Tuesday we went to Fort Worth. We do this about once a week, because Mineral Wells houses all our needs but not nearly all our wants! We began by going by the diocesan office to pick up a copy of the DVD of Archbishop Gregory Venables' speech to the diocese. This we will show to our parish next week.
Then we went by the liquor store, then we ate a Kincaid's Hamburgers...as it may close soon, and they really do make great burgers!
Then we went to Barnes and Nobel to get a book and magazine fix. I found a copy of Painting with Watercolor, Pen & Ink by Claudia Nice, plus a couple of art magazines, and novels, of course, and Raf got photography magazines and a motorcycle magazine. Then we went to the nail place to get his 4 nails done...he finger picks his guitar...but the gal who usually does them was not there, for the second time, so I went into Imprints to buy some origami paper for a project. And Raf plans to get his nails done in M-dub from now on!
Then we got luscious ice cream at the Marble Slab Creamery and went to Half Price books for books on tape and CD. Oh, and at Barnes and Nobel we got the movie Once. If you have not see it, you must. It is the best movie we have ever seen!
Then we went to Central Market which is part of HEB. The food is wonderful! Here are photos from the market:
Our son-in-law, Darrell, came by to visit. He surely is a keeper! I make popovers for breakfast some. And it is traditional to have them on Christmas morning. I had bought at pan at WalMart, and they were sticking to it terribly, even when I used Pam or shortening, and THEN the popovers got where they would not pop! I made three batches over the course a couple of weeks, and they were all flat. So...I got new flour (the flour I was using was Mexican flour...don't even remember were I got it), but I got Gold Medal. I got new eggs, and I tried ONE MORE TIME...and here are the results. I am so glad. I would hate to think how the grandchildren would feel if we did not have popovers for breakfast on Christmas morning!To all of you who are interested, our grandson, John, is doing well in China, thank God. We also have another traveling grandchild. Dani is in Washington DC and New York City this week on a school trip.
Well, that's all for now. I AM going to draw again soon, but I DID finish the baby blanket!