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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 26, 2013 (Tuesday)

Went to visit ma again, so I could see what was going on.  Geraldine is entirely moved out and mom is not sure what day Sylvia will move in.  She said she lives just four houses away now. 

Went to McD after work to hang out with Gary & Emily for a few minutes.  After visiting mom, I drove through McD (didn't eat the first time) and got a hamburger, small fry, Diet Coke and a strawberry pie.  Drove through the park while eating.  So enjoyable to me!  That pie is the best they've ever had!  It's like 290 calories though, so I won't be doing that again!  Later Laura stopped in and brought me one, so that was a ton of extra calories for the day!

March 25, 2013 (Monday)

When I called my mom last night (Sunday), she surprised me that Geraldine had taken the available private room at Elizabeth's!  Ma was next on the list ahead of Geraldine and did not want it, because she wanted to stay with Geraldine so they could watch over each other. 

So today I went to visit ma and was able to visit freely with her, since Geraldine was mostly hanging out in her new room, although she'll be sleeping in ma's room one more night.

March 24, 2013 (Palm Sunday)

Palm Sunday today.  Usual Palm Sunday service where we entered the sanctuary joyously waving palms.  Then went to Amanda's church to see the kids perform songs under her direction.  Long sermon, nothing to do with Palm Sunday.

Then we went to Senor Lucky's with them.

March 23, 2013 (Saturday)

Went to my mom's with Gary and then went to Twin's.  Ate just three pieces of green pepper pizza.  Need to get back to my old diet.  Basically, that means using My Fitness Pal on my phone, no pasta (no problem), limit myself to three pieces of green pepper pizza, and rate all snacks from 1-10 and only eat the 10's!  Watched The Sessions.  Helen Hunt was naked most of the time in the movie, so they saved on the clothing budget!

March 22, 2013 (Friday)

It's payday Friday!  Tonight we'll be taking Amanda's 4 to their Upward basketball banquet at 6:00.  She'll arrive at 7:30, so maybe we can duck out then & not have to stay for all the entertainment!

Postscript!  Took the kids to the banquet.  Amanda got there earlier than expected, so Gary left for his meeting.  I was excited about the entertainment:  Someone associated with Nickolodeon brought wild animals.  The show wasn't as good as expected though.  The man spent way too much time talking about nothing interesting.  Only showed four small animals.  Had six or seven more to show, but ran out of time due to his talking!

Friday, March 22, 2013

March 21, 2013

Today while scrolling through my Facebook, I saw a post from Christen's son-in-law saying that Arby's Andes shakes are better than McDonald's shamrock shake.  So true!  I had to have one!  They are all one size (large) for $2.89.  Best shake I've ever had!

March 11, 2013 (Monday)

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 10, 2013 (Sunday)

After church and Gary's choir practice, we went to Tom's and I just had some of his Irish hash, since I'd be eating at the shower soon. 

The wedding shower for Alexa was at Lynn's at 1:30.  I'd been looking forward to being able to get together with all the cousins, etc.  Everyone was there except my sister, who was still in Florida.  Beverly and I tied as winners of the game guessing the most songs with "love" in the title or the lyrics.  The food was delicious.  Amanda came with her girls and Jessica was there with hers.  We never see her.

I bought lots of soap from Lynn & also won a bar, plus a chapstick, from the game. 



Later on I had my leftovers from Sagano's and that was really tasty.

March 9, 2013 (Saturday)

I had a 9:30 a.m. appointment to get my hair cut and colored. That always feels good.

I hung out at home for a little while before it was time to go to Sagano's with Mona, Mimi, Tonya and Gloria. Really good, fresh food, but pricey. My bill was $20.86, or something like that. So imagine if Gary & I were both there, plus paying the tip. My meal was the cheapest on the hibachi menu, Hibachi Chicken.

After that, I headed for the chili cookoff at church.  Gary made chicken cordon bleu chili and it was soooooo delicious!  He was disappointed to get second place.  The winner brought 8 family members with her.  We'll have to try that!  I was asked to take pictures for The Herald.  Paul, Elizabeth and her boyfriend were there.  It was a lot of fun.  There weren't enough desserts, though. 

March 8, 2013 (Friday)

I met Gary at Madilyn's Upward game tonight. Always fun to watch the kids play.

March 7, 2013

I went to Birch Run tonight and ran in to Vanity Fair.

March 6, 2013 (Wednesday)

Tonight we ate at Lucky's. Tonya put that in my head (or tastebuds) by bringing in her leftover fettucine every day. However, I had my usual Monterey Chicken with German potatoes.

Then we went to Penney's and I didn't buy anything. They have a lot of nice scarves, but nothing I could use.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013 (Tuesday)

Today ACT's were going on for the juniors at school, so things were a little less disruptive in the library. We didn't allow Academic Support kids in, as Stacy's Spanish class was in all day.

Heard a rumor today that has me riled up! Smoke coming out my ears!

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013 (Monday)

I'd been planning on going to Lane Bryant in Birch Run after work, since the weather was nicer and sunny today. I decided to check my $25 off a $50 purchase coupon one more time. It expired yesterday! I thought I had at least two more weeks! I called them, just in case they would honor it, but they said they wouldn't.

So I went to my mother's and then on to Halo Burger for a junior with mustard, pickle & onions and an order of onion rings. Always good! Free senior Diet Coke.

Then I went home & did a few things, including making my March wall hanging.

March 3, 2013 (Sunday)

We went to church and then to Bob Evan's in Birch Run before Gary's choir practice. I started laundry while he was there and then fell asleep while sitting on the couch, after reading the paper, for over an hour!

Then we jumped in the car and went to Montrose UMC for a Lenten Service. They had soup (I had chili.) and pie. I had peanut butter pie with something like a chocolate ganache on top. It was mostly a hymn sing and the acoustics were good!

I ran in to WalMart on the way home to pick up paper towels, popping corn, and makeup sponges.

March 2, 2013 (Saturday)

This morning was Grace and Clark's basketball game. Doug had to coach, as the regular coach was not there. Clark seemed to pay more attention and do a little more with his dad coaching. Grace made a basket again!

Emmy's 3rd birthday party was scheduled for noon-ish at Chuck E Cheese. I had never been there before. I didn't have her presents with me, because I didn't know the party was at noon. We went to K-Mart so I could look for a doll highchair. I found a good deal on that, one that converts to a swing and, I think, a carseat. Also got her black patent leather shoes for church & Easter. Then we went on to the pizza place. Expensive! Doug paid $23 for a platter with very few chicken wings & celery! The whole bill was over $75 for their family of 6, plus three more adults. The kids had fun playing.

Then we both went to my mom's. She liked seeing Gary and talking to him. I made Gary a 5-bean casserole from Big Lots, with turkey sausage added.