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Trying To Smell The Roses More Often

October 20th, 2016 at 02:00 pm

Last Saturday, I went to a party thrown by my DFS3G (dear friend since 3rd grade) in honor of her parents' 50 year wedding anniversary, plus her father's 80th birthday. The party was held on their property (country people). They hired a band, had it catered, the whole 9 yards. Friends and family coming from all over were expected.

Just a few hours before guests were to arrive, the brother of my friend's mother, went to the barn to get a bale of hay. He did not return for what seemed like a long time, so friend's father went looking for him. He found him lying in the barn, dead. They assume it was a heart attack, but that is not certain at this point. The birthday/anniversary party turned into a wake of sorts. It was a sad day.

On Sunday, SB and I went to see the movie "The Accountant". I thought it was a very good movie. I haven't enjoyed a movie that much in quite a long time.

On Tuesday evening, SB, J, J's girlfriend A, and I met my niece and her husband for dinner. The restaurant is a favorite of niece's as they offer a buffet on Tuesday evenings with crab and shrimp. This is the couple who are doing foster care and wanting to adopt. They had a 2 month old baby with them they had just "received" on Saturday. (Is that what you call it when you bring home a new foster baby?) He is not eligible for adoption and they know that. He is so precious. I certainly enjoyed holding and smelling him. Smile

After dinner, J and A told SB and I that they plan to get married in about a year. Wow. I had suspected this might be coming. J is still working 2 part-time jobs. A recently resigned her job at Home Depot to have a few weeks off before leaving for boot camp. She has enlisted in the Navy.

Last night SB and I met a girlfriend for dinner and a movie. We saw "Girl on the Train". It was almost as good as the book, which I read last year.

Also last night SB surprised me with concert tickets he bought only yesterday. The concert is tonight in Sacramento. Jimmy Buffett, who I have wanted to see forever.

So I have been busy and spending some money.

4 Responses to “Trying To Smell The Roses More Often”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Incidents like what you described happened to your friend's uncle are good reminders to say the things we've been meaning to say and do the things we've been wanting to do.

    Glad to hear Jimmy Buffet is still performing.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds like you have been having some fun! I am very sorry, though, about the sudden loss of your friend's uncle. That must have been very upsetting.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, what a sad thing to happen at your friend's parent's celebration.

    Sounds like your spending has been for good stuff.

  4. alice4now Says:

    What a sad turn of events for the celebration, indeed a reminder to live in the moment as well as plan for the future.

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