I have had a wonderful summer. God has blessed me in so many ways, I cannot name them all. I am grateful and will always be. I have often said, this is NOT the way I expected my life to end, but it is the life I have and I am so contented. Today would have been Curtis birthday. I look back at the Nursing Home years and think, God was preparing me for a goodbye for 6&1/2 years. He was with me the whole time,even when I would drive into the lot and yes, this is crude, but I wanted to throw up. It was so bad. However, he had to be taken care of in a safe environment and I couldn't supply that. Never criticize someone who has had to have a loved one go into a nursing home. Remember their heart is broken and be kind. I had no intention of getting off on that tangent, but I did.lol
Anyway, I love summer. I love jumping up and putting on shorts and a tee and having my coffee out on the porch. I used to go out in my gown and have it, but they are building a house across the road and I can't anymore. Now I don't know how I feel about that
Last week I finally gave in and went to see Ryan about my shoulder. He would say, (when I would whine to him) "Grandmom I can't do anything until you come see me and we X Ray it." Well, I admit, I am a bit stubborn and I dislike going to the doctor. I love my Family Practicioner but don't like to go see him.lol Anyway, it got so bad I went and now I am feeling much better. He is magic!lol I have been pain free for about 5 days and the first time in months. I always say I am blessed, because Clay keeps my car going and Ryan my bones.lol
Last week was a week fun. After the visit to Ryan, I met my friend Sandy and we went shopping and to dinner. We don't get to do a lot together as we are both busy, but we had a fun time. I am all about the fun! I did buy a dress like one she has, but she didn't care. We said if we showed up in them at the same time we would just laugh. Actually we both bought another dress alike. No we are not in middle school. Just have the same taste. My friend Dottie and I have had this happen too. It's what happens when you and your friends like the same thing.lol
On Wednesday three of my friends in my card group and I went to Rogersville to Hale Springs Inn for lunch. It was built in 1824 and Presidents, Jackson, Polk, and Johnson had stayed there. I had been there a couple of times and really enjoyed it.
On Friday Deb and I left for Pigeon Forge for the weekend. What fun. We went to Paula Deens and ate lunch. Lots of food and it was good. I do have to say my peach cobbler is better than hers!lol Deb and I went to the outlet mall and let the record state we didn't do a lot of damage. That was a good thing.lol We stayed at the Inn at Christmas Time, a place we all just love. We try to go up and stay at least once a year. 4 of the girls from the card group and I go every September. If you are in PF and want a neat place to stay, try it. Especially if you love Christmas, as so many of you do.
We had gone up to go see Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis in concert. I have to say it was one of the best ones I have ever gone too. They entertained for an hour and a half or two hours non stop. Playing off one another and singing. We loved it. If they bring their Grits and Glam show to your area go. After the concert they signed autographs. I told Deb I wanted a CD and so did she, so we got in line. You know you meet the nicest people in lines. Have you ever noticed that? Well we got our CD's and books and lo and behold they signed them! Now I love Pam Tillis' song, Betty Bought A Bass Boat and she didn't sing it that night. When she asked my name to sign the book, and I told her, she burst into the song! I must admit, I loved it. I did a little sash shay and Deb, of course got a picture.I should be too vain to post it, but here goes.
PS: Earlene I know this post will drive you nuts it is so long.lol But I wanted to share all that is going on.
PSS:You know I am so thankful Deb and I have such a wonderful relationship. I wish it for all Mothers and Daughters
PSSS: Hopefully I will a field trip for us next time