Today has been such a great day! We had a wonderful time of worship this morning and we finished the day with a Thanksgiving fellowship and the most food you’ve ever seen!!
I spent a couple of hours visiting (my neighbor) Ms. Charlsie. She is always so much fun to spend time with. Her mind is still so sharp at (almost) 90 years old.
We talk about so many different things: the gas prices (and she hasn’t driven since like 1982), the few TV programs she’s found that she enjoys, the economy, our faith, her blood pressure and it’s ability to drive up all the sudden, things that have been in the local paper, and her plans for Thanksgiving with very little family left.
I had talked her in to letting a couple of us give her a 90th birthday party. She was insistent at first that we do nothing, but when I convinced her that it would just be a drop in reception for a few of her friends – no fuss, no presents – she agreed. But, since then, her blood pressure has been acting up. I don’t know if she’s been worrying about it or if something else is going on, but when I called her yesterday morning she told me (adamantly) that she wanted to cancel the party because she thinks it might just be too much for her. So, the party is canceled, but I’m hoping people will make an effort to stop and wish her a Happy 90th in the days surrounding her birthday.
I love that woman … and this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that she is my neighbor and I’m still able to spend Sunday afternoons with her. There were moments we weren’t sure she’d still be with us.
Kale and Kayla will be spending Thanksgiving with her folks this year. This will be my first Thanksgiving without him. It’ll be strange without him, but I guess that’s part of the deal when you let your children grow up. I’m so excited that they’ll both be here for Christmas – I’m already planning what’ll be going in Kayla’s stocking!!
On the fitness front… I got my new Kettlebells. A 15 and 25 pounder. I think they’ll be lots of fun and quite a challenge. I’m studying up on all the stuff you can do with them. I’ll be incorporating them in my workouts this week.
I ate to a “T” this week and the scale was unkind. My weight didn’t budge. (This is where the frustration comes in.) But, I’ll keep my head in the game. It’ll be a challenge this week with Thanksgiving in the mix.
I’m looking forward to a busy, short week at work… but first … I’ve got to watch my recorded episode of “24”!!!! I’m off to see what Jack’s up to these days.