As I said in my last post, Bill & I started our Monday classes of Country Western dancing. We have a lot of fun, but we have decided to only do the 2 step class. It's easier to accomplish one thing at a time. Bill is doing really good. Building his confidence on the dance floor anyway. When he sees a lot of other beginners, that helps. Also, the crowds at the Monday Night Jam Sessions are huge now that most of the snowbirds are all back. So he feels he can get out there & loosen up a bit. We do a lot of laughing because we get out of step. Oh well, the idea is to have fun & I've waited 42 years to get him to dance! He said the other night, give me a pair of roller skates! He was the best on them, that's why I picked him!!!!
Last Thursday was our first BBQ Pot Luck. Our friend Kay down the street, made the best "from scratch" carrot cake!! Did I have a piece??? You betcha!!! No, I didn't take my camera. It was very well attended. Bill & I will be helping Lou & Lynda & Dave & Carol getting that set up each week. Right now Dave & Carol went on a nice little vacation - I think to the Caribbean. Now that sounds like a vacation!
Me & My Honey
Jim (Ruby's honey - Birthday 01-14), Peg & BillPart of the gang
Kay (who made that delicious carrot cake for the potluck), Kay (Chico's), Gene & FayeRay & Marquita
Mel on left; lady who had open heart surgery last Fall on rightTuesday afternoon is 2 hrs. of line dancing. Talk about tired legs. By last night I was ready to just put my feet up, but no, I had to run to the store, catch up on the checkbook and write out some cards. Oh ya, then clean up my emails. Did I say I went to bed around 11??
A few more, Lois on right is 92!!! Bless Her Heart! Yes, she does all 2 hours!
Each week is pretty much the same except who we spend time with & where we go to eat when we go out. On Fri. night we've gone to the Am. Legion a couple times with the neighbors. They have very good meals, but Bill leaves & I stand in line to pay because it's in the smoking section & we both hate it! But it's worse for him.
This past Sunday we went with Ray & Marquita, & Larry & Bobbie to Paradise Bakery for brunch. It was good, but for your first time you don't know what you are doing, where to order, where to pick up. It was a little pricey, but hey, ya gotta eat somewhere different now & then. Bill's favorite is Sweet Tomatoes. It's all healthy, low-cal, low-fat salad bar. Very few desserts to choose from. We like it there. I thought that was where he was going to take me for my birthday, but I guess not.
Next Sunday is the Chapel Dinner, so we will be eating there after the service. I'm making chicken & Amish noodles. I'm sure there will be more than health foods there! I've never seen church ladies who couldn't cook or bake!!!!!
On another note, Bill's sister had her cancer surgery last Friday & seems to be doing well. Hopefully she was to come home today. They feel they got it all & it wasn't as big as they first thought. They didn't have to remove so much of her colon that she had to have a bag. That was wonderful news. Keep her in your prayers during her recovery.
Next Thursday, my brother-in-law, Bob, will be having surgery at the VA hospital in Buffalo, NY. He has a growth on/near his jaw. Apparently they will have to do extensive cutting from in front of his ear, down his jaw & down his neck. They are not sure if the growth is wrapped around anything nor if it is cancerous. The surgery could take from 2-1/2 to 6 hrs. Please keep him & my sister Romayne & their family in your prayers. This has the family quite concerned. He has been a real trooper through a broken back, prostrate cancer, bad hips, ulcerated legs & other problems, so let's hope the outcome to this is positive. He is a fighter! The family can use lots of support. As I said, your thoughts & prayers would be very much appreciated. Their daughter Dee will be closing her daycare temporarily so she can be with them & the rest of the family will be sitting on pins & needles wishing they could be there too. This is when I wish we weren't so far away from family. I guess we have to learn to accept the bad along with the good. As long as they know we are with them in thought, that is the most important thing right now.
Well, I have no more good or bad news, so until next time............The Traveling Cardinal's
Oh by the way..........look at the time..........it took me all afternoon to do this! No sun today for me!