My sister (Amy) asked Jeannie to drive her to get her nails done this afternoon, and I went along as well. The manicurist is located in the center of Old Fair Oaks Village - Fair Oaks is where I lived in an apartment before I got this mobile home. It's the village where the chickens and roosters have the run of things, and traffic stops to let them cross the street. I got pretty tired of them when I lived there, and I still don't care for them all that much. Chickens & roosters belong on a farm, in my mind.
While Amy had her nails done Jeannie and I walked around and went into some of the shops and boutiques in the area. I found a quilt shop and it brought back to mind my lifelong desire to get into quilting. I was about ready to do it when I had kids and although I sewed my own clothes, and later on, sewed for the kids, I just couldn't deal with what was required for quilting. I still have the urge to learn how to do it and the only thing that makes me hesitant is my eyesight. I think I'm going to go for it during the coming year, although I might just take some classes until after my trip to NY (If that trip works out).
We then browsed a shop that sells incense, crystals, candles and the like. I always enjoyed wandering through that shop.
Last stop was the Stockmen's Bar. I have always wanted to go in there but felt strange to go in alone, so with Jeannie along we sat at the bar and each had a draft Blue Moon. It tasted so good I was glad we didn't have time for a second glass - I could probably have enjoyed staying longer and having a few more beers.
After reuniting with Amy we made a few more stops for more mundane things, and not long after I was on my way home. I fixed myself a nice supper but I sure do miss the desserts I am used to having after meals. Instead of turning on the TV this evening I've been reading a book, which is way more satisfying to me than television.
Hopefully I'll get to the gym tomorrow. I have a few sore muscles from the last effort so I know I need the exercise.