Wednesday, September 16, 2020


 Hello, friends and Happy Anniversary to me and Joe!  Yes, 14 years ago today I married my best friend.  Who knew at that moment what a rocky ride it would be?  But we are still together in spite of everything we have been through.

So what did we do to celebrate?  We slept.  Both of us.  A lot.  Until late.  Like afternoon.  I was up earlier and still in a lot of pain so I went back to bed.  I felt so much better when I woke up.

We wanted to go out for dinner for our anniversary but most things were closed or take out only.  We were going to go to Lancaster County, but it was so late by that time that I didn't want to drive home in the dark.  We were going to go to King George II Inn, but I didn't feel like driving even that far.  We went back and forth on several take out places and I even jokingly asked if Joe wanted to go to McDonald's for a Big Mac.  Ha, ha!  Finally we decided on our favorite Japanese restaurant, Yamato.  We couldn't eat in, but we could sure take our favorites home with us.  And that is just what we did. 

I ordered and paid for our meal online and then we got ourselves ready to go.  I gave us 2 hours to get there which was perfect because we didn't have to rush.  The restaurant is right near the hospital I go to for my doctors so I knew it took 15-20 minutes to get there.  We left 30 minutes early which was good because we ran into a lot of traffic.

I stayed in the car while Joe went in to get the food.  You can just see him standing inside the door.  They weren't letting anyone into the restaurant area, just the vestibule.

He waited for about 10 minutes because they were still cooking our food.  When he got into the car my mouth started watering.  It smelled so good!  Even through our masks.

When we got home I spread everything out on the table.  It looked and smelled so good.  We got two orders of Sunshine sushi which is vegan and made with mango and crispy sweet potatoes and one order of hibachi chicken which came with fried rice, veggies and a delicious tamarind and ginger sauce.

We were so happy with our choice.  It was a wonderful meal.  Hopefully next year for our 15th anniversary things will be open and we can actually eat out.

Have a good night everyone.  Taking my car to the garage for inspection tomorrow.  That will force me to stay home and get something done.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020


 Hello, friends.  Hope you are having a great Tuesday.  Yesterday we had weather around 80*F. (26*C.) but it seems like that was the last hurrah for summer.  The temperatures are getting cooler and by this time next week it is predicted to be 20 degrees colder.  I guess it's time to take the air conditioner out of the window and get ready for the fall.

I got a call from my doctor today with the results of my biopsy.  Everything was clear -- no cancer.  I have to have another ultrasound in 6 months to make sure, but then that is it.  God is good!

This afternoon Joe and I went grocery shopping.  It is so much easier and faster to go every week or two instead of once a month.  We really needed water and a few other things.  But that is it for September.  One of the things I got was a mum.  It was on sale for $2.67.  I have been wanting to get some mums for the yard.  I will look next time I go and see if I can get another one.  The flowers look like this.

Do you know there are hundreds of varieties of mums?  And they are each given a woman's name.  This is Marguerite.  I am excited to plant it tomorrow.

I also got my copy of Beverly Lewis' new book "The Stone Wall."  It just came out on the 9th.  I preordered it from Amazon and they shipped it, but lost it.  I was just going to ask for my money back when it showed up yesterday.  Now I want to start reading it.

But...  it's Bible Study this morning.  I am so glad to be teaching again.  Joe bought us a box of apple cider donuts for a treat.  Yum.  We are beginning the first chapter of Titus.  Last week we did an introduction including a map.  I always like to put a map in the introduction for my students.  It helps to put things in perspective as to where the book is being written to.  We got as far as the first verse last week before it was time to end.  I am not rushing the book.  When we are finished, we are finished.  We usually take the winter months off because there is so much to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  And then the cold weather comes and no one wants to go out in that.  Ice is nasty.

There is so much coming up this week.  Something every day.  At least I will not be bored!

See you soon.