Yesterday was my birthday, my 72nd birthday, to be exact. How did that happen? I remember Mother saying that even when she was pretty much bedfast, she still felt inside like she was 25. I completely understand! While my body may not always agree and a look in the mirror tells me it’s not true, in my mind I’m as young as ever. Dinner with LeRoy and dessert courtesy of Longhorn Steakhouse.
For all of my adult life, I have celebrated my birthday with other friends whose birthdays are within a day or two of mine. Lunch on Friday was just that kind of celebration with a friend from long ago. Carolyn Newsom attended the same church camp LeRoy and I did as teenagers and then we met up again in Lewis, KS when she was Carolyn Wright (still is, in fact). We were backyard neighbors and our daughters were best friends. Now Carolyn is a widow and lives with her daughter and husband just a few miles away. Selfies are not our longsuit, but we enjoyed our time together.
We arrived at the Landing near Sedgwick on Tuesday afternoon and were glad to be back. The trip itself was pretty uneventful but not without its stressors. Before we were a couple of hours away from Las Cruces, Raymond called to say that he wanted out of Casa Arena Blanca NOW! After we talked to him and calmed him down, and after we had a restful evening with friends in Belen, NM, we decided that we didn’t really need to go back. Whatever happens can be handled on the phone. We’ve had moderately good news this week on the Medicare front. At least we finally were able to talk to someone about his case and we have sent all the paperwork they need, for the moment. The woman LeRoy spoke to didn’t think there would be any problems with Raymond qualifying. I guess we will wait and see.
In Sedgwick, we quickly got involved in family life. We picked granddaughter Jadelyn up from volleyball practice one day and got to watch her play volleyball and lead cheers at a junior high football game.
This week we’re back to ordinary life again and it started with a Sunday afternoon nap. What excitement may come? We’ll see!