We were looking forward to playing a lot of pickleball while we were in Nashville but the Monday after mama's birthday party, Chuck called me from the gym to tell me he hurt his left foot so badly that he could not walk on it. I scrambled around trying to find an orthopedic doctor for him to see as soon as possible and we were able to get an appointment with a doctor in Lebanon. After x-rays and examination, the doctor determined he had torn a tendon in his left foot and told him it would take about six weeks to heal.
He was so disappointed. He was looking forward to playing a lot of pickleball while we were in Nashville. But being the great guy that he is, he still went with me to pickleball and watched while I played. We have made some really nice friends at the gym in Mt. Juliet and they are such good pickleball players. On Halloween, Ed wore his Halloween costume. :)
Chuck also got to join me in physical therapy the last couple of weeks we were in Nashville. I had to go to physical therapy twice a week for lower back problems for six weeks (which was another reason for staying in Nashville). Chuck had physical therapy on his foot twice a week the last two weeks we were in Nashville. And my mom had meniscus surgery on her knee the Monday before Thanksgiving. I asked the physical therapists if they give group discounts! :) Fortunately, I think I can say that we are all getting better! :)
Nancy and Tim Lantz were traveling through Nashville while we were in town and we met them for dinner one night which was a lot of fun. Can't wait to see you in San Antonio!
Every Tuesday night is half-price fajitas at El Chicos in Goodlettsville and anyone who can come from Donald and Anna's gang meets there for dinner. We went almost every Tuesday night while we were in town.
|Brent thought he should dress up|
as a tortilla for Halloween. :)
One Sunday when we went to church with my mom, my friend who had been my maid of honor in our wedding happened to be there. We hadn't seen each other in well over 35 years.
I don't think we've changed much. Do you? :)
Chuck and I drove down to Atlanta on the evening of November 17 and spent the night with Tafanie and Cory and their girls because we were going to Grandparents' Day at Bell's school on Friday morning, November 18. On Thursday night, MiMa got to read a couple of bedtime stories to Emmaline, Ruby and Bell. :)
On Friday morning, Pa, MiMa and Bell went to Bell's school and walked in to her school together.
Bell went on to class while all the grandparents were treated to a very delicious breakfast.
After breakfast, we were dismissed to our grandchildren's classes. The kindergarten class had some of their work displayed outside the class.
|I think this is what Bell thinks God looks like. :)|
After being in her class for about an hour, we were dismissed back to the auditorium where all the classes performed miniature plays, recited poems, or sang songs. Bell's class sang the song "Tomorrow" from Annie...
...and then recited a poem about grandparents.
If you are unable to open the video, click HERE to watch the song and HERE to watch the poem.
After taking Bell back home, we headed back to Nashville because we were hoping we were going to get the motorhome back. We had taken it in the previous Monday and had been staying at my mom's. Unfortunately, it was not until the following Wednesday that we got the motorhome back but we think (hope) everything is fixed this time.
My mom went through her outpatient meniscus knee surgery without complications on the Monday before Thanksgiving and she is continuing to recover well.
Thanksgiving dinner was at Rick and Marla's this year and everyone brought their specialties which are always so delicious.
After everyone was stuffed from eating so much, the annual Thanksgiving games began. Rick started the games with all of us taking the UT Entrance Exam which Grant won getting all the answers correct.
Next, Tafanie had a series of games that kept us all laughing:
(Click HERE if you are unable to open the video.)
I tried the nut stacker contest too and I was able to get them all stacked. I was not the fastest but I got them all stacked.
Tafanie had decorations for us to wear for pictures:
|A lovely pilgrim and her turkey. :)|
Before everyone left, the Gregory cousins got a picture of all of them together.
We have so many things to be thankful for and getting to be with all of ourfamily at Thanksgiving is right there at the top. We're also thankful that mama is healing nicely from her surgery and has graduated from a walker to a cane in less than a week! We are all so very blessed!