Hello my friends, what a beautiful hot, sunny day we are having today. Can you believe its the last day of July......where is our summer and time going?
Well today I was going to rest, but as Diane says there is no rest for the wicked but I think she really meant weary.....and today was full and busy with no rest. Honestly I hit a brick wall this morning and had to force myself to get up and get going as I had many things to do.
First I had an appointment with the insurance adjuster as he had to approve the estimate I had from the body shop. He arrived at my home at 8:30 and I was just barely awake but went out to the car so he could take pictures and approve my appraisal. Thank heavens he did come as I had to take my car in for repairs at 1 o'clock. I then had my shower, breakfast and dressed for the day. I took my car in and met up with the lad from the car rental agency. I am now driving a 2010 Fusion and what a lovely car, I think its called love at first sight! It drives like a dream and I am going to enjoy my week driving in style. I had to drive him back into St. Albert which I hadn't planned on but away we went. It turned out great as I stopped at Chapters on my way home to pick up a book, The Shack, to send to my niece. While there I ran into our friend Terri and I was so pleased to see her. She was shopping with her daughter and she looks wonderful. She has lost weight since I last seen her and though she was tired from working at Wal Mart yesterday she looks so happy, it did my heart good to see for myself how well she is doing. I am hoping we get to have lunch together soon.
I then came back to Morinville and stopped at Tim's for lunch, coffee and a bagel.
When I arrived home yesterday I was devastated when I saw my flowers. My hanging baskets were so bad that I had to put them in the garbage bin. I spent an hour this afternoon trying to salvage my tomato plants, herbs, flowers and other potted plants. I had already spent an hour yesterday working on them and they did look healthier this morning. I think I have managed to save most of them. I have learned a valuable lesson....all people don't do what they say they will. Even at my age I find it hard to believe as I only agree to things I can and know I will do. This has always been important to me, I was taught early to keep my word. The young woman who agreed to water them for me either forgot or just didn't bother. Now I let her park in my extra parking spot and let her plug her car in all winter and never charged her as I thought being young she needed some help. This was the only time I have asked her to help me with anything and thought she would appreciate being able to return a favor to me. Now I didn't give her my extra parking space nor allowed her to use my electricity to receive something in return. I did this because I wanted to help her out but I honestly didn't think she would mind watering my flowers and if she did I would of understood if only she had told me....I would of made other arrangements. Anyway perhaps we both have learned a lesson from this, she will realize that she should help others and not take people for granted. Now my rental car is parked in the middle of both my parking spots, I am not planning on giving my extra spot up again. It will be better this way anyway as I always have to ask her to move her vehicle when I have friends staying over.
I have just finished making a potato salad for supper as I am treating myself to a lobster tonight. I haven't managed to kick the habit of having seafood since my vacation. It's one of my best memories. I will eat around 8 o'clock as I had a late lunch and I will enjoy my meal as I watch the football game.
Also I arrived home with a horrible tooth ache and unpacked, did laundry and put everything away....just kept busy trying to deal with the pain until my dentist office opened. I was at his office at 9 o'clock and my tooth was abscessed. He put me on a antibiotic and pain killers, he is going to do a root canel on Tuesday afternoon. I am sure my delayed flight home and the 3 hour time difference has a lot to do with my being so tired today but I also think the antibiotics and pain killers have something to do with my hitting the brick wall today. My face is still swollen but I know its much better as I have little pain and am able to eat on the left side of my mouth. Yesterday I was only able to drink through a straw....so once again I am on the road to recovery.
As I putted around today doing what had to be done I realized how happy I was as I reflected on the past two weeks. I kept smiling as I thought of all the fun I had with family and friends. Every day we were busy enjoying each others company and doing fun things. I love swimming, biking, walking and dancing. I enjoyed wonderful meals and for someone who doesn't drink very much....I enjoyed a drink every day and my sister in law makes wonderful wine which we enjoyed every night with supper. I was like a sponge soaking in the sun and the wonderful salty beach air. Honestly I am so blessed, so thankful for my life. I am not sure why my life is so full of love and happiness but every day I thank the good Lord for every blessing I have. I have been given so much and never take anything for granted, I appreciate each moment of every day and enjoy my life so much, the good, the bad and even the ugly. I don't understand nor do I need to but I am able to see the good in every situation. I am not a creative person, nor do I excel at anything but the one gift I appreciate the most in my life is I am able to accept and appreciate the gift of love...for others and for myself. I am able to easily see the gifts others have, but realize I am not very good at very much and that's okay. I love seeing how others can bake, sew, knit, garden.....they are so gifted and I enjoy seeing the results of their gifts. I know I am limited when it comes to many things but I am limitless when it comes to enjoying how others accomplish so much. I am so happy for them and take pride in their wonderful talents for them. I think this is my gift....to be able to love and appreciate others.
I am going to post a few pictures each night and hope I don't bore all of you. I just want to share my friends and family with you.....they are my life and my way of sharing my life with my blogger friends.
Until tomorrow, God Bless....xoxo