January 1, 2018

STARTING THE NEW YEAR


George’s cold/flu is better.  At Last.  He made an appearance at our Sunday meeting last night.  For two years he has sat at the head table.  This was his last time up there.  Last time as chair.  Now he is a trustee.  I had to look that one up.

The meeting was bare…empty.  From the usual 300 some folks, there were only 150 there.  Many stayed home with the flu.  I often heard things like, “I made it through my finals with Dayquil and Nyquil.”  Only one man objected on the grounds that they both had 13 percent alcohol.  Then again, he had been taken to the hospital.  Another had been hospitalized with the flu just after heart surgery. 

George slept all day on the 31st, and I read all day.  There’s nothing better for the soul than to read and worry.  This morning he woke up with a better voice, and took no additives.  After sitting with him and watching the Rose Bowl parade this morning, I decided worry was useless.

I found two volunteers to help me get the 1000 books out of the Antique Center mall space.  I am so grateful.  I do have to go buy boxes.  George can’t volunteer as he is the boss this week, so the ladies who offered to help I consider true angels.

Thanks to these ladies, it’s going to be a great start to the new year.




9 comments:

  1. Nothing like that first fresh day of the New Year, so full of hope and promise.

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  2. Great start to the year with George feeling better, Mage.

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  3. So everything gets a hierarchy and a bureaucracy...even volunteer get togethers...Thank George for his service and I bet he is glad to be a trustee...whatever that is. Hope he is getting better. We get out little and I always use the anti-bacterial wipes at the grocery store, and we both got flu shots, so am hoping we will dodge that bullet. Glad you have helpers, please PACE yourself.

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    1. So do we and did. We have them in the car, in the truck, and on every floor.

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  4. I understand that it's an awful flu. Thankfully, he's better now.

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  5. We had two couples missing at last nights New Year's dinner because of the flu or respiratory bug. I have to ask -- about the books that are being moved -- I used to be a member of Barbara Gelink's Cookbook Collector's club that met there in the antique store. Are her books part of your book relocation/move?

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    1. Yes, they are her books. Yes, she is retiring. I have two ladies to help schlep, but if you want to join us..... LOL

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  6. Amen that George is on the upswing finally. Keep up the good work fella. That flu is rampant here in Arkansas.

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  7. Poor George. I'm glad he's recovering well. I haven't heard about too many people having the flu in Hawaii... yet.

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