Today is a very special day at our house. It’s Miss Terry’s birthday as well as my mother’s. That’s right, two great ladies who have made my life so much better were born on the same day.
One of the true regrets in my life is that my mom had passed away several years before Terry and I got together. I know they would have become close friends. It is amazing to me how much these two have in common. Both gentle souls, but with backbones of steel. Both devoted to their families, always putting others before themselves. Both never happier than when they are making the people they love happy. Both excellent cooks and both true ladies. Happy birthday Terry. And happy birthday Mom. I love and treasure both of you.
My Father’s Day started off with a Facebook video conference call from my son Travis and daughter Tiffany, and we shared some wonderful laughs. I loved being a father to my kids when they were little, but now that they are adults, I think I feel it even more if that’s possible. Thanks for making my day, you guys put a smile on my face that never left me all day long.
After breakfast, I was back working on my new book, getting in another 5,500 words by the time I knocked off for dinner. And what a dinner it was! Terry made one of my favorites, her deep dish double crust chicken pot pie. It was so good that I had to have seconds, and even though my stomach was full by the time I finished that second helping, my taste buds wanted more. I told them they would have to wait, because we are having the leftovers for dinner tonight.
Several people have asked how I feel after the RF nerve ablations were performed on my back Friday afternoon. It is amazing how much better I feel. I really can’t believe it. I have some slight discomfort if I stand in one place or bend over for very long, but otherwise, I am pretty much pain free. I can get up and down from a chair painlessly, climb the steps from one level of our house to the other, and lie down in bed and roll over without hurting. I wish I could have done this years ago.
While I was busy writing and then going to the surgical center for the ablations last week, I forgot to mention that I got a shipment of printed copies of Big Lake Quarterback and The Road To Wrinkle Ranch from Amazon. I was very pleased with how they came out.
Congratulations Barbara DuFresne, winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake series. This copy has the original cover before I commissioned Elizabeth Mackey to design all of my book covers. We had 91 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – My neighbor with the big boobs is outside gardening topless again. I sure wish his wife would do that, too.