My First Day in Arizona

Published Mon, Dec 5 2011 8:15 AM

What to do? Everyone else was sleeping. I was too excited to sleep besides the fact I'm an early riser.  Got caught up on emails, QCA, and Facebook and finished unpacking. Only I didn't know where to put all my sewing projects. After all Sheila and Jim just moved here a few months ago and they are still unpacking themselves. So I just consolidated all the sewing stuff into one box and left in my bedroom for now.

Jim is in the process of setting up his 20 gallon salt water fish tank. Way cool! He just has a few more glitches to work out then he's ready for some fish Can't wait! Salt water fish are so beautiful to watch. Meanwhile he found some fake jellyfish and put in the tank. They are fun. I have 2 beta fish tanks at home. So I'm planning to get 2 of the fake jellyfish to take home and set up my beta tanks with the fake jellyfish. Then when Christopher and Noel come over I can show them my pet jellyfish! Can't wait to see their reactions!!!!!! hehehe!

My friend and Arizona caregiver came over after church and we went to lunch at Paradise Bakery. They have wonderful sandwiches, soups, salads, and of course, bakery. I love their turkey cranberry on molasses bread sandwich. It's like having Thanksgiving dinner minus the dressing on one sandwich. Since I missed out on Thanksgiving dinner this year I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into one of these sandwiches. It was ohhhhhh sooooooo good! And you get a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie for desert. It was very tempting to get one of their freshly baked scones, however, Barb was with me. Barb watches my diet very closely. The cookie was enough carbs for lunch. Barb and I sat visited for quite a while. Could have visited much longer but Jim and Sheila were due at their former neighbors for a get together and I needed a nap before going over there. So Barb took me back and we will get together again on Wednesday for Bible study and Advent services.

Took my nap and off we went to the old neighbors for an evening get together. Alyssa (not sure I spelled it correctly or if I even have the name correctly) and Cliff were just married in May. She is so tiny and I do mean tiny, but she is in the National Guard. Yes you heard me correctly. I have seen her in her uniform going off to work last winter. Cliff is a Phoenix policeman. They are a delightful couple and we had a very pleasant evening visiting and eating. But by 9:00 pm I have to admit I could barely hold my eyes open anymore...have to remember my body is still on Ohio time and thinking it is 11:00 pm.

And speaking of sleeping....who says I have sleep apnea and need that nasty c-pap? Last night I slept like a baby. Did not wake up once, not even to piddle! And that was without using the c-pap. One of my chores today is to clean the nose pads...haven't cleaned them in a while. They're to be cleaned everyday. I need to change the filter too. I admit I'm fighting the use of this machine because my claustrophobia can't stand anything on my face like the mask. I feel like the nose pads are smothering me. The mask that went over my nose and mouth was worse because I broke out in hives. I refuse to even consider the full face mask. Help me!!! They are trying to smother me!!!! Helllllllppppp!

So what am I doing today? Hmmmmm. Jim and Sheila are off to work as it's Monday. That leaves Indie and me. Hmmmmm......Let me consult Indie. I'll get back to you on our plans.

Thank you Jesus for bringing me safely back to Arizona and to my friends, who for some weird reason want to keep me here. Thank you for the gift of friendship. Amen.

God's blessings for a great week.

by Linda
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# Kathy M. Boice said on Monday, December 5, 2011 10:56 AM

Wow! You have the place to yourself! You and Indie could nap or sew!! My sister in law is staying lots longer than expected but maybe I can still get some sewing in while she is here.

I have to go to Mom's today to do her meds for the week and be sure she has wood for her wood stove and take her trash to the road for pick up. It is very wet here, Woodville and Blanchard are suppose to have flooding by in the morning. Enjoy your stay in AZ. Hugs,

# Linda said on Monday, December 5, 2011 5:45 PM

You're in NW Ohio right? Are you near the Maumee? I talked to my mom this morning and she said it was raining there (Geauga Cty) in NE Ohio. My neighbors said in an email that it's raining at home too. It may be chilly here but at least the sun is shining. Hope you get some sewing in while your sister-in-law is there. I should be able to sew tomorrow. We're going to JOAnn Fabrics tonight. I spent the day on the computer paying bills and getting use to Sheila's computer/printer.

# safrmaz said on Monday, December 5, 2011 6:36 PM

Glad you made it safely.  We finally got our airline reservations made yesterday.  We'll be there Feb. 10.  I can't wait to leave this gray gloom and see sunshine again!


# ALICE V. STUTZ said on Monday, December 5, 2011 11:22 PM

Hey Sheri A.  don't hold your breath while looking for sunshine in AZ.  It snowed today which means overcast skys.  We love our weather no matter what it brings.  It's going to be in the low 20's at night this week.  So bring your long jons.  It's good sewing weather though, sit and watch the snow fall and sew another block.  

By Alice Stutz    Benson AZ.

# safrmaz said on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:19 AM

Alice, we are from the Phoenix west valley -- in Goodyear.  Never saw snow there unless it was in the mountains!  I know it gets colder & you sometimes get snow in your area.  At least it doesn't stick around like it does here in West Michigan.  By the time we get there it will be springtime in the desert!!  Can't wait!