We went to Lincoln yesterday. I was interested in looking at wall tiles at Menards. I’m doing some stuff in my kitchen and want to do a backsplash. I’ve seen Lowe’s and Home Depot, but there’s no Menards in Maui.
Lloyd and Lauren suggested we also stop at the candy store. I haven’t been there before, so I was excited to see it. I should have been. It’s Nebraska’s largest! The banners said so.
I was glad we had already eaten lunch when we shopped there. Otherwise I would have bought a ton of candy.
In the same town, there’s an Amish furniture store. We went to check it out. There were many beautiful pieces of furniture. If I lived here, I would have been tempted to buy something. They also had a hilariously large chair in front. Ha! I took a picture in it.
The day ended with dinner and tv on the couch. It was a great day!
I went to dinner with my mom and Caleb and Alicia. When I got home from dinner, I was craving cake. Lauren had a box of cake mix and …a sandwich press?
It actually worked well. Each cake sandwich thing took eight minutes to cook. And if you wanted, you could drop extra stuff into the cake batter and it would bake right inside. We tried all kinds of ingredients, and I ate LOTS of cake.
I hung out with my mom for a while yesterday. She brought out a photo album that my Aunt Bev had assembled. We looked through it together. There was a picture inside that I don’t remember ever seeing before. It has become my new favorite picture of Aunt Bev:
Ha! I love how we both have the same expression. I don’t remember this occasion, but this is at Paul and Linda’s house in Maryland.
I went to boot camp with Beth yesterday. I have gone to it before, so it wasn’t intimidating to go this time. This was the first meeting since covid19 canceled everything. We met outside in a parking lot. It was really nice… there was a breeze, the building shaded us from the rising sun, and there was a beautiful morning sky.
I am glad I have an opportunity to exercise. The stay-at-home policy these last three months has really been bad for my health. I’m seriously out of shape, and gaining weight. Ugh. Hopefully I can be consistent with at least a little exercise while I’m here in Nebraska.
Yesterday was my first day in Nebraska. First order of business: sleeping late. I didn’t sleep late-late, but it was later than usual.
Lloyd and Lauren’s neighbor was having a tree trimmed, and the tree company was grinding up the limbs. It was fun to watch for a little while.
Next, I spent a little time relaxing. Then I got word that Harold was spreading some mulch at his neighbor’s house – it was the tree grindings from Lloyd and Lauren’s neighbor. Lloyd and I went over to help spread the mulch. It was the only picture I took yesterday.
After the mulching, Lloyd and I cleaned up his grill, then got some food for dinner. I made a salad, Lauren grilled some brats. Deborah and Beth stopped by later for some drinks and conversation. It was a good day.