Good Saturday to you from our corner of Iowa where much needed rain arrived yesterday! More is expected for tonight. Fall is officially here now and I'm loving it. It is a time to gather and harvest.
Speaking of loving it, Joel has gotten some good bike rides in this week including one 30 mile ride on the wapsi trail up to the Minnesota border. A beautiful ride! He has done some woodworking and office work. He went to Wednesday Night Alive at church and went to his coffee group, Gabby Grandpas, this morning. Last Sunday we went to church, 1st time for me in weeks. We watch Lutheran Church of Hope Saturdays at 5 also. We are still doing their Bible in a Year program which includes podcasts at noon on Wednesdays and their Sunday services which connect with where we are at in scriptures. Just finishing up the first 40 books of Isaiah and the book of Philemon in the NT. Still hold the view that the OT is d.a.r.k. for the most part.
Wednesday I saw my oncologist for a check up. All was good including blood work. Will have a CT soon rule out anything else though. She IS thorough...I have been walking daily and today made Joel some oatmeal cookies. I called a family member who has Covid and we had a nice little visit. She is doing better finally. Yay! There is just a lot of Covid going around again. Ugh.
This past week we pulled up a series we started this past winter, Darby and Joan on Acorn TV. It is pretty good I guess. One of my favorites, although dark, is Vera on Britbox. We are still hanging in there with America's Got Talent although I mute most of the screaming that goes on. Good grief. I think we watched a couple of Hallmark Movies too that we hadn't seen. They are usually about a B- rating in our eyes, BUT they are relaxing and calming before bed. A good thing.
Speaking of relaxing, that is the best way to describe our porch sitting. Joel goes out first thing in the morning, and then we sit out later in the day or early evening. We are so thankful we added this porch on to our house in 2008. It was Joel's outdoor space when we had Lyme and it was a comfy place to enjoy nature. It still is.
Today is our oldest granddaughter's birthday. She graduated from Pharmacy school thi Spring and has a job as a Pharmacy manager in Iowa. Lots of new exciting adventures for her. I still remember laying with her on the loveseat reading a book to her when she was just a little thing. And now, all grown up with a career that helps others. Nice. Our son-in-law had a birthday this past week also. He just turned 54 and I think back to where we were when I was 54...just 21 years ago~ Yikes! Or even our grands...one turned 25 and another 24 in September. When I was that age............. yeah.........I was married with 2 kids and soon 2 more on the way. We were in the military living overseas. None of our grands are married or close to thinking about it. It is a different time...
Thinking I will close this Scribbles today. Grateful for Joel getting in that long and fun bike ride this week. Grateful for much needed rain. Grateful for FALL and all it's beauty. Grateful for a good Oncology report. Grateful for being able to make Joel cookies. Grateful for phone calls with a daughter and a sibling. Grateful for texts, pictures, and emails and phone calls that keep us connected to each other. Grateful for birthdays to celebrate. Grateful for all this and so much more........
Enjoy your weekend!