Friday, July 19, 2013

July 2013

July has been a fun month so far. The woman I replaced at work spent her last day on the job on the 12th, so I now have my office to myself. Tasks will be added to her duties as they present themselves. This is a very laid back office, so that is taking me time and lots of self-talk to acclimate. On the 12th, my boss gave me four cooked crabs to take home for dinner. So I made this:

Crab Quiche (recipe can be found here)

This same weekend, I drove east to visit my parents. Went by myself; had a very nice time! Love that drive ... we really are fortunate to live in a beautiful state.

On Wednesday, B and I went to Embellished in Edmonds to paint lilies on 16" x 20" canvases. I'm glad we went because I wanted to learn how they were able to teach everyone to paint the same thing. Except for that, and a good instructor, there was a lot of room for improvement. The canvases were cheap, the paint was cheap student grade, and the brushes were the worst I've ever seen (made it hard to put the paint where you wanted it to go)! And for $40, you'd think they'd include one glass of wine but that was extra. I saw a couple women in class come back to their easels with little tiny "glasses" of wine and am glad I didn't go that route. We spent three hours in class. I have a few more things to do to mine, but here are our paintings:

 The next night, I watched my grandkiddos so E and C could have a date night. They had a painting night at Palettes and Pairings in Kirkland. They bought a deal so paid half of what we did. But their event included one glass of wine or beer. Their supplies were the same quality/condition as the one in Edmonds.

In the morning, before their mother was even out of bed, my two oldest grandchildren, T and A, wrote lists of what they wanted to do with Gramma when she came over later. How sweet is that!!! Here's some of the fun we had:

Two games played outside

Snuggles and a movie (The Lorax)

 Combo art/science project

 Time to eat dinner ... one of their favorites!

Then we played Legos for a short time.

T wanted to play Skylander, but we couldn't find the game disk. :(

Then A wanted to draw (and paint ... but not enough time),
so she suggested I draw her while she drew me.

The kids were excited that I wasn't going to send them to bed at regular time,
and they elected to watch a movie instead of bedtime stories.
We watched Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3.

Right as the movie ended, Mom & Dad came home,
and our afternoon/evening of fun came to an end.

Love you guys!!

Someone posted this on Facebook, and I wanted to be able to find it again. 1962 was a good year! 

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