Peg and Emma…photo by Ally April 1, 2014
One of my constant nightmares is gone for the first time in about six years. Thanks to Affordable Health Care, every member of my family has health insurance.
Over the weekend a delicious “brunch of the decade” at Lynn’s house, in honor of her mother’s birthday, was my highlight of the week. We started out with a generous supply of mimosas which brought on smiles of good things to follow…a fresh vegetable frittata, blueberry and peach French toast, two kinds of muffins…one savory and the other filled with English blood orange marmalade… and two kinds of plump link sausages, a gorgeous bowl of mixed fresh fruit….and special hot tea. Leftovers followed me home and I had the same thing for dinner. It was wonderful.
Another highlight came yesterday when my youngest grandson surprised me with a call from Germany where he had just delivered a CCAT patient from Afghanistan. It was a turn-around flight so he didn’t have much time on the ground, but we did have time for a short exchange. Those are very precious moments. He’ll be stateside, we think, in May.
I also had nice visits with my granddaughter in St. Louis and my sister-in-law in Denver. A good friend who lives back and beyond WaKeeney also called in with the news of the day. I love her calls. In other pasttimes, I finished the Jeffrey Archer book that followed his “trilogy”. The next book won’t be found at better book stores everywhere until next year. Now I’m reading the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Tyler just finished reading “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story”. I’ll put it on my “to read” list as I enjoy reading what my grandkids read. They are way ahead of me.
Tomorrow I’m “goin’ home” to Ellsworth to see for the first time my new great-grandbaby, Emma. My friend, Lynn, and I are making an afternoon trip west to include some Mexican food in Ellsworth and visiting the rels. It should be a wonderful day.
There are lots of things going on today so I need to move on to sittercise class then lunch and exposure to art.
Thanks for tuning in…
Emma made her first cross-country trip to visit her rels…. a delightfully happy occasion for all of us.
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