This morning I got right out of bed and headed to the kitchen to make up a batch of goodies to take to the doctor. It was a routine appointment for me and I love to give them some kind of special treat.
I have taken Pumpkin Spice muffins to him before and remembered how much he liked them, so that's what I took today. I really do appreciate Dr. Bloom and I told him so this afternoon. He has certainly helped me with my chronic UTI situation and I'm now enjoying a much better quailty of life.
I left the medical offices at Baylor and was about to turn onto Highway 183 when I thought about Union Gospel Mission being just ahead on Story Road - so that's where I went!
Tuesday is Senior Citizens Day and everything is 30% off.
I spotted these hand painted fall leaf plates right away.
And, LO, and BEHOLD, just LOOK at all the sunflowers!
Okay, I did throw in a few mums and such but they all seemed to want to stay together so I brought them ALL home!
I did a few errands and swung by The Goodwill where I bought this smaller scaled lamp and shade for our foyer. Much better!
Things around here are looking like blank canvasses to me as I put away more things to prepare the way for September.
I found this basket at Union Gospel Mission for just $4.
I clumped all the flowers in the other basket I bought,
lit the candles in the living room, sat back with a glass of sparkling wine with my feet propped up and listened to Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman sing Time to Say Goodbye.
Sometimes you just need a few minutes to unwind and relax before going on to the next adventure of the day.
Tuesday is ART day and I haven't painted in weeks.
Ruth Ann and Sherry arrived with dinner for all of us. I've missed them and we enjoyed catching up and making plans and being together again.
It was time to crack open the turpentine and start dabbling in the paint!
No telling when this painting will be finished.
I have worked on the sky three times now. It's definitely darker than it was. Funny how you paint darker when you are feeling deeper emotions or experiences. It's always good to get the darks in for then the lights will show up better. I suppose it works that way in life, as well.
While Ruth Ann and I painted, Sherry did needle art.
She finds designs she likes and draws them on the tea towels.
No iron on or embroidery instructions for her.
She has talent and serious skills with a needle and thread!
I would go cross eyed if I tried to do this!
Truly one of a kind!
She started with this one because it looked 'easy!'
She must have the patience to match her determination in stitching these designs.
We all visited as we painted and stitched.
It felt good to have an art night again!
What did Louis Dean do while I was busy today?
The house smells so good!
65 cinnamon rolls!
Tonight I frosted them and put them in tins for tomorrow.
Dr. Bloom was a bit sad when I told him the rolls weren't ready when I had to leave for my appointment with him. My next visit will be in February and that's a good month for warm cinnamon rolls!