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Whew! (Updated)

What a day. I worked from home because our phones were out again yesterday as well as our internet and I just can't survive work-wise that way.

I got a lot of computer work done as well as made (literally!) about 40 phone calls for work. I am so tired of being on the phone and so glad I'm done. It's nearing 7 pm and we're going to have dinner with the Watson family - all of us - tonight. She's making steaks on the grill and I made my mashed potato casserole and corn casserole. Yum! We are excited to do this with Reggie home, and all of us will be there. I also have a special gift for her...I know she's not going to get on here before I give this to her, so I'll blog about it...since in 1/2 hour I'm giving her this...

I found a photo of her and Barbara (her best friend who passed away two weeks ago) at our Northside women's retreat a few years ago. (Here it is at left. For those who don't know her, Barbara is at left, Rosemay to the right.) I had a copy of it made this week, and got a pillow that is a special "photo pillow" that says "Forever Friends" and put the photo in there. She's going to love it. I mean, I'm sure it will be emotional but it will mean a lot to her. [Update: I gave it to her tonight when we got to the house - she broke down crying as I expected, but not a devastated cry, rather a sentimental type cry. She just wept and hugged me and said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much..." and kept showing everyone there her "little special pillow." Reggie said, "um, that is so little. Is she supposed to sleep with it?" I explained that no, this is a decorative pillow.]

In other news, we had to take Dustin back to the doctor's today. His ear/throatache came back with a vengeance after taking all the antibiotics. He could hardly sleep last night. I made an appointment by e-mail with Doc and Rosemay last night. Larry took him first things this morning and thank God. They found an abcess on his tonsil. They had to do a procedure (very painful) and drain it. Dr. Watson gave him a shot to numb the pain for a little bit and sent him over to a specialist that moment - Dr. Patel, who finished the job by draining the abcess. Now they want to take the tonsil out. The poor child is in so much pain but he wants to go to the Watson's tonight. He can hardly talk and it's painful to move his mouth at all. It's funny, his doctor who did the procedure this morning, he's going back to tonight to eat steaks with. :-) If he's in too much pain, we'll see what else Doc can do.

Signing off now.......but I'll probably blog more later even if find myself on late tonight. I also have to pack for our life coaching retreat tomorrow!!!!! I can't wait!! We leave tomorrow afternoon. Jacksonville, here we come!

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