Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday and Friday! On the Move!

Thursday was another rather miserable weather day - mostly cloudy, very windy, and cool.  Ken left at 8 to have breakfast with Gary and it was raining when he left.  It is Dane's birthday tomorrow and they are leaving for the beach later today, so Ken stopped by their house and dropped off his birthday card.

While Ken was gone, I finished dusting the house and scouring the bathroom.  I did read a wonderful article in the local newspaper regarding the vacant old Wilbur Chocolate Factory.  It was bought and they are planning to build luxury apartments, a hotel, some retail shoppes, and some condos for 55+.  So happy that it will not sit there for years just deteriorating.  Hopefully they will be able to "save" the original part of the factory!

Ken was back by 10:30 after doing several errands.  We ate lunch and drove to Masonic Village to spend the afternoon playing Pinochle with my parents.  It was a terrible day for the women - the men won all four games!  We stopped at BJ's Wholesale on the way home (we have a 90 day free membership to give it a try) and were so disappointed.  We wanted to purchase several items they had on special for the month (the sale only started 2 days ago) and they were out of 3 of the items we wanted to buy!  That never happens at Costco!  Needless to say, we are done with BJ's.  Yes, we are definitely Costco "snobs"!  It is the best!

Ken vacuumed when we got home (hard on my back) and after watching the news, we drove to Costco (love it) to purchase a few items and to enjoy a hot dog for dinner!

We called Sam Frankhouser to sing Happy Birthday and I also talked to Doloris about getting together sometime this weekend.  We were in bed before 9 - wow!

Oh, we did get a call from Ken's brother.  Turns out their parents bought 6 additional cemetery plots where they are buried for family members - who knew??  So, we are supposed to decide if we want to keep/use them or if we want to return them to the cemetery association.  Doesn't seem like something you really want to think about!!!

Friday was another very windy day, but it was partly sunny.  We recently heard on local news that we have only had 3 days of full sun for the whole month of May!  What is that about??  It has also been much cooler than the norm.  No wonder Florida calls our name!!!!

We were both up at 5:30 and by 6:45 I was having breakfast with my Curvette gals.  We celebrated Shirley's 81st Birthday!  Wow, we all want to be just like her when we reach that age.  She is so active and healthy and looks so much younger!

By 8:30 Ken and I were on our way to Sam and Katelyn's elementary school for Grandparents Day.  1st we were treated to a wonderful concert where the students in each grade sang 3 songs.  They did a great job. 

Katelyn loves to sing!

She sees us!!!!!!

Sam saw us too!

Sam loves to sing too!

Then Ken and I split and each of us went to one of the girl's classrooms to visit them and have them show us what they have been doing.  After 15 minutes, we switched classes so we could both spend time with Sam and Katelyn.

Right above the '"n" in Grandparents Samantha wrote us
a message - "I love PawPaw and Grandma"!  How sweet! 

All the Kindergarten students love to sit in this special chair
in their classroom!

Then the 4 of us went to the cafeteria for refreshments before going to the art show in the library where they displayed artwork done by the students throughout the year.  It was such a fun time.  

Katelyn's self portrait!

I guess it is a "blow fish"!

Katelyn made a fish picture too!

Samantha's clay project!

I love Samantha's picture of a cardinal!

Such proud grandparents.  Love our
granddaughters to the moon and back!

Lanie joined us and as per the girls choice, we went to McDonald's for lunch followed by dessert at a local ice cream shoppe.  What a fun time with special ladies!

Ken and I stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home and upon returning, we went for a walk, but it was so windy.  Ken showered and took a nap while I got potatoes ready for dinner, set the table, played some Pop Words, and then showered.

Rick and Joyce, special friends from our Life Group, got here at 5:30.  We had planned to go out to dinner, but Ken and I decided we would make dinner. Worked out very well!  We played 1 game of Skip-Bo, Pinochle, and UNO, and the men won every cgme.  I must be the weak link.  I need to do better!  They left around 10:30 after a fun-filled evening.  

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