Life is always full of surprises.....During my birthday weekend in Mendocino I got a big one! After living together for 16 years and raising 5 children (blended family) DFH and I are getting married. Yes married, as in I now wear the most beautiful solitaire diamond engagement ring, married. We are looking at September, Labor Day weekend, in Mendocino, our favorite place.

And...we moved...to a wonderful house owned by a very good friend that I've known since I was about 14. I've been very fortunate to know this woman, who in my later years has become a very good friend. More about her in another post. This move has been a long time coming for us as well as her. For us it has meant no children. Period. It is just us...in this house (home) it is only us and has only been us...Just DFH (dear future husband) and I. You don't know what a thrill this is! And it is in a small California community that we have always loved, where everything we do socially is. I mean everything.....dance, art, baseball, darts, pub...and friends, lots of friends, nearby, which brings me to my next change.....knee surgery. I am at the point where I am looking forward to it. Listen to me people....I am looking forward - to major, invasive, surgery! I am so tired of not being able to do all of my normal activities. I CAN'T DANCE!!!! THIS SUCKS!!!! I so can't wait for this to be fixed. And I am so blessed with friends, from every corner, that insist I call them when I need help, after the procedure. Thank you in advance, to all of you. And to my "Sisters"...thank you for understanding when I don't show up for practice.....I CAN'T DANCE! And I can't stand to just sit there and watch....I want to be there with you dancing (OK....pretending I "get" it, dancing!) so....soon....soon I will be there with you. Just know I am there in spirit.