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Friday, November 17, 2017

A Lovely Surprise

Yesterday was one of those nice days that you find you look back on with fondness. Marvin had an appointment in Birmingham to get his pre op done for his next surgery on Nov 30th. He will have a cyst removed from his parotid gland. Hopefully it will just be day surgery. His surgeon told us we might be able to go home as I am a nurse and can keep a good watch on things.

The Highlands Hospital of UAB is such a nice hospital. Every one was very gracious and helpful. That is always comforting when you must have a procedure done.  We were in and out in one hour so we headed north to Gardendale to enjoy lunch at Wintzell's Sea Food. I had a Shrimp Po Boy and Marvin enjoyed shrimp and grits.  It was DELICIOUS.

Then we stopped in Falkville, Alabama to do some shopping at the Mennonite Grocery store. I picked up a supply of their excellent chocolates for my mother. I might have saved one or two for myself.

Errands in Hartselle and then home to Decatur.  I was just thinking what a lovely day we had enjoyed as I opened the mailbox to check the mail. There was a package inside and I thought to myself, "I"m not expecting anything."  Look what I received...


My high school friend, Sharon sent me this beautiful cross for my cross wall. I love it and her sweet generosity. My cross wall is filling up. Each cross is special to me and reminds me of a friend or family member.

Tomorrow I am off for a girls day with my friend, Diane. We are going to Scottsboro, Al home of Unclaimed Baggage. This store is where all the contents of missing and unclaimed luggage from air travel finds  a home. Sometimes you can get a real bargain.  We are going to explore the downtown area which is a quintessential  old Southern Town. Rumor is they even have a soda fountain!!

9 comments:

Sandy said...

IT sounded like a fun day with Marvin. Hope he is doing well and on the road to good.

Karen said...

Hope the surgery goes well for Marvin. I am glad you had such a nice day. I remember the old soda fountain cherry cokes from childhood. Definitely stop in for a treat!

Mrs.T said...

What a wonderful day and then a special surprise in the mailbox! Your day today sounds like it will be a fun one also. You will have to tell us all about any bargains you find, and I will be especially interested in hearing all about that soda fountain!

Mary Hutchins said...

Sounds like a wonderful day for you and your friend!! Enjoy and take pictures!!

RJ said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely day with Marvin. Glad the hospital was so welcoming...that always helps things. Your cross is beautiful and must have been such a wonderful surprise. Your wall is filling in so nicely. I love the sound of your next outing...have a great time for all of us. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Terri D said...

You live in such an amazing place, with all those little towns around you that are so fun to shop and dine in!! I can't wait to hear about your day. So happy Marvin is doing okay. Prayers continue for the coming surgery. By the way, I LOVE shrimp and grits! Yum.

Anonymous said...

Continued prayers for Marvin. I am glad he just needs a day surgery. What a beautiful cross! How many do you have on your wall now? What an interesting store (unclaimed luggage)! I'd love to visit that store one day.

Mari said...

I love that cross! It's just perfect for you.
My Dad has had a cyst removed from his parotid gland a few times, and did very well afterward. Praying Marvin does too.
Have fun on your adventure!

Miss Dishywoo said...

My favorite days are like the one you described having with Marvin. I love when my husband and I can get out, get a few things accomplished, have lunch and a little shopping. As a matter of fact, we have always been "lunch" people. We love going out for lunch. (Or dinner.) (Or breakfast.) LOL