Paula and I have had a very busy day. We started early doing some errands - going by to renew her license plates, breakfast at Village Inn, shopping at Kohl's (so I could use my $10 cash bucks before they expired), post office, driving around looking at some things, etc. It took most of the morning.
After relaxing a little at home, we went out for lunch at Applebee's. Then we came back to the house and tackled a little organizing that needed to be done. Paula has had things in the house get away from her a bit, so we managed to get a table that was piled with paper work completely cleaned off and everything put away. We both were cheering when we finished, as it made the whole place feel so much better! There is a lot more to be done, but having that one area spotless is encouraging.
We made a run to the grocery store to pick up things for dinner and then came back and grilled pork chops, made some buttered parsley potatoes and corn on the cob, with brownies for dessert. We were very proud that we were able to sit at the beautifully cleaned table, and eat in elegance!
In the evening, we spent some time on the computer - checking out pictures on Facebook. Then we went onto ancestry.com and started a family tree for Paula. We were so excited to find her father and then tons of additional information. She was especially excited to learn about two of her father's siblings who had died young. One was killed in a car/train crash in 1939, just four years after graduating from high school. We found newspaper articles about the accident and learned things that were completely new to her. The other child was a girl who had died at age 3 of rheumatic fever. We finally shut things down around midnight!
So, we had a very busy and fun day!