Just another Manic Monday…a day late (and a dollar short!).
Imagine you can only keep 5 things that you have (people not included). What 5 things would you keep? Wolf & Max (we’ll count them as one); my cameras (ditto); my computer, my Nook and my favorite pair of boots & flipflops (boy, am I a cheater or what?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to learn? Two things: To ask for help and to just listen and not give advice.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I’m going to… enjoy what I can while I can and learn from the things I can’t enjoy.
This weekend was amazing!
I’m starting with Thursday cause it was a fun day, too! My hairdresser friend Quiana cut and colored my hair in preparation for Friday…and she cut Dave’s hair too! We had fun hanging out in the salon (Dave was probably just being patient, which he is very good at).
Friday: Did a bit of shopping with Megan and she taped up my PICC line so I could take a shower! That evening, Dave and I went to the assisted living facility where Dave’s Mom lives to celebrate her 92nd birthday…and I met 5 of his sisters and their spouses as well! I’d already met his brother, Skip, and the other two brothers live in Florida and couldn’t make it. I can totally see where Dave gets his sense of humor from as well as his story telling abilities. It was wonderful to meet his Mom and sisters at last and we seemed to hit it off really well. I never felt nervous, just very comfy and accepted.
Saturday: My tummy was a bit off, so I had to cancel breakfast plans with Michelle. Dave and I rode around for a bit and we ended up going to the Topsfield Fair. Of course, since I wasn’t expecting this, I had no camera with me! As we were walking around, we heard a barbershop quartet singing and went over to watch. Dave’s Dad sang in a barbershop quartet, so during a lull, he asked them if they sang some song that his Dad used to do and they were all “how do you know that song???” and he told them about his Dad Dave actually harmonized with them on a couple of lines of songs…such nice guys. That was my favorite memory of the day. Also, in Korea, they have these things called mink blankets. They’re not made of mink, but are heavy and so so soft. I bought one when I visited Korea in 1995…but it got lost in the move from my house to my condo, and Dave bought me a new one. My old one was black with red roses…this one is blue with wolves I loved having that feeling against my skin again!
Sunday: I had breakfast with my friend Michelle…it was her birthday AND she was headed for a 10 day trip to Italy that evening! So I really wanted to see her before she left. I KNOW she’s having a fantastic time in the Florence area! Dave and I headed to Salem, MA (I was SO looking forward to a grande Maple Soy Latte) but we lost track of time wandering around and were too tired to go in that direction at the end of the day LOL! I had my tarot cards read (she said I’d be moving to NH or the Cape!!!) and felt a connection to the woman. Her brochure was the only one I looked at while waiting in line…and I didn’t specify anyone when I got to the appointment desk…and she was the one they sent me to. A good omen, I thought
We had a great hot dog at the Boston Hot Dog Company for lunch and a so so dinner at The Salem Beer Works. We also visited the Peabody Museum where Dave was intrigued by the maritime art.
Monday: Someone whose name might be Dave took the day off to hang out with me…and after the Visiting Nurse came to check my stats and take her 4 vials of blood, we headed back to Salem (this time I DID bring my camera!), determined to get that Maple Soy Latte. I am happy to say I fulfilled that craving! Along with the coffee (which had hearts on the top!) we shared a piece of turtle cake. We had our auras photographed and also had our tarot cards read again (separately). Since this is getting to be a really long entry, I’ll talk more about this during the week…it was pretty amazing! Anyway, here are two more pics from Monday:
How was your weekend?