Thursday, May 31, 2012

I Saw the Duke Yesterday (Really!)

Hey, Y'all,
Well, yesterday began quite ordinarily...I went to a friend's house to pick her up so we could go to breakfast at the Old West Cafe and we arrived quite safely and went in to have our gravy and biscuits. When we got there, I looked back in the corner and saw a life-size statue of the Duke (John Wayne, of course) sitting astride his horse. Wow! There was plenty of room on the back behind John to sit on the horse. I seriously considered getting up there behind him, but there was no step ladder (and even so, anyone who knows me, knows that I don't get more than three feet off the floor. ha.). The people sitting in the booth right next to the Duke and Old Paint offered to help me up there, but I declined. 

Anyway, I got one of the waiters to take my picture holding the reins of Old Paint, and here I was. 
Don't I look like a cool fool? Ha!
 As you can see, I was having a great time acting silly! Well, we did have a really fun breakfast. By this time the rain was returning. It had stormed most of the night, but I figured that since the sky was clear when we I picked her up for breakfast, that it was gone. After we left the cafe, Connie said she would go with me to Staples to UPS a gift to a good friend of mine, so off we went. It was raining pretty good, so I turned on my car lights. I forgot they were on, and ran into the Staples to ship the gift. When I came back out, the car wouldn't start. I called AAA (thank goodness for them). We sat there for about 40 minutes waiting for them, and when the very nice fellow came, he tested the battery. Of course, it had outlived its usefulness, but we got it started so that I could go to Walmart to replace it. 

Walmart was another experience...a long wait (Connie waited patiently with me- even though she could have called her husband to pick her up- she is a doll!) So, having time on our hands, we did what any red-blooded women would do, we decided we could do a little looking around inside and shop! Which we did. By the time I got my car it was after 1 p.m. I took her home and then went home and deposited my groceries. I decided to watch a rerun episode of "The Closer" and then went back out to go to Hobby Lobby and get some cloth and spend my gift cards I had received for my birthday. 

That was the majority of my day yesterday. I hope yours was as interesting as mine was. :)

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later. 


Anonymous said...

Nothing more frustrating than car trouble. Glad you had a good friend to stay with you and shopping to take your mind off your problem.

Kathy Collier said...

That was quite a day. Mine was spent cleaning and packing, and packing and cleaning. I was exhausted by the end of the day. I read and went to bed. Guess the next 3 to 4 weeks will be pretty much the same. Have a great one. Just stoppin' by to say hi.

Lynn Proctor said...

sounds like a marvelous day!