The days have just flown by this month, don’t know where the time went.
Writing blogs was pushed way down on my to-do list.
A second trip to Henderson met two objectives. Family members who could, gathered for a visit with our Air Force General while he was in the States for his daughter’s college graduation. Some of the grandkids and their parents made the trip and reconnected in a brief visit before Paul returned to his post in Europe.
I stayed over through Monday to be on hand during brother Steve’s surgery for prostrate removal. All went well and we had some good laughs at Steve’s post-surgery loopy comments. It’s rare to hear the “professor” sound a little goofy. He prefers wry humor with wordplay.
While in West TN we squeezed in a visit to the flea market at Crump, Tennessee. Between Sunday dinner and evening church services I joined the Serious Bargain Shopping Team of Marie and Amy, also known as BAM (Bargain-hunting with Amy and Marie). The Crump flea market looks about like the name sounds: outdoor tables, storage units crowded with dusty knick-knacks that haven’t moved in years. Piles of rusty farm tools and serious junk kept us looking for treasures. In all that mess we surely would find some bargains.
I am happy with the four items I landed as well as their prices.
This is definitely the month of graduations and parties, so my social calendar has been busy. Tomorrow night I’ll attend a high school graduation of the last class of 8th graders I taught at Donelson Middle School. Dinner with one of my former team members beforehand is an added treat. May also keeps my Video Maker, Larry, extremely busy with pre-school, kindergarten, and high school graduations, dance recitals, and on and on.
My chronic issues with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (so glad to have a name for this interruption to my day!) appeared too often this month.When my doctor asked me what had changed since he last saw me, I reminded him that I’m retired (no stress), but I have been eating out more frequently with girlfriends! Which means a strong possibility I’ve had some wheat products or milk products in some form (these are my food allergies) . Enough said about this!
My journal of thanksgiving included these gifts:
- safe travels for all family members from Georgia, Arkansas, and Belgium!
- time to visit with brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and their children
- Steve’s successful surgery
- any day without IBS!
- lunch with friends
- opportunities to share a joy box with a friend beginning her cancer treatments