The two Nell's - Happy Birthday!
Yesterday was a busy day. We had lots to do around here - part of it is getting ready for Scotland and part of it is birthdays and family. We went to WF to run some errands and have lunch with the both my mom and Toby's mom. We took GBN1 with us. She was thrilled to have two Great-Grans to entertain. We had lots to do in WF, and although GBN1 is lots of fun, she is a handful. All three of us were worn out by the time we made it home.
We went to see my good friend Dawn the other day. She had called to say that she wanted to loan me her laptop to take to Scotland. She said she didn't want to be out of touch. I was just pretty excited. She is definitely getting a new painting to go along with her other one. We had a great visit with Dawn and her husband, who also works for Halliburton and travels every three weeks. Dawn and I have a lot in common besides our traveling hubby's. Dawn's birthday is the day before mine (but she is two years younger), and our sons were born the same day, the same year (they are good friends too). I feel like Dawn is a sister or some person I knew in another lifetime. Maybe it is like-spirits.
Then while we were in WF, we stopped by a used-computer store. Toby decided it would be a good idea if I had my own laptop in order to download photos and such. I hadn't really thought about that, but it is a necessity, and it would certainly be more convenient. We ended up buying a used laptop. I really appreciate Dawn's generosity, but I am happy that Toby bought me a laptop of my own so that I do not have to take someone else's. Look out Starbuck's - here I come.
I also got a new cell phone because mine was about dead. Dropped calls were beginning to be the norm. Between playing with the settings on my new cell phone and playing with my new laptop, I feel like a regular high-tech granny. We are having some problems with memory. Toby and I cannot remember our password for our wireless connection. We're working on it.
Today was my mom's birthday. My brother and his fiance came up from Austin. My sister and her husband came from Amarillo. Bo and Sara came with the Grand Babies - all to my house for lunch and a romping around the ranch. It was great fun, but once again, I am worn out. Tomorrow is GBN2's first birthday. There will be a big party for her. I am looking forward to New Year's because I am ready for all the parties and family gatherings to be over. We leave for Scotland on Jan. 6th (January 7th is Toby's B-day). After three weeks in the UK, I will be lonely and ready for family again. I'm such a push-over.