Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 27th - Family History Wednesday

I am in my rut - Wednesday means family history center!  My friend went with me today, but she was the only patron we had.  That meant I did some work on my own things.  I didn't have much luck, other than ruling out some things.  Oh, well.  That is the way it goes with genealogy!

We went out to lunch after we finished at the center and then headed home.  I had to finish up the laundry, so I could get my suitcases packed.  I started that this evening while Bill was at the Gwinnett Braves game with the former bishopric.  I will throw the rest of the things together in the morning.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 26th - A Whirlwind Day!

This seems to be turning into a very busy week.  It may only be Tuesday, but it was non-stop!

Lisa dropped the kids off about 8:30, as she had a dental appointment.  She had to get a tooth extracted and a bone graft in preparation for getting an implant.  It turned out that it was a bit more complicated that had been expected, as there was a cyst that had to be removed, as well.  Anyway, we kept the kids while she was undergoing her torture.

Bill took off today, so he was here, too.  They wanted to play outside, so we found the little hole in the plastic pool, taped it up, and then they played and had a ball.  Bill sat out at the table, making calls and doing a few things while he watched them.  He said they were a delight to listen to.

Meanwhile, my companion picked me up and we went to visit one of our sisters.  We had a really good visit with her.  She and her husband are just getting back into activity after a couple of years of not coming.  She has been a good friend for a long time, so it is always a pleasure to have a good visit with her.

By the time I got back home, Lisa was back and sitting on the couch with her mouth all full of gauze.  Bill was starting some mac and cheese for lunch.  I finished that up and the kids ate.  They were hungry after their wild play - they had just gotten out of the pool shortly before I got home.  They all hung around until it was time for Ashby to go to science class at the Heritage Center.

It was rather quiet when everyone left!  But, our day was not over.  We had appointments at the dermatologist's office at 2:00.  Bill has had some spots on his face that I have been concerned about and he finally decided they needed to be looked at.  The doctor froze a few spots and took biopsies of a couple more.  The one on his nose does not look good.  The other one the doctor couldn't make a guess.  I had one small mole on the back of my leg that was biopsied, as well.  We will get all the results in a couple of weeks.

We were both tired by the time we got home again, so we just had a relaxed rest of the day.  The biggest problem with getting older is that we run out of energy too quickly!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 25th - Busy Day

I started the morning with the usual routine, including getting the sheets changed and laundered.  Then I met my companion and one of the sisters we visit for lunch.  We had a great visit and were able to talk lots of fun things, as well as some serious things. 

I then had a list of errands to run, including a trip to the library, a hair cut, and picking up a few things at the grocery store.  Back home, I made a cheese roll for Empty Nesters this evening.  My day flew by!

This evening we went to Empty Nesters and had a lot of fun.  We did a pioneer trek activity and not all of us died on the way!  Last time we did it, everyone died.  I guess we are getting wiser in our choices of what to pack - or we are learning the tricks of the game!


Monday, August 25, 2014

August 24th - Back to Sunday Again!

The weeks are rolling around way too fast these days.  Here it is Sunday again!  And, as usual, it was a good day.  We had our usual quiet Sunday morning routine.  Bill had to speak at church, so he was working on his talk all morning.  He did a good job, by the way.

I had a couple of people come in for help with family history during Sunday School, so that was good.  This is the last week I will be doing that.  I will be gone the next two weeks and then will start the next class when I get back.

The kids didn't come over today, since they had been invited for Sunday dinner with some friends from their ward.  We had some chicken left over from last night, so I boiled a few potatoes and cooked up some carrots to go with it for our dinner.  Yes, I cooked! 

Our home teachers came over a little after 6 and we visited with them for quite a while.  We enjoy their visits, as they are both great friends as well as home teachers. 

So, although we missed the kids, it was still a great Sunday.  And I can safely say it is still my favorite day of the week!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 23rd - Cook out

This started as pretty much a normal Saturday - laundry, cleaning, etc.  Bill had to go help with an Eagle Scout project and then had to go out to do an estimate.  I had the place looking pretty good, laundry all done, and was just relaxing a bit watching an episode of "Lark Rise to Candleford" when Lisa called.  They have been invited to a friend's house for Sunday dinner, so she was letting me know that they wouldn't be coming over.  Since David was working all day, she suggested that maybe she and the kids could just come over for a change of scene.  I thought it was a great idea.

They came a little later and we enjoyed just relaxing, talking, watching the kids play.  I suggested we cook up what I had planned for Sunday dinner, so we did.  It was an easy one - chicken thighs on the grill, fried okra, and boiled potatoes.  We sat around the table for quite a while and the kids were so involved, too.  Very funny!

Then they went outside to play in the backyard.  It is fun to see them enjoying the fort and the slide.  They also just love to run, kick the balls, and whatever.  When it was time for them to leave, they were so dirty that they took a bath before going home.  More laughter!

It turned out to be a great day.  House got cleaned and then we had some fun.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 22nd - Friday errands

I mostly did things around the house today - finished up the laundry from yesterday, dusted, etc.  I also ran out to do some errands.  I needed to get some supplies for the next art class.  We will doing some clay sculpture and I don't have a kiln, so I got some air dry clay, plus a few other things.  Then I went to the grocery store and picked up what we needed - a little bigger shopping than I have done lately.  Of course, that means unloading it all when I got home and putting it away.  But, all was accomplished and now we are resupplied!  Bill will probably go again tomorrow - there is always something that he wants that I didn't get.  We are still the "I buy what we need, he buys the goodies" couple - just as we always have been.

I spent the rest of the day mostly at the computer doing a few odds and ends.  I didn't get much time to work on family history, though.  I did take a rest late in the afternoon and watched a couple of episodes of "Lark Rise to Candleford." 


Friday, August 22, 2014

August 20th - Family History Wednesday

Today was Genealogy Study Group, so I had to get there early to set up.  We had a guest speaker, the president of the Georgia Genealogical Society.  She spoke on genealogical proof standards.  It was a really good meeting.

Afterwards, Jan and I went to Zaxby's for lunch and then we headed on home.  I had a couple of stops on the way, including a little shopping.  I found a couple of tops that I like. I did some more family history stuff at home.

For the rest of the day, I was pretty laid back.

PS - Looks like this one didn't post like it was supposed to, so now they are all out of order!  Oh, well.