Alicia Lopez’s Musings

SEPTEMBER STROLLINGS

Posted on: September 9, 2011

It hardly seems possible, but the falling pine needles announce that fall is coming.  My query is, where did summer go?

I know that part of the disappearance is the fact that I am now working at a job that I love, and the time just seems to fly by.

My working hours have taken over the lonely nights and weekends when I really felt the loss of my hubby the worst.  Now I am busy greeting people, being a ham on the microphone, and generally helping patrons at the casino in anyway that I can.  I find it most enjoyable to be able to talk to people; being home I only spoke with my pooch, who is a very good listener, but seldom makes comments.

I have my mornings at home when I can catch up on doing things that have to be done, or doing nothing at all.  That “”doing nothing at all” part is now done without any guilty feelings because I feel I have earned my rest.  I also rest on my laurels, as I have been told by several different people at work that I am doing a great job.  Isn’t it wonderful to hear that?

I experienced something new this past week end, I watched the horse races!  All these years in this beautiful pine country, and my hubby and I never went to the races.  All the hoopla involved never enthused us enough to attend.  Well,  I ended up going in to work with two hours of anticipation, and decided to sit in on some races.  They were quite exciting, and I can now see how people get so worked up over them.  The fact that the purse was at a high of  two and a quarter million dollars was nothing to sneeze at either.

The time  flew by also because I had a visit from my sister for the whole weekend.  We spend a lot of time talking, laughing, and sometimes even crying, as we both shared our  joys and our sorrows.  It is another thing that I miss, having the nearness of  kin, especially my sisters; we have always been very close.

I had an episode at church on Sunday, when my nose started bleeding and I could not stop it.  It took almost twenty minutes before it finally ended.  Since I had been having them more frequently, I went to the doctor.  You always imagine the worst, but it turned out that the membranes in my nostrils are swollen, and have hit some veins, which start the bleeding.  A prescription for some nose drops and a suggestion that I have a humidifier by my bed at night seems to have solved the problem; I certainly hope so, it is kind of scary when you can’t stop the bleeding.

So now it is time to prepare for fall and winter; as usual, I am probably the only person is this area who does not wish for snow. Since that is still a few months away, I will concentrate on enjoying the cool weather, and my viewings into Facebook where I see pictures of my great grand-daughter almost on a daily basis.  This is such a wonderful way to keep in touch, I recommend it to everyone–GET ON FACEBOOK!!!!

Hasta la Vista, you all  (I still have my Texas roots)

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2 Responses to "SEPTEMBER STROLLINGS"

Mom,
When I spoke to you on the phone yesterday, I heard extreme happiness in your voice. I have not heard that in quite some time. All though I am very happy that you love your job (it sounds ideal for you), I am selfishly sad that we cannot see each other as often as we would like. We are looking forward to spending the Thanksgiving holiday with you. Hopefully we can make a quick trip to see you before then.
I love you…keep on writing! Bebes

Alicia, I was just now able to see your September blog. I wasn’t at
church the Sunday you had your nose bleed, I’m happy that the
visit to the doctor put you at ease and gave you some good advise.
I’ve been under the weather quite a bit the last part of summer, I do
think I’m starting to get over all the problems.

I’m feeling sad because our grass is totally DRY, it even looks grey
and the deer have not helped at all, it matters not what we have or
plant they seem to LOVE it. I know they’re hungry, but there’s a huge
park down the hill where they could have all kind of goodies to eat and
a wonderful place to sleep. I sure wish I could speak deer language,
I’d let them know how wonderful it would be for them and for us too.

I’ll see you in church Sunday.
Love and prayers to you, Eva

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