Week In Review

Yesterday was a busy day of cleaning around here and the computer barely got turned on.  So, a day late, here’s this week’s Week in Review:

Last Saturday we went to the Symphony in the Flint Hills.  Sunday night we had small group on a friend’s back deck.  This is when the large, raised, red splotches on my skin began to appear.  I assumed they were bug bites.  Turns out my poison ivy decided to lie dormant for 10 DAYS before producing a reaction on my skin.  Since I assumed they were just bug bites, I allowed myself to scratch them from time to time and I couldn’t get over just.how.itchy they were!  Duh.  We figured out on Wednesday what it was.  Prednisone was ordered on Thursday and I began taking it on Friday.  I still itch and my right leg looks like it’s been hit with a meat tenderizer.  Here’s hoping the steroids start working their magic soon.  😛

Tuesday the girls and I got up bright and early and headed down to Tulsa to visit a dear friend and her wonderful children.  It was a great day of catching up.  I’m so thankful for her friendship over the years.

Much of the week was spent cleaning up the house and yard.  We had friends over for dinner last night – always a good excuse to go above and beyond on house work.

Well, we are getting ready to head out for an afternoon of family fun:  Matt and I have to go buy new insoles for our running shoes.  😀

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!



A Symphony on the Plains

On Saturday afternoon we headed out on an annual adventure to some obscure part of Kansas.  Eight of us packed into a Suburban and drove nearly two hours sharing stories, pretzels, and laughter.  We enjoyed some wonderful barbecue, breath-taking scenery, and the music of the Kansas City Symphony.  This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite annual events.  Thanks, friends, for another fabulous evening in the Flint Hills.

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