Monday, April 22, 2013

Out with the Boomers

We spent a long weekend out with the Boomers in Montgomery TX.  It has been quite a while since we have camped out with them.  Lots of food, wine tasting and games - Mexican Train, Pegs and Jokers, Texas Hold 'em, Shanghai - all were getting a workout in the rally hall.

Ted cleaned the carpet in the trailer which was my main reason for wanting to go out for the weekend.  Even the weather was cool at night so the heat being on helped dry the carpet!  Mission accomplished.

I have to relate the funniest story told to me by one of our friends.  Her very young son was sent home from school with a note saying he needed to be taken to the eye doctor.  He had failed the eye exam and had very bad vision.  Of course she took him right away.  As the test began he told her "these are the same words I couldn't sound out last time!"  Hooray for phonics I guess.  It still makes me chuckle.

We did enjoy seeing everyone, sharing great food, visiting and playing the games.  I didn't win at anything but Ted split the pot at the end with Darlene in Texas Hold 'em.

Ted heard from Dr. W and his two biopsies were nothing of concern.  He is to continue his medicine and return in one year.  I had my mammogram and have not heard back yet.  The year seems to go by so quickly and it is time to do the tests all over again.  The older I get the more I hate that because one of these days the news is not going to be good.

And here is another story about a friend in her mid-70s.  Her husband had a cancerous lung lobe removed.  He did not need chemo or radiation and he asked her "what if it comes back?"  She said "Then you'll die but you are going to die even if it doesn't ever come back.  No one stays here forever.  We are not going to  spend what time we have left worrying about what if."   She made an excellent point and exhibits a great attitude I think.  Being a professional worrier, I need to listen to her more.

I took today off foregoing a trip to Bellville with a group of Forum friends.  I am meeting Jennifer for lunch tomorrow.  The crew is coming to clean and preserve the deck on Wednesday and I play cards on Thursday.  It will be time for a  "down" weekend to catch our breath.  Our 48th wedding anniversary is 4/24 so maybe we will celebrate over the weekend.

Worry is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Sounds like a good time - you and Ted stay so busy all the time, I don't know how you do it. Dan said this morning, after the alarm went off at 6am - "I thought being retired meant that you could sleep until you WANTED to get up." Hasn't worked out that way for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
Have a great week!