Ranch Lane has an annual block party and they alternate which end of our street is having it every year. This year it was at the “dead end” of our street. Mark and I only had a short walk to get there. Continue reading
I have persuaded my mother to come out to Door County for a visit, but she is afraid to fly and she doesn’t like to travel alone, so I am going to fly out at the end of October and we are planning to take a train back here. Making train reservations has taken us twenty-four hours of frustration! Continue reading
Exactly one year ago today, my family was gathered at the care facility where my sister, Sherill, had just died. I have been calling each member of the family in the last couple of days to ask what changes they’ve noticed since Sherill has been gone, or what they miss the most about her. Continue reading
Today was a wonderful day for me. I got to spend almost the whole day with the Trillium Quilt Guild, and this evening I had a surprise visit. More on that later. Continue reading
Checking back in my blogs, it was July 17th when Mark and Merih bought a used car for Merih. However, the car needed a bunch of work on it. Mark has been spending evenings and weekends on it, and a couple of times on his day off, Merih has come over to help. It was obvious last time, though, that Merih was beginning to give up hope of ever getting to drive it this summer. Continue reading
Today is Kader’s twenty-first birthday. I managed to get tickets to a play so that we could take her tonight. First, at Merih’s invitation, we took her to dinner in the bar at Sister Bay Bowl. That’s where he works and he wanted to serve us. We sat facing the bowling alley and enjoyed watching people of all ages play.
First, some news about my pastor, Nancy. I believe I had last told you that she was not going to have a mastectomy. That was the news she told us all when she sent a phone call out to the church. Ten minutes later, the oncologist called her and told her that not only was that still a possibility, but the doctor wanted her to have a port put in to start a sixteen-week course of chemo. My pastor was too devastated to call back. Continue reading
We have had more fun with our Bridges kids! I have pictures and stories to share… Continue reading
I have wonderful news from my pastor, Nancy Bontempo, today. She finally had a successful biopsy that told the doctors what they needed to know before treating her. The upshot is that she will not have to have a mastectomy! Praise the Lord! Continue reading
One more update on my friends in Louisiana… Betty sends her thanks for all the prayers that went up for them after I posted about her and Mike. She says that while others are saying the weathermen were wrong, she prefers to believe that God answered our prayers and hers.
Speaking of storms, we went through a doozy today.