A new array of flowers greeted us outdoors and at least five bouquets indoors.
It was good to be home, but as I settled down to my next writing assignment those first days, I missed the table out in the sun at the Tennessee lodge.
I neglected to take any new photos on Monday, not even at Monday Night Meal.
However, on Tuesday, son and two boys dropped by and I got to visit with my gordito precioso.
Wednesday we were invited guests at an event honoring the late Rick Seaman, a beloved business professor at Taylor U whose widow has become a dear friend. It so happened that two of my second cousins, Roger and Karen, were there, outstanding alums whose parents passed away instantly in a terrible automobile accident almost three years ago. Roger Muselman and David Thomas, Karen's husband, were the speakers at this year's Richard Seaman lectureship. Both very good speakers, had a powerful message on stewardship. All in all, a wonderfully meaningful event.
|Los primos: Roger, Rita, Karen|
(My mother and their father were first cousins. )
Another grouping of cousins--siblings that are my first cousins, our fathers were brothers.
|Tres primos: Nelda, Rita, Stan|
I saw them on my first trip to Tennessee for Aunt Rebecca's 90th birthday celebration. (Why am I always the shortest?)
Two events this week took me back to the old days of teaching.
Friday I attended the NACFLA conference held at nearby Anderson University this year. It was a day of fellowship with former colleagues and I heard some good presentations, choosing mostly sessions that could somehow apply to my current place in life.
And today, Saturday, the Spanish club from Indiana Wesleyan had their spring cookout in our picnic area. I enjoyed talking to each one of them, new and former students. I am grateful that they feel free to keep coming.
Three former students
Continuing the three theme: I saw tres nietos on Friday.
Two sitting on the couch playing video games, and one watching his Baby Eisntein shows.
Do you suppose he will follow his grandpa's bicycling passion?
Mike has spent time this week watching the Basque Country's 50th bicycle tour/race.
And we now have our flight reservations for that region of Spain, June 1-16.