Fell behind in my blogging last week from feeling very fatigued so I'm playing catch up today.
Was so glad to get a little r & r after the harvesting of the stem cells. Celebrated my sister Susan's 70th birthday on the 21st at our local Chinese restaurant. We've celebrated a number of special occasions there because it is convenient, usually empty (aren't most Chinese restaurants?) and the food is EXCELLENT. It was a favorite of my Mom's so, in a sense, we could honor her as well. The owners know us well and set up a nice arrangement for all 16 of us, including my brother John who came down from the Twin Cities. We could easily get up and move around to keep the celebration going and our chorus of Happy Birthday sounded like a church choir. A good time was had by all and it was great way for me to end a week of harvesting, feasting on egg rolls. Chicken Almond Ding, Beef with Sweet Pea Pods, and Sweet and Sour Chicken.
On a lark Terri and I decided to go to Michigan for the weekend. Snow gently falling on the deck, a roaring fire in the fireplace, a walk in the woods, worship with our friends at Harbert Community Church, and a brunch of Swedish pancakes at Viola's, the local restaurant, made for a very restful and relaxing time. Too bad the Chicago Bears couldn't have made it a perfect weekend by winning the NFC championship! Oh well, there's always next year.