Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May, already???

How did that happen? When I was a kid, and we started school in September (yes, children, it was September back then, not August), it was at least 10 years before school was out - actually there was no end in sight. It would never be over. And that, from me, who loved school. And now I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around it being May already.

Noxt month we go to Bedford, Tx. to a huge meeting of Anglicans for the formal formation of a North American diocese. We are going to Denton and stay with MB and drive back and forth. Hee,hee - we get to see her too! I am not usually one for hese huge meetings but I have a feeling this is an important one, and as always I will have my knitting. Once I went to a Diocesan meeting as an alternate and George was very sure I needed to spend some time in there listening. We were out of chairs so I sat on the floor (this was a long time ago, folks, when I could get up and down) with my back on the back wall and pulled out my knitting. The Bishop came in after a bit, looked me up and down and told me he thought I was the smartest person there. ??? Just because I was knitting? Who knows? I don't guess I'll ever get over the need to be doing something with my hands.

And now comes the H1N1 flu. Denton schools (Sarah's job) are closed for a week. Episcopal school in Houston (Barbara's) is closed indefinitely. They had a confirmed case. Nothing out here is closed so far in our county but some of the surrounding ones are closing. I have not seem anything so far that indicates that this flu is much more dangerous than the ordinary flu. Naturally the stores are stripped of masks, Theraflu, that sort of thing. People are even stockpiling paper goods. We have been told that we are at stage 5 out here and that if we progress to stage 6, the Mall (no problems for me there) and the grocery stores will be closed. Problems here. Seems to me that opening grocery stores is simpler than trying to furnish food to all hundred thousand or so of us. Mob mentality going.

Spent yesterday seeing doctors and waiting to see doctors and then waiting for meds. But I was able to get the meds I needed and had one added to get this water out of me. Doctor says I am hauling around about 12 pounds of water. All those clothes I put up till I could get back into them can come back out.

All of you help me watch for a new book by Donna Woolfolk Cross. She wrote Pope Joan and it was and is just a grand read. We had a teleconference with her at book club and she promised she was working on a new book. Pope Joan was published in 1996. Whatever she writes, I need to read it, so if you see it send the info my way,please. I am very frustrated that I can't find a way to underline in this program.

I'm cooking a corned beef roast for dinner. Yum! About time I made a real meal.

God's blessings on you all......


Mary Beth said...

Can't wait to see you all. I'm rearranging rooms while Ken is in NC this weekend so who knows what you will see when you arrive...

MJ said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see this. My mind is mentally moving your furniture around. Mom