I haven’t posted for a couple of days. On Friday we went to Shirley’s and Mike’s where we spent the night. On Saturday we got up early (5 A.M.), had a light breakfast, and I drove Cheryl to the airport. Saturday afternoon I worked on my pasture and battled the virus from hell, the one Cheryl brought back from Sweden. Today was church and a long nap and a couple of farm chores – ox in the ditch kind of thing. In short, I haven’t had a lot of time to write. Today I offer a list of thankful thoughts I had in the past three days.
I am thankful:
1. I was not the reason we left behind schedule. To be fair, I wasn’t packing for a six-week trip.
2. On the drive down, traffic, although heavy, moved at a rapid pace. I love people who drive 85 miles per hour.
3. The Baptist church with the copper steeple remains the same. It sits right next to I-75. Before the interstate was completed the drive to Atlanta took me directly past this church. I always loved its neat appearance and copper steeple. From the interstate all you see is the steeple. The small-town church is now part of suburbia, but seeing the steeple takes me back to my college days. For some reason I am always thankful when I drive by it. Analyze that Sigmund.
4. Mike, my brother-in-law, paid for dinner, and gave me the challenge to embarrass him on my blog. Look for a lot of Mike stories. You’re going to love them. I probably will fail but the challenge is exciting. Actually, I don’t have a lot of stories.
5. It is always good to be with my family. I am blessed with wonderful siblings and their families. Mike, Shirley, Ryan and Andrea are a joy for me.
6. On the drive to the airport and back to our house traffic was light and fast.
7. Cheryl made it safely to New York.
8. We had rain yesterday and today and possibly tonight. My pasture desperately needed it.
9. Ibuprophen works on my aches and pains. I have had a bad headache the past couple of days, a symptom of the virus which Cheryl says signals the final phase. I had thought I was well.
10. This morning I trapped the skunk that has been eating our chicken eggs. I have confidence the appetite suppressant I inoculated him with this evening will be effective.
May 16, 2010