The Wandering Workentins

The Wandering Workentins ~ Ron & Ali: God loving, couple with two great sons, two delightful daughters-in-loves and five wonderful grandchildren, Max, Opal, Christopher, Treyson and Alexander. Following the Lord wherever He leads. Travel along with us as we visit family, friends, work wherever He lands us all the while trusting Him every step of the way. We enjoy meeting new people and seeing new things along life's journey.



Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week in Review ` Planning for the New Week

Have had a good week.  After last weekend of being sick and laying low it was good to get back to work and being with friends.

Tuesday morning I had my pre-op appointment for my upcoming surgery.  Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow (7/11).  We have to be at the hospital at 7:00 a.m.  No eating or drinking after midnight tonight.  Stopped the baby aspirin as of last Monday.  No meds in the morning till after surgery.  

 Had a great week at work.  No major problems though our hearts are heavy at the park this week as two of our residents have been in the hospital.  If you think of them, say a prayer for Ellie & Stan as they fight the good fight and that they feel the presence of the Lord in these difficult days.

We were able to enjoy a dinner of great conversation and good food with Walker & Evelyn.  Always fun to do is to go out to eat with another couple.  On Friday night after work, Ron took an almost two hour nap and then wanted to do something so off we went to Bill & Rosa's for appetizers, a beer (for Ron) and ice tea and listening to some great country music.  Too bad they don't have a dance floor.

Saturday I made a deal with Ron.  He could choose - clean the motor home including the bathroom or do the laundry.    Now I know Ron hates! to do laundry and I really didn't want to clean that toilet :( ~ so yeah, you could say I stacked the deck...but hey, he did have a choice.  He chose to clean the motor home so I went off to do the three loads of laundry.  While doing laundry I visited with the Busy Bee's (the knitting and crocheting group that meets weekly here at the park).  When I was done folding all the laundry I loaded up the golf cart and came back to the motor home.  It was so nice and clean and smelled so good.  And the bathroom just sparkled.  Yep, I think I got the best end of that deal.

For the rest of the weekend we have just relaxed.  So enjoy having down time to just read and enjoy the life we are blessed with.

Today we went to church and celebrated with little Jessica who accepted the Lord as her Savior - what a joyous occasion.   After a nap we went over to a new friends, Shanna (her, her hubby and a girlfriend own The Family Dawg, the best place to get hot dogs, sandwiches or gyros locally) who French braided my hair so I don't have to worry or figure out how to comb it while I can't see as I recuperate from my surgery.  Thanks Shanna!  We also did lots of reading, watching The Ax Man (one of Ron's favorite shows) and some blogging.  Check out my new post at Alice's Restaurant where I talk about Special Friendships.

Now to settle down for the night and get ready for surgery tomorrow.  Since I can't eat or drink after midnight till after my surgery I have set the alarm for 11:30 p.m. tonight so I can get up and drink a glass of orange juice - want to do everything I can to avoid having my blood sugar drop in the night or early morning.

Talk to y'all soon.  And looking forward to seeing the world in a bright new way on Tuesday!!!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

What We Have Been Doing

Here is a picture blog of different things we have been doing in the last month.  Hope you enjoy traveling along with us.
 
As you may remember we went to Medina Lake Thousand Trails which is about 52 miles from the Lone Star Corral.  We had a good time just relaxing, swimming, reading and more relaxing.

We decided to go back up the weekend before Father's Day with another couple from LSC.  Hank & Euona went up on Wednesday and we joined them on Friday night.  We did a lot of visiting Friday night and Saturday.  In the afternoon we went to the ice cream social - not a bad deal $1 a bowl and each bowl had 3 or 4 scoops of ice cream.  You had your choice of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate or a mixture of all three.  I forgot the camera so there are no pictures ~ will try to remember the next time.

Saturday evening we bbq'd ribs and Euona made potato salad, coleslaw and corn-on-the-cob.  It was a great dinner and  of course, more visiting. Below is Ron grilling those ribs and Hank and Euona as we visited in their rig.

Ooops, wrote Father's Day weekend on the picture, but it was actually the weekend before.
Below is a collage of pictures (thanks Rick for me how to do this) of the many deer roaming through the park.  Many people pick up deer corn and feed them.  We heard one little boy say he counted 32 deer and Hank stopped counting when he hit 70.  It is not easy to keep track of them as they kept moving trying to get corn.  Some of the larger bucks could get quite mean, shoving the does and fawns out of the way.
The rig in the background belongs to Hank & Euona.
 A couple of weeks ago we were driving down the road in front of park.  Ron swerved out of the way and pulled over.  Found this little guy in the middle of the road.  We  brought him back to the park to get some pictures and put him in a safe place and not the middle of the road.  That all happened at lunch time.  By the time we were done with work, our turtle friend was long gone.  Too bad, it would have been nice to have him visit for awhile.

I have been sick the last few days.  This evening feeling a bit of cabin fever we decided to go into D'Hanis for the annual 4th of July Parade.  It went in front of the Country Mart, past the bank and local B&B and then around the block and down the main road for about a half mile and then turned to go down one of the side road and then back to Bill & Rosa's and the Country Mart.  We met Judge Bubba - he was out greeting the citizens of D'Hanis also Deputy Jeff.  Someone was hosting a free hot dog feed but we decided to head back to the motor home.  I was wiped  out.  Below is a movie of the parade.  And a picture of Judge Bubba and Deputy Jeff.

video

 Judge Bubba and his wife Sharon (not the lady in the picture) attend First Baptist Church in Hondo.  After church last Sunday we joined them at the Jade Buffet for some good food and great conversation.  It feels good to connecting with some of people from church.

Hope you have enjoyed traveling along with us on our short jaunts here in the Hondo area.