I woke up all excited about this being the last day of August! Time to prepare for September!
Part of that preparation included driving over to Arlington for my pre op appointment.
I used to take selfies of Louis Dean and me when I would take him to the doctor.
He is such a good sport!!
It was nice of him to go with me. I always go IN to see the doctor or nurse when HE goes but he usually just waits for me in the waiting room. Today the nurse asked him if he would like to go back with me and he DID! I think everyone got a kick out of him as he recited a poem about 'Dr. Womack's Nurse' while MY nurse was drawing my blood! Louis Dean is already asleep as I write tonight or I would ask him for the words.
From there we went out for lunch as there is Mexican buffet place that he has been wanting to go for a long time. We see it when we drive home from Fort Worth. He has a real 'thing' for buffets!
Next door was a Dollar General and a Big Lots - so I shopped them both!!
I found teas and coffees and the odd and end things I was needing as in aspirin, baby powder and nail polish remover. I love stores like these where you can get a variety of stuff but it's not the size of a warehouse so you don't wear yourself out walking for miles!
Since we were in Arlington and since that's where my son, Jesse, lives and since I needed to return a necklace that Faith had left on the living room table the last time she was over here and since I just plain old wanted to see everyone - we drove over in time for me to ride with Leigh Ann to pick the kids up from school
I really love this road.
It's called Forest Edge and I loved it so much today I turned around and drove it twice!
Louis Dean woke up with some allergy problems this morning and they just got worse as the day wore on. When we got to my son's house, he went in and rested on their large comfy couch while we went to pick up the kids and get yogurt.
Next Friday is Grandparents Day to come have lunch with the kids.
I will be having surgery on Thursday so I don't think I'm going to be able to make it but I did get to spend some fun time with them today. Or at least with two out of the three. Sam has athletics right after school so I missed seeing him.
Faith is the one who keeps me up to date on technology!
She thought I needed picmonkey on my mini iPad.
She fixed this pic up for me!
Poor Louis Dean was in pretty bad shape by the time we got back so we came straight home and he went straight to bed. That's where he's been since 5:30 this afternoon.
I have been meaning to trim up the front flower bed by the driveway since early spring and it hasn't happened yet. Now that I'm going to be laid up - again - I was bound and determined to at least take a whack at it this evening.
One hour later I had made some progress. The Asian Jasmine has grown up over the stone walls and it ALL needs to be cut back and trimmed up. I am not a real gardener but I pretended I was giving it all a hair cut. After an hour I had sweat running down my face and I was worn out. I didn't even have enough energy to put the hedge trimmers up so I just stowed them away in the trunk of the car.
They will be handy to get tomorrow evening when I tackle another hour or two.
If I do some every evening for the next several days, maybe - just maybe this will get done before I have my toe surgery.
I came in and checked on Louis Dean. Still asleep.
So I took a shower and cut out three pair of pajamas for the grand quad girls.
I've already made Harrison's so I will start stitching these up tomorrow!
I am doing the last bits of preparing for September tonight before I go to bed.
Recipes are out for Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Fruitcake Cookies.
I will have to add a lot of extra pecans to make up for not having quite enough of the fruitcake mix.
The coffee pots (his and hers) are ready to turn on when we wake up in the morning.
Pumpkin Spice coffee for me and fall cups for both of us!
Who knew they make Pumpkin Spice Snaps??
I am loving these Pumpkin Jellies!!!
Neil Diamond will be waiting for me in the morning.
That's like my all time favorite moment of the year.......
I pour a cup of fragrant coffee, light my special fall candle and hit play.
Ahhhhh......I know it's silly but I nearly tear up at the first notes from September Morn.
I COULD cheat and stay up another half hour and play it tonight.....
but it just wouldn't be the same.