Thought I would start my last post of this year with a picture of a beautiful sunset.
Friday, December 28, 2012
I will try to keep this post to mostly pictures and not too many words. Just wanted to share a few more from our fun time this past weekend with family and good friends.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Boy, Biscuit and Jen came over during the early afternoon Saturday. Of course Jen brought goodies with her including some chicken salad and brownies from "chick fil a". Boy and Page picked up where they left off last time and were inseparable.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
So today I woke up determined I was going to accomplish more than I did yesterday and I did. I put all the clean towels and washcloths in the bathroom chest, put all of my clean clothes away, put all of Dwight's clean clothes in his room and/or drawers, got rid of tons of old paperwork that had piled up on my desk while organizing the rest of it, and put the clean dishes in the drainer away. Then I got a shower and put some nice clean clothes on. I was happy to see Camryn with Debbie when she came to clean today. She goes to year-round school and is out for a three week break. It gave us a chance to talk a little and get caught up. I think she is looking forward to going to middle school next year. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am we have made Debbie cleaning every other week and permanent thing. Now that she lets us pay her like the other people she cleans for do, Dwight and I are both thrilled. There is nothing like a freshly cleaned house. After they left, I went for a walk in the yard.
Friday, December 21, 2012
I had a nice phone call from my friend in Honolulu last night. I met her in the early 80's when she and her daughter came here for the American Dance Festival. A brother asked me to help them while they were here for the month they would live here. She rented a small furnished apartment right across the street from Duke where the ADF takes place. I provided her transportation to the meetings and for other adventures. We were pretty inseparable that month and have been friends ever since. She and her daughter came back for several visits over the years, then she came alone for several years - but it has been quite awhile since we have seen each other and much has happened during that time. Her Mom died, her daughter got married and had a child and she lost her husband a few years ago. She had her house torn down and built a new one on the same site which now houses her in the downstairs and her daughter, son-in-law and darling grandson in the upstairs. I think she had me on speakerphone because I could hear her daughter answering some of my questions in the background. There used to be three Mimi's. Her mother (Miriam), her and her daughter whom we call Little Mi.