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Clouds On The Way Home

August 25, 2015

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Flew to Dallas to visit dear friends & high school friends of DH.

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Although the high school was in Memphis, these folks now live in the Dallas area. Last year Jim & Mark came to dinner with us at Dave & Joni’s house. So much laughter, so much fun, Dave & DH scheduled a reunion one year later.

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This time another high school friend living in Phoenix wanted to join us. Fred & his wife flew in Saturday morning, he was speaking at a conference the following week in Grapevine. Fred also invited 2 other friends who are Dallas locals.

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I awakened early Saturday morning & got busy in the kitchen. A raw fruit salad & 2 raw vegetable salads = lots of prep! Chicken breasts in marinade so Dave could grill them with the steaks he had selected.

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Whipped Cream Horseradish Sauce, Jalapeño Poppers (from my garden), my own version of the Rendezvous Platter, tortilla chips, guacamole & my homemade salsa, cold watermelon (from my garden). Yep, I was in the kitchen all day…all day, literally!

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Mark & his wife brought a lovely cheese tray with fig preserves & roasted pecans.

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Jim & his wife brought a case of incredible wines. Lezli brought 2 lovely wines; we opened them first! Fred & his wife brought dessert. So much food!

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Another evening of laughter, fun, conversation. Bet we get together again next year!

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Physician. FBI agent (retired). University professor. Safety expert for nuclear facilities. Managing director of an international investing & banking firm. Commercial real estate. Members of the class of 1972…except that DH skipped a year & graduated early & Jim moved to Kansas to graduate. Anyway, an amazing assortment of talent!

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Why the clouds? After everyone left…late, it took until just after 1 am to reclaim the kitchen.

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DH had already gone to bed. Dave stayed up almost to the end. Joni, the nightingale, dried & put away dishes. I stood there & watched.

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DH & I had to be at the airport by 4:30am for an early flight. We were getting up at 3:30. Why in the world would I take make-up off, change into a nightgown then go to bed to sleep less than 2 hours just to get up, put on make-up & get dressed? So I stayed up.

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DH & I dropped the rent car at the agency which was not open & was not running it’s shuttle to the airport, then we walked the half mile rolling our bags behind us to Love Field. Easy walk though I wasn’t wearing a good walking shoe. Little ouchie.

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Having not slept in over 24 hours, I couldn’t get comfortable on the plane, so I started taking photos of the pretty clouds out the window.

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Arrived home. After a quick breakfast, DH heads to the property. I’m going to nap at home because the first Christmas choir rehearsal later in the afternoon.

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Alas, DH & Harry start texting & include me.

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No sleep. Dehydrated.

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Not going to be in good voice this afternoon.

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Exercise early in the morning. Then DH to the oral surgeon.

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I sure hope I sleep well tonight.

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