Wednesday, October 1, 2014
At the end of the day
I think I have heard this new catch phrase used at least 25 times in the last few days. If it hasn't been on television, it's been in normal conversations. I believe I may even have fallen into the trap. So tonight, I want to examine the end of the day! It started with a trip to Huron, where we were graciously hosted by an amazing group of retired teachers (and if you are an ontheroadophile, you know how impressed I am with the vitality that exists in such a group!). We did our thing and headed for Sioux Falls for an appointment tomorrow morning. We did spread a little money around in various places, encouraging little businesses in S.F. to grow. Then it was off to our home in Sioux Falls, owned and kept up by the Larson's but always available for our use (The suite in the basement is ours!). Out to a rather disappointing October Festival meal at the new Minerva's in the Western Mall followed by an absolutely delightful dessert, courtesy of the new gelato bar at Scheels (and of course, the Larson's!). Then home for a little computing with their pictures and a quick game of bridge. Now, the only thing between me and the sandman's visit I is the light I am about to turn off. At the end of the day, it's all about thanks...for the health to travel, for the retirement system that gives us the wherewithal to travel (and spread a little around), for the friends who graciously welcome us into their home, for sustenance (some less than exciting, some to be tried again) and for cards good enough to win at bridge! Oh, and for readers like you who are loved! And there goes the light!