When was the last time you remember someone tipping his hat in greeting? I’ve seen it from older gentlemen in passing, but it seems to be a past-time courtesy that didn’t pass to a younger generation. Or, so I thought until Wednesday…
- I had a routine doctor visit on Wednesday and as I sat in the waiting area, a young teenager came into the office with someone I assume to be his mother. He was wearing a baseball hat and when they came to sit down after signing in, he politely tipped his hat in greeting to me. Well, my smile was a might big as I nodded in a return greeting. His mama raised him right, and that was one fine how do you do.
- Speaking of my doctor visit, my least favorite thing is to be weighed as soon as the nurse calls me back. I think I would rather have bamboo skewers pierced through my eyelids than to weigh in front of someone. I gained quite a few stress pounds while taking care of my dad before his passing. I don’t mean the word “stress” to sound negative; my ability to take time off work to care for him is a blessing I’ll always be thankful for. But, the weight of leaving my home, my fur babies, my work, and my city for six months was literally applied to my belly. Long story short…I lost ten pounds! On the doctor’s scales! Of course, a lot of it has to do with my thyroid acting all crazy and jumping from hypo to hyper in a matter of four months, but wouldn’t it be nice to lose another 50 before the endocrinologist straightens it out?
- Speaking of weight loss, what better way to celebrate than a delicious (very large) slice of Reese’s Cheesecake? Oh,mylawdysomebodymadeacheesecakewithReesescups! You can’t really tell from the photo, but there are three layers to this lasagna of a cheesecake, and the layers are separated by … wait for it … Reese’s cups! That chocolate-peanut butter delicacy that I could eat by the bag full (goodbye accidental weight loss and hello excessive poundage) is not only in the layers, but also on the top edge of the crust! I ate about three bites and thought I was going to vomit. It was that rich but boy, those three bites were delicious. There’s definitely a recipe forthcoming for this one.
- Speaking of food, I had dinner with my dear friend and former co-worker, Mary, this past week. I miss working with her, but we get together about once a month to talk books and catch up. Well, she must have thought I was lacking in reading material *insert giggle, because she brought me a gift of books. Not one, but four. Now, far be it from me to turn down books. amIright? Along with the books, she gave me purse jewelry that she made herself, and they are gorgeous. Both jewelry pieces have a theme – Beach and Winter – and the photo doesn’t do them justice. #bestfriendgoals #score #booyah
- Speaking of books, I did get some reading time in this week but no deep spring cleaning was done. Also, my brother and I finally filed the petition and order for muniment of title in probate on my parents’ estate, and it was a welcome relief to get it over with. There was so much confusion on which paperwork we needed. We didn’t have to have an attorney because the house deed was the only thing that needed to change into our names, so it was a fairly simple process, and I’m thankful for that. There’s always a light somewhere in the darkness if you’re patient enough to look for it.
To end on a happy note, I made it through the Ides of March on Wednesday without a soothsayer’s warning, and I wasn’t stabbed to death, hence I’m able to write this post. Go, me! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!
May you always have…
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.