Imagine, just one week from today we’ll be having a rehearsal dinner. Just one week from tomorrow, we’ll be having a wedding. Tonight Stephen comes home. Tomorrow, Carleen and our grandboys arrive…also Carl, our almost-son-in-law…and Jennifer and Melanie, who are two other bridesmaids and beloved companions of Kathy’s since earliest childhood. Sunday Jonny comes marching home and minutes later there’s a personal shower for Kathy with some of her closest 20-something lady friends…plus Gene and Andrea and their kids. Every day thereafter will be filled with cleaning, decorating, baking, receiving relatives, and hopefully having fun. In fact, I’m going to have my first ever pedicure on Tuesday, since Kathy wants her toenails looking perfect for her honeymoon, and hey…why not go with her! With only one daughter, I want to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime momentous occasion!
Oh, and I got my Armstrong Archives back from the printer today…all 971+ pages and 765,406 words. It looks like the American Heritage Dictionary I have sitting on my desk. If I weren’t so busy, I’d sit right down and peruse it. Hopefully, it will provide lots of entertainment for the grandkids in years to come!
Do you like “wise sayings?” I tend to collect them. Here are a few I’ve heard lately that I like a lot:
Aim for service and success will follow.
— Albert Schweitzer
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat only has nine lives.
— Mark Twain
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
— Lord Byron
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We must become the change we want to see.” –Mahatma Gandhi
Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.
— Albert Einstein