Good Morning Mates,
The skies continue to weep torrents of tears this morning - and it seems as if the thick grey veil shall never lift.
Marc - I think I missed something. I knew you were no longer in Japan, but when did you jump the pond, and where exactly is "home" at present?
Have a lovely day!
Fast Eddie - praying all goes well with you. Sorry you must go thru this procedure.
Judy - my prayers are with you too - so sorry you must endure these treatments.
Mike - glad you are home - will pray you can actually lay low and recoup for the required amont of time. Just think lots of time to pet Kramer - now it doesn't really get any better than that!
Delft - hugs - prayers!
Luanne - prayers continue to flow your way.
Todd/Fran - O the visions I have of you this morning aboard your vessel, on the sea! Bliss - to be sure.
Yesterday was my last day with my niece for a long time - my true "bosom friend...kindred spirit" borrowing the words from Anne Shirley of course. We lunched at at little spote about an hour away - called the Wine Gate - a very small place - we dined out of doors.
This place could be awesome - a lovely spot in an old building near the Old Depot - We did a Wine Flight - the Caboose (as we are so near the tracks) - 3 wines - our choice. Our favorite was as reisling - I think it was called Flying Fish - and it is from Washington St. I believe a portion of all glasses sold is given to the marine conservatory - or something...my memory.
The food - horrible!!!! Chicken Curry rice soup - how can a curry soup have absolutely no taste? If there had been a salt or pepper shaker on the table perhaps I could have helped it along.
We had soup and half a sandwich - I chose the Pilgrim - white bread with maybe one piece of deli turkey - maybe a teaspoon of dressing - all in one little lump, a very small amount of cranberry sauce - but the mayo was abundant - dripping out - unfortunately it was surely some very inexpensive brand as that had no taste either.
I probably won't go back.
We then explored the main street - got a trinket or too, then we spied a nail salon and started our mani/pedis - then we got looking around. I was dismayed at the amount of nail clippings left all over the floor - even in the waiting area. How did we miss it when we went in to check the prices?
We just kept exchanging looks, and I mostly prayed we would not get any infectious disease. She took some pics w/ her cell phone and her dad - who works for the State will be making phone calls! Dear me! My nails do look dazzling tho
We then headed home, and I gave her a bag of "essential" for her time at camp. I am just dismayed and summer looks very long.
I am getting ready for a road trip next week - I can't seem to sit still.
I will be going to New Brunswick, Canada. I will be staying with a dear friend - her sister's birthday is on Tuesday, so I will surprise her. She is much like Delfts sister - and I spend hours each week online with this woman as she is so desperately lnnely. People don't take time to befriend her because of her mental capabilities and needs - she is pretty proficient managing her Facebook account - so we chat almost every night. I am hoping this visit will really boost her spirits, and allow her to know that she is special and loved.
It will be a long few days for me - as it can be draining.
Today and tomorrow wil be spent at church helping a friend with her daughters graduation party. Today we will make the food. Tomorrow I will go and fill finger sandwiches, then do all the serving/dishes...etc. so my friend can be the hostess and not worry about the food and such. I want her to truly be able to enjoy the day and her guests and not worrying about sandwiches, salads and coffee. This is an amazing woman who is a blessing to so many - she is the administrator of our local office that helps adults like my friend above...her whole life is a ministry to them - she is also very involved with her two daughters - a loving mother and is on the school board. How she does it all I will never know!
So, I guess it is time to go and be productive. I have rambled on so. I have been trying not to do that as I am sure I must bore you all to tears.
Hope your day includes something very special for each and every one of you -