Ruth Ann and I are always excited about our Tuesdays! I am so blessed with having a very best friend to pal around with every week. Not only are we such good friends - we are almost related!
Ruth Ann is the younger sister of Louis Dean's first beloved wife. I am his second beloved wife.
Having Ruth Ann as my best friend is one of the blessed perks in being married to Louis Dean.
Every family needs a 'Ruth Ann!'
We really do treasure our Tuesdays. I would have to look back and research how they started but I DO remember the very first time we went to Starplex for their $0.50 movie day.
It was in honor of Ruth Ann's birthday and we saw Jeff Bridges in 'Crazy Heart.'
That came out in 2009 so is that when our Tuesdays started?
I think perhaps sooner than that. Perhaps I remember THAT day because I treated her to the movie - remember! it only cost $0.50! - and leaned over during the scene when Bad Blake retrieves his precious sunglasses after throwing up before a performance and said, "Happy BIRTHDAY, Ruth Ann!!!" We have laughed about that so many times!
Well, today we TRIED to see Jungle Book. You know our movie choices are appropriate for 12 year olds! When we arrived, there was a long line of day care children from various day schools all waiting to get their tickets. We decided to wait until after school starts to see any G or PG films!
Instead of a movie - we decided to hit up the thrift stores and go out to lunch!
This is such a good pic of Ruth Ann and I think it shows off her personality!
Jason's Deli was our lunch choice and we lingered long over our salads and black current tea!
She and I have not had a real chance to sit down and visit in a long time!
Here's my haul from Goodwill and the Union Gospel Mission today.
I love night gowns that don't really LOOK like nightgowns!
Plus I got three of my favorite size wine glasses. Not too BIG and not too small.
The Harvest Gold stoneware plates from Pier 1 look great with my Pfaltzgraff Village dinner plates and topped with the smaller hand painted Sunflower Clay Art plates.
So far, THIS is my favorite spot to look at in my home.
I added the sunflower hot pad just because I like the way it looks.
I consider it a large wine coaster!
Our other stops this afternoon included Michaels where we picked up an assortment of good things followed by a visit to our local Hallmark shop for decorative fall paper napkins.
I bought some clear glass plates at UGM and am putting together some craft projects for Quad Wednesday since it is so HOT in Texas and we will need to stay INSIDE until after the sun goes down.
I could not resist these clever wooden masks I found at Michaels for the kids to paint.
I already had an art appreciation theme of MASKS in mind for tomorrow.
Tonight I spent a good bit of time working on my seascape.
I have been dawdling over it but now have some other projects I want to get to so I went into 'Get 'R DONE' mode!
I think one more good session plus a touch up and glaze will be all I need to call this one a done deal.
I have painted this same seascape a few times before. I gave the original to my youngest son, Benjamin. I may ask him to send me a photo of it once I am done so I can compare the two.
I'm calling it a day and hope to be heading to bed within minutes of shutting down my laptop,
However, Louis Dean took a more than two hour nap this afternoon and then slept while I was writing this journal entry. He is now up - bright eyed and bushy tailed - so I imagine it may be another hour or so before I turn out the lights.
That's okay. The NIGHTS are a favorite part of our DAYS!