This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Yard Sales, Movies And Our Last Day To Jam In More Fun...

We left the house at 7:30am.  I got up at 6am so I could walk Izzy before we left.  I don't know how I am surviving on so little sleep.  I don't think we have hit the sheets any earlier than 2 or 3 am since my sister arrived!  Her gift today was a Michael's gift card.

Our mission today were yard sales. Holly got a new droid phone, so her GPS on her phone came in very handy.  My sister found another art print of that artist she fancies.  Normally his art for a small print like she found, cost $30.  She got each one for a dollar.

We had installed a web cam on my PC and a Trans Dock for my iTouch.  While driving to the various yard sales we tried desperately to tune in the dumb thing, but all we got was static.  As far as the web cam goes, guess we have to use a video conferencing program like Skype or ooVoo to use our web cams.  I bought both my daughters web cams so we can all video chat and SEE the grand kids.

After the yard sales, I took my sister over to Hobby Lobby to check it out.  Like me, she was not impressed.  The staff was more interested in bashing a fellow co-worker who did not show up than helping the customers. We went to Michael's so sher could spend some of her gift card.  We told the manager how unimpressed we were with Hobby Lobby and how much we appreciated the Michael's chain.  

By noon we were heading to the South Pointe Casino to see  the movie, Secretariat.  The South Pointe runs a special for seniors, any movie before 4pm is $3.  I have to admit, I really wanted to see the movie, but I kept nodding off at the beginning, because I was so dang tired.  What I saw...was excellent.

After the movies, I asked my sister what she wanted to do, and you guessed it, more gambling.  She saw a Monopoly game she wanted us to try.  It was one of those progressive machines where four people play and the more who play, the more often the bonuses hit, and every one wins.  My sister and I selected the convict for our character, while the man next to me was the dog and the lady next to my sister was the beauty queen.

In a very short period of time, we each had $50.  I was hungry, so  we cashed out and headed to the cafe for dinner.  I had prime rib and Holly had a hamburger.  After treating me to dinner, she coaxed me back over to the Monopoly machine.  I ended up loosing all the money I made, but my sister made another $50.

I drove us home and we quickly got into our pajamas, put the kettle on for some tea, turned on the TV and got on our computers.  I could not concentrate, so I moved to the couch and that is the last thing I remember...

6 comments:

Mari said...

We have Michaels and Hobby Lobby by us too, but here we all prefer the Hobby Lobby as their staff is better and so is the selection. Interesting, huh?
Now you'll have to try and catch up on your sleep!

Jeanie said...

It sounds like you have had a very fun and very busy week. I love that your sister keeps talking you in to more gambling.

That corgi :) said...

that Monopoly game sounds like it could be fun to play; heard that the movie Secretariat was good; funny how they make movies about things that we witnessed growing up and as young adults; I guess that makes us old?? (not really :)

that is terrible about the customer service at Hobby Lobby. You would think they would do all they could to attract people to want to shop at their store. I'm thinking the manager there might not be real happy to hear what was going on at their store

betty

Pat said...

You guys are having way too much fun!

We use Skype to see our grandkids. It's GREAT!

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like you are just having plain old fun - I am so glad. Sandie

Rose said...

having time with your sister is great. atleast you didn't lose over fifty dollars. rose