Wacky weather and long week
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The weather ahs been wacky from snow, ice, rain, warm, cold, and anything else we have been getting. At least last Thursday and Friday we didn't have bad weather. Dad had a doctor appointment in Peoria to get his heart checked out and his defibulator checked. BTW, everything is fin with that appointment. The next day we went back to Peoria for the garage here in town to get parts for one of the mechanics needed for his personal vehicle. Then we went to Moline to pick up the transmission we took up the week before. So you cn image how tired the both of us were after all of that.
I'm making some more prayer shawls. I have enough green yarn to make 4 shawls. 3 are in pale green and 1 in soft sage. But I'm going to give away 2 of the pale greens and the soft sage. One of the pale greens is going to give to a gal who we go to church with . She lost her dad about a month ago. The other pale green is for my dad's oldest brother who lost his wife (his 3rd) 2 weeks ago today. The soft sage prayer shawl is going to the stepson, wife, and daughter of my dad's oldest brotehr. I'm not sure who is going to get the 3rd pale green prayer shawl yet.
We went up to Sears in Galesburg to take a vehicle up to get an alignment job done to it. It was windy and snowing when we went up. The vehicle we took up doesn't handle the wind as well as our Escape but it has a lot more miles on it than our Escape. But we didn't get the 1 to 2 inches of snow that they were saying. Right now that wind is blowing like crazy. It sounds cold and nasty. I hope that it doesn't get too bad.
While we were waiting for the car to be aligned (got in about in an hour before the appointment because they had an cancellation so we got in sooner), my dad and I took a walk around the mall. He did just one lap (his knee can't take more than 1 lap around that mall) and I did 2 laps. About 40 minutes total for me. When I was walking, I decided to to into JC Penney's. I wanted to look at the baby stuff to see if they had anything cute to get for my grandniece. Well, I did and bought it. It was on sale for $6.00 when it was originally $12.00. I had a gift card that I got for my birthday that had $4.00 on it. So I paid for the rest with cash. It cost me only $3.00. It was $7.00 after tax ($0.49) and a donation to the YMCA ($0.51). It is a navy onsie with almost hot pink trim and says My Auntie Rocks with a guitar next to My. I told her mommy about it. It is a 12mth size. She maybe wearing it when she's older. She can't even fit into 6 to 9 mth size clothes. She can wear 6 mth size clothes. I got a picture of it and I'm going to send it to her.