Monday, September 29, 2008

Well, this is blue monday. Rae went home today. I always miss her so much when we are not together. But I know she needs to get to that lower altitude. (You worried me yesterday, Sis.)

We had a busy week around here. But it was great, as we got to spend a lot of time with family. We are enjoying getting to know Victoria's fiance, Rick Kilpatrick. He is so genuine about his love for her. God grant that this be as good as it seems, so that she will have some happiness in her life.

Thursday we are going to Flagstaff to get the MRI results on Pete's knee. Looks like he'll be having surgery in October. He wants to be okay by the holidays. Isn't it just the way it goes, that when I am getting a full head of steam about doing some repainting, etc., that he hurts his knee. So I guess my plans will have to wait until he's ready. Really, his knee is killing him, it's not an excuse to get out of painting! Honest!

We had such fun Saturday. Victoria & Rick came over and we watched the horse races. As this is the field that Rick is employed in, he was able to tell us a lot about the horses, jockies, and the races. It was so interesting to me. I am impressed with his fount of knowledge. Rae would have been the big winner, if we had been at the track. She picked a couple of good ones. Me, I felt like a real dumb blonde. You know, "See the pretty horses! Duh!"

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Well, here I am apart from my Pete again. But only for a few days. Rae & I are going to Holbrook on Tuesday. It looks like I'll be staying there a lot more, except for coming down for a few days every two weeks to have my nails done, as Pete is probably going to have surgery on his right knee soon.

Sometimesw in life, we stumble into the best relationships. I don't know how I was so lucky to find Pete, but everyday I am so grateful. I makes me laugh, want to pull my hair out, feel frustrated, but everytime he walks into the room, I feel my heart swell with love. And after 30 years. So I guess it's permanent, wouldn't you say?

Sometimes he makes Rae & I laugh. For instance, there's the chair thing. We recently gave our dining room table, eight big chairs, and a buffet to Marni. He brought me to the Valley, turned around the next day and drove back so he could load all the stuff in his pickup and take it to Belen, NM. Then our new table and chairs were delivered. It is a large (60 in.) round table with 4 beautiful chairs. But we knew this would not be enough. So---we picked out some at Ikea that can be stacked and put away when not needed. Well, Pete went home Friday. He didn't tell me whether or not he had put them together. You see, that's one of the fun things about Ikea - everything has to be assembled at home.) I commented to Rae that I wondered if he had put these four chairs together. She started laughing and said of course he had. So when I talked to him I asked him about it---and was told that that was one of the first things he had done after he unloaded the car, and checked out the mail. That's my Pete. You ask him to do something and he's up and on his way to do it before the words are completely out of your mouth. Obviously more husbands should be like that. Then we wives wouldn't be so frustrated. True?

Monday, September 15, 2008

This is my first attempt at Blogging - and I'm sure you will say what a boring life I lead. But such as it is, it's mine and I'm happy. I have spent the last week in Mesa with Rae. We have a ball together. Pete came down this morning, so that we can spend his birthday with him.

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love this husband of mine, and how blest I feel to have him in my life. I can't believe that he will be 68 on Wednesday the 17th. The trouble is, that no matter how old he gets, he never catches up with me. (I was 69 in April. Ugh!!! My last year to be in my sixties.)