05 October 2009

Wonderful Weekend

We had one of those wonderfully wild weekends where you do a lot of stuff and come home exhausted!

First we had my dr appt with the gynocologist. He told me that since I can't have hormones after surgery that I will immediately start having hot flashes and not be able to sleep well... and who knows about the cranky side? Not what I was hoping to hear.

Then we drove to Marceline, which typically takes 2 hours but took almost 3 and a half due to the dogs throwing up in the car. We made it to Marceline in time for the halftime show and seeing the crowning of the queen and we watched the last half of the game in the freezing cold. It was fun!

Outside the Marceline Football Field

Then we headed to Wien. This was the weekend where we cleaned out Jake and Amos' closets and gave their clothing to the local Share and Care.

A fashion show from the boxes in the basement... Master Mix!

Bob and Gary kept what they wanted and boxed up everything else. That night we went to the Pear Tree in Bevier to celebrate Irene's birthday. What a wonderful meal!

Happy birthday, Irene!

On Sunday we cleaned out part of the basement, one half day saw about 2 shelves cleaned off (out of about 100 that we need to do). We had a wonderful lunch of Irene's meatloaf and fried fish. We packed up our car and headed home but not before we stopped at one of our favorite shops, The Randolph Mercantile. We love that store!

Arrived home tired but Bob bbqed chicken for us that was totally juicy and wonderful while I attended the visitation for Craig Hendrickson. This young man has battled cancer for two years and passed away. His wife, Gwendolyn, is one of my teachers.


  1. Sounds like your weekend was a whirlwind of activities!

    I'm so sorry to hear about Gwendolyn's husband Craig.

  2. Sounds like it was a powerful weeekend ... lots of emotions rolled up in to a few days! Sending lots of love to you my friend!!! xo

  3. Sounds like you had a great weekend, Terri. Sitting in the bleachers at a football game, freezing, brings back lots of happy memories!:-)

    Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!!

    Have you had a chance to sign up for my giveaway? It's for my 400th post. It's open until next Monday morning at 7AM. I'll announce the winner then. That should be the 400th post, if I have counted correctly. If it isn't it doesn't matter! I'm enjoying the giveaway.

  4. So sad for Gwendolyn - my sympathy to her in the loss of Craig.

    Looks like Irene had a lovely birthday cake!

    We are just now getting cooler temps! You look great all dressed in bright colors for the game.

  5. I know all about the hot flashes and cranky moods!

    Sounds like you had some good times, even though parts of it weren't fun, especially having the dogs getting sick.


  6. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I'm wondering if you could see a naturopath. One of my friends that had BC started seeing my naturopath and is feeling a little better. It's hard if you can't use HRT but she is using supplements and herbs with success. Sorry about the loss of your friend.

  7. Hi Terri, just seeing all this...I have been away for a few days.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I continue to keep you in prayer and think of you so often.

    Hugs, Barb

  8. Hot flashes are soooo much fun....NOT! lol I call them my "power surges"! hehe It sounds like you had a very busy but fun weekend and I sure wish I could have been there to have some of that birthday cake!!!! Please know that my prayers continue for you dear Terri. xoxo

  9. Terri, it's so cheerful and bright in here! And it does me such good to see that you are so upbeat. I read about the surgery...been there with the hysterectomy part and sailed right on through. I was back teaching in two weeks. I hope that you take longer with all the surgery that you are doing. They have such great meds these days as my mother says. I have marked the 29th in my devotional so that I know you will definitely be in my prayers that day. Big hugs to you and yours and blessings to you all. God is good and He can do more than we can even think to ask.

  10. LOVE to see everyone having a good time!

  11. Wow Terri!

    You had such a full weekend!

    When are you planning to rest?? That was said in my best "Mommy voice".

    Sorry for all of the symptoms you have to "look forward" to. My family is being driven by my hot flashes. I am keeping the house freezing cold...so they say. Feels great to me!

    Oh, and if you want to play I gave you a fun Meme on my blog.



  12. Just checking in and wishing you both a lovely weekend .... twelve visitors from around the country have begun descending on us .... and it's pure bliss to have this family reunion for whatever reason!

  13. Sounds like a fun and busy weekend! I'm freezing my husband out - he usually has a jacket on in the house! I just have to have it cold or I'm totally miserable!



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