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Thursday, June 11, 2015

The second day of our mini-reunion with my former boss who is being treated for advanced cancer included another fresh, healthy, satisfying lunch and almost four hours of rambling conversation sprinkled with laughter.

And somewhere in there, I and the slightly younger former colleague expressed our gratitude for the opportunities and mentorship our ex-bosses gave us way back when.

It's been such a special visit. We haven't all been together since my former boss' retirement party 8 years ago. We talked so much about the now and the past, as well as arguing over politics, religion, and other controversial topics - I feel that we left no stone unturned. The best part is we showed by action and words how much both our former bosses mean to us.

So ... mission accomplished!

After a 4 hour bus ride, I am now in my mother's house. Tomorrow I will take her walking and grocery shopping. If she is up to it, I will take her out for lunch. We will buy live fish and crab that I will cook for dinner. I will go out to her garden and pick fresh veggies for dinner as well. Yum.

My mother fell last week and has a lump on her head. She doesn't know why she fell, and she's hardly left the house since then. I'm glad to be here for a couple of days - I hope to take her out for a couple of careful, slow walks each day. I'm going to tell her that I need to improve my health by walking and ask if she'll join me; let's see if she falls for that!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    "The best part is we showed by action and words how much both our former bosses mean to us." Yes, indeed! You created a wonderful memory both for yourself and your former bosses. You will always be so glad you took this trip!

    And I hope your mother's fall does not signal anything terribly wrong. How fortunate that you are there at this time to make sure she will be all right.
    2138 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Glad you had such a great visit with old colleagues. Good job on eating healthy and enjoying your visit. Have a good visit with your mom. The seafood sounds wonderful. You might want to inquire further about your mom's recent fall and check to make sure she is really doing okay. I know how hard it is to deal with an aging parent, especially long distance. emoticon emoticon
    2140 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    Sounds like you must be on the coast, which state are you in? What a nice opportunity for you, the visit with your old boss and co-workers, and now some time with your mom. Enjoy that seafood. --Pam
    2140 days ago
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