I sat in the big chair in the living room today and thought about the many remarkable things that happened in my life over the past week or so.
- Mike and Kerry and Karen called from Australia to send their love and support. It was wonderful to hear their voices and to picture them in their beautiful home.
- Peter took me out for a lovely rambly drive after an eye doctor's appointment.
- Dr. Miller is pleased with how well my eyes have recovered from cataract surgery and took me off any medicine. Yea!
- Mim called to give me her love and support.
- One of John's paintings was featured on the cover of a Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society publications and he is getting prints made to sell. He is such a talented artist - he makes me proud and I know his Mom must be busting her buttons and telling Pete all about him.
- The Velveteen Grammie was published in Theta Alpha Journal -- I have had such unexpected people call and write letters to tell me that it meant something to them. It is strange that I never gave much thought to how it might hit others. I am grateful to Elsa for being a my Faithful Scribe, interviewer and editor, and to my Internet discussion groups for drawing out the material.
- Bittersweet - I am bidding adieu to one online discussion group and joining a new one.
- Whitney and Chad moved into their first house this past weekend. My goodness, it seems like just last year that Pete and I were moving into our first home, the Little House by the Pennypack.
- Elsa has been keeping the house filled with the aroma of muffin baking - I get to "taste test" each batch, which is a delicious job. I look forward to Sunday's party. It will be nice to have it early in the day, most restful for my ancient bones.
- I got a note from granddaughter-of-the-heart Carolyn Heldon with her travel itinerary for her summertime (ours, not hers) visit from Australia to Bryn Athyn. I cannot wait for a major hug and to see her shorn locks. Mostly, I want to just hug and hug and hug her. I miss her so very much.
- We had a lovely long gab with Scott and Kimberly. They sound wonderful and it was great to hear what is happening in their life. I look forward to wrapping them in a great big Nan hug before the year is out.
So many wonderful things happening in my life (I am sure I am leaving things out). Calloo Callay! Holding each of you in my thoughts.
Love to one and all - Grammie Kay