I've joined up with Leslie and other bloggers to keep track of the month with a sentence (or more) a day. There's a link up below if you'd like to see what others have done or join in.
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My 69th birthday was on September 1st and I spend that day and the rest of Labor Day weekend with my younger son, DIL and granddaughter at their new house in Berkeley. There was a made to order birthday dinner (chili and strawberry shortcake - much more delicious than it might sound) and a little voice singing Happy Birthday Nanna. Also a visit to a little farm and a little train ride, a trip into San Francisco involving buses and BART followed by a walk along the waterfront and many viewings of "BOATS! WATER!" with much excitement by an almost 2 year old. A visit to the Exploratorium too. Helping with unpacking, weeding, and general getting the house set up. Reading toddler books, building with legos and making playdough creatures. Wonderful. Then a drive home with another stop at our favorite Pismo Beach cafe (this time for BLAT sandwiches and a large side salad).
|A train ride in the park|
Had a lovely time at my Women's Club book discussion group but Hubby is sick so unfortunately he had to reschedule his lunch with an old friend and I was tired so I picked up some ready made food.
Getting the stuff of life done: washed sheets and towels, mended, filed paperwork, ran errands for Women's Club and Pet Club, emailed my brother details about wedding weekend and visit after, cancelled Monday's massage as am feeling like I am getting sick after DH's 4 day illness (yuck and sigh - I really wanted that massage).
But then DH cooked dinner, I took more Tylenol and felt well enough to watch The Notorious RBG - wow!
Sold raffle tickets for a Pet Club fundraiser this morning wearing an outfit that received compliments of "adorable" and "hip" (neither of which I have ever been called since memory began LOL)
|Tennies since I had to walk home. The dog is saying those shoes are for dog walking!!!|
Haircut, more stuff for Pet Club, library, cooked dinner, took a family dog walk afterwards.
My women's club started meeting again after summer break so had a chance to get to know more of these lovely women better, eat a delicious lunch and here a live performance of some excerpts from Puccini operas plus all of us September birthday girls got balloons.
What a great Pet Club event - a potluck lunch followed by an exotic animal show put on by students in the Moorpark College animal trainer program AND we raised $532 from our raffle!
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Errands plus casual dinner out Saturday night. Found out Home Depot can't copy my car key so I will have to go to the dealership, picked up a pair of olive jeans and a top at Macy's, grocery shopped and did some laundry. The dog saw a rabbit sitting still while we were on a walk and didn't know what to make of it until it moved and then she decided it was something to chase lol.
Follow up visit to dermatologist and cancerous spot on my nose had another round of freezing and so did another spot.
Drove over to my son and DIL-to-be's home to have lunch with them and her parents and younger brother who just arrived for this weekend's wedding. Prepared for dog sitter to stay the weekend.
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Wedding weekend! Pub crawl, final venue set up, "I Do BBQ" wedding event, brunch at Santa Anita race track followed by a stables tour and wedding venue clear out. Came home to a coping pretty well dog.
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Caught up on household chores and prepared for my brother and sister-in-law to arrive.
Took them to the Reagan Library & Museum which is quite interesting no matter what your politics are.
Coastal day: Maritime Museum which has lots of ship models and paintings, beach boardwalk and Ventura pier, tacos on the pier and later dinner outside at a wine and beer bistro here in Camarillo.
|Korean turtle ship with spikes to keep Japanese warriors from boarding|
|A ship designed by a king of Sweden that was so top heavy that it sank upon launching|
Murphy Auto Museum and Heritage Square in Oxnard followed by a great lunch on a patio at a new to us Italian restaurant in Oxnard's Heritage Square.
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Catch up on chores and errands.