September 15, 2008

I'm What?

(September 13, 2008) Today I turned 44. But it was all good. I had a wonderful day because it was a wonderful day. Clear blue skies, family, friends, and good health. I awoke to a dog jumping onto the bed with a balloon attached to her collar! My sister set that up. My sister also got me up to go hiking over in the Prospect Heights area along Grape Creek. Her friend Chris joined us and added some knowledge of the rocks and plants to help us better appreciate the ground we trod. Chris has a dog, too, who came along and kept us safe.

After hiking we visited a local car show and fund raiser for Hospice of Canon City. J.D. and his father both entered their cars and J.D. even won an award. Just the night before we had dinner and dessert with his family. Having grown up in a big family my sister and I really appreciated being a part of this one for the evening. For lunch today we went over to "The Owl" on Main Street and ordered several burgers and fries.

Later in the evening my sister and I built a small fire on the patio and enjoyed the cooler evening air and some smores. It turns out that the first smore I made would be my birthday cake with a candle in it. I did make a wish that I hope comes true, but I can't tell you what it is.

The next day I was visited by some old friends from Nashville. I took them up to a picnic area that overlooks the Royal Gorge and bridge. I hope that was an entertaining choice for them. We did get to see the aerial acrobatics of the local helicopter pilot who knows no fear. I was very glad that they were willing to come down and see the small community I decided to call home.


Leanne said...

Happy Birthday! I will have a stack of pancakes with 5 containers of sugar free syrup at Noshville in your honor!! :)

Jody Leavell said...

You remember all the details! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you had a good day! Mary