I was up around 7 with big plans to take my walking stick and go for a walk on this gorgeous day. It is Friday, Nov. 23rd, the day after the American Thanksgiving Day. I know that yesterday found stores closed and I’m sure today in town, Black Friday, it will be crazy.
|We had to wake him at 9:15 so we could let him out before we went to town|
And then, by the time we were ready to leave, he was perched up here on the pillow shams
in the sunshine
Things changed as I sat up in bed and found that I was experiencing a minor dizzy spell. As I lie back down for a couple of minutes, I thought about how much water I ‘didn’t’ drink yesterday. Hmm, that is definitely the culprit. I had my normal tea and coffee but only 1 bottle of water. I’d had a glass of red wine with our mid-afternoon dinner and I’m sure that didn’t help. So, it's all on me.
|And on the hill behind us, the Gambel Quail made their trek down and then up again|
I got up, got dressed and came downstairs and grabbed some water. As I sat in my recliner, I began getting a hold on how I was feeling. Bill joined me half an hour later and made me a cup of tea. Soon enough, I was back to normal and sat and read some blog posts to see what our friends were up to. We had plans this morning to get into Bullhead City and pick up a few things we needed badly.
|Our new weather station|
The indoor part at least
Pat and Rob came along when we drove to Sam’s Club and we bought our milk, cream and eggs. The desperate things since we were almost out back home. We also found a couple of neat things that we’d talked about. Bill found the Weather Station he has wanted and I found an Air Fryer, both for a great price. We were surprised that the store was not crowded at all. Not typical for what I’ve heard about Black Fridays.
|I chose a red one because I could|
|So, I cut up the potatoes for fries tonight|
|With the help of an instruction booklet|
From there, we drove to Harbour Freight where the boys picked up a couple of things on their list and I even found something! My Dad always had a gadget in his pocket that he used often and was very proud to own. If he dropped something, a screw, nail, washer or coin he’d reach into his pocket and use his telescopic magnet. It looked like a pen clipped there for scratching down measurements and I was tickled to see it was more than that. Today, I bought my own for $3.99.
I’m always dropping my stylus between the seat and console in Black Beauty or money and this just felt like I needed it. Bill drove us to a mall where Pat and I got to ‘explore’ Ross’s, one of our favourite stores here.
Pat and I laughed at the size of this celery
Yes, for .99c
It is almost as tall as she is!! :)
Without a lot of money to spend (being our big driving month) we poked around quickly and met the guys after we’d all done some shopping in the .99c store. Of course, not everything is .99c but many of their food items were. I picked up some lettuce, mushrooms, green onions, bananas and a couple other things for a small $8 charge. Crazy!
|The neighbour next to us has an old dog with some obvious age issues. Shep, I think he called him|
Shep has a toy and I watched him as he eventually made his way
up the ramp into the toy hauler
Sweet and sad at the same time
Back home, I changed into my bathing suit and walked up to the pool. It was just after 1:30. Bill got his weather station partially set up and then surprised me by showing up at the pool with Rob and Pat. Rob was looking forward to a hot tub so Bill joined him for a swim and Pat came along for the walk. It was 3 when they returned home and I followed soon after.
It was a lazy afternoon and while Bill dozed and read inside, I did some domestic sewing. His shirt was in need of a button with others needing securing. We had a cup of wild strawberry loose tea and then I took Clemson for a walk around the ‘block’. It was an absolutely beautiful day with some wind but the temperature still rose to 72F in the beautiful sunshine.
|These palm trees have such smooth bark|
|Pretty clouds this afternoon|
I walked the garbage down to the bins at the end of the street and came back to begin supper. With small sausages to grill on Weber, I peeled and cut 3 small potatoes into French fries. Let’s try this new air fryer! It took 20 minutes and they turned out quite good. I warmed the turkey dressing I brought home from yesterday and reheated my glazed carrots. Supper was delicious!
|And the sun's presence only made it that much nicer|
|Me, myself and I.......oh and my shadow walked back from the garbage bins|
We cleaned up dishes and Bill turned a new Christmas movie on. I’m a hard sell for these ‘mushy, predictable’ movies but watched it out of the corner of my eye while I put this post together. He enjoys them for some reason so I’m all for gaining more of the Christmas spirit out of my sweet Mr. Scrooge. It was a quiet evening and since we’d had another glass of red wine with dinner (and enough water for me) it was an early bedtime for me too.
|Our home while we are here in Bullhead City|
Life is good!
I hope you enjoyed your day. We took advantage of some Black Friday specials without having to fight crowds, spent some quality time in the sun, in the pools and with each other.
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