On Thursday, Apr. 20th I woke up to music, soft music. Was disoriented because that isn’t a normal sound in the Suite. Then I realized it was Bill’s cell phone alarm that he had set so he wouldn’t sleep in. He was up at 6:30 for his reading and shower so I lazed a bit longer in bed.
|See ya, sweetie!|
He was packed and had eaten breakfast and on his way by 8 am. I packed enough food to keep his tummy full for 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast and fluids. He will have the same comforts of home life while there, just in a smaller scale. Waving goodbye, I snapped this photo of him going down the drive. Clemson realized he wasn’t left alone and went back to bed, tout-suite.
|Clemson is handy to add his input on the clothes I try on|
|My hanging closet|
So, by 11 I have gone through every drawer and bit of closet space that holds articles of clothing. I will go back through once more to try on the dresses that are hanging there. The ones I kept are my favourites and doesn’t just give me one choice but a couple for any event.
I know I don’t wear them often yet I
do choose to when even the slightest opportunity arises for a ‘dress up’. I’d
much rather wear a skirt or dress than jeans or dress pants. That is just me. I
have finished up with a large bag of donations too so quite an accomplishment!
I’m also making a brief list of ‘things to look for’ at the exchange on April
30th so I don’t come home with ‘more of the same’.
|Donations bag is full|
|What do you think, Clemson, do these match?|
|No, Mom, change it up!|
|Pants for hemming|
I had another project that I started the last time Bill went to work, the Family Heritage site. So, I set to work transferring more information to the family tree. After working away for a couple of hours, my sister, Donna, texted and invited me over for dinner. Knowing there is no way I would drive back home to The Ridge after dark, she invited Clemmy and I to stay overnight as well. Bingo! I’m in.
|Sky from Wednesday|
|Our hats arrived today, Vistaprint is fast and reasonable|
Within 20 minutes I had driven through very heavy rain to light sprinkles but it was an uneventful drive otherwise. Thank goodness no one was pressuring me to go faster in the big truck. Gerry had pulled his truck up into the driveway so I would fit in beside Donna’s car. Perfect! I arrived around 3:30.
While dinner was cooking, at Donna’s suggestion, I chose one of her puzzles and started working on the border pieces. It didn’t take long for a couple of pro puzzle makers to have the border in place on time for dinner.
|Jigsaw puzzle that I started when I arrived at Donna's|
One of the nice things about being in a park down south, they always had puzzles to work on in the clubhouse.
Donna had prepared a nice meatloaf dinner with roasted potatoes and carrots on the side. Delish sis! Now I know where to come to get a good meal! I will at least get her recipe before I leave.
I think the sky has calmed considerably and the storm is missing us tonight. Well, so far. Bill called from London and was settling in for the night. It is when I hear his voice from a distance, knowing he is alone that my heart pings. That is just the Mom in me, does a guy worry about his wife in the same way? I’m sure he does.
|First, we had to reverse the image on our software|
|Second step was to iron the transfer onto the shirt|
Donna won't like this picture, but I caught her off guard and in my opinion a beautiful
sister never looks bad in a photo
We had a project that we wanted to attempt so set to work trying to transfer a logo onto a tank top for our Altzheimer’s walk. Not as easy as the 1, 2, 3 detailed on the Avery package. Is it ever that easy? Well, we did end up with a finished project and it looks pretty good but it was a lot of effort on Donna’s part. There must be a better way and we’ll find it.
|Third step, find a corner and peel the paper backing off the transfer page|
Should peel off easily, NOT!
|End result is quite nice and I won't share with you the 'blue' words we used in the process|
|Good progress on the puzzle too before bedtime|
Donna will have to finish
I hope you have had a good day and didn’t get too much rain.
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