It will be three weeks on Thursday since my foot surgery! I fully realize I am still another good FIVE weeks before I am 'back to normal' - but today I felt CLOSE!!!
Thanks to my best friend, Ruth Ann, I was able to do a somewhat regular TUESDAY!!!
She picked me up - since I still can't drive - and took me to visit my all time favorite stylist for a good hair cut!
Yulisa tried and tried to grow my hair out and then I came in and asked her to whack it off months ago!
Since then it has 'accidentally' grown out all by itself with me just trimming off my bangs from time to time! I am always amazed at what she can do with my stringy thinning mop! She has a knack of making the best of way my hair naturally goes - working WITH it instead of against it - as I need to learn to do!
See the pretty necklace?? SHE gifted that to me this past Christmas and I can't tell you how often I wear it!!!
Ruth Ann has the patience of Job!
She sat with me while I waited for Yulisa and then she waited some more!
Thank you, my sweet friend!!!
I am not good for the long haul - YET!
Hair cut was my #1 goal!
Next?? I yearned to go to Goodwill and so we did!!!
While I didn't score BIG - I did score!!
That Old Navy top will get a lot of wear!
The hat will be worn this fall with STYLE - in case I have a few bad hair days!
Videos are for the camper when we are at the ranch - which we hope to visit SOON!
Except for the 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night!' THAT will be for tomorrow's entertainment when we have our first full fledged Quad Wednesday!!!
I paid $13.99 for a Josh Groban CD on Saturday and I got FIVE great ones for $0.59 LESS 25% today! I need to shop the Goodwill CD's and DVD's more often!
Tonight I played the 'new' music during art class and LOVED it!!
I was good for ONE MORE stop!!!
I thought about a movie but decided to go for Aldi!!
I found my wine!!!
It is delicious!
They had the 2014 AND the 2015 but I stayed with what I had enjoyed last week - the 2015!
My friend Carole from Carole's Chatter agrees that I chose a great wine!!!
In keeping with our Tuesday Traditions......
Art Class!!!! And Cocktails!!!
We have our own 'Wine With a Twist!'
Sabrina, YOU were missed!!!
Tonight we had Peach Bellini's and they were so GOOD!!
We took our glasses out to the gazebo to sit with Louis Dean before we laid our palette!
Have I TOLD you how much I LOVE Ruth Ann??
Everyone needs a best friend that loves and believes in them!
Ruth Ann is MY 'person!'
(I had to Google that to make sure it meant what I thought it meant!)
For the first time we are working on different projects.
This is a painting that will mean a lot to Ruth Ann personally.
If you look closely you can see it is of a church......
I have been wanting to paint a seascape and this is one I have painted and given away several times!
I think this is my fourth painting of it and while I found the art book with the picture on the cover - I have lost the directions so I just winged it and I think I am on target!
It's based in and I have at least two more sessions on it!
I've always loved this painting and gave the original to my youngest son, Benjamin.
I was flattered that he wanted it!
I found this HUGE canvas on the curb last year when I was walking. Back when I COULD walk for exercise! I wrangled it home - it says 'FREE' on the back! This was a blessing because I met a really cool neighbor on my way home! She's the lady who gave the quads a gardening lesson earlier this spring and they have spider plants hanging on their patio to remind them of her!
So that is MY Tuesday and I am so thankful to be back to a semblance of my 'before surgery' life!
I am reminded that as soon as THIS foot heals I will be heading back to surgery for the other foot!
However, that one will not be as complicated as this one so it should not be nearly as hard!
I am off to have a glass of wine with Louis Dean and prop my feet up on the stone wall on the driveway. Step by step.....I am making progress......