and the next day I returned it to its box and started another one. I organized the pieces into colors. Since the pieces don't lock together very well, so it's not fulfilling my idea of fun. Oh well, keeps us out of trouble I suppose.
Today I had lunch with a group of friends at a beautiful home transformed into a restaurant. The food was....just ok, but spending time with friends was great. It was wonderful to see each one and hear each one's Christmas plans.
I made bookmarks using some of my photos and gave each lady one. Now, I KNOW every one of them will be reading lots of books after Christmas so they can use them. LOL
One of the other ladies gave each of us a little bag of goodies, one of which is a "Friend" tree ornament. Of course, it's already hanging on our tree! I still need more ornaments. Am thinking of making some to fill in my empty boughs.
Martha Stewart website ---> here I come!
After the lunch, I made a stop for a few essentials at the grocery store and to pick up the rest of the ingredients for a Paula Deen Red Velvet Cake. Sweetz will be celebrating his birthday on Sunday so I'll make this as a special treat. Sweetz, mom, and I will meet our son and family in Greensboro on Sat for a birthday lunch. He's chosen Bravo as the location and I'm hoping the shopping center isn't bulging with last-minute Christmas shoppers. If so, I'll be thankful I have completed my shopping.
I went to Tractor Supply this afternoon after our lunch to see if I could find a final Christmas gift for Sweetz. We don't need anything so am having trouble coming up with interesting gifts without spending a fortune. He's not into the techno items, latest gaming units, fancy phones, laptops, etc. so it requires me to be creative.
Since I was already out, I took the opportunity to drive around the area and see the remnants of our latest snowfall. It was foggy when I left at 12:45 to meet the ladies...
but by the time I left the restaurant, the fog had lifted and the snow/ice was melting on all the trees. It sure was nice to meander the roads and not have to worry about the time. I could get so I LOVE this retirement gig.