Dining Out in Style
‘We’d been invited out to dinner one chilly evening, and I wanted to look elegant.” Elaine admits.
I dressed carefully, Finally, my husband, growing impatient said he was going to warm up the car.
Hurrying, I reached in the dresser for my soft white shawl.
I flung it around my shoulders, quickly tied the ends in front and without bothering to look in the mirror ran downstairs.
It was only after I got in the car that I realized in my haste, I’d pulled a pair of thermal underwear from the drawer instead of a shawl…and knotted the legs in front!
My Husband is still laughing…
© Elaine Fowler Palencia of Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Thank you, Elaine
“Are Memories Timeless Treasures”
While visiting my sister in San Diego, California a few years ago, I needed to go to the mall for a few things. My sister was busy and recommended I take her car for the afternoon and enjoy some retail therapy. I was grateful for the time to just browse the shops and seeing the different stores and shops we don’t get in Canada.
I needed to be home by 4:30 to meet my sister, so I gave myself plenty of time and headed for the car at 3:00 pm. As I headed to the parking lot, I could not remember where I parked my car.
I walked back and forth down the aisles of the parking lot twice, and couldn’t find the car. Panicked; it occurred me, I might have to contact the police and report the car stolen.
After having a total meltdown, and no cell phone I walked the aisles one more time. And finally found my sister’s car, a white Buick. I was looking for my gray Chrysler, which was in Canada. I was two hours late; my family was worried and about to send a search party after me! Whew, what a day.
A funny thing happened on this journey to maturity. I learned that “normal is just a setting on the dryer” and aging is not a scary process but an extraordinary adventure. I can look back at the love lessons God has taught me, both the hard and enjoyable. And each memory has become a timeless treasure hidden in my heart. I have seen how he has been faithful to his promises and walked with me every step of my journey. I have never been alone.
Although my Blonde hair is becoming whiter, and my body isn’t the same as it once was, I am never too old to serve God. I can still encourage, love and help others. God has blessed me with many memories and experiences to share. And besides, today is a fabulous day, and I don’t feel so old! LOL©
What are your favorite memories? I would love to hear about them
Thank you, dear friends, for spending your time with me.
I love you all and am praying.