Thanks, Girls!

Yesterday, The Hubster and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Twenty-seven happy years together! Or, maybe 26 3/4 years of happy, mixed in with three months of weirdness (provided by me!). I guess being married that long is a big deal in today's society, but we just like each other's company. Simple as that.

Have I mentioned lately that my daughters are the most wonderful women in the world? Rachel called a week ago and told us that she had arranged for us to stay in the fanciest hotel in Wichita on Friday night. Then Sarah called and said she had our evening's entertainment planned, too. Wow! I could get used to this kind of spoiling!

The Hotel at Old Town was breathtaking: historic, rich furnishings, a great view and a full kitchen to boot. The girls had already placed a beautiful rose bouquet and chocolate truffles in our room. We strolled through Old Town for a while, then saw a movie at The Warren Theater. Afterwards, we feasted on steak and prime rib at Whiskey Creek Steakhouse. The best part: it was all within walking distance!

After a blissful night's rest, we browsed the Farm & Art Market for produce. The weekend was capped off perfectly by lunch with our daughters at The Bistro in the new Dillons Marketplace on 21st and Rock Road. The Hubster had bought them silly stuffed frogs--the traditional gift! We laughed and talked about their jobs and guys and new know, all the high spots. By the time we hit the Ark City limits, we were both ready for a nap.


There is a saying that my mother used to say to me...that her mother used to say to her, as well. I never knew where it came from, until Sunday. In our church bulletin, there was a poem that contained the line, "you can do as much as you think you can." I googled it (I google everything!), and found the poem, in it's entirety. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

by Edgar A. Guest

"You can do as much as you think you can, but you will never accomplish more.

If you're afraid of yourself, my friend there's little for you in store.

For failure comes from the inside first. It's there, if you only knew it.

And you can win, though you face the worst, if you feel that you're going to do it.

If you think you're beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't.

If you like to win but think you can't, it's almost certain that you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost. For out in the world you'll find...

Success begins with a fellow's will. It's all in your state of mind."
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