Today my sister Colleen is celebrating her 42nd birthday! I can’t believe my sister is 42 years old. I remember her being a child and a teenager, but it’s so hard to picture her as a 42 year-old woman. With this birthday comes a lot of reason to celebrate. For the past couple of years she has been dealing with all kinds of different medical issues. The doctors even told her recently that she had no longer than 2 years to live. Fortuantely enough her diagnosis has changed over the past couple of months. Just recently a doctor from John Hopkins told her she was fine and that she has her life back. That the diagnosis was incorrect. What a blessing it is to know that she will be with us for many more years. Hopefully healthy and happy as I remember her.
The whole world or at least the United States seems to be talking about only one thing lately-Barak Obama. Our new president elect who will be taking office in just a couple of days. Living out in the DC area that is the one and only thing on peoples minds these days. I understand that the office is changing from Republican to Democrat and he will be our first African American President so it is a historic event. The entire country has gone nuts though with this inauguration! They are expecting 2 million people down in DC for this event. It will be amazing and it will be in interesting 4 years up ahead. I guess we all just have to wait and see where Barak Obama will take this country.
My husband is such a sweetheart. He just spent the last 2 days down in Richmond at the Masonic Home. It’s not an old age home, but all the residence their are older and are taken care of. The main difference is these people chose to live their they are not put there by friends, family or relatives.
My husband went down there to interview some residents and to understand thier lives better and how the Mason’s have been a part of their lives. One woman in particular was hasving her 100th birthda. She was up and dancing and having a great time. Another lady will be turning 101 this year. She is not on any medications or using anything to help her get around, like a walker for example. My husband was impressed with their positive attitudes and their levels of independence. This home was established by the Masons in oder for the widows to have a place to go if their husbands passed away. The best part of the whole trip was seeing how close the employees and the residence are to each other. They are as close as family my husband said.
I know Facebook has been around for a long time, but for some reason I never felt the need to get it until recently. All my friends from work are on it and a lot of my family members as well. So the other night I was on the computer and decided to take a look at the site. I ended up signing up and now I have been in contact with so many of my friends from the past. It has been great there are people on there that I haven’t spoken to in years. My best friend from high school is one of them.
It’s so funny we are talking to each other like best friends. It seems like a day hasn’t passed between us. Life is so weird like that sometimes. I am so glad I signed up and I am so glad to be back in touch with everyone from highschool!