Friday, June 1, 2007

Time to Jet

Today we are flying to the warm and exciting French Riveria. Thanks to my loving son for letting us spend the night at his home. One last hug and kiss to the grandkids, before I miss then for a few weeks. I did enjoy a fast phone call with my brother-in law, we wanted to talk for an hour last night, but I only had 5 minutes for him. Hope he is not mad.

I have turned my cell phone off, and left it at home. So for the next few weeks, I will be low tech.
Thoughtfuly Submitted,

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Getting ready

Jayna is getting ready to leave her garden which she loves and will miss - perhaps more than anything else except her grand-children. Mel and Barb Hobbs have offered their services to see that the lawn and garden are kept beautiful and in good shape during our absence.
Jayna had Steve mow the lawn, wash and wax the cars, wash the outside of the windows of the house. Get the oil changed on the cars, sweep the inside of the cars, edge the sidewalks, and clean up the garage for people to be in it while we are gone.
After the work was completed, Steve continued reading the books that he has to complete before he arrives at Oxford University to study. Only 5 more books to read!
Stephen just received information from Oxford informing him of where he will be staying, dress code (suit and tie) and an invitation to HIGH TABLE. Not everyone gets this honor and he is to comply with etiquette. He is to be punctual as other participants cannot be served until he is seated and he may not leave the table until he is excused. He is to sit at the top of the Hall at High Table for the meal and formal dress is required. Whoa, does this sound snooty to you?

Monday, May 28, 2007

First Day of Renewal Leave

The first Day of our 'Renewal Leave' was spent with Steve's parents and family as we ate lunch together and celebrated Memorial Day and Mom's 75th birthday in South Bend, Indiana. Jayna was pleased to run into Val and Eleanor Harris (Grace UMC, Kokomo members) at a gas station while we were there.
Another reason for the scheduled visit was to leave our dog, POOF, with Steve's parents while we are overseas. Steve's younger sister was also there with her two pomeranians.
On our way home, we also stopped to visit Jayna's parents in Plymouth, Indiana and say our farewells to them. They wished us well as we prepare for the new and exciting experiences that await us.