You may remember that in yesterday’s blog I said I was over the worst of my cold. As it turns out, I lied. Even though I was very tired when I went to bed Thursday night, I just could not seem to get to sleep. My back was hurting and I could not get comfortable, so I tossed and turned for what seemed like hours. But apparently I did drift off at some point because I woke up in the early hours of the morning with the same sore throat, cough, headache, and clogged head.
My daughter Tiffany said maybe I’m just going through withdrawals from sunny Florida beaches and our comfy home. If so, I will be remedying that very soon, because we will be on the road today starting our homeward journey. But it won’t be a fast trip. We have some stops to make along the way.
While we have been here in the Show Low area, we have spent some time driving around some of our old haunts. Terry’s house, the house I owned in nearby Pinetop-Lakeside before we got married, the building that once housed my weekly newspaper, and just seeing what is new, what is old, and commenting on what we saw. And we both agreed that while it’s okay to come for a visit, neither of us would ever want to live here again.
While we were at Tiffany’s house she asked if we had ever watched the drama series Call the Midwife. While we had never seen the program, which is about midwives working in the slums of London in the mid to late 1950s, I just purchased the book from Amazon a few days ago. I bought it because I thought Terry might enjoy it, and because a midwife will be a recurring character in the new family saga series I am planning. We watched three or four episodes and were definitely hooked.
Last night we took Tiffany and her family out to dinner at a place known locally for their Friday Night Fish Fry. It was cod, and tasted delicious, but I guess I have become a bit of a snob since living on the coast for the last 3+ years. You just can’t beat freshly caught seafood!
Here is a picture of our family dinner group. From the left there is son-in-law Kenny, who stands about 6’5” give or take a foot, then Miss Terry, grandson Travis, Tiffany, granddaughter Britni, some old fat guy who calls himself a writer, and then granddaughters Destiny and Hailey.
We have loved spending time with our family here in Arizona, and we look forward to seeing them again before too long, either here or at home.
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Thought For The Day – Being old is like being a dog. The high points of the day are scratching, peeing, and waiting for the mailman.
Sweet family. Love that reunions are fun and just plain wonderful!