different from the ones I've made over the past few years, I feel that it turned out pretty good. My biggest problem is finding enough pictures of some of the grand kids. Since I don't see some of them very often, I don't have a lot of current photos of them, and for some of them, this is their growing time, and they look so different from year to year. I am satisfied, though, and I'll enjoy looking at my 2009 calendar throughout the year, I'm sure.
That's it for today! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a terrific week!
CONFIDENCE: "Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself--your strengths and your limitations--in contrast to depending on affirmation from others."
--Judith M. Bardwick
NOTE: As I used to tell my students: YOU have to become the BEST you that you can be--continuing to learn, to grow, to develop, to care, to love--we should never stop becoming! Everything and everyone with whom we come in contact helps us to become--appreciate each and every thing and every one as you grow into the BEST YOU that you can be--until you reach another era in your life.