What a great day.
We went to my friend’s grandpa’s house. She feels about him like I feel about my dad. He is 88 and still lives alone. What a great man. Then off to the town she works in. Antiquing. It was fun.
But then to Bell Buckle. A teeny little town with the Bell Buckle Cafe and a bunch of little shops. The cafe was crowded and we had an hour wait at 1:30 in the afternoon. But they seated us right next to the entertainment.
It was four older guys with guitars. They were performing live on a local AM radio station (and for us). I bought their cd. The one old guy came and autographed it. And then when they were done kept coming over and flirting with me. He was the young old guy. But still an old guy.
Then off to the Arrington Winery. We should have known when we saw all the cars how busy it was. There were literally hundreds of people there. They have a hostess stand to check in to get on the list for the tastings. It was a 3 ½ hour wait!!!! We didn’t wait. But we bought wine and took it home. A bottle of chambourcin and reisling plus a bottle of blackberry wine to take home to Indiana.
Home and two bottles of wine later, we are feeling no pain. But I must, sadly, get up and get on the road by 9.
Today I’m thankful for time with friends. Thankful for perfect spring weather. Thankful for wine, giggles, tears. She keeps telling me how much she needed this weekend (and wants me to stay), yet I feel like it was as much good for me.
What a delicious day. It was sunny and warm. I drove 7 hours to see a friend. She’s going through a really rough patch with a divorce and I just wanted to spend time with her.
I got here around 4:30. We went into a charming little town. Shops and boutiques. They had an Art Crawl there tonight with wine served in many stores. Great dinner. The special was Grilled Elk. I opted for plain old steak. Bananas Foster for dessert. We walked all around town. Loved being outside without a coat.
Then back to her house to just sit and talk. Great night.
I’m thankful I could be here…even if only for a day and a half. I’m tired but happy I can be with my friend.
I could talk about how horrible my day started out. Things like icy roads on my way to work for an early board meeting. Followed by my board president falling on the same ice and hitting his head. Serious enough, my treasurer to him to the emergency room, leaving me at the office to clean up all the blood. Things like being half an hour early for a lunch meeting and almost leaving when the other person walked in. Things like having my daughter unhappy with me because I tagged her in a Happy Birthday post on Facebook. She didn’t want anyone to know how old she is. I think I should be the one to not want anyone to know since I’m obviously older.
But I won’t. I’m going to tell you how thankful I am that my board president is okay. I’m thankful that I’m going to spend the weekend with my friend and colleague, Dawn. She is in desperate need of a hug and I intend to deliver. Plus it will be 65 degrees there on Saturday in southwestern Tennessee. Long drive, but I will listen to a book on the drive. Right now a really long drive sounds relaxing.
Our Women United volunteers gathered today to go to the preschools and daycares and read.
We had Cat in the Hat style hats made since it was Read Across America week. We read Giraffes Can’t Dance which is a really cute book. We gave the twenty volunteers a finger play and coloring sheets for the children. They also got to leave the book at the facility so the teachers could read it again. Everyone had a blast. The women love doing this. It gets them out with children and they get hugs and always have fun stories. But the real winners are the children. They see another adult role model.
I was fortunate enough to be able to be the reader in Head Start today. The kids were adorable. Twenty kids…twenty hugs. Who could ask for any more?
I am so thankful for the women who enjoy volunteering. I’m thankful for the difference we are making in the lives of children. Next reading day is set for May. We’ve already chosen our book.
WordPress strikes again. My sites that I’m an admin on have all doubled on my iPad. Two of everything. I’m not sure what is what. But only on my iPad. My iPhone is fine. Just another challenge to work through.
I read to my kindergarten classes today. And since it is Read Across America week, I wore a Dr. Seuss hat. And I let them choose a Dr. Seuss book. Those are the worst to read out loud to a group. One class chose Fox in Sox. Yikes. My tongue got so twisted up. But I made it through. The nonsensical words are hard. But the kids loved it. That’s all that counts.
Today I’m thankful for these kids. I even got to walk one little boy to his reading lab in the library. He was so cute.
Now, off to figure out what’s up with my WP app.
What a productive day.
First of all, we didn’t get as much snow as forecasted – we only got about 4″. Of course, that means that Warren spent a long time out cleaning off the driveway again (hopefully for the last time this year). And it means that any grass we could see yesterday, is covered over…again. In fact, we set a record for the snowiest March 2. Really, it is time for this to just stop. Sigh
Second of all, Warren cleaned his bathroom without me prompting him or nagging in any way. I think I am making progress. That makes me happy.
Third, I pulled together my portion of the joint poetry book I’m working on. AND I finished getting everything put into Evernote and set up to my liking. I found several poems that I had been working on and hadn’t finished – well, not really very many of those. But I found about 25 poems that haven’t been blog posted yet. The new book will hopefully be out by the end of March or first of April. We are excited to see how this all fits together. But I’m thrilled with Evernote. I found a few poems that I didn’t have any back ups for other than what was posted online.
Fourth, I made a huge batch of hot chocolate mix. Yummy. Now it will be so easy with water from the Keurig.
Fifth, I don’t have cable so I won’t get to see all the red carpet stuff from the Oscars – but I will follow a couple of tweeters and will have a pretty good idea what everyone was wearing. I won’t be watching the Oscars tonight – I will be putting my nose in a book instead.
So, to recap, I’m thankful that Warren cleaned his bathroom; thankful he cleared the drive; thankful there wasn’t as much snow as originally forecasted; thankful for Evernote; thankful for getting this next book put together; thankful for my hot chocolate.
Random thought – anyone else keep trying to use their fingers on their laptop screen? I have more fingerprints on it than my iPad I think.