Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
Today we woke up, and it really was 6:30 AM! We are still laughing about yesterday. Both of us have done that in the past separately; now we can admit it and giggle!
We called Colleen to check in and shared for about twenty minutes; She is a jewel; we are so blessed to have Joe, Colleen, and Robin in our lives. We need to see Michele more often!
We are off like a shot after we walked Five Miles. Walking our dog, Scout, now known as Five Miles, we saw a guy in a suit walking his dog, and I know Five Miles is thinking I don’t dress nicely for him anymore.
We headed to Banning to visit Annie and Virgil, friends of Mary and now my friends also. They are in their mid-90s and enjoy our company. We stopped at a fruit stand and got some goodies. MAry bought pound cake and some strawberries, and she fixed them for Annie and Virg while I went shopping for them.
Mary and Annie have been friends since the 1970s!
They are an amazing couple totally dedicated to each other; good role models for us!
We got back in town about 2:00 PM and went to the Post Office to mail our quarterly estimated taxes using the certified mail system. Then to the market where we got goodies on our shopping list.
The cleaning folks came about 4:00 PM, and we got ready to go dancing! Yes, dancing on Wednesdays, yeah!! All the regulars were there. We arrived about 45 minutes early and decided a quick snack at Vintner’s Tavern would be a good idea.
We were amazed as we have not been there for a year due to COVID, and our waited looked at us and said, “You guys dancing tonight?” He recognized us; well, probably Mary as she is a looker, me, not so much.
We ordered appetizers, and then I went wild and ordered a cheese plate and salmon to share. When we were done, we were just this side of being stuffed. We needed the energy boost to be able to dance for the next three hours.
As we departed the restaurant, I saw myself in the glass door and thought, “Time may be a great healer, but it’s also a lousy beautician.” Mary does notice me because as we walked toward the dance studio, she said to me romantically, “I love what you’ve done with your hair. How do you get it to come out of the nostrils like that?”
We came bearing gifts! We brought cheesecake for the other members of our table; tonight, it was the Branders and the Capps!
We waltzed and waltzed and waltzed with me, remembering some new steps as we moved. It was a wonderful evening. We are going to take a refresher in the Texas-Two-Step. We have also declared victory on the Cowboy Cha-Cha.
We headed home about 9:30 PM and visited with Five Miles before crashing. I checked the outside of the house, and it was ablaze in various colors.
We are planning already for our first Halloween in the new house. We even ordered a special flag to fly for Halloween. The flag ought to arrive next week!
Good night everyone!