It was Kind of a Unicorn Day!


Yesterday the glass people came to install new glass in our front doors. I was in my bathroom applying layers of face paint, when Len came in with a stunned look on his face. He whispered, “Diego’s original owner is the installer.” The story follows: Jerry, the glass installer said three plus years ago his dog was lost… he lives about three miles away. Len did all the right things to find his owner when he showed up and after a month we adopted him…shots, a chip, training, an outdoor villa, doggie pool, frequent visits to the well-dog clinic, snake avoidance training, treats of every kind, Frisbees, etc…you name it. Jerry was very nice and showed no interest in reclaiming Levi (aka Diego)…he said he was very happy that he has such a good home…Amazzzzzzzingly, yesterday was Jerry’s last day as an installer—he is going to work at HEB in the distribution center for benefits and better pay. He is about to become a father and husband. He even showed us Diego’s puppy photos…no doubt– it is Diego. We insisted he accept compensation, which he did not want. He kept saying it was clear he had a good home—oh, he also said he had seen Len and Diego several times riding around town in the red convertible. We had a great conversation…and among other things he said he ‘ran dogs’ to hunt feral pigs! OMG! Certainly Diego would have been badly hurt or killed. Yes, he has a better life. Diego showed no recognition or interest in Jerry—while all this was happening, Kenny H, Pam’s brother-in-law and window washer, was here doing the windows….we always have a lot to talk about—when I told him the Diego/Jerry story he said, “Wow, Susan you all are having a Unicorn Day!” Yes, exactly.

The past two days have been freaky wonderful. Camie told me she thought I sounded depressed from my journal…Mom situation, especially. She tells me this and she had just put down two of her three cats and is about to have hip surgery! She should be depressed. Well I’m choosing to focus on my bounty….Len, Diego, Mickey, tons of peaches, lots of good friends, earrings galore, and I ‘volunteer’ at the Church of Loving Healers (the chemo center). I get happy interactions every time I go to HEB…in fact, I can hardly wait to go….I see all kinds of folks I know and many who I don’t know are fun to connect with….it’s kinda been a pay it forward kind of week. This must be manic me again. Still, I enjoy it…when it happens.

The infusion center really is my church. I feel so much love there and gratitude for insights. I hope I can always be what our patrons need. I sure will never be as valued anywhere else on earth. I know I am well liked, but I don’t believe any of my friends have ever called me an ‘Angel.” As Carol says, Street Angel, House Devil!

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I am thinking that I won’t be going on any trips this summer…I need to save every penny because we are adding on another Viking trip for next summer, prior to the Norway Fjord Rail trip. Lisbon, Portugal to Porto, Portugal with stops in Spain. Yup, this has my juices flowing. I don’t know that Belinda and James will do this part too– or just Norway.

Last Friday, Len and I took the Road Rocket to Oklahoma City for Baby David’s belated wedding reception. We went to the Oklahoma City Federal Building Museum and Memorial….I have been to the Memorial previously —but wow, that museum was really powerful….somewhat like the Holocaust museum in DC….I cried all through the exhibits.


The reception was in a beautiful hotel—they had a sort of Arch of Saber ceremony, a video of the actual wedding (last Valentine’s Day), and wedding cake. It was a much smaller event than we expected….David and Frances went to Las Vegas for a belated honeymoon. I was thrilled to see my darlin’ cousin, Janie and husband Joe….I just love Janie. Len and Joe enjoyed their catch up talk too. Bill’s former family was there too. It was all very civil and pleasant. There is nothing more interesting than family dynamics!

I think I get the boot off next week. The scary status is I am almost getting to like wearing it—like a house slipper except it weighs about 4 pounds.

Off to chair yoga and a catch up lunch with Jackie. .

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