Oldest Son and DiL1 are vacationing this week in Southern California. It's been warmer here. When they left on Saturday there were still 8 inches of snow on the ground with more falling. Oh, how things change!
2. This weekend will be Jonge's sleep over. THGGM has plans to take him to see Zootopia. I have a great Michael's coupon, and he also likes looking for sports equipment and team shirts at the thrift stores. Fun for all and all for fun!
3. I am reading Pride and Prejudice for at least the 4th time. I recently watched the movie, and after this next read through I'm planning to watch the BBC series from 1995.
6. NEXT weekend THGGM intends to finish painting the living room and dining room. All that is left is painting above and behind all the heavy pieces of furniture, of which we have several. Fun times.
Do note my new "shoes". One of the very first things I learned about having diabetes is that one should always wear shoes. I do not like to wear shoes. I prefer bare feet, even in the winter. I hate stepping in melted snow in socks, so it's usually bare feet for me. But, I AM always on the look-out for a type of shoe that I could stand to wear all the time. I found these quite by accident on-line one day. They are called FitKicks and I love them! So much so that I would buy another pair if they came in a color combo that was pleasing to me. But alas, this was the only color that comes close to pleasing me. I'm not into putting bright colors on my feet as they are already noticeable enough due to their enormous size.
10. I must tell you here how proud I am of Son-in-law. To make a REALLY looong story short, two weeks ago a fire broke out at the condo's behind their house. It was just before six pm and in the middle of the worst snow storm we have had here this winter. Daughter noticed the smoke first, gathered up the kids, and called 911. Son-in-law was the first to notice the flames leaping from a condo visible from their back windows. He flew into action, knowing that Daughter had the kids at the ready and had made the call, he ran to the condos and started knocking on doors. Since the wind was blowing strongly from the north, no one IN the other three condos had smoke (four attached condos in a condo development), while Daughter's house was totally engulfed in it. He encouraged and helped EVERYONE to leave immediately and asked those he saw already out if EVERYONE had gotten out. He was told "yes". As soon as the fire department arrived he returned home. It took some time to get it knocked down. The grand kids got to watch the fire heroes in action. It was a terrifying night for everyone, but they learned a lot about so many different things. Since it was also the week of the mass shooting in Kalamazoo, not much was heard about this fire, as all the news sources were busy covering that, which is understandable.
|Picture by Jonge|