I admit to being a tiny bit on the 'blah' side of life this morning.
Still, a Tuesday is a Tuesday and there is always SOMETHING to celebrate every single day!
I got ready and picked Ruth Ann up before noon and we headed to Dallas! Our first stop - the Goodwill on Midway Road!
I found several treasures!
A devotional book, paperback novel, brand new with tags grey light linen slacks from the Gap, brand new with tags pajama Nautica pants,
debris fall decoration, and a beautiful bedspread! Plus 4 pillow cases! I needed some extras for the camper.
Next stop: Central Market!!!
Owned by HEB which is my all time favorite store! (unless I lived in Florida and it would be Publix!)
I never saw such a gorgeous display of fruits and vegetables anywhere!!
Can you see Ruth Ann weighing her potatoes?
We ate lunch in their deli - and we always get the very same thing every single time - soup and salad!! I got a special treat when I spied a sister synchro mom from all those years with the Pirouettes of Texas!! Kay! She had two of her sweet grandchildren with her. I love it when you get to meet up with friends expectantly.
My day just kept getting better and better!
From there we went to Quadville where we watched Harrison, Trystan and Logan while Amber took Kailey in for some routine blood work.
It was such a beautiful day that we played outside!!
We started in their little playground in the back yard.
Harrison was adorable telling us how he had brought some rocks home from school.
He didn't have anything to put them in so he just used his pocket. Then he proceeded to pull them out! I love to listen to what the children say!
And I love to watch the children play.
Then we moved to the front yard.
Ruth Ann was totally fascinated by some work the neighbors were having done!
It doesn't take much to entertain us!!
It was 5:00 by the time we were on our way back to Irving.
We hit up one last Goodwill!
I found a Nine West purse and a black feather boa as well as a 'house dress.'
Do you ever hear that term anymore?
I had laid out art last night and made plans with Ruth Ann and Sherry for tonight.
Then I found out at the last minute that my granddaughter, Faith, was in her sixth grade talent show this evening. So I changed plans. Then late this afternoon I learned the talent show was even earlier than we originally thought so there was no way I could arrive in time seeing as how it was in Arlington. However, Ruth Ann and Sherry had already made alternate plans for the evening so I did art class solo.
It was the very first time I have put out my oils in 2017!
This seascape was based in months ago!
I decided to paint with abandon just as if I had good sense!
I still had a great time all by myself!
While I finished the painting in 2017 - the bulk of it was done last year so I signed it 2016!
Louis Dean decided to bring his music in to the dining room and I continued to paint.
This time on Dean's burned pick up.
I only worked on the sky and background but I do feel I accomplished a good bit.
It felt good to have a brush in my hand smell the turpentine again!
Then just like magic - the dining room was all back in place!
The very last of my mully grubs had disappeared.
Now Louis Dean is just getting out of the bathtub and we are going to watch Alaskan Bush People.
I don't know many men who prefer bathing in a bathtub anymore. Most guys take showers.
I would like to close tonight's journal entry by telling you all that our Dear Danna went home to be with the Lord about 7:00 this evening. I know heaven is rejoicing as Danna made her entrance. However, her mother, father, grandmother, four year old Ricky and family are all grieving her departure even as they are happy and relieved she is out of pain.