HAPPINESS OFTEN SNEAKS IN A DOOR YOU DID NOT THINK WAS OPEN.
This is an absolutely glorious morning. It is so beautiful outside and I am hoping that it will stay that way. Lon's great-nephew is getting married this evening and I believe it is an outdoors ceremony. I'm hoping the rain changes direction and makes it a really perfect day for the happy couple. I am looking forward to the reception and getting to see the whole clan for a fun-filled night.
I mention that it is a "Friday" wedding, because Lon and I got married on a Friday, and 43 years later (sigh) we're still truckin' along together. However, the night we were married, it was HOT and HUMID and the church had no air conditioning at that time. And both of us had worked that day! SERIOUSLY????? In today's world, even the parents often take the week off from work along with the young couple, to tie up all the loose ends.
I guess we did the super-duper economy style wedding. Lon went to Sears and bought a $100 suit. I went to Wolf's in down-town CR (by myself) and bought the first dress I tried on. True, in 1971, there was basically only one style that all the stores were pushing that year - - - long sleeved, empire waist, A-line skirt with a 12 foot veil. (I saved the dress for Jenna, if she ever cared to use it, but considering that I am 5' 4" and she is almost 6 feet tall, it wouldn't have looked too cool). The invitations cost $50 and I bought dress material for the attendants' (Betty C. and Nina). Betty's C.'s mom made them. Seventy-five bucks for flowers, and I think we were set. No photographer. Mom provided the food and the wedding cake for the reception, and paid the minister. That's it.
We got engaged in March, and were married in June. Now days, it takes at least a year to plan most weddings. My Daniel is busy planning his wedding, and it isn't until September 2015!!
Got good news from Sis Sandy. She said I had made an error in a post. Evidently, hair grows 1/2 inch per month, not just 1/4 inch! Yippee!!!! I have hope that this hair stuff will go faster. I had my Herceptin infusion on Wednesday, and met a wonderful lady having chemo. She looked about my age. This gal was completely bald (shiny head type bald) and had no teeth. She was so upbeat and lively and confident. She has lymphnoma (?) but is determined to beat it. I asked her how long it took for her to lose all her hair and she told me that when she started her first chemo, the techs said that it would probably be gone after 14 days, which is the same thing they told me. She said that exactly on the 14th day, her hair completely fell out in huge patches. What a crappy deal. See why I am so thankful that I held onto most of my hair for almost 4 months?
Got to spend the day with my girls last Thursday. The girls and I did lunch and a little shopping and then relaxed at my house.
Then I had a sleep-over with Alec when Jen had to be out of town for work. Alec and I went to therapy, where the therapist, Sue, is having Alec make little movies relating stories that they discuss. He is really into making movies, so she is tapping into one of his great loves in order to work with him.
Well, need to get some things done around here before this evening. I washed my hair (Roschelle and Roxy) this morning, but since I don't have overnight to let them dry thoroughly, I put them out on some posts that are on the new part of the deck that Lon is repairing from the wind storm. It kinda looks like we beheaded a couple of people and stuck their heads on stakes. EWWWWW! Oh well, maybe that will keep away any solicitors going from door to door. Yup.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL