Tuesday, May 17, 2016
AND SO THE WEEK BEGINS
How is your week so far? It's been busy for me but only one more day and I'll actually have a day off. It's been a long week. I thought I would get rid of 9 day work weeks when I retired. Boy was I wrong. But at least what I'm doing now is what I want to do (at least for the most part).
On Sunday we had a guest speaker, Pastor Ralph, at our morning service. He is a candidate to be our new pastor so we had a "Meet and Greet" luncheon afterwards. Most people were able to stay. When I ordered the food for the Ladies' Brunch, I ordered a cold lunch for Sunday and they were delivered together. So all Genny and I had to do was pull the lunch meat, rolls, bread and salads out of the fridge and set things up. I was so busy I didn't get the chance to take any pictures, but we had a full house and everything was good.
We have some food left over even though people were taking things home with them. I had been up since 2:30 a.m. (thank you neighbors who decided to party on our sidewalk in the wee morning hours) so I was beat by 3:00 p.m. I told Genny to just put everything in the fridge and we would deal with it today at Bible Study. I'll take some zipper bags with me and we can package up the lunch meat and give it out.
I also divided up the roses. I gave some to one of our ladies, some to Pastor Ralph's wife Carolyn, and Genny and I took the rest.
When we got home Joe and I were out in the yard and Joe was bothered by some dead branches on one of our rose bushes. He decided now was the time to cut it back. But... he accidentally cut off a branch with blooms on it. Oops! He felt really bad about it, but I told him not to worry. I cut off those roses before throwing out the branch and added them to the roses I brought home. The bouquet is really pretty.
We took naps in the afternoon and then I made lamb chops, baked potatoes and broccoli for dinner.
Here is the 8:30 p.m. sunset on Sunday. Look, there's no rain!
Yesterday I had to take Joe to the Veterans Hospital for his yearly visit with his primary doctor. I sat in the waiting room reading my library book while he was in with the doctor. There was a guy there who was complaining about everything. I mean EVERYTHING! Oh my, there wasn't one good thing in the entire world. The nurses were bad. The doctors were bad. The news on the TV was bad. The world was crazy. Everyone in the world was crazy. He was the only sane one. And he wanted to talk to me the whole time. Uh-huh. Yeah. I just agreed with him and went on reading.
We got in and out a lot faster than I expected. That was good because I am hurting badly from my arthritis. We were going to go out to eat, but instead I just made some chicken thighs, mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. We've got to save money.
It was another beautiful 8:30 p.m. photo. I think we're finally beginning to dry out a bit.
And now I will leave you fine folks until later. I have to print out the handouts for Bible Study today, eat breakfast, and get my self dressed to go out. Hope you all have a wonderful day.