Dale - last weekend
Hello my friends, I hope you are all well and enjoying our beautiful Fall. I know those of you on the East Coast are really getting a lot of rain and I have heard from some of you that your temperatures are still in the triple digits. We really didn't have much of a summer but our Fall has been absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed beautiful crisp and sunny days and the colors were spectacular but this afternoon we had heavy winds and most of our leaves are on the ground. My beautiful Maple tree out front doesn't have a leaf left on it, all gone within a few hours. I was outside every day this week, it was far to pretty and warm outside, I walked each day with friends and enjoyed every moment of it.
I have had a busy week since last talking with you. I have had test, been put on medication and happy to say I am feeling better now. I have been out for lunches with old friends and new friends as well. I also have been fortunate to entertain an old school friend from home. Dale was here last weekend, her daughter goes to University in Edmonton. Doesn't she look great, it was so good to see her. We usually get together each time I go home to Moncton but this time she was visiting the West. We had a lot of laughs remembering our dates with the hockey players during high school - our group of friends had a contest - that is for another blog...lol. Anyway Dale ended up marrying her hockey player and moved to northern NB. I promised her I would visit her when I go home next. She always drives the 3 hours to Moncton to visit me, so I am over due to visit the great white North. Dale married much later in life than I did, her 2 daughters are still in University both taking Science as they want to be pharmacist - as a matter of fact her oldest daughter already is a pharmacist and has gone back to University this Fall to upgrade. They are lovely girls, just like their mom and dad.
I am going back to my nephew's on Sunday. He will be working in Toronto next week so I get to enjoy Fallon's company. We spoke on the phone last night and I realized how good it will be to spend time with her again. I miss her. My nephew told me he was picking up more furniture today. That will be nice as the house will be cozy, not so bare but it may take me longer to tidy up. Greg is pretty good at keeping his house clean though, he does a lot really between working, being a father, cooking and cleaning. He is always on the go trying to make a better life for his family.
As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and unless you live in a cave or under a rock I am sure you are all aware of breast cancer. I would prefer to see the tobacco companies, food industries and even the booze industries put their profits into finding a cure for this dreaded disease instead of using this time for marketing more items to sell in the name of cancer. We all know our diets and living habits contribute to our health, we all know booze and tobacco are responsible for so many diseases and even the food we eat are full of harmful chemicals. Sorry, I didn't mean to get started on this subject but it is how I truly feel. Every time I loose another loved one or friend to cancer it makes me angry. We have raised billions of dollars and still are not much further ahead than we were many years ago, that is because Cancer is more than one disease. I never felt I could hate anyone or anything but I know I am close to hating Cancer. I have lost a year and a half (at least) of my life to this disease......it is time to find a cure.
Sorry I got a bit carried away on that subject. I will be taking my laptop with me to Greg's so I will be able to keep up with your postings if I am not too busy. I do hope you all have a great week.
Oh yes I just want to say that I have received e-mails from some of you as you haven't had a comment from me on your post, I assure you I have been to every post that Reader tells me about. It has missed notifying me of a few post of my favorite bloggers, I am now going to start checking on my own if I don't see a post from you after a while. I so enjoy reading your post, seeing your photo's and keeping up with how you and your families are doing.
Be well my friends, God Bless and many, many hugs........:-)