On June 9, 2014, I didn't have anything significant to blog about, so I related my "miracle" story about how I came about to quitting smoking. It is truly a miracle in my book, and I still have trouble understanding the reason why I was helped out at that time. I'm a'thinkin' maybe God knew what was destined for me with the cancer situation and was helping me prepare for what was ahead. My cancer surgeon and my plastic surgeon said they were so grateful that I was a non-smoker, because surgery was going to be much more effective and less difficult on me. So check out that blog if you haven't read it already, and find out how a chain-smoking woman could quit a 41-year habit in an instant.
I am celebrating my fourth anniversary of quitting tomorrow night at 12:00 Midnight. I will never forget that
date or time. It was an amazing experience.
Jenna and I took Alec to Bloomsbury Farm Sunday. He had seen a TV commercial advertising it and asked Jenna "Can we go to that?". We had taken him there when he was about four years old and he seemed to remember it. Well, we went and he had a blast. Thank goodness the weather was decent and sunny. Alec enjoyed being around tons of kids and made us go on the hayrack ride twice. We wandered in the big cornfield maze, until Jenna shoved Al ahead of us and said, "Lead us out of here, Bubby." And he did!
It's interesting that Alec is getting more aware of things and opportunities around him and is actually asking to participate. He also asked him mom if they could go to Toys R Us, because there was a collection of little figures that he had been wanting. When he was told that they could go Thursday evening, he was agreeable to that and understood that it wasn't possible to go that very night, but if he was patient they would go a different night. (He found the figures that he was looking for).
I just heard that Sesame Street has brought on a new muppet character to their show, Julia, an autistic child.
Marvelous! Remember, 1 out of every 68 babies born is somewhere on the autism spectrum. Hopefully Julia can help educate kids from an early age to be respectful and friendly to any child who has autism.
Granddaughter Cate is in Des Moines for some political dinner. I think Clinton and Sanders are speaking. She was at some function two days ago, and Hillary was working the room and spotted Cate and another kid sitting at a table. She walked right over to Cate and engaged her in a conversation, and even complimented her on her necklace and also told her she was very funny. Cate said they were just making small talk but she must have said something amusing to make Hillary laugh. That's our Cate. NOTE: Even though she is too young to vote, Cate declares that she is an Independent.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL