I forgot to wear green today, neglected to look for leprechauns, and found no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. However, My Darling did make corned beef and cabbage while I was away. Maybe tomorrow I will find myself a Shamrock Shake...
This week I'm finding that taking a class is hard and not so hard all wrapped up in one. By the time I returned home yesterday afternoon I was exhausted and my eyes felt ready to fall out on the floor. I downed a cup of coffee and crashed on the couch until I chomped the inside of my cheek in a dream and rudely woke myself . After finishing my homework, and there was a lot, I popped a Benadryl and fell into bed by 9 pm. Today was better. We didn't do quite as much reading and though my eyes are tired, my stomach isn't churning. I shared a snack with a very young mom of three who had forgotten her lunch on the way out the door. I had an extra apple and an ample supply of granola bars in my bag. Always good to bring extra for those random moments.
On one of our breaks I passed a little old man in a wheelchair. He looked quite cheery. I smiled at him and he at me and after friendly hellos he said, "We meet again!" Of course, to the best of my knowledge, we have never met. I found myself smiling and recalling a time years back when we visited an old friend in the same nursing home. On our way out we had run into another elderly gentleman we knew. We had been members of the same church fellowship for many years, but when we walked away from Al, we heard him remark to someone nearby, "I've never seen those people in my life." Too funny.
I got my blood titer results this afternoon. I have immunities to measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox. The only thing that came back negative is hepatitis B and I was only guessing at that one. I remembered to make a copy to put in my files lest I need proof again.
*The photo is my great great grandmother and my father's brother Arthur. Photos of Grandma Arndt are rare so I am grateful to my cousin who sent me this one. I'm not entirely sure of gr. gr. grandma's first name, but I think it may have been Julia. Her husband's name was Edward.
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