Hard to believe I’ve been in California for three weeks already! I’ve unpacked, found a church home, a hairdresser, a Fitness19, and a few Del Taco’s and In-N-Out Burgers! I walk the dog 2-3 times a day and am amazed that I live somewhere that has palm trees. God continues to bless me beyond all measure and I am so grateful.
Although we’re both working and maintaining households, I try not to go more than a few days without seeing my sister. I’ve had the opportunity to attend Zander’s soccer games & practices, Kennen’s homecoming football game, a pizza party with my sister’s students and a Walking Dead get-together. Pam and I have been to yard sales, out to eat, and have gone for a couple nice long walks. It is exactly why I moved here.
It is a double blessing because while I am just one mile from my sister, I’m exactly 7 miles from my BFF Michelle. We met in the 9th grade and she had a huge impact on my high school years. I had a very nice visit & lunch with Michelle, her parents & her son the first Sunday I was here. It’s really kind of surreal…we haven’t lived in the same city in over 30 years! It is so fun to know that we can attend church together, grab a bite to eat or just go for a walk. Forever friends are the best.
Halloween weekend was really fun (although they assure me it wasn’t this warm last year.) Friday night I went to a trunk-or-treat with Michelle and her good friends Sue, Bill & their daughter Joy. We had a blast walking around checking out all the costumes – the dogs had some of the best ones! Saturday it was almost 85 degrees and I (finally) made it into our swimming pool! Trick or treat that evening was fun in the neighborhood with Zander (no sweater needed!) After church on Sunday, I was blessed to join my sister Pam & her mother-in-law for a wonderful lunch and stroll through the mall.
Back in Atlanta, my sweet granddaughter Juliet celebrated her first Halloween and turned 3 months old! I’m thankful for FaceTime technology where I can see her and her parents almost daily. Luckily I have a flight booked to see them in December – a quick visit between holidays. Can never have too many baby snuggles.
Pretty sure it doesn’t get much better than that….oh unless you count the AMAZING sky tonight. The sun shines a LOT here, but I am still getting my fill of cloud-filled sunsets. Oh how I love them.
Thank you for continuing to follow me on this journey. Special prayers for the family members of my friends Jen, Jody & Tracy – they are facing some very tough physical battles. Until we meet again….keep looking up!