Friday, December 10, 2010

Thank Goodness It’s Friday

TGIF!!!  Once upon a time that meant something to us, but now it is just another day.  You’ve heard it said that when you’re retired you don’t get any days off nor any vacations.  Well, it’s true and it makes a rough life, but someone has to do it.  However, it sure beats having a J-O-B and having to w*rk for a living.

Yesterday, after I got checked out at the VA Outpatient Clinic, we made our way to A&E Fabrics, JoAnn Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby.  Judy picked up some more supplies for her Christmas projects and I picked up a few more items for my basket weaving hobby (painting).  By the way, everything checked out alright at the clinic, but the doctor did put me on an anti-biotic.

Being that we got up at Oh-Dark Thirty yesterday morning, we took a little katt napp yesterday afternoon.  Then we got busy reading.  It was soooo nice to just sit back and read for awhile before attending the four o’clock social time.  After dinner it was back to reading, we did stop long enough to watch Bones, then got right back to reading.

Speaking of reading, a few weeks ago I purchased one of those new fangled books.  My research revealed that the Kindle is the probably the best one on the market, but it doesn’t allow you to read books from your public library.  The second best is Barnes and Noble’s Nook which is what I purchased.  With a library card from the Orange Beach Public Library I can download books for two weeks for free. 

The Orange Beach Library has a pretty good selection which includes a lot of my favorite authors and new books being added each week.  So from now on, as we travel, I’ll be able to go on line and check out books from my own library no matter where we find ourselves – pretty neat.  Another neat thing that I discovered is that I can read for long periods of time without my eyes blurring; therefore, I’m happy with my new toy.

So, between painting, reading, the Ta Do List, social times, etc., I have enough to keep me busy.  Where, oh where did I ever find time for a J-O-B.  Here are a couple of parting shots of last night’s sky – Real Purdy!!!

Sunset On East Traveler Street Sunset On East Traveler Street

Take Care Until Next Time - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. Love your sense of humor. . .and so agree with you on the comment, "when did I ever have time for a job?"

    I'm also a "painter", so am enjoying your updates. I think my next project will be a painting of my Dad and my Uncle in their jon boat fishing on the lake. I think I will do it as a mural to hang behind the couch at their fish camp. Should be interesting!