Friday, April 1, 2016

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I am excited.  I am leaving in the morning to head to Colorado.  I think they are having snow right now but most of the time I will be there it will be nice.  We have snow in the forecast for Ohio tonight. 
I went to run errands today and decided to go back to the thrift store because I saw some large shirts there that my son could wear.  While I was there an older lady (yes, older than me) accidently tripped me.  I almost took her down with me.  I caught myself but my foot turned outward and so did my hip.  Not good for that to happen tomorrow since I will have lots of walking to do. 
When I got home I went to get the dry clothes out of the dryer but they weren't dry.  My first thought was I forgot to turn the dryer on.  Nope, the dryer isn't working.  The set left here for us was old.  So were the ones that we left at our house.  But the timing stinks.....doesn't it always happen that way.
I have had an interesting week.  One day I met my friend that has cancer.  They decided not to operate as it could cause a stroke.  The base of her brain and spinal cord are involved.  When she was diagnosed and in the hospital, her husband was in another hospital and had one of his legs amputated.  The doctor said she could wake up one day paralyzed.  But so far the oral chemo is holding it at bay.  I ask her if that scared her and she just shrugged her shoulders.  She had to quit working.  She is also a pre-school teacher and we worked together for many years.  She is watching her grandchildren three days a week.  I last saw her at Christmas and could really tell a change in her.  We laughed about the things going on in each other lives.  Her daughter is getting married in May.  Life goes on like before.  Her husband has a prosthesis and went back to work.  They are not even 60 yet.   She said she is not in pain and is just living life on day at a time.  Her attitude is amazing. 
Then another day I met my friend that had moved south and that had come for a visit.  It was so nice to see her and some of her family.  She had two of her grandbabies, her husband, and son and daughter.  Her son has autism and has gotten really tall and thin.  He entertained everyone in the restaurant. 
Then yesterday I had friends with my friend that I worked with when I was the before and after school director.  It has been like the holidays getting to visit with friends I haven't seen for awhile.
So that's about it.  Hubby is staying home next week to take car of the doggies.  I hope it doesn't discourage him from retiring.
Have a happy week-end.

8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I hope you enjoy yourself in CO, Debby. I love that you are able to see so many of your friends. Sorry the one gal is so sick and her cancer is inoperable. You just wonder why things like this happen, don't you?
Too bad about the dryer---but it ALWAYS happens like that! Blessings and safe travels. xo Diana

Joyful said...

Lots going on with the people in your life. I do hope you have a fabulous trip to Colorado. Safe journey.

Julia said...

There's a lot happening in your world and never a dull moment. I hope that you have a great flight and enjoy your visit. It's always so nice running into old friends we haven seen in a while.
Stay safe. Hugs,
JB

Consider It All Joy said...

For the happy times you have been able to share with friends, I am grateful! I'm sorry about your friend with cancer, rough road, I'm sure she enjoyed spending time with you. Safe travels and enjoy your trip! Many Blessings, Cindy xo

Linda said...

I will be looking forward to pics from Colorado!!!
You really did have an interesting week full of inspirational people living life with grace and dignity.
Hope your husband is better at being home alone than mine!!

Susie said...

Debby, Boy there are times when we think we are having a tough time....then we see others in worse situations than we could dream ....that is why it's good to count our blessings. I wish you and yours a safe fun trip. Blessings to all of you, xoxo,Susie

Betsy said...

I hope you were able to travel okay with your fall on Friday. The dryer. Oh my yes. Things always seem to happen at the worst times. Petty inconviences to be sure when you consider the things your friends are having to learn to live and deal with day by day. So glad you've had time for some nice visits though.
Blessings,
Betsy

Edna B said...

It's wonderful that you got to visit with so many friends. I hope you're okay after taking that fall. Enjoy your visit and the nice weather in Colorado. The sun is shining here today, and I hope your day is sunny too. Hugs, Edna B.