Numerous medical health visits recently
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter celebration. Surely the children enjoyed collecting eggs; makes me wonder why organizations don’t plan regular treasure hunts with clues for the older ones and hidden jewels for youngsters to find. They will have plenty of eggs for a while now.
Great friends brought Ron and I a super delicious Easter dinner that was very much appreciated, especially since I wasn’t at my best for cooking. Right now I cannot manage too much standing.
We watched some Easter-related films, including “The Bible.” A lot of work and effort go into making films with casts of thousands.
Hopefully it didn’t rain on you and your Easter bonnet. As a child, I really enjoyed Palm Sunday, when the local convent of nuns had made crosses out of palms to provide one to each person attending Mass that day. I usually hung mine on my dressing table mirror to see every day.
Last week was chock full of medical heath visits, and every day was in a different direction. Monday my home nurse came, Tuesday to Opelika, Wednesday to Grandview in Hoover, Thursday to Wetumpka, and on Friday to the wound doctor in Alexander City. Longer trips and the local ones really wear me out now that I’m in the senior class. But, we must plod on and push ourselves with a strong arm to force staying well.
The experience in Opelika was not a good one. The office had moved; no one told us, and then we were given incorrect directions which made me even later after stopping twice to get re-directed. I did the kiosk bit to sign myself in, and after anther 10 minutes, the girl called me to the desk to say I’d have to be rescheduled.
The first appointment available was August! Needless to say, I was fit to be tied, upset, stressed, and frustrated enough not to try him again.
Happy birthday wishes are sent to a dear friend Joyce Carlton in Sylacauga; and except for my husband, Ron; the sweetest, most loving and caring man in Nixburg, Pete Ott, and he will be another year into senior-hood on April 25. Hope you have the very best day, Pete, and lots more of them to enjoy. Then on May 1 a lovely lady and our former excellent postmaster, Ms. Sarah Griggs, will celebrate her birthday. All good wishes for all having a birthday this week.
Can you believe all of this rain? It must be what the azaleas really love, as they have been so beautiful this year with profuse blooming. I do know that gardenia shrubs enjoy getting old pickle jar juice poured at their roots and lucky for the trees to get a good start for the summer season. Now folks are looking for a few dry days to get the grass cut after receiving its heavy watering.
The postal service seems to be extra slow coming to the country just now. On April 6, my family doctor sent some test results by mail that probably went out on the seventh, and by April 16, it still had not arrived. The papers came from Alex City to be delivered from the Equality Post Office, 20 miles.
Our newly adopted cat, Toby, is about 4 years old and is so loving and sweet, but it is taking a while to get him introduced to the dogs, so now he is mostly on the screened porch and a lonely boy; although we do visit him.
The young Griers are finishing up on a brand new and very handsome looking new house. This new one is really eye catching and right on Highway 9, close to County Road 4 in Nixburg, the same site that his father had built the previous rustic home many years ago.
One good thing this week, gas prices are down a little in places all around us; now if the food prices would do the same, that would really be great.
The Coosa Historical Society will meet on Sunday, April 24, 2 p.m. at Twenty-Two and Crew café on Main Street in Rockford; I hope to attend.
The Coosa Animal Shelter got the 501c3 rating and now accepts donations. There will be a volunteer and interest meeting held April 26, 6 p.m. in the E-911 board room in Rockford. Please attend to show you want this shelter to come to fruition; I hope to attend if at all possible.
Until next week, keep smiling and enjoy springtime.
Remember, if you have news to share or a celebration, just call me at 256-234-0957 or send me a short email to Smanorlady@gmail.com. I will be happy to share with the readers.