Taking the family to Straw Hat for an evening of getting together and good food was the highlight of yesterday. The adults enjoyed the conversation and good natured ribbing, and the kids were off on their own and enjoying it as well. I hated to see the evening come to an end, but there's always next time when Mike and family visit us and I can get us all together.
For the most part people didn't keep their cell phones in front of them and had mostly good eye-to-eye conversation. Once in a while I saw one of them sneak out their phones but it was just a quick look so I didn't make a big deal of it. I did tell everyone to begin with that no phones were allowed, and I said it in a joking manner so as not to offend anyone. I'm a dying breed and connectivity is probably the most important thing to younger people (as well as many oldies), and I accept that even if I don't like it. I am proud of raising a good bunch of kids though.
Jeannie & Ara want me to meet them at the gym this afternoon, and I surely need it. But my sister and her husband might stop by for a while before going back home in Nevada; Mike & his boys will be here for some part of the day, and I just don't know if I'll have the energy in late afternoon. I'll just see how I feel.
The longer I go without hearing from the cardiologist the more hopeful I am that I won't need surgery at this time. The report indicates there is good news and bad news, and I will just focus on the good!
I was stopped at a traffic light on my way to Straw Hat, and watched a grown man, probably in his 30's, who was dancing around, gesturing, and swinging around the light post, obviously high on something. He was in his own world, for sure, but I was laughing to myself that I needed some of whatever it was he took to put him in that state! (Only joking, that is the last thing in the world I would ever want to do.)
Parting With Memories:
5 hours ago