Two friends of Meg held a baby shower for her this morning, 10:30-12:30, which is great timing I think. Besides lots of dips & snacks, there was quiche which was delicious! Now I'm in the mood for more quiche, although I will never make it from scratch like I used to. I did a mean Quiche Lorraine in my day! (at 8 eggs per!)
Beverages included cranberry juice which I had; it tasted so good and refreshing, and Mimosas, which I probably haven't had in years. Mimosas are champagne mixed with orange juice and I always liked them but that was years ago. I guess at my age I should stick with cranberry juice!
No silly games, just good food and conversation, and then came the gift opening. I'm here to tell you that things are different than they were in my day of having babies! Jeannie and I went together on a really nice car seat (Donald wrapped it for me). There certainly were a lot of gorgeous little girl clothes.
Later on I went to pick up my resoled Birkenstocks, and it's like having a new pair for about 1/3 the cost. I thought about going to Michaels as tomorrow they are having a half-price sale on an artists table that I've been wanting. The sale starts tomorrow, but today they sent me a coupon good for 50% off any reg. price merchandise. I was tempted to go today and try to buy it, but experience tells me that their sales always have a catch to them, and I'm not even sure what they will try to charge me tomorrow. I don't need it badly enough to put up with crap!
I fooled around with a small painting of vegetables that I've been working on. I was never happy with the color of the red potatos, and when it came to adding the "eyes" and other blemishes I totally screwed it up! I was thinking this coming Wed. was City Hall night for the class, but it's the following week so I need something I can take to work on in class. (I ate the potatoes and zucchini with my dinner tonight, and have enough left for tomorrow as well.
I decided to fix myself a good dinner this evening and it's just about ready. Normally I eat several small meals in the morning, a good lunch, and then I'm not really hungry (except for snacking) in the evening.
Jeannie and Ara spent last night and part of today with my brother and sister-in-law in Wisconsin. These are the ones I always loved to stay with on my journeys, and they always welcomed Lady as well. My s-i-l, Wilma, is Jeannie's godmother. we moved to California and my brother and his family moved to Milwaukee a year or so later, so it's never been easy to get together. They traveled for several years in a Motorhome, but finally gave that up a few years back. If I'm able to drive east next year I will definitely stop to see them.
I wish good travel weather for those of you heading south for the winter. I'm happy with the low 70's we are supposed to have this coming week, and won't mind it when it hits the 60's! Everything is subject to change and the forecast is as likely to change as it is to remain as it is.
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