Gratitude Journal: I am grateful for such a beautiful world. The weather in Iowa has been beautiful the last several days - warm, blue skies. The sunsets have been gorgeous. Sunsets in Iowa have always been more stunning that Georgia sunsets - probably because the land is flatter and the trees do not hide anything.
We decided that this would be a laid back kind of day as we recovered from the last few stressful days. Dad is doing OK, but is still having some emotional moments. After watching a little TV after breakfast, I started doing a little bit of cleaning in the living room. I don't know how many years it has been since everything was dusted, so that was my goal. I also went through some of the things that were around so we could toss what needed to go.
Later in the morning, we headed up to the office for a little while. I had a chance to check email, etc., since the only wi-fi connection is in the office. From there, we went in to the grocery store to pick up a few items. When we got home, it was time for a little lunch.
In the afternoon, I finished cleaning the living room. Even though that was the neatest room already, we still threw out a lot of stuff, especially old magazines that were on the table shelves, etc. There were also several stuffed animals and old pillows that had gotten so grimy that they needed to be thrown out. It certainly feels cleaner.
For dinner, we went into Oxford for prime rib with Willie and Kalee and another couple from the aero club. It was fun and good. We ended the evening at Willie's and had a nice time reminiscing about things. We ended on a good laugh as we remembered the time we got stung by all the bumblebees.
So, it has been a pretty good first day trying to get back to normal. I will have a couple more days here with Dad.