I sat outside this evening and visited with Anita and Bob Thackery. It’s the first time I’ve had an opportunity to visit with just the two of them. Bob is retired from the Air Force where he was a flight tower controller. He was in the Air Force for 30 years and has been retired for 30 years. Anita is from Lindsborg and lived in base housing with other waiting wives when he was overseas on one tour. They have traveled extensively and it was interesting to visit with them. I’ll have to introduce Tyler to them when he comes to visit as they were interested in his assignment in Cincinnati and upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
We had great crispy fried chicken today that Lynn prepared. I told her so and she’s going to use her new recipe in the future. Lynn was married to Jerry Paden years ago and it has been nice to see her again here. She’s the best cook they have, in my opinion. Finding meals that please people here is really difficult. Most of the ones I know are appreciative that they don’t have to cook and do dishes any more and are generally pleased with what is put in front of them. There are those you couldn’t please under any circumstances, but fortunately for the rest of us, they are few in number.
People have been flocking to the Rolling Hills Wildlife Center to see the penguins. I’ll get a report tomorrow from Margie who went today. It was a beautiful day to be outside. They are taking a bus load of inmates there for a tour and a meal this week before the penguins leave. No one can tell me where they are going….just leaving. Maybe they are on loan from another zoo. There is a lot of “vagueness” with life around here.
Since I’ve moved into my new apartment on second floor I’ve found everything that was temporarily misplaced except for my camera charger and extra battery. They are still hiding someplace….but I know they are here. I moved a mass of cables and wires, but they aren’t with them. Once they are located, I hope to post photos of my new digs and some of the activities we have going on around here. I wish I’d had my camera for the wrinkle box concert.
I’m still going to the 10:00 am sittercise exercises on a daily basis. It’s only for half an hour but it’s helping….slowly. I’m getting stronger and more able to do some things. That along with yoga twice a week is proving to be beneficial. I got a good report from my cardiologist…my pig heart valve and pace maker are working perfectly so I’ll keep doing what I have been doing since early April. I still can’t walk without my walker, but I can contend with that and hope eventually I can put it aside.
Having my computer in my bedroom has its rewards…I can have my music playing softly all night long. I enjoy it so much and it doesn’t bother anyone. These walls are 18″ thick and almost sound proof. I’m about the only one in this wing who can hear anyway. Everyone lip reads and wears hearing aids so I’m good to go with my music. Tonight I’ll listen to Jane Monheit…quiet jazz.
I love living here and can’t think of a place I’d rather be.
Thanks for tuning in…