We get to spend many Saturday mornings on the deck in our backyard drinking coffee, talking, reading, etc.. That's what we're doing right now. I even went and picked up a half dozen Crispy Cream sugar donuts to make everything perfect. I tell you what; we ate those donuts in about five minutes! We prefer the sugar to the glazed because they aren't quite as sweet. But I digress...
Joanne has been doing just fine since getting back from her adventure in the E.R.. I am now of the medical opinion that her passing out was a combination of Ambien, lack of good sleep and dehydration. Talked to her G.P. a couple of times yesterday and after going over her scans and labs she doesn't feel the need to run any more tests. That's one less trip tot he doctor so we're good with that. Obviously no more Ambien for Joanne and she is going to try to get a couple of bottles of Gatorade in her today and see if that helps.
The girls are in the Springs with my folks (Nana and Papa). They love going down there and this is their last sleepover before Bethany heads off to college. I am so stoked that Beth is going to Whitworth--that's where Joanne and I went. She is keeping the Heim legacy at strong in the Northwest. Love that! If she has anywhere near the experience that Joanne and I had she is in for a really amazing few years.
Jaime and I got to go shoot yesterday. Gran came over to hang out with Joanne so we could go and it was FUN! Jaime is really progressing as a shooter and I am starting to become quite the pistolero myself. We did a little shooting at 50 feet which is a pretty good distance for a pistol shot from standing position. Put all 15 rounds on target from my trusty Beretta M9. Felt pretty good about that. Came home and visited my online ammo supplier and picked up some 9mm for Jaime and I and some .380 for myself. It's amazing how much cheaper is online. Even cheaper than the Walmarts.
Now I will calculate how many people actually care about this last paragraph. o.
Joanne got her weekly massage yesterday. Brook, her masseuse, is so cool and Joanne looks forward to her hour with Brook every week. It really helps loosen Joanne up and gives her something to look forward to all week.
Something else to look forward to: Christy is coming for a visit! Joanne was talking about how much she missed her friend and it dawns on me that I still had some miles left on United. So I called Christy and she was available next week. So I got online with UAL and crossed my fingers that I would be able to find a flight for 50,000 miles...or less. Wouldn't you know it; I found a tick on the exact right days for 20,000 miles!!! That's a total God thing. I have not found a ticket for so few miles in years! So Christy is here Wednesday and we can't wait. Nana helped us get the guest room ready last night and contributed a 120 year-old hand stitched quilt from my dearly departed Cordy. It looks great int here now--a little musty because we keep that door closed but we'll open the window, go after it with some Febreeze and turn on a fan and it should be smelling fresh as a daisy by the time Christy gets here.
We are headed to Cherry Creek State Park again tonight to have dinner with Gran and Papa. They haven't had much of a chance to take the camper anywhere too far from home this summer. They have been so faithful in helping out with Joanne. I have said it about 1000 times but I'll say it again. We couldn't do life without them. So a couple of times this summer they have taken the camper just down the road to Cherry Creek and we come over and hang out a little. Tonight is red beans and rice (one of my favorites!).
1. Praise that Joanne is OK!
2. Sleep, sleep, sleep for Joanne.
3. The girls have had a week and a half at school and so far everything is OK. As a parent to a 13 year old girl I hold my breath for the first couple of weeks. But so far so good! Another praise!
I love it when the praises outnumber the petitions!