Monday, October 21, 2013
I lived this day fully.
I spent a bit of time with Josiah and Shelby this a.m. Shelby is finishing her college via online courses AND she works five hours a day from home via the computer. It seemed kind to clear out when Josiah went to work so she could start her college work week off strong.
10:00 a.m. found me sitting at Hastings enjoying an "Adult Play Date," versus our typical "Power Play Dates," with Deja. Yes, Hastings is a bookstore.... they also have great drinks and scones...and comfy couches. The perfect place to sit and steal a bit of time in the midst of a very rushed trip. It's always great fun to visit San Angelo and will be as long as Doug, Deja and their family are around.
I zipped over to Jamin and Jared's apartment at 11:30 p.m. We enjoyed a bit of lunch and power visiting. ::grin:: Jamin ran out to a class and I visited with Jared.
2:00 I took Jared to a meeting at ASU.
2:05 Jamin and I headed out again with Cody for more walking and talking. Cody has a sweet disposition. I never would have imagined Corgi and Husky but it works in Cody.
This photo shows it is GREENER in San Angelo than it is in our part of California. I'm not so sure the Beale area is prettier than San Angelo. This is not a cultivated park. It's a field....and the brownish/red in the middle are wild flowers. The best part of the walk was the conversation.
3:00 p.m. Jamin left for practice and I picked up Jared from ASU. He had two hours before he had to be at his next meeting. We spent the time well. He treated me to a drink at Starbucks. We sat outside and I enjoyed more meaningful conversation with an adult son. GOOD TIMES. Jared looked sharp today in his suit and ASU student government shirt and tie. Alas, I didn't take a photo. I dropped him off at ASU for a 5:00 p.m. meeting.
Jared's been a champ with this procedure. He can't take Tylenol etc with the heart meds he's on and the docs didn't order anything else. He's not complained....and I know it hurts. He's also not complained about having to be driven all over....and today he commented I'd not been able to take him to college and so this was my chance to do that. Great way to look at it.
Back across town Shelby was finishing her work day, Josiah was home from his work day and the three of us went out to dinner. They live near the River walk and I hadn't made it to the river yet. I was surprised at all the changes being made to the area. I really liked parts of it. I snapped a few photos.
Shelby left many sweet touches in the guest room and bath for me. She could open a bed and breakfast. It's been a joy to spend time with Josiah and Shelby in their home. I LOVE having a new daughter.
Jared called at 8:00 p.m.; we picked him up and brought him to Josiah and Shelby's. Jamin called at 9:00 p.m. when he was done with tutoring and he came over too. It was fun to sit around and visit.....suddenly it was 10:30 p.m.
We cheated on the driving restriction and decided to let Jared drive himself home - 10 hours early. I'm sure it felt good to have that bit of freedom back.
If all Mondays were this full of friends, family and great conversation I would love them much more. ::snort::
Living all of life before the face of God...
Joyfully Penned by DeEtta @ Courageous Joy at 8:27 PM