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Friday, January 18, 2013

Back in Florida

This past Monday I said good-bye to my folks and began my flight home to Randy. I am so grateful that I was able to extend my time in MD to help my folks. And I appreciate all of the prayers that were said for my mom and her recovery. She's doing much better.

It was fabulous walking off the plane in Florida and seeing Randy waiting for me! I had missed him and he says he missed me. :) It was good to be home. Randy had the place spotless and had even gone to the grocery to get a few things to get us through if we didn't get to the store right away. He's so good to me!

I took Tuesday and Wednesday to get back in the routine of being home. Alicia was gracious in allowing me that time before jumping back into work. And I enjoyed every minute of those two days.

Yesterday I started back and worked a split shift, 9am to 12n and then 3 to 8p. I gotta say it was good to get back to it. I enjoy my job! And we ended the evening sitting in the restaurant, after closing, with Andy & Alicia. Andy had cooked a couple of new dishes and invited Randy & I for a “tasting.” It was a wonderfully relaxing way to end the day.

So, we're back into the routine. Randy is working now, too. He's doing groundskeeping a few hours three days a week, so that's new to the routine. But, as you all know, I love a routine!! :) It feels so good!

Hope life is good in your world. Until the next time . . .

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Still Hanging with the Parents

Well, my mom had her surgery on Monday, and I am very grateful to say that it went well, with no complications. She came home yesterday and, with the exception of feeling pretty washed out and moving slowly, she's doing great. And I figure, at 79, she's allowed to move slowly after surgery!

There's nothing on the agenda today and I'm making sure it stays that way. The next couple of days are filled with doctor's appointments for both my folks, so I told them we were going nowhere today. I didn't get much of an argument, either!

Randy is glad to be home in Bonifay but says he misses me. What else is he gonna say??? :) And as much as I'm so ready to be home with him, I know that I'm where I need to be right now. Hopefully, the rest of the week will go well and I'll be on a plane flying home on Monday.

A very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our eldest, Ginny!! Enjoy your day, sweetheart.

That's it from the Eastern Shore of MD. Until the next time . . .

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Getting the New Year Started

We ended 2012 hanging out with Reagan while her parents went out to dinner with friends. It was a great way to end the year. :)

Reagan, the photographerGetting ready to go out for NYE 2012

We started 2013 with our last family gathering. Our eldest, Ginny and her husband, Chuck, and our grandson, Tommy, came up to Lindsay's for the afternoon. It was so good to see them. It had been far too long. We didn't do anything exciting, just hung out. We were glad they were able to make the two hour trip.

Chuck really isn't asleep – I just didn't get a great picture!Chuck, Ginny & Tommy Jan2013

Yesterday was a day of good-byes. We loved and hugged on Reagan before we set out for doctor's appointments – blood pressure checks for both of us and I had an eye exam follow-up. Once those were out of the way, we said our good-byes to Jason & Lindsay and headed down the road to my parents'.

“Good-bye” has become a nasty word in our house. :)

The alarm went off at 4:50 this morning. I know!! But, I had to get Randy to the airport for his 7am flight. It was tough letting him go! I won't be getting home until January 14 and we've never been apart this long in 29 years!

About 10:00am I got a collect call from Randy and it scared me! He missed his connecting flight in Charlotte. The airline had changed the gate and made no announcement. UGH!! Since it was their fault, there was no charge for getting a different flight – thankfully. And we are grateful for our friends, Earl & Becky, who were picking Randy up. I called them immediately and, even though they were on their way already, they turned around and said they'd go back and get him at the later time. We are so blessed with good people around us.

As I write this, I haven't heard from Randy yet, but I'm hoping he arrived safely and that the RV didn't suffer from our not being there.

I have settled in at my parents' and will be their faithful companion for the next several days. :) I am grateful to have the flexibility of being able to change plans at the last minute.

Until the next time . . .