What a week it’s been!! I attended an eye-opening, energizing, and thought-provoking Women Against Alzheimer’s Summit! I’ve done a lot of Seminars and Summits in my time, but not one with more than 100 of the most amazing minds in the world in one place all working to eliminate Alzheimer’s by 2020! The combination of energy and intelligence in the room was astounding. It’s one of those events I’ll never forget, especially going to Congress and meeting with Senators and Representatives to ask for funding to fight this dreaded disease. I was emotionally spent at the end of the two days, but very motivated as well!!
Then it was back to work for a couple of days followed by a very much-anticipated weekend!! I was going to attend a Lego show yesterday, AND our 29th Anniversary is today and we were going to Bobby Van’s Steakhouse to celebrate!! Woo Hoo!! I had been waiting for this Lego show in Timonium, MD for more than a month, because the Lego show in Chantilly, VA in August sold out before I could get tickets.
BUT……..At the end of the Summit on Wednesday, I was not only exhausted, I felt a little sick too…..almost like the beginning of the nasty bronchitis I had in June…. I was concerned because many people warned me that it could return!!!
So what to do???????? I felt bad enough on Friday to determine that it wasn’t going to be smart to go to Lego show. REALLY?? BUMMER!!! I sent a quick text to my girl Jan, encouraging her to go without me, and to take a friend to use my ticket. I thought I was going to be sad all day yesterday because I had hoped to establish some relationships with Lego vendors to buy bricks in bulk. But I wasn’t sad …. I not only have the huge Lego shipments I’ve received since my class in June, but I received another set of boxes this week I hadn’t even opened!! So, I decided to have a Lego show all of my own, which I could attend in my PJs ….I worked with pieces I’ll be using in my classes that I’ve not had practice with, so it was an absolute blast…
I thought I’d be sad about missing our anniversary dinner too, but NOPE we had a Happy Happy anniversary anyway just sitting on the couch together… We watched football, and then Red Zone, otherwise known as the NFL on steroids!! And what did we have for dinner??? Chinese food!!! My favorite chicken and broccoli….
When you’ve been married for 29 years, you don’t have to go out … you can have fun just sitting!! And nobody’s mad I ruined our plans by being sick!! I’m so proud of myself for staying in …… for doing what I could, with what I had, where I was….. I got an incredible amount of computer work done, and laughed like a kid while making Lego creations that had no meaning at all!! I think that’s what life is all about!
This two-day rest should more than prepare me for my mega week coming up with a trip to Chicago, a celebration at church, and then a four day trip to Dallas
And the best part of all??? I think I may have averted the bronchitis … I’m still a little weak and coughing, but nothing like my ten day illness in June. I didn’t even miss a fancy dessert I was counting on at the end of our celebratory dinner because Tim went out to get my favorite ice cream, Hershey’s Cappucino Crunch!! It just doesn’t get any better than this!!!
Happy, Happy Anniversary anyway!! Thanks Tim for making our weekend the absolute best it could be!!!