wonderful Facetime visits
Thursday, September 17, 2020
good morning - DD has been having my grandkids Facetime with grandpa and me after they come home from school. The kids are enjoying being in the classroom. They all have to wear masks. DD says there are parents who do not wear masks taking their kids to school who are wearing masks. I asked her - are you Trick or Treating this year - she says no- we are just filling a bowl of candy -putting it outside for kids to take and not opening the door. Too much risk this year she says. I was grateful for her good sense.
DS sends photos of my GD who is three. I miss her. She is putting masks on her stuffed animals. I send postcards and cards to my grandchildren weekly.
I am losing inches. My size ten shorts are getting baggy - might have to put on a belt.
Been helping DH with his train layout. we just put in a campsite area. Now going to work on the ballpark today. I ordered online an HO baseball diamond. A guy on eBay does all sorts of designs or patterns. It is just a design on a piece of graph paper. Had to buy another one b/c DH was impatient and made a mess of the first one. I asked if he needed help. I told him you have no schedule- you have all the time in the world to be calm and careful when you are working with these tiny pieces. Now he asks my opinion before he does something delicate. I am better at picking out colors and where things need to go in the layout - I just suggest but then he thinks it is a good idea. At first, he just wanted to just do 2 main lines but nothing else. I suggested he do a detailed train layout. I searched online for accessories for the 50's era and surprised him. He started getting encouraged to keep doing more. I have known for years he always wanted to do a really detailed layout. For a surprise, I found a Christmas tree that lights up. He has wired his layout for lights. I am pleased that he has taken on the challenge.
Now the challenge of what to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. dinner and gifts - I'll take any suggestions. DH is still doing Christmas lights. Our neighborhood needs to see the lights. In fact, the neighbors have already asked us about the lights. We just put lights around our trees and gardens outside. I am getting excited about the holidays even though we have to figure out some things. Like wearing masks inside the house during social occasions with family. Got interrupted by DH. A swarm of bees just entered our garage where his layout is. Dh knows about bees. His BF in his home town is a beekeeper. Oh dear - Have a good day!