Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Break 2016

Spring break has come and gone - forty-two more days of school. We are definitely on the downhill side.  Having the extra two days off was really nice. I think I can make it to the end of the year.

Over the break, I went to WF and got lots done for my mom - things that I had been putting off. I switched her house and car insurance since she rents her house out and does not drive anymore.  Anything having to do with insurance makes my eyes roll back in my head. I don't know why my brother did not take care of this - well, I did lose paper-rock-scissors. It took over an hour to get the insurance done, but I managed not to freak out. Then it was off to the DMV to get a title to her car, since we could not find her original title. The DMV lady was very easy to deal with and there were no long lines. My past experiences with NM and OK DMVs had made me fearful, but it was a breeze. Although, the DMV lady did tell me that I needed to have a notary to sign one particular form. When I got to the notary, there was no place or anything saying that a notary was needed. That was a little bit of a hassle. I also went to the bank for my mom. I had some questions about security on credit cards vs. debit cards. With Mom's dementia, I needed to know what was best in case she loses her card (again). After running these errands, I picked up Mom and took her to get her hearing aids fixed. She had lost a part of her new hearing aids, but we got new parts and all was better. Then we were off to the phone store to replace the cell phone that Mom lost. Are you noticing a pattern here? And of course there was the usual trip by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription.

After taking care of Mom's errands, I went over to Jesse's house. We kicked back and relaxed on her patio. Jesse fixed a nice supper and we rented a movie - Waking Ned Divine. I spent the night so that we could get up early and go to Ft. Worth. We visited the Amon Carter Museum, which had several nice exhibits. Our favorite was the Thomas Hart Benton exhibit. Then we walked down to the Modern Museum and had lunch outside on the patio - very nice. Next, we decided to see the Cowgirl Hall of Fame since the Kimbell Museum did not have any special exhibits. The Cowgirl's displays were fun, but not nearly as fun as the silly photo booth. They have a green-screen room where you can choose the background scene (Indians or bullriders or other western scenes) to have your picture made. In each photo that we did, Jesse was laughing hard

When we had had our fill of museums, we made our way to the Flying Saucer in downtown Ft. Worth to sit outside and have a beer.  It was a beautiful day. Our plan was to kick around the downtown area, but we decided to move on before the traffic got too bad. So we headed to Central Market grocery store where my eyes are always bigger than my pocket-book. It might not be such a good idea to drink a beer and get all easy-going before shopping. So we had some coffee. Then we started back to WF. It was a little late to travel on home, so I spent the night with Jes again. Before going home the next day, I visited Toby's mom and my mom again.

One day during the my break, I went to Lawton with some of my girl friends. Of course, we went to Hobby Lobby. I did not buy much, since I fell out of love with HL. My new favorite store is Michael's, and I had already been there while in Wichita Falls.  We also stopped by to see how Robin was doing. Her wing is healing nicely.

On the other days of my break, I was quite lazy. I did start a new painting, but really did not have much time to work on it. Today was back to business as usual. The kids were pretty much worn out. The quiet before the storm!


Jo Castillo said...

Love the photo!!

Museum hopping is fun. We planned to stop in Fredricksburg on the way back from NM and hit the art galleries. We were too sick!

Sounds like a good spring break all in all. Hugs all around.

Bag Blog said...

Jo, we need to museum hop together sometime. In June there is a Matisse show in OKC which should coincide with the Prix de West at the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Jo Castillo said...

That would be great fun to museum hop with you! We are going to Kentucky in June, maybe we can come by on the way if we drive. We are deciding on driving or train again. May drive and go on to Canada as our last long, long drive. Ha. If we take the train, maybe we can just come up there for a weekend.

Bag Blog said...

Jo, You and Gene are welcome here anytime - anyway you can get here. I'm really due for a trip to the hill country, sigh.

Moogie P said...

Sounds like the perfect spring break! Glad you got the respite.

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