Good morning all!
I'm feeling as if I'm usurping Rollerdonna this morning but I have lots to do and missed posting completely yesterday.
Am still worrying about Ray and Mike's son. I did talk with Ray and he seems to be handling his loss as well as can be expected. It was really great to see him post yesterday. I am so glad he has family surrounding him and I told him since I didn't have family locally, my Cruisemates Family were instrumental in getting me back to some degree of normalcy.. Many of you don't realize the power you have in such instances. Were it not for you, my own recovery would have been much worse. We both understand that it is going to be a long long process.
I'm eagerly awaiting a post from Mike as to how his son is doing. I have no idea what happened to him as I was away for a week and was so busy I didn't diligently check all the posts.
I loved reading about RollerDonna's story yesterday and laughed out loud. If that's not a "bucket list" story, there never was one!
I don't know if the heat wave has technically broken here or not. The 10 day forecast on Monday showed low to mid eighties but today it now is projecting with one exception the upper eighties with next Tuesday to be in the nineties. Add to that, it seems to always be at least a couple of degrees hotter than projected. I guess time will tell.
I don't think I mentioned how great it was to have dinner Saturday evening a week ago with BeenieWeenie and her husband and adorable children at a restaurant In Indianapolis. I hardly recognized B/W as she has lost so much weight in such a short time since we saw them in Pigeon Forge late this past Spring.
DeAnna (my adored niece who goes with me on all medical trips) and I took along the late Tom Carnegie's wife (the track announcer at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway who in and of himself is an institution as is everything associated with the Indy 500), DJ. She so enjoyed herself and was treated royally by the Maitre'd and the owner of the Iron Skillet restaurant in Indianapolis, a restaurant I loved as a child and haven't visited since I was nine years old or so. Although having a new owner, nothing was changed, including the recipes, especially for the skillet fried chicken for which it is famous and which both Tom and DJ loved.
The visit to Indy was, however, somewhat sad as I wasn't able to contact my cousin who is much older than I (my mother was 17 years younger than her sister). Both she and her husband were in their eighties. When I finally got hold of Mamie on our way back home (we were only able to stay one day and two nights in Indy at the home of Fran's and my best friend couple), I figured that her husband, who had been very ill was back in the hospital. Turned out she told me he had died the Saturday before. She purposefully didn't contact me because of my medical appointment. Nevertheless I feel so badly that I wasn't there.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday (among other things I have Church at Noon and both Ray and Mike's son and special prayers for all of those on my prayer list including Aerogirl's friend will be offered as it's an Epsicopal Healing Service).