|Preparing for the weekend!|
Yesterday we saw Jess and her family; today we saw Bec Randi and Jan and Ty when we went to Lockport for a couple of appointments. As always the visits were too brief but at least we did get to see them--and that's always a blessing.|
Sid and I left here this morning around 9:45 or so and we stopped at the SONIC Drive-in in Donaldsonville for lunch which was around 11:30--oops! That's what we PLANNED to do; however it was closed with a sign saying that the closing was temporary. So we thought at first that we would back-track a little and eat at Wendy's in Donaldsonville and did in fact turn around to go there. We changed our minds though and decided that we would have lunch at the SONIC in Thibodaux so we turned around again and continued driving south.
The trip was really uneventful though we did get a little bit of rain along the way. After we left the Drive-in we started back on our trip to Lockport. Looking at the time we decided that we wouldn't have time to go to Jess' to drop off some stuff we still had for her and Jan so we went into Lockport and dropped off some of Bec's stuff for her. After that I drove back to the eye doctor's office to drop Sid off there about 20 minutes early for his appointment.
Since I had an appointment for a haircut at 2pm I figured I'd just head out there knowing that I would probably have to wait a little while. No problem! When I got there though the place was packed and I figured I might not even get in on time so I told them I would be back in a while and went off to visit with Rick. We had a nice chat and after a while I went back to the shop for my appointment.
The place was still pretty full but I only waited a few minutes before I was called for my turn. While I was on the chair Sid called that he was done. I knew it would only take about 10 minutes for my haircut so he just waited there for me--and I was there within 15 or 20 minutes after his call.
Sid's appointment went well but the doctor is sending him to a retinal specialist for a consult with regard to his blurring vision. Apparently he has some kind of "dimpling" or "wrinkling" of the macular and it needs to be checked for use as a ba
Sid and I already decided that we would visit with Mom for a little while but we went over to Bec's for another little visit. Next on to Mom's where we had to deal with her inability to hear again. Her hearing is getting worse and worse but she continues to want to talk--and I can understand that. I also noticed as I have during the past few visits that her memory is fading. I told her again after many many times before when her next appointment is scheduled with the podiatrist. I didn't even mention the one she has before that with the retinal specialist. We'll deal with that when it gets here.
Mom and Dad made friends many years ago when Dad was in the Navy with a couple who lived in San Diego. Mom has been wanting to talk with the lady but lost her number and was also concerned about being able to hear her. I found the address and phone number of her friend (thanks to the Internet) and offered to dial the number for Mom. She readily agreed and was happily chatting with her friend as we made our exit.
Next stop--Jess' and Jan's; we dropped off Jan's stuff at her house and picked up our ice chest (Jess had borrowed it yesterday) and took off again this time heading here. We had planned to stop at L&N Grocery in Thibodaux to get some good cheese and some delicious bologna--and we did that.
We didn't get much rain on the way back so that was good. We had a coupon for--you guessed it--DON's which expired today so we stopped there for supper. Our waiter was super excellent. His name--CREY (I know that's right 'cuz he spelled it for us). He was the happiest waiter I've seen in a long time even when he spilled the ice from the pitcher all over himself and on the floor. He was efficient attentive knowledgeable and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there--and it provided some relaxation after that quick trip. Guess I'm getting a little bit old for these quick ones--I need to have one night to recuperate. LOL
Well that's it for tonight. Tomorrow is Sid's last official day of summer vacation; on Saturday we attend the wedding of a grand-niece; Sunday? Have no idea! Have a great evening and a wonderful tomorrow. Hope your weekend is filled with fun and safety.
QUOTE: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." --Chinese Proverb
NOTE: This is a well-known quote and I thought it perfect for the end of vacation and the start of a new school year. As a teacher I know that kids often don't want to try things unless they're positive they will succeed. It was always my job to make them less fearful more trusting of themselves. Asking questions (that's a step) looking things up (another step) reading (a big step)--whatever the problem there is a solution and it always begins with taking that first step whatever it happens to be. So going on a trip of thousand miles go ahead and take the first step. That will assure that you arrive at your destination--whenever or wherever it is.