Wow! It has been over a month since I have written anything here. Some of you maybe asking what's been going on ~ well let's see:
~ in a nutshell: working, sleeping, walking, and just living life each day
~ we have been busy planning our upcoming vacation which starts at noon on Friday, March 23rd!
~ vacation plans tentatively look like this ~~
~~~ 3/23 ~ leave San Antonio at 7:00 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 11: 30 p.m
~ drive to Everett and spend the night w/friends Sam & Janna Dyck, our old housemates from 1982
~~~ 3/24 ~ meet Heather Loggains for breakfast at 8:30 a..m.
~ drive to Blaine, first stop Jim & Mary Lang's - our wonderful friends/hosts for 4 days
~ get settled at the Lang's; connect with Jamie, Suzanne & Opal, visit the C-Shop to find Easter treats and who knows what else???
~~~ 3/25 ~ attend our home church, Northwood Alliance Church and share a potluck meal with our Northwood Family and lots of visiting; then in the evening we will be joining Jamie, Suzanne & Opal with Suzanne's extended family for dinner, conversation, lots of laughter and of course lots of hugs from Miss Opal
~~~ 3/26 ~ coffee with friends (if any show up) at Wood's Coffee in Birch Bay Square from 7:30 a.m. till ??? and then dinner with the Workentin clan at Olive Garden in Bellingham at 6:00 p.m. and who knows what else during the day
~~~ 3/27 ~ hopefully time with Jim & Mary before they head off to work and we begin our trek to Tillamook, OR ~~ the day will include some more time with Jamie, Suzanne & Opal ???, a trip to Kirkland to see Christie
& Todd at Erickson Labs Northwest, for a much needed eye polishing & socket evaluation; hopefully meeting up with friends as we travel down I5 to Oregon and over to Tillamook to spend a few days with Brandon, Danalyn, Max, Christopher & Treyson.
~~~ 3/28 to 3/31 ~ hopefully connecting with cousin Andi in Dallas, OR, playing with the grand boys, lots of hugs and baby playing with Treyson, going to the beach, connecting with some Funtastic Shows friends', hanging with Brandon's family, going to the Tillamook Cheese Factory and getting some squeeky cheese! and playing with Christopher, Treyson & Max and getting more hugs and snuggle time with the grandboys!!
~~~ 4/1 ~ say goodbye to Brandon & his family and then make our way back to Seattle to catch an afternoon flight back to San Antonio (need to confirm who is picking us up from the airport), catching a few hours of shut eye before
~~~ 4/2 ~ showing up for work at 8 a.m.!!!
~ have started back on track to spending 45 minutes to an hour of quiet time with my Bible, praying, reading scripture each morning then going for a 15 to 20 minute walk (hope to be up to 30 to 45 minutes by the end of March ~ have set a goal to lose 50 more lbs (already down 24.8 lbs) by 12/31/12!!! Feel free to ask me how my quiet & exercise time is going and where I am at towards reaching my goal!!!
~ have played bingo a few times and jumped a couple of times with Ron yells BINGO!! and played Mexican Train a few nights, visiting with friends, taken a few drives
~~~ got to spend Friday, 3/2 with Ron's brother, John, his wife, Fawn and their daughter Miriam to celebrate Miriam's graduation (in the top 10% of her class) from Basic Training at Lackland AFB.
~~~ busy planning a long weekend the end of April/first part of May to spend more time with Miriam in Wichita Falls, TX while she is at Technical School
~~~ making plans to have a weekend camping getaway with some of my WomenRV friends near Fredricksberg, TX from April 13th to 15th
~~~ also arranging new bookshelves that hubby built for in our bedroom!!! Didn't realize how many books we have collected over the past two years.
~~~ and working on an attack plan to purge, organize, purge, clean and purge the motor home; being stationary for the last year we have seemed to gather lots of stuff!!!!
And that's about what we have been doing. Oh, and in the midst of this I had a bad case of bronchitis and then an eye infection to deal with which always makes life interesting.
Hope you have enjoyed catching up with us ~ now to get back to at least weekly posts on both of my blogs. Don't forget to check back here and at The Wandering Workentins. Bye for now. Hope to see and talk to a lot of you soon!!!