My busy life that is.
We started back with my Newcomers group by joining a group for dinner at a new Italian restaurant in our area. The food was good, pretty fancy Italian - not spaghetti and meatballs - but a funny thing happened. We were all served a plate of "appetizer raviolis" for each couple. None of us had ordered this and they indicated it was from the restaurant. Imagine our surprise when each couple was charged $12 for it. They had not charged us for my second glass of wine or Ted's Diet Coke so we let it go. I think the others did too. Pretty sneaky and shows you need to look at your bill.
Monday I had my bunco group here and everything went well. They were very complimentary on my snacks and drinks. I won the $20 Most Bunco Award. Another group is playing Shang Hai in the afternoon on the Third Monday but I couldn't walk out on dirty dishes and tables scattered all over. Maybe when I play at someone else's house I can go from one house to the next if it is close enough.
To get started on my Junior Forum hours, I worked four hours at the thrift shop on Tuesday. It was good to see the gals again and of course the time passes quickly. I am going back next Tuesday to work again. I had to stop at church to drop off funeral lunch sandwiches I made before I went to the thrift store. That fuel gauge is getting a work out.
Shang Hai was played Wednesday at the restaurant where our group meets and I was able to attend. But oh the lousy cards I got! There are six games to a set and once I got down late and never had a chance to play my other cards and another time I got caught with my entire hand having been unable to go down. Someone has to be last I guess. Anyway, I used my $20 I won at bunco to pay for my lunch so all was not lost.
From there I went to church where another funeral lunch was being served. I couldn't help set up and there was enough food from the day before but I did help serve and clean up. I brought home eight banquet size tablecloths to launder. I did those this morning and need to take them back to church in case they are needed again soon.
Today I made 24 mini muffins for our Junior Forum meeting tomorrow and need to make a plate of deviled eggs too. This is an Awards Meeting and will be heavily attended. Normally I would only take one item.
We are attending Wind Down tomorrow night so I have to come up with a "hearty appetizer" for that. I am spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
Ted had gone to Beaumont yesterday but is already back. Today is my day off. I did have a luncheon for Newcomers at the country club but opted not to go. Sometimes you just have to stay home and get caught up!
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. ~ John Wooden