Today, Tyler made a delicious pot of soup and the whole family got together to celebrate Grandpa being here. Little Dietrich was happy to see Great Grandpa! I also managed to pick vegetables in the pouring rain and we played one round of bridge with Grandpa. Wish we had had time to play more!
This evening we had anothe firepit chat and my grandpa spoke! He spent quite a bit of time sharing about being a navigator on a B-24 in WWII. While he was talking the moon was rising behind him which added some nice drama.
Earlier today I had orientation for being a math tutor, errands to run, a tiny baby and his sick mama to see, and book club. It’s been a full day!
Yesterday I visited a dear friend’s church as she was playing the harp during the service. I also got to visit with another friend there, so it was a pleasant time. Then I headed over to my church for our potluck lunch and a committee meeting to work on planning our women’s retreat.
In other news, I missed my Dr Z appointment today. So irritated at myself. I had the wrong time stuck in my head. Argh. The world felt pretty bleak today, but after taking an hour and a half nap, it seemed a much better place!
Yesterday I hosted a baby shower for a friend. Or more accurately, provided the location and the kitchen. About 35 ladies, plus little girls, showed up. I wish I had gotten out earlier to take pictures of six dozen donuts, the five icings and the multitude of toppings that were laid out. It was pretty spectacular.
This morning we canned tuna. I got to sit outside for a bit and enjoy the view while waiting for the canner to heat up. Then I spent time cleaning up from the shower, running errands in the afternoon and making home made carnitas tacos for dinner.
My highlight of the week was going to the rodeo. It was a good distraction and was nice to get out of the house!
Last Wednesday was also the first Functional Neurology Support Group meeting. It was a small but mighty start. I was pretty excited that two other people showed up!
Over the weekend it was nice weather and hot enough to go swimming, which was another good distraction. There are not too many hot days of summer left, so we are squeezing as many trips in as we can!
This week was a different type of week for me. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I worked as a background extra for a TV series. It involved early mornings, long days and not enough sleep. But it was interesting as usual and the people I meet are always fascinating.
Today we headed to Champoeg for the afternoon to attend a 50 year anniversary party. The couple we were celebrating have been instrumental in promoting the costumed interpreter program which we were really involved with for a couple of years. A fellow party-goer insisted on taking our family picture at the monument.
At the party we ran into other friends of ours who the Newell Village where we also volunteered. Since the last time we had been there they had moved a log cabin onto the property, so we went by to visit and see the changes. The cabin looked gorgeous!