This week we saw dry weather, wet weather, 90s and 70s. It must be fall! Walking in the mornings is much more inviting than when we first got back to Kansas. Next thing you know, we’ll need jackets!
It feels good to settle back into some routines, like seeing long time friends at Northridge Friends Church. Two weeks ago, the speaker asked how many years members had been part of the Friends Church and we were among the last to sit down, with more than 70 years each. We were not the last to be seated, though, and several of those who have been Friends for more than 80 years have been friends of ours for more than 50 years, some for all our lives. It feels like home to me!
This weekend, we had the privilege of hosting RVing friends from our days at Desert Trails RV park in Tucson, starting about 10 years ago. Jerry and Irene Swango were making a road trip in their van from their home in Indiana to Washington state and caught up with friends in Kansas City and then with us. We always have a good time visiting when they are around.What better use of time together than to eat good Mexican food? It’s fun to explain to people that we met Jerry in a hot tub!
Whenever we are in the Wichita area, we try to go to Sunday lunch with our family. It was easier when we all attended the same worship service, but now that we attend three different ones, it takes more advance planning. This week I had a revelation. Sunday lunch with the family isn’t an expense, it is an investment in the future. It is priceless and I love every minute! Today we checked out a new-to-most-of-us brunch restaurant, Homegrown. I heartily recommend it and I don’t think anyone left food on their plate. No pictures, you’ll have to take my word for it.
Tomorrow we get to spend time with granddaughter Jordan’s family. We saw 3 1/2 year old Rae briefly last week, but we never get enough of her. That will be another investment in the future and we look so forward to seeing them! And of course, there will be Mexican food involved!