|Birthday Breakfast in Avila|
Bob and I were in Avila Beach and celebrated with brunch with some wonderful people who I love. It was a surprise! My husband is a little rascal but I was so thankful to see the friends I've made down there, and spend time with our grandson Ben and his amazing parents Phil & Elizabeth. The weather cooperated and I even got my feet wet in the ocean. A beautiful trip for sure. I'm thankful for all my birthdays and appreciate the cards, notes, emails, flowers and gifts this year from many of you who are reading this!
|Birthday Paint Party|
|Scott, Pam & CJ|
|Pam & Murphy|
|Marcia Gay Harden|
|Pam & Kristen|
It was a magical few days and I am very thankful for the opportunity to reduce the stigma, raise awareness and raise money to help us end Alzheimer's. There was some drama when I returned though. I thought I lost my necklace! It's a sterling silver cross with diamonds in it. I've had it for at least 12 years and I wear it every single day and don't normally take it off. I panicked when I couldn't find it and cried and was almost hyperventilating.
I looked everywhere and then decided to follow my own advice and to 'let go and let God'. The next day I realized my jewelry box has TWO drawers for jewelry. I was so upset the day before that my brain wasn't working and with the anxiety, I think I just shut down! I called Kristen and told her I had a real "Alzheimer's moment", but that the good news was I found my necklace. I'm not sure I'm going to take it off again any time soon😏
Yesterday was Mother's Day and we attended church with our grandsons and Kristen, and then enjoyed lunch outside in the sun. We then spent most of the day at 'Color Me Mine' in Walnut Creek. It was so much fun painting ceramics together! I made a vase and also helped Michael with a dog he was painting. I can't wait to see the finished products next week!
|Mother's Day-Color Me Mine|
This Friday the fun continues as Bob and I fly to Southern California again for an event at the Four Seasons in Thousand Oaks. It's also a fund raiser and Bob and I are both speaking as well as Kimberly Williams-Paisley and others.
It's been a busy few weeks as you can see but many of the days were also spent at home resting, reading, knitting, binge watching 'How To Get Away With Murder' and socializing with my friends when I was up for it. Today I'm too tired to do anything (other than type). I have a headache, I didn't sleep well and one of my best friends is in the hospital. Not all days are good, but every day I do the best I can to spread love & joy, raise awareness of Alzheimer's, praise God, meditate, and to listen to my body.
God bless you all and thank you for your continued support and prayers🙏