Sunday, January 28, 2007

Oklahoma City Here I Come!

I've spent a good portion of my afternoon cleaning up after five college students and making reservations online for The Hearing Loss Association of America Convention that is being held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from June 21-24, 2007. I've been communicating with Jennifer and we decided to go together! We'll have a blast! Joyce will be there, too! Anyone else want to join us???!!! Early registration ends on January 31st so I decided to get it out of the way before my surgery on the 30th. Jennifer wants to drive so she can have a car but I will probably fly.

Brad brought four of his friends home for the weekend. We had a full house! I cooked, cleaned and did laundry all weekend. But it was great. I had crockpot of chili with fritos, cheese, and cornbread ready for them when they got here on Friday night. I also made chocolate cupcakes with a mint chocolate Hershey's kiss hidden in them and frosted with homemade chocolate frosting. Those were good and got eaten up right away! Last night I made Jennifer's Italian Sausage and Ziti recipe and it was a big hit! I also made my mom's Sticky Buns for breakfast this morning. Today, after church I baked Snickerdoodles, which are Brad's favorite cookies. We also had the usual soda and junk food available. Those college kids can eat! But, we love having them here. I was sad to see them go but am happy to have a quiet house again. I have a few things I need to get accomplished before Tuesday morning.

I will be very busy tomorrow at work getting tasks done so I can be out for awhile. One of my jobs is to send out letters and try to find owners of unclaimed property that we have at the credit union. If someone has not touched their account for the last five years, we are required by law to forward it to the state by May 1st. Here are some links for you to search for Unclaimed Property.

Tennesssee residents: Free search site to reunite you with unclaimed property maintained by the state officials who are guarding it. Also, select one of the links below to find property that is held in other states:
I know I've listed a lot of links in this post. But, I wanted to share a few things with my readers. It's hard to believe my surgery day is two days away. Someone called from the hospital on Friday to get some information from me. I called them back and was able to answer their questions with little difficulty. The person who called was a man and spoke very slowly and clearly. He also said "Yes, ma'am" and "No, ma'am" when I tried to clarify what he was asking for and that made an impression on me. Very polite and professional. My pre-surgery instructions came in the mail yesterday. I'm actually very calm and at peace right now and know that everything will go well. I can't explain it. Well, maybe I can. It is the same feeling that carried me when my mother was going through her last days. It is the peace of God and the prayers of the faithful who are praying for me. I just know it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yaaaaaaaaaayyy!! I can hardly wait!!
I'm glad that the Italian Sausage and Ziti recipe went over kids loved it...definitely a keeper. It sounds like you've been cooking up a storm...I would have loved to have been at your house to help y'all eat ;)
You are in my thoughts constantly...I won't relax until you're home safe and sound from your surgery (and then I'll wait with you on pins and needles for your activation!!)
Love you!