Now for mine.
Bill Estes passed away on Friday, March 26. Bill was a caring, funny, and genuine person, who loved to teach whether it be in the classroom or not.
He and his wife owned the Book Rack, where I held my first job - a book seller/stocker/reader. I held that job for more than 6 years. I am thankful for him for not only helping my buy my first car with my wages, but for teaching me about those pesky life lessons.
Among many other gifts, much-needed advice, and never-ending encouragement, Bill and his wife, Kay, threw me a graduation party at Kelly Square when I graduated from Sherman High School. That might mean something to people who live in Sherman. It was fabulous.
Bill was great. He was an amazing boss, and an even better friend. I, of course, will miss him.
I'm going to his funeral on Tuesday at 3pm. If anyone from the Dallas area would like to go, I would be happy to take them.
Go here to make the magic happen.
No, I don't really like it.
Thus, there will be no pictures until it grows out a bit.
I will likely remain a hermit as well. Like I have the time to do otherwise...
Yesterday was Michael's Uncle's wedding in Sherman, as well as celebrating my Mom's birthday. The wedding was a small, nice gathering at my mother-in-law's house. The weather was perfect. Martie made 2 hams, a brisket, potato salad and baked beans (very picnicy.) She also made both the Groom's cake and the Bride's (6-layer) cake. Each layer was a different cake. Beautiful. Anyway, about 35 people were there, and it was a very nice wedding. Low key.
Later we went to my mom's to visit and so I could make Parmesan mashed potatoes and a caramelized onion loaf before heading over to Granny's house. Granny made my mom Chicken Spaghetti (I'm sure your family has a version of this as well) and a cinnamon-spice-iced cake. Very yummy. The quote from the evening, stated by my Husband: "Anything for dessert that comes in a casserole dish can't be bad." He was right for once.
Tomorrow I am finally going to see the optometrist. I tried ordering contacts, and that was a complete waste of time. Just go to the doctor, and save all the extra time! Let's hope my vision hasn't gotten worse. :) I'm SO ready to be wearing contacts again. It's been weeks!
We (meaning my Mom, Dad, Granny, Michael and myself) are going to Austin the first week in April to see Jamie and Qas. We're in the planning stages, but I'd still love suggestions (food, activity, etc.). Send away!
Remember to pack your umbrellas for tomorrow! It's going to rain most of the morning, from what I hear.
Anyway, enough of that. I went nuts shopping Etsy yesterday. It was bad. I added about 30 items to my favorites. Here are a few of them:
On yet another note, my car is a brand-new piece of metal. This past weekend (when I wasn't sick) I got its oil changed, four new tires, and five new engine coils. Hooray for being broke. But, I have a like-new car!