First my brother and sister came to celebrate my dad's 90th birthday and his giving a commitment ring to his 'girlfriend'!
Then, I dropped my sister off at the airport and picked up a friend of old. Marjie has come to visit for a week. Marjie and I met when our oldest boys were three and attended the same preschool. Our children were practically raised at each other's houses. On any given weekend either Marjie's kids or my kids would wake up at the "other mother's" house.
So what has kept us so busy?
Marjie on a not-so-fiery steed!
At the Brats, Beer and Bands festival.
A mountain view from horseback.
The garage gets organized.
We have also:
We have also:
- gone to a friend's house to dig up daisies, day lilies, lavender, grape hyacinth, blue delphinium, roses and bee balm from her garden. Then we found places to plant them at my house. I'm so hopeful that we have enough nice weather for the plants to acclimate and then make it through the winter. But... if not, my friend has invited me back to get more in the spring!
- been letter boxing! It took some doing, but I found my stamp and journal. I found clues to two boxes to show Marjie how it works.
- found Denver Fabrics - a discounted fabric warehouse. We took home some samples and returned to purchase yardage for my dining room chairs and an upholstered bench the next day. I also bought some sheer fabric that will find a home in the living room.
- eaten! We have gone out to dinner and we've eaten lunches out. We have indulged in some of comfort foods that we both love. We visited Ikea for Swedish Meatballs and returned home with goodies for breakfast and dessert.
- driven through the mountains with a few other leaf-lookers. The aspens are turning and the leaves look like gold medallions.
- visited a Beer, Brats and Bands festival. We enjoyed a brat and some beer while listening to a delightful duo sing songs from my younger days.
- had hay delivered. It was so much fun to see the men hauling and stacking the hay instead of wrestling with it myself!
- caught up on all of the essential, and some of the non-essential, details of the lives of our children, their friends, our friends and family.