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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Saturday 8-13 Crafting and Playing Games

 

Just having fun

Yesterday Dreaming Tree released a new fall paper crafting bundle. Larry really liked it so this morning he started working on it. Before he started cutting the pieces he reduced the size and then had to do a bit of redesign to enlargen some of the holes that were now too small. Then he decided on the colors and patterns of paper he wanted to use. Next he cut the pieces. Now he is ready to assemble the project.

While Larry did his crafting I played games. Before going to bed last night I did the Daily Challenges of Solitaire and Mahjong. I played a few games of Sudoku. Then moved onto the Event: Klondike Adventure of 20 games. It took me 1 hour, 11 minutes and 16 seconds, which put me in 10th place in my group. I spent the afternoon playing Angry Birds.

The other day when we were at Aldi we picked up a Mama Cozzi Biscuit Crust Uncured Bacon, Bacon Pepper & Onion Breakfast Pizza. I cooked it for dinner and it was good. 

New pizza

In the evening we watched Bourne Identity on dvd. Then we watched an episode of Doc Martin. After Larry went to bed I watched the second movie of National Treasure Book of Secrets. Then I watched an episode of Bergerac. I ended up doing 27,500 steps, which put me in 4th place in my group.

 


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Friday 8-12 Back From Tahiti Dance

 

Doing the happy dance

We had a super Friday.

Yesterday, a crew came to tear down the old mailbox. First they completely tore down the old mailbox and loaded the old brick into a trailer. Next they removed the slab, that the old mailbox was sitting on. Then they cut boards for a form for the new slab. The mixed up the concrete and poured the concrete for the new slab. 

This morning the crew returned to finish the job. First they unload the new brick they were going to use. Next they made the mortar. Then they started to build the new mailbox. Before putting the mailbox on the brick, they filled the cavity. Once they put the mailbox in they put brick around it. Last they made a top for it. They first had to cut a piece of slab to fit the top. The gentleman who cut the piece to size had the other gentleman help him lift the piece on top. The crew did an excellent job. 

Mixing the mortar

 

Laying the bricks for the mailbox

 

One of the construction trucks

 

Our new mailbox

While the crew worked on the mailbox I played games. I did the Daily Challenges of Solitaire and Mahjong and Event: Easy Street Mini of 15 games. It took me 31 minutes and 59 seconds, which put me in 8th place in my group. I did a couple of games of Sudoku. I spent the afternoon playing Angry Birds.

Larry did some crafting and read.

After lunch we went to town to the UPS Store to pick up our mail and a package, that was waiting for us. I wrote about a week ago that Larry upgraded our cell phone. He had been waiting for a box from Google so he could ship the old phone to them as part of the deal. That was the package that was waiting for us. We also had a pleasant gift waiting for us from my niece Ashley and Chase. It was a bandana Ashley had designed for the radio station she and Chase work at. It's very nice.

Gift from Ashley and Chase

I attended Ett McAtee's Weekly A2 dance. She had been gone for three weeks because she took a trip to Tahiti. She had a super time. She called four tips and had 20 participants. She worked on moves that the dancers asked her to. I had a great time dancing to Ett and with friends. The virtual background Ett used was the huts she and her partner Linda stayed in while in Tahiti.


Participants in the dance

 

Ett McAtee

After the dance we started to watch a new series on PBS called A League of Their Own. It had a great review but I wasn't impressed. The language was very bad and far fetched considering it was suppose to be taking place during 1943. The actual movie was a lot better. We watched one episode only. Then we watched a couple of episodes of Doc Martin. When Larry went to bed I watched our dvd National Treasure. It's an old movie but is still good. I watched an episode of Bergerac.  I ended up doing 27,000 steps, which put me in 3rd place in my group.


  

   

Friday, August 12, 2022

Thursday 8-11 Just Another Day

 

Smile and be happy

We started the day off by going to town. We stopped by Walmart and picked up a few items, then it was on to Dollar Tree and from there to Aldi's.

Thursdays we usually have a virtual dance with Dayle at 11 but he had to work so it was cancelled. The evening dance with the Sundancers tape group was cancelled because we didn't have enough people for a square. So no dancing today.

When they were clearing the lot to build the neighbors house one of the subs was using a bobcat to move a tree and he hit our mailbox knocking it over. When we were building the house Larry had the bricklayers build us one of those large brick mailboxes and the surprising thing was it didn't break apart, it simply fell over. They were able to use the bobcat and some straps to sit it back upright but it was crooked and had some damage. The sub and our neighbor said they would have it fixed/replaced. It still worked fine. Larry did remind the neighbor about it a couple of times. Yesterday they were talking and the neighbor said he would get it done. Today a crew showed up, they tore down and removed all the bricks and poured a new slab. Tomorrow they are suppose to build the new one.

I played games. I did the Daily Challenges of Solitaire and Mahjong and the Event: Hard Road Mini of 5 games. It took me 39 minutes and 36 seconds to complete, which put me in 21st place in my group. I played Angry Birds. 

After playing games I worked on my annual book.

While I played games Larry read.

In the evening we watched a movie on Amazon called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was about seven British retirees who go to an India luxurious hotel and finds out that its not what it was advertised. It was a very good movie and was loaded with great stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie and many more. It was a comedy-drama. Then we watched an episode of Doc Martin. Then I watched Moulin Rouge on dvd. It is a musical love story. It was a good movie. I watched an episode of Bergerac. I ended up doing 27,500 steps, which put me in 2nd place in my group.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Wednesday 8-10 Dance Day & More

 

Beautiful sunny day

We had another hot day of 102 degrees. A little front came through in the afternoon with wind and the temperature dropped just a few degrees. It sprinkled just a few drops.

I attended four virtual square dances. First was Dayle Hodge's Weekly A1/A2 at 11:00 for an hour. Larry attended the dance with me. Dayle called two tips of A1 and two tips of A2 with 13 participants and one tip of four couple A2 with 12 participants. We had an outstanding time dancing to Dayle and with friends.

Second was Ett McAtee's Weekly C1 at 1:00 for an hour and fifteen minutes. Ett called four tips with 20 participants. Ett was back from her trip to Tahiti, she said she had a super time. While she was there she saw beautiful whale and her four day old calf. I had fun dancing to Ett and with friends.

Participants in Ett's dance

 

Ett and the whales she saw

Third was Di Green and Terry McCann's Weekly Plus at 2:30 for an hour and fifteen minutes. This week Di danced and called by herself because Terry was busy doing errands. Today was Terry's birthday so we all wished him a happy birthday. Some of the dancers put virtual backgrounds to celebrate Terry's birthday. Robin had candles and Lee had a dog and a cake. Di called five tips with 11 participants. I had a great time dancing to Di and with friends.

 

Participants of Di Green's dance

Fourth was Dave Eno and Dave Hutchinson's Weekly C1/A2 at 6:30 for two hours. The format was two tips of C1 with 8 participants, five tips of A2 with 11 participants and one tip of C1 with 9 participants. Each Dave called a tip of C1 and two tips of A2 a piece and the last two tips of the dance they called together. I had an outstanding night of dancing with friends.  

In between the dances I played games. I did some Sudoku games and played Angry Bird. I did the Daily Challenges of Solitaire and Mahjong and the Event: Solitaire World Tour of 30 games. It took me 3 hours, 44 minutes and 25 seconds, which put me in 9th place in my group. 

While I danced and played games Larry read.

After the last dance we watched tow episodes of Doc Martin. When Larry went to bed I watched Chicago on dvd. It's an old movie and I still enjoy watching it. Then I watched an episode of Bergerac. I ended up doing 28,000 steps, which put me in 2nd place in my group.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tuesday 8-9 Boating, Dancing & Having Fun


 

Awesome Day

We had an awesome day. 

We started the day out by going to Belton Lake. We were there for about an hour. While there we air chaired and floated. When we got to the lake there was only one trailer in the parking lot and a fishing boat on the ramp. There was a little breeze but the lake wasn't too rough. As we were putting the boat back on the trailer there was a family putting their boat in the lake. We had great time.

Boating on Belton Lake

I attended Di Green and Terry McCann's Weekly A2 dance at 2:30 for an hour. Di and Terry took turns calling five tips with 15 participants. I had a great time dancing to Di and Terry and with friends.

While I danced Larry read.

I did the Daily Challenges of Solitaire and Mahjong and Event: Tri Peaks Mini of 5 games. It took me 7 minutes and 35 seconds, which put me in 11th place in my group. Then I played Angry Birds.

I wrote the other day that Larry treated outside for bugs and he spot treated the kitchen. We try to minimize the use of chemicals indoors. Today when I was making lunch I opened my utensil drawer and there were a lot of ants. I emptied the drawer and Larry sprayed the drawer. The ants died instantly. I waited a bit before I wiped down the drawer and put the utensils back. We know that it will take a few days before the ants will be under control.

After treating for ants I did housework and laundry. 

Doing housework

We watched YouTube videos.

In the evening we watched an Amazon movie called The Last Bus. It was about an elderly man in England who made an adventure going back home. It was a good movie. Then we watched a couple of episodes of Doc Martin. Afterwards I watched The Dark Knight Rising on dvd. I watched an episode of Bergerac. I ended up doing 28,000 steps, which put me in 2nd place in my group.

 

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Monday 8-8 Dancing and Having Fun

 

Smile and have fun

We started the day out by virtually square dancing to Di Green and Terry McCann at 9:00. Every Monday morning Di calls five tips of C1 with 17 participants. Larry danced with me and we had a great time dancing with friends.

After the dance we went to Dollar Tree. 

For lunch we went to Whataburger, we had a coupon for a free Peppercorn Ranch Chicken Club. You did have to purchase a medium fry and a drink. The lady who brought our order to the table came back with a second order of frys, very nice of her but we really didn't need the calories. We split the sandwich, it was very good.

In the afternoon I played my games. I did the Daily Challenges of Solitaire and Mahjong and the Event: Spider Adventure of 20 games. It took me 3 hours, 26 minutes and 58 seconds, which put me in 12th place in my group. Then I played Angry Birds. I worked on my annual book.

While I played games Larry worked on a paper crafting project.

We watched YouTube videos.

In the evening we watched a movie on Amazon called Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Falling Out. It was based on a true story about Marie and Pierre Curie They were scientists who worked together discovering both polonium and radium. She ended up being awarded two Nobel Prizes. It was a good movie. Afterwards I watched The Dark Knight, which was one of our dvds. I watched an episode of Bergerac. I ended up doing 27,000 steps, which put me in 2nd place in my group.

Relaxing in front of the television


 


Monday, August 8, 2022

Sunday 8-7 Happy Sunday

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic day.

Larry made cinnamon rolls for breakfast. 

After breakfast Larry continued working on a crafting project. When he finished he read.

I played games. I did the Daily Challenges of Solitaire and Mahjong and the Event: Easy Street Mini of 5 games. It took me 9 minutes and 45 seconds, which put me in 12th place in my group. I did a few Sudoku games and played Angry Birds.

I also worked on my annual book.

Yesterday we rented Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore from Amazon. When you rent a movie from Amazon you can watch it as many times as you want for the next 48 hours. The 48 hours begins at the time you start watching. We enjoyed this movie so we watched it again tonight. 

After Larry went to bed I watched Batman Begins, one of our dvds. Then I watched the first episode of the third season of Bergerac on BritBox. 

I ended up doing 27,000 steps, which put me in 3rd place in my group for the week with a total of 190,374 steps.