Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Life as I know it

So hopefully I haven't been rude to anyone lately.  I certainly try not to be.

After returning from Texas on Monday November 17, our son and his wife received a call that our daughter-in-law's grandmother was nearing death.  So they made an emergency trip to Hermiston to see her.  Of course, that gave both sets of grandparents another chance to see our kids and our granddaughters.  On Saturday we had the privilege of having both of our children and all 5 grandchildren together.  That doesn't happen very often and we are thankful for this opportunity.

Although I am enjoying my subbing duties at the High School Library I'll be glad to see the regular person recover from her injuries and be able to return to work.  Hopefully it'll be sometime in January.  Or February.  She has to be released by doctors to be able to return to work.

I also had the opportunity to share my faith in God with students today.  They brought up the subject, they asked the questions and I answered.  How great is that!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


At the Denver airport I went to get into line at Heidi's Deli to get some breakfast for Aaron and me.  I thought I was at the end of the line, but NO I wasn't.  I cut in before other people and wasn't even aware of it.  I think it was a combination of not much sleep the night before and getting up at 4:00 a.m.  I heard a lady say, "How rude!"  and looked around to see who she meant.  The flight attendant who was right behind me sat by Aaron and me at the tables and I asked him if she had meant me.  He said she did and of course, I apologized to him.  The lady had left to look for another eating spot or I would have apologized to her also.  I have no idea what she looked like and I never saw her again.  So I'll make a general apology to the people in line behind me....I'm sorry I cut in.  I honestly thought I was at the end of the line.  I have to say that this bothered me for hours.  I don't intentionally like to be rude.

So if you were at Heidi's Deli at the Denver airport on Tuesday, November 11 around 7:00 a.m. and I got in line in front of you...I'm sorry.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Driving Miss Margaret

On Monday October 27 we left our home at 5:12 a.m. and drove just over 600 miles to my sister's house in Fairfield, CA.  Aaron drove the entire distance.  He had said he was going to have me drive some, but he is like the Energizer Bunny--he just keeps going and going.  I have the unfortunate habit of drifting off to sleep now and again and again and again.  At least that way I'm not giving him any trouble!!

It was great to see our nephew Spencer and hear his stories of boot camp.  What a great attitude he has about the entire experience--even the really rough parts.  He had great admiration for his drill instructor.  This coming Tuesday--Election Day--he starts the next part of his training in San Diego and then he'll be heading to Virginia to begin training for his MOS.

I always have a great time being with my sister Jeanne.  She had to work but was able to take off early.

We are off again on November 8--flying to Lincoln, Nebraska and then on to Austin, TX to see our son and family.  Can't wait to give those little granddaughters a hug and read to them and play games with them.