Life Changes…

My life continues to change…

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I’ve decided to stay in my house

I might have had no choice but, to move…

But, the Lord has blessed me and I am able to stay…

The comfort that gives me blesses me more than I knew…

Familiarity is nice…

I’ve made a few necessary home improvements

and will continue to work on others…

Ceiling in kitchen… needed fixing… leading to taking down old wallpaper… then will wallpaper the walls with something new…

colors will be different…

and decorative pieces will change…

I hear “change” is good…

some yes!… some no!…

Neighbors / family and friends still complete me…

giving help, talking and listening…

They want the best for me…

Isn’t that wonderful…

My oldest son continues to spend the night a couple times each week…

My youngest calls to check on me and gives me his time with projects when needed…

My sister  and I went on a trip… Visiting a favorite cousin

who lives in Tennessee on the way to Georgia…

where Bobby’s sisters awaited our visiting also…

We were treated with such love and care at my cousins…

Good food, lots of laughter/talking, gifts of special Bundt Cakes /Body Lotion products  and trying a special “Pineapple Upside Down Martini”…

We felt like “Princesses”… or “Prince Ass” as we joked…

Had to have been there!...

We tried to see who we could talk to on way down…

“our specialty“…

talking and finding out so much in a few minutes about perfect strangers…

We were told we needed to keep an album…

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What a GREAT idea!…

since leaving Louisville… we met a guy at a McDonalds…

who was washing windows

of course he played along with us on our “meeting strangers” adventure…

He said, “You all made my day!”… 

another guy took our photos for us at the restaurant where we had our Martinis…

and obliged us with a photo this time…

Next day headed to Georgia…

Sister-in-law time...

Hosted by Sarah… Bobby’s oldest sister…

Food awaited us with a nephew, his wife and their daughter…

Sarah makes us feel so comfortable… feels like home…

Before we got there… we had made a pit stop after driving through Atlanta…

Maybe…

not the best place to stop…

but, we were treated respectively…

and that’s where a gentleman asked ME for directions…

As I said I was from Louisville…

He said, “Not going to be much help!”… and laughed…

I referred him to the place we had just used the bathroom at…

another one for our album…

Then sister decides to buy smokes there as I waited in car…

She was soooo long coming out…

I thought she had probably gotten kidnapped and taken out the back door…

when…

she appeared at the car…

ONLY Menthol Cigarettes…

but, beggars  can’t be choosy as they say…

and she was probably afraid NOT to buy something!…

Spent the night and next day Sarah took us to see her husband’s resting place since he had passed away in January…

Beautiful place…

and then to visit other two sisters…

brother-in-law, 2 nieces, and  2 nephews 

Had been awhile since I laughed so hard!…

“Cherry Moonshine “ might have encouraged the laughter…

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The sweetest people on Earth!…

love them so much…

Best SHORT visit I’ve ever had!…

Lorene having open heart surgery the 27th…

so glad we were able to see her before this…

Next day was a girl’s day of shopping and having lunch out…

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New clothes (dresses) were bought… including shoes for my sis and me…

and jewelry and a cute jacket for Sarah… We went to Cheddar’s  to eat… and after ordering … we decided on the TOWER of Onion Rings…

They were so delicious… as we dipped them into yummy sauces…

we didn’t have room for our lunch… so we boxed them up and took home for supper…

So good!…

watching an old movie and talking more of course…

and coffee/ice cream finished our day…

We decided to try to get up early… to get through Atlanta…

ALWAYS a headache!…

Since this driving such distances was new…

I actually can say I did pretty good…

Before we got home we made a pit stop to refresh ourselves and pick up some pastries… small Bundt Cakes… at our cousins’ again…

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she was gracious enough to order and pick them up for us to have for small gifts for a few neighbors/family…

As we drove home through Nashville… and onward to Kentucky…

we met one more guy…

another McDonalds…

looked 90 but, was only 63...

He had been stationed at Fort Know in the 1960’s…

for a short while…

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He told us about finding arrow heads on top of a Tennessee Mountain…

and smiled as if we were the friends he would have liked to have had…

Safe journey mentioned and smiled again…

Home was sounding so good then…

grabbed a burger and coke…

and arrived before daylight was gone…

My neighbors were there to see how our trip went as soon as we arrived…

and that’s why I will be OK…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Life Changes…

      • I was aware that your husband had passed away recently, but did not know exactly when. My heart goes out to you. That is why I mentioned the laughter, because as the Bible says, a merry heart is like good medicine. Laughter is a healthy way of release to help you along the road to the healing of your grief. I’m happy that you had that time with his sisters. I’m sure it was beneficial to all of you. May the Lord be very close to you as you work through this stage in your life. Forty-nine years is a long time, and you have lost much. I will pray for you.

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