Yes, I know. It's been a week since I have blogged. However, I do have an excuse. I've been busy! I've seen a lot of my old friends, or I guess I should say long time friends, because I'm not old so they sure aren't old! On Tuesday I went to the home of a high school friend. Her father was also a pastor so she was raised in a parsonage, as I was, so we have a lot in common. In addition, we had kids who were dear friends in college, and she and her husband also have an RV and enjoy traveling. So we gabbed for hours while enjoying a Dunn Bros. latte and a slice of key lime pie. What a fun afternoon that was!
On Wednesday I had my yearly physical, and that also was a lot of fun. Ha-Ha. I have already received the results of my blood work and everything looks good, so it was good to get that out of the way. Then at noon on Wednesday I met my dear friend from the college where I worked. She is the gal I traveled to Italy with in 2005, and I miss her so much. We had coffee and lunch and much talk. Then we went to Barnes and Nobel and each found some treasures we had to buy. We were meeting two other friends from the college at five at Olive Garden, but we went there at 4:15 to get a head start on more gabbing. When the other two arrived, we upped the level of chatter and laughter in the restaurant by several decibels! It was so much fun, and I loved catching up with everyone. Only thing is, after all the fun and conversation I couldn't sleep that night!
Then Thursday I took another friend to lunch for her birthday. We went to the local Food Coop and had a healthy lunch and more fun conversation. Last night we met two of Ernie's brothers and their wives for dinner at a cafe in a small town near here, and then visited our son and his wife and two girls who live in that town. So my life has been full of friends and family and lots of conversation.
And the trend continues! This afternoon one of my sisters and her husband will join us for the weekend at the campground so finally Ernie will have someone to talk to! Tomorrow we have a wedding shower for my brother's son and bride-to-be, and on Sunday we have the big party for my mom's 85th birthday. I have a few things to do for that party yet, including buying the fruit and getting that all cut up for the fruit tray, so I guess I'll have to forgo the coffee and conversation and get to work.