Tuesday morning - just as soon as I woke up, had coffee and we did our Bible reading - I was off to see my friend, Yulisa!! I told her I couldn't stand another minute of my hair!
Being the professional that she is - she calmed me down and proceeded to give me the best cut for my hair type and personality. She is the BEST!!
I LOVE the back!
AND I love the front!
Notice I am wearing my Goodwill find from San Antonio!
A White House/Black Market top for $3!
I got home in time to pick Louis Dean up and take him to an appointment with his new cardiologist.
He's always a little bit apprehensive when going to a new doctor but his wonderful Dr. Yepes had moved over to Medical City in Dallas and we opted to stay here with the Irving practice since it's more convenient for us.
We need not have had a moment's concern!
Dr. Uppalapati was wonderful and we all clicked immediately!
While she 'doctors' in a very different way from Yepes and before that, Jennings, she was very thorough! I just love it when we treat doctors like 'real' people and they do the same!
We noticed she was eating a fruit plate for her lunch as we were leaving and I told her that Louis Dean was a baker and had always given Dr. Yepes a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls. He always said, "It is my weakness!!"
She was excited and said, "Bring them on!" And so we will! Right after Louis Deam completes the three tests she has lined up for him. She is all about quality of life and testing that will give her a clear picture of what is going on with his heart. I like that. We told her how he experienced his one and only heart attack as he was lying in the heart cath lab with a team of doctors working on him.
She said, "Talk about perfect timing!" That's what we have always said!
I took LD home and picked up Ruth Ann and we were off on our Tuesday!
No movie today. We got a late start - it was 3:00 by then!
First we visited my friend, Reaoma, in the nursing home. Is that what they are called these days? Probably assisted living. Reaoma has a lovely room decorated in bright colors with lots of Native American touches. While she can't speak very much any more and she can't see well at all - she still laughs and makes you know she is still the delightful Reaoma I have known for so many years. Everyone there calls her 'Ms Reaoma.' We had a nice visit.
We decided to walk for exercise and what better place to do that than at Centennial Park?
I had some cracked corn to feed the ducks but we were out staged by an Indian lady who obviously comes every day.
As soon as she drove up - that;s her car up in the corner - the ducks started flapping their way over to her! She threw out POUNDS of cracked corn and here they came. She sat down and let them feed all around her. It was a beautiful thing to see.
We were feeding down below and got a few takers.
Then we decided to walk around to the other side. After all, we were there to WALK!
Geese, ducks and lots of fun!
It was a beautiful day in North Texas!
We loved the colors on the mallards.
Ruth Ann and I are going to read up in our bird books about some of these birds.
Some of the ducks have blue bills and blue coloring on their wings.
Beautiful! But what kind are they?
Irving does have beautiful parks!
From there we hit up the Goodwill!
Here are my treasures! Those pretty green plates will look good setting on our white dinner plates for a March table setting. A couple of wine glasses in my favorite size - I like the small ones so I can refill them! AND - a new baby doll for when the quads visit. Always a winner!
My best buy was a Ralph Lauren skirt in a romantic flowing cream.
I'm already planning on wearing it to church on Sunday.
My only dilemma is shoes. I only wear Skechers these days......
I also scored on a Chico t-shirt! Win! WIN!!!
In keeping with Tuesday - I set out the art table and Ruth Ann and Sherry joined me.
I pretty much finished this wine glass still life.
I will highlight it next week and glaze it the week after.
The truck painting is glazed and done!
This one goes to Sherry and I will be painting another one for me.
Look what Sherry did!
She arranged my Starbucks cups to form Nita's!
Sherry's eye catches things we don't!
We are always happy to have her critique our paintings!
To end my Tuesday, Louis Dean serenaded me with a medley of love songs.
He had two dozen roses and a box of fresh strawberries waiting when I came in from my afternoon.
I love that he is still a romantic at 80 years old!!
We may be old but we are still sweethearts!
Wednesdays are my stay at home days and this was a good one!
The mockingbirds were singing as I was cleaning up the area around our kitchen pond!
They are our favorite bird!
Our project was ambitious.
It took us four hours - with BOTH of us working - to clean up the pond, prune the rose bushes behind it and clean out a whiskey barrel planter, rake up a garbage bag full of fall leaves. clean the rocks, refill the pond and rebuild all the rocks surrounding it.
I think it was a job well done.
I strung up two net lights on the two bushes and 2 strands of 100 count lights around the pond.
Then we came in and took good long HOT showers!
We ended our day with a glass of wine outside to admire our handy work.
Here it is - the end of February - and we are already getting an early start on cleaning up for spring!