Another lovely morning, Kids! Just with the sun shining the last few days, has made such a difference in my state of mind. I have been doing a lot of cleaning and even went into town Sunday after church and did some shopping. I was trying to find some tops that had high necks or turtle necks. Kinda hard to find them this time of year as the stores are starting their spring lines. I found a couple of pieces that will hide the scar on the front of my neck.
I did find a dress that I just had to have. I normally never wear dresses. I am so short-waisted that my waistline literally starts right under my armpits! I look totally stodgy wearing a dress. But, I got myself into a pickle on Facebook. I have several long-time friends that I occasionally get into silly back-and-forth discussions. The other day I noticed that friend Jodi from California, had posted several pics of herself at her workplace. The co-workers keep snapping her in cute situations (standing in front of a truck or holding onto an engine block ---she works at a truck parts place). I mentioned that they should make up a calendar of all these cute poses. She laughed it off. Then some guy posted that she should wear a swimsuit! She laughed it off. Then the other kooky girls I grew up with, joined in. A few actually started planning on making a calendar of all of us older...er...more mature chicks. Jodi offered that we should all pose in flowered dresses and sensible shoes. (I think she was talking about those flowery cotton shirt-waist, short sleeved frocks that our mothers wore).
I know … just turn your head to the right. Anyhoo, I've got my outfit! But like I mentioned, I look terrible in dresses. Remember when our kids were little and , perhaps, a bit on the chunky side? There was a line of kids clothes for chunkies in "husky" sizes for the little guys, and the girls could pick from a selection of "Perfect Plus". Well, this dress makes me look like it came from the Old Ladies' Perfect Plus Collection. Whatever, I am prepared. It's amazing how those wonderful girlfriends can still put peer pressure on me and I ALWAYS CAVE! heh
I got a couple of letters from the Mayo Clinic. One was asking permission to use the video footage that they shot of my operation, to use in some of their studies. I think this is just business as usual. However, the surgeon was extremely iterested in studying my humungous tumor (40 times normal) so this footage will be a little out of the norm. I said yes. Who cares? If it helps some study, I say "go for it!". The other letter was actually a packet. I joked to Hubby that it was probably our hospital bill. But, no. It was a complete discription of all the tests and procedures that took place whle I was there. Very interesting. I do have to laugh about one of the personal discriptions that they had in the information. They said I was a "pleasant, middle-aged woman". That reminds me of the first info I got when I started going to my oncologist. He listed me as a pleasant, well-nourished woman. I took that as politely saying I needed to drop a few pounds. Anyhoo, when you think of me, please remember I am a pleasant, middle-aged, well nourished woman. What a legacy!
My Alec came and spent a night with me this past weekend. I had him move some furniture in the family room which was a big help. I taught him to play Tri-Ominos and it was fascinating to watch him figure out which tile was the best one to use. He beat me every game---and I honestly try to beat the grandkids at games. sigh
I have been spending more time at my "happy place" The Woodbridge Building. I love going down there and messing around. Alec joined me the other day and we put moldy, oldie, goldie music on the stereo and jammed. He loves to sing along with Frankie Valli and The Monkeys and others. What fun! I get phone calls regularly about my event room and the rentals have been coming in at a steady pace. This is so much fun. I am really eager for the weather to warm up so I can get mowing and doing some yardwork. I think Jenna has some ideas about new landscaping, so we will see what wonderful things she comes up with. Can't wait!
Sister Sandy had Lasik surgery done yesterday, so I went and sat with her son. I got to talk to her, and she did great! That a trouper. She has had so many operations lately, that eventually, she's gong to be a whole new woman! She was really nervous about anyone working on her eyes, but she got through it! I am very proud of her.
Sister Judy just had a birthday. She turned 70 and is embracing her years gracefully and joyously.
I was checking some ancient emails on my computer, and came across the address for a wonderful, old friend. I wrote her a message update, and it got sent! Now we are friends on FB. How wonderful to hear from my Shirley S., after several years. Whoo hoo!
And one thing I am so happy about . . . IT'S PEEPS TIME! Love that time of year when the little yellow and pink bunnies and chicks made of crunchy, sugary marshallows burst forth. so, run to your local grocery store and get yourself some Peeps. It will make your day.