"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Going back to Houston!

After Betty and I drove to Houston, I spent a few days with Barbara and her family.  The countdown is on!!!  She has one more chemo treatment and six weeks of radiation and then she is DONE!!!!   Barbara's family is coming to Nashville sometime in late summer.  One of the main side affects of the chemo is extreme fatigue, so I volunteered to drive Barb to work in the morning.  While she worked, I ran errands, etc. - and ate:)

Becki and I
My car had the oil changed and a professional wash job.  My income tax return was filed for the first time as a "single" person in 35 years.  A couple of new patterns were added to the stash from the Joanne's pattern sale. I went bike shopping.  My hair was cut by my favorite hairdresser.  And, I ate!!

Jackie & I 
One morning I met my friend Jackie for a four hour breakfast!  We have been friends since our girls were in kindergarten but she nows lives in Florida.  Since we would both be in Houston at the same time, we planned a meeting.   Next I met my sewing friend, Becki, for lunch at a Greek restaurant near her office.  We both had on garments we had made.  Fellow sewers always have plenty to talk about.  That night Barbara and Jim took me out for a Tex-Mex fix so I was well fed that day.

Biker Babe
Not me!!
It was fun!!!
Sunday I met my sister, Ardell, for lunch and to look at bicycles.  We then went to Maynard's house to see his new "bike"- a Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited.  Not in the same league as the one I am planning to buy:)  Ardell and I decided we needed a test ride so we "geared up".   Maynard's usual companions are obviously a size or two smaller than his sisters.  I had to suck it up to get the jacket zipped. When he asked if the helmet fit, my answer was "if I take my earrings off".  I am not kidding!!!!  But, please note the stool in the picture was not for me.

Monday morning I packed up to go, met some friends for lunch and then headed back to TN with an overnight stop near Lufkin at Diana and Jim's.   Tuesday's drive back home was a tough one - super windy as well as a couple of accidents on the interstate.  I knew a big storm was a few hours behind me and it hit Franklin a couple of hours after I got home.

Elizabeth and Jan (taken with my iPhone)
Cathy and Kathy watched Sissy for me while I was gone.  She is totally spoiled and is waiting for me to leave again.  Thanks!


nitacrow said...

You tire me out!!!! LOL You stay so busy....

next time you come to Houston, please let me know.....we can meet for lunch or dinner...Please!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. What energy you have. Like the above poster said, "You tire me out!!!"

Karen in Tn

becki-c said...

You are always such a whirlwind, I was so happy to see you on your short trip.
I am glad that Barbara is doing well (only one more round) WooHoo!

Drive carefully and watch those storms, they are bad this year!

Doris W. in TN said...

I love your 'do rag in the Biker Babe photo ;-) and that bike is just the right color for you.

When do you rest???

Donna said...

So glad you had such a good time!