Friday, I broke away from the usual grind to enjoy quality time with my daughter, Starla McHugh. We visited Honey Creek Mall, stopped by Sears to say hello and bug and hug our favorite Sears associate. Starla's ex (my forever son-in law) Tim McHugh was with us.
We ate lunch at Cracker Barrel instead of KFC this time around.
Paul and I were in Brownsburg Sunday to celebrate our grandson, Michael Risk's 24th birthday. Lindsay and Matt threw a party!
Later, we traveled to Crawfordsville to see the town's new Sherwin- Williams store. Mike is the manager there.
As we were saying our good-byes, Michael asked his grandfather if he would like to be a groomsman at his wedding. Grandpa smiled broadly at the apple of his eye and there it was; the young man had the answer that he had hoped for.
Our eldest granddaughter, Lindsay Terry asked Paul to walk her down the aisle and he did. Just maybe he can do the same for the other six apples that bring smiles to his eyes.
I don't think that the old boy that eloped without a ladder, almost 51 years ago, will have any trouble rising to the occasions when and if they come about. Other facts that figure in are: the little proud as a peacock "bantam" rooster loves to wear a tux and strut his stuff!
It is hard to believe that we said goodbye to the month of August already and September has moved in bringing with it hints of autumn.
While the grasses are resting and waiting for their next drink, I have decided to begin my exterior painting projects. Its time to freshen up the little cottage's old blue coat of paint and add some white trim.
A picture of the little blue house at the end of the road will grace the jacket of the hard cover of a book partially titled the same. I like pictures added to books. Hopefully, the manuscript will be ready for editor' s consideration early next spring. My material has been piling up for awhile now. Its time to put the assemblage of hundreds of words into the best possible order, trim the fat and add much more of this and that, over the course of the next few months. I am using every tool in my mind's store to hone this work in progress. Unfortunately, I can't use Johnson's Pledge to polish that material or get the book to the shelf. Writing marketable material takes time and effort. Critiquing comes into play.
Determination heightened self-esteem and prayer gives me hope. Yes folks, I am gong to be just fine even if rejections fill my mailbox to the hilt; I will strive to do better and never say never.
Paul and I will be in Indianapolis tomorrow. He has an appointment at the VA. Doctors there are monitoring a formation in the area behind the eye to be specific. The patient thinks that his eye care specialist see scar tissue that stems from an accident that happened during his childhood. Another child speared him in the eye with a mature horse- weed.
Damage was done. Doctors at VA have already performed successful surgeries on both eyes. We shall see.
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