I have been blessed! Yesterday, Dannye Reigh and I spent the whole afternoon together. She met me in town after my workday, and we did my 2 short errands, then went to Olive Garden for lunch. We both love the cheese ravioli there, although she likes maranara sauce and I like meat sauce on mine. We also both agree that while O.G.’s breadsticks are yummy, Fazoli’s are better! But no one beats Olive Garden’s salad!
After lunch, we shopped ’til I dropped! We had several purposes for our shopping: My class reunion is tomorrow night, and I wanted some jewelry to go with my outfit; tomorrow afternoon is a bridal shower for a dear friend of the kids’; yesterday was Michael’s birthday; next week is Ruge’s birthday & Dan is babysitting him that day; and next Saturday is a baby shower for another dear friend of our family. Not only did we have a fun time shopping for all these goodies; we found most things easily, and some were on sale!! God is good!
I didn’t find any jewelry I wanted, but everything else was fairly easy. I’m not nervous about the reunion – we see many of my school mates occasionally to often around our area. And although I wasn’t in the super popular set, I felt and still feel well liked by these folks. They also love my hubby, possibly even more than they do me! Bill didn’t go to school here, but owned a business in our small town, and has gone to church with many of these folks in the 23 years we’ve been married. I’m really excited to see everyone. We’re doing a dinner cruise, which I’ve never done, and some of our classmates who had a band back then, and are still together, will be playing! They were good back then – I can’t wait to hear them again. Good times!
My second lovely day was today. Bill invited me to go to Austin with him, then swing by and visit my sister in New Braunfels. We left this morning at 4:30, and got to Austin a little after 7. The company Bill works for was crane – lifting a huge “thing” up onto the top of a multi-story building, and Bill was there to take pictures of it. It was really cool, and my sweet hubby had a great time!
After the “thing” was safely in it’s place, we grabbed some lunch and headed to New Braunfels to see Bettye and Scooter. We had quite a gab-fest, occasional having to say, “It’s my turn to talk!” I wasn’t ready to leave, but needed to get back home to Dad and Mama. Gen and Dannye did a little shift work to care for them during the day so I could have my day out. I am so thankful for them!! And we did have a wonderful day together. We’re both exhausted, but I had to stay up with Dad and the Astros tonight. I was hoping that one Popsicle would be enough to get a win, but alas, it wasn’t. We had it until the bottom of the 8th, but lost again! Vexing!!
Not even the Astros’ loss can damper my wonderful two days with my precious ones. How gracious God is to give us these times of refreshing!
God bless your day!!