Taking It Easy. . . Mostly

As I’ve mentioned, it’s been a tough few weeks! I haven’t felt this sick for a long time, BUT (knock on wood!), I think I’ve finally turned the corner! I’ve tried very hard to be mellow and take it easy this week; I think I made a mistake earlier when I started to feel better by doing too much too soon, and I wasn’t about to make that mistake again!

I didn’t do much this week other than laying low at home. . . a few meetings, phone calls, etc. However, I did have an aunt who died last week and, although she’d left very specific instructions that she didn’t want any kind of services, she did consent to a small family gathering. So Sterling and I did venture down to southern Utah a couple of days ago for a small family gathering.

Which was wonderful. . . for several reasons!

For the obvious reason—it was heartwarming to gather with a few family members and celebrate my aunt’s life, as well as just catch up with loved ones.

And it was fabulous to be where the sun was blue and the cliffs were red and the temps were warm! All the way up to 51 degrees! That may not sound warm to some of you, but when you’ve spent weeks in below-freezing temps, 51 is almost toasty! You can see in the picture I wasn’t even wearing a coat!

I loved seeing my brother’s homemade airplane. He made it several years ago, but I haven’t had a chance to see it yet. He flew up for the gathering, and I got to go see his handiwork for the first time. I was very jealous that he flew up from Nevada and it only took him an hour!

And it just felt great to feel good! (Not completely better, but oh, so much better!) I even spent a couple of hours at our Kanab facility, walking the floor and visiting with our employees. It’s been a while since I’ve been down there, and I was glad for the opportunity to see them.

Now we’re back up in the cold and snow, although it is warming up a bit. I think we got to almost 40 degrees here today. And I hear that the groundhog saw his shadow yesterday, so that means it’s an early spring, right?

We can only hope!