Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday Evening

I did a little shopping this afternoon.  I went to my favorite department type store (Gottschalks) and got a new top to wear with my black slacks to my retirement dinner this coming Friday night. Then I went to deliver a little birthday gift & card to my friend Candy.  And on the way to her house I stopped at the newest Wal Mart in my area and ordered some pictures off my digital memory card.  After leaving Candy's house I went back to Wal Mart to pick up my pictures and do a little shopping.  This store is not a "super" store but they had eveything I needed in the way of groceries including milk & bread.  It's a very nice store and not very far from my house.  The other two I've been shopping at are both about 12 miles from here in different directions.

It was cold and windy here today but at least the sun was out.  The weather forecast is for more wind and rain in the next couple days.

I talked with my son this afternoon and he's getting settled in his new place.  He will now have about a 5 minute drive to work each day and I know that will help, especially because he works a lot of 12 hour days.  Nothing like working 12 hours and then having a 20-30 minute commute each way.  He's so close to home now, he can even go home for lunch if he wants to.

Monday afternoon I'm having lunch with my friends Barbara and Joni.  Barbara and I are both looking forward to seeing Joni, we went to grade school and high school together and it's been quite awhile since we've seen her.   We are meeting at a local Applebees and I love their food.

I hope everyone has had a good weekend.  Here in the U.S it's a three day weekend, Monday is President's Day.  They have combined Abraham Lincoln's birthday (Feburary 12th) and George Washington's birthday (February 22nd) into one day.  The schools, banks, post offices and all government offices will be closed.  It's even one holiday that's an extra day off at the hospital.  But I keep forgetting...I don't have to worry about that anymore because I'm now getting paid to stay home from there.  (BIG SMILE)

Until next time, Linda

 

8 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Glad you got some shopping done. Sounds like you had a nice time. ;)
Have a beautiful week! {{ }}
Sugar

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you found what you wanted a t the department store today. You don't have to think about your days off from work now! I hope you have fun at your retirement dinner on Friday. Jeannette xx  

jonibooks1991 said...

I can't wait till tomorrow also, it will be fun.  Now we are almost all free again watch out world.  Ha Ha.  Joni

ally123130585918 said...

Linda I hope you enjoy your retirement dinner ~ Nice for you to have a WalMart nearer to where you live ~ and good you got everything you needed there~ glad your son has such a short drive to work and can get home for lunch if he wants to ~ visited your friend Joni hope you all have a good get together ~  Ally

pharmolo said...

Good to hear you enjoyed yourself yesterday. Have a nice President's Day

fasttrack58 said...

Enjoy your lunch with your friends!!
May have to venture to Walmart today for some TP and catfood...
Linda :)

yakima127 said...

Yes, you do get to stay home and not have to worry about holidays off, anymore!  Enjoy the visit with your friends!!!  Jae

jeadie05 said...

That is the only thing about being retired ,you feel as though you are cheated of a treat ,on a public holiday lol ....love Jan xx