Monday, December 15, 2008

12/15/08 Can't believe that 2 weeks have passed since I updated this! And this will be brief because we are leaving soon to go to Algodones, Mexico, across the border from Yuma, for a shopping trip. Yes, we are now camped out in the desert off Sidewinder Rd. with our friends Lee & Susie Blattner. Sweeties that they are, they had a delicious dinner ready for us when we got here on Saturday, and we have been gabbing and playing cards with them ever since. The weather has been cold and overcast but so far, no rain. We always hope for warm weather when we come to AZ in the winter and the last few years, we have NOT been getting it!
Friday night we were able to park in front of our friend, Eileen Cooper's, out in the Foothills and have a great visit with her too. She was one of the friends who came from far away for our wedding and then we felt bad that we hardly had any time to talk to her then. We have caught up on her news now - and met her new Irish setter too.
Before coming to Yuma, we were in Chandler, visiting Al & Donna Ellis at their home there. And our friend, Marilyn Harrison had knee surgery there too, so we were at the hospital with her and Mike that day. Two days later when we called her, she said her leg was swollen and Elaine told her to call her doctor. But she didn't and Saturday she ended up going back into the hospital with a pulmonary embolism. Now she is on blood thinners and will be in there 3-6 days. Too bad we left the area because we should be there with love and support, like she was for us during our wedding.
No pictures on this blog because I have been too lazy to take any lately! If the weather gets better here, I will get the camera out. In the meantime, we are going to use the rest of our time here to start getting ready for our upcoming cruise, and also get off a Christmas letter to friends. We are doing our usual push to get thinner and stay healthy by walking everyday, lifting weights, etc. too. Hope all is going well for all of you, valued Blog Readers!


TravelingGrammy said...

Well, it sounds like-as always-you're having fun! It's cold here at POS-no snow yet but lots of threats...Have avery Merry Christmas!

Ron and Sharon said...

Hi, have you seen any sign of the desert tortoise that lives around there? Probably too cold for HAVE to be warmer than us, though. We've been in the 40's for awhile now and more rain is on the way. We hope to be out of here on Christmas Day, heading south! Hope you both have a Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Sharon & Ron