The couch cleaner came first. He was a jolly black man that was very accommodating, I didn't see the back of his hat that said Obama until he was leaving! He cleaned both couches and then switched them so I am now using the one that hasn't been used as much. We discussed my area rug and he said he could take it in for cleaning. I was hesitant because of having people over Thursday but we took up the rug and the wood floor underneath was fine. I thought perhaps their would be a shadow from the rug but there is none. It will be back in two weeks.
As soon as he left, the carpet stretchers came. I found out either company could have done all of it. Live and learn. My bedroom doorway and the closet doorway in one of the guest rooms had some buckling. It took them no time to stretch the carpet and get rid of those lumps. I had made a chicken pot pie so I popped it in the oven and we had a quick dinner.
I took Wednesday to hit the nail salon. The parties are starting and the first one is Friday. After nails I stopped at the grocery store to pick up some things for the Shanghai group I offered to host on Thursday because the original hostess opted out. I also had to make lemon squares for a funeral Friday.
Nine ladies came to play cards on Thursday. While we were doing that, Ted took Stan for another ride since he was eating lunch when he went to pick him up. I am sure he forgot that Ted was coming. So they rode to Brenham to the Blue Bell ice cream factory. They skipped the tour and went right to the ice cream tasting where they were both given two different flavors at no charge. You get a free one on the tour and the second is $1 but no one ever asked for any money! I told Ted it was a reward for being nice to Stan. He took him to the store where he bought several items. Ted reported this to the attendant when he took him back to the care unit in case he had something he shouldn't.
I made lemon squares for the ladies but most were left so I took them to the funeral without having to make another pan. I was glad about that. While at church I also bought the missals Ted and Bill use during Mass. The Catholic Church runs on three cycles. Each cycle starts on the first Sunday of Advent which is four Sundays before Christmas so it is fast approaching. They now have all three books. After that it was off to the hair salon.
Tonight was our first holiday party at Jody and Dave's. She sets the most beautiful refreshment tables. Lovely dishes, scarves, bows, etc. graced all the stations she had set with delicious food. Then there was the bar with something for everyone. They made sure there was a bottle of Riesling for me and Diet Coke for Ted. Jody even sent the rest of the bottle home with me so it didn't get wasted. I am the only one that drinks such sweet wine.
Really rough weather is predicted for tomorrow. The holiday lighting ceremony in our area has been postponed until Sunday. We have no plans other than church so I hope we don't get blown away!