Friday, June 08, 2007

What a day...



Well, I managed to survive the trip downtown Tampa during rush hour w/o wetting my pants. I did have a couple of hairy moments but most of the trip went well. My class was fun to teach and the gals were a trip. I love it when my students have the wild wacky sense of humor as I do and are there to have a good time and learn something.

When I was active on the OLD ckmb before the major changes, I met so many wonderful women. My friend, Norma, is one of the wonderful benefits of my participation on that mb. Today, Norma took my class and presented me with this oh too cute Happy Sixty Birthday gift...she brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Thank you, my friend. And it was too much fun seeing you again. Hope you can make some of the Hilltop Retreats so the other gals here in the Tampa area can have fun with you too!

The good news today, besides me making it to the Expo w/o dents in the car and with dry pants is that my class enrollment for tomorrow has gone from 19 to 34. YEAH! The more the merrier, I say~

The bad news today was that my honey's mom was found roaming the neighborhood lost. She is 89 and, until this past year, has been in really good shape both mentally and physically for someone her age. She has been self-sufficient and living in her home by herself. This past year or so has brought some health problems and some memory lapses. She has cooked for herself less and less. She is currently staying with E's brother and his wife until they can find an assisted living or nursing home where she can relocate. I am glad that E has plane tickets to go up and visit soon.

9 comments:

Don't make me use UPPERCASE said...

What beautiful gifts Jules! Happy Birthday! :D

Michele L from Tampa said...

Sad news about E's mom. Please keep us posted. See you tomorrow! Big 60 hugs and kisses

madelineas said...

Jules glad you made it safe and soune, one word--DEPENDS__don't leave home without them :)
I am so happy Ed's mom is OK that is so scary.
Have fun tomorrow, how I wish I was going to be there..

eljay716 said...

lucky you! what pretty things for your room. So sorry to hear about his mom, so sad when that starts to happen. I hope they can find her a place soon. See you tomorrow my friend!

:Jayne said...

Aren't the old CKMBers the best? Happy 60th my friend!
Sorry to hear about E's mom. That will be me some day, only I'll probably be the one flashing traffic! Have a great Bday!

:J

Norma said...

Happy Birthday Jules. So glad you enjoyed your gifts. I loved the class and it was an absolute blast - too bad they didn't give you a 6 hour time block. I had the kit out last night working on it at Ruban Rouge. WOW - I bet half the people there came over to see it. HUGE HIT!! I gave your Hang Ten info to a number of ladies.

Mae said...

aahhh, Jules, so sorry to hear the news about E's mom. It is never easy to see our parents age and my thoughts are with you ans E.

Pam in Moncton said...

Oh how sad for Gene's mom. I remember my grandfather wandered off in Montreal of all places and it took two days to find him with the police and everything, so I know how scary that can be. Hope they find a place for her soon. Cute gifts from Norma!
Pam

WAgal said...

Oh gosh, how scary about E's mom. So sorry.