Sunday morning and it's to be a beautifully warm day today with no wind. I'm looking forward to opening up the windows, clearing away the week's clutter that seems to gather on the dining room table, and starting some seeds indoors. Jerry's talking about some outside tractor work to clean up the sheep pen and work the manure into our very dormant garden area.
We traveled up the Front Range yesterday to visit Madeline in Fort Collins. It was the first time we had seen her little apartment and so fun to see my baby taking care of herself so well. Her decorating style matches mine to some extent (surprize). Color is important.
I also learned that - like me - she cannot wink her left eye for the life of her. It's definitely genetic.
We went to lunch and then to a thrift store where I found two sets of cloth napkins to add to my basket at home. (We've been using cloth napkins almost exclusively for a while now to cut back on throw away mentality.) We found an ice cream store downtown that had forty varieties of ice cream - and guess what? I learned that Madeline favors peppermint stick ice cream, too. We remembered making vanilla ice cream together years ago to which we added crushed peppermint. I love that kid.
Have you ever attended a $5 prom? A coworker is leaving the agency at the end of this month and as a going away party she requested her favorite $5 prom theme. The idea is that no one can spend more than $5 for attire. You pull out what you have, borrow from others, make a trip to the Goodwill. Another coworker and I went to Goodwill at lunch on Wednesday to find our dresses. It was great fun just trying on the stuff we'd found and giggling at each other. No stress, no worries about "perfection" - who really wants to stress Friday night after a long work week about "what to wear"? Jerry got into this by pulling out his Buddy Holly eyewear.
Now, off to make us breakfast. I think waffles sound really good today, don't you?