When I retire, I would hope that there are people to celebrate with me, to wish me well and to tell me how I made a difference in their lives. I don’t think that would happen in my current position, but for my second mom that is exactly what happened. She retired this past summer as a Library Paraprofessional. She helped to mold and shape how kids felt about reading. She read to them using different voices for different characters. She read The Polar Express every year, but she didn’t just read it, she made it come to life! This is just a part of who she is but I am sure she made a difference in so many kids lives. She is finally getting to see Graceland (she is a huge Elvis fan)!! So on Saturday we celebrate her and the next chapter in her life.
On Friday I prepared some props for the party. We planned on setting up a photo booth.
I tested them out on Seamus. He was stinking up the joint so it really was fitting.
I got up early on Saturday to help setup for the party. Last week I didn’t really do my hair except to put it in a ponytail so it was really just nice to do my hair. A little selfie action to prove I actually clean up nice.
Since I was going to be gone most of the day I drove Seamus to my Dad’s so he could babysit Seamus. Seamus is not a fun passenger to have in the car. He barks almost the whole way there but he finally got comfortable and became quiet once squeezed between me and the door. He is such a needy little bugger.
I didn’t get a lot of pictures from the party since I was having fun and chatting it up with everyone. My family was there too so I got to see my nieces.
Getting fiesty with Elvis in the photo booth!
Opening up her brand new iPad!
It was a great party but a long day! After picking up Seamus from my Dad’s I headed home and got into my jammies and watched Almost Famous with some candles going and some Apple Pie Moonshine and sprite.
Sunday I spent the day doing errands like grocery shopping, cleaning the bathrooms, laundry, dishes, sweeping and mopping. I did take a break to do a quick workout. It felt really great to get back into it.
I spent the rest of the night doing food prep, making Seamus some dog biscuits and made some chili. This was my first of the season and it will serve as a good base but I will be experimenting with adding a few things to it. I will be sharing the recipe soon!!
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How did you spend your weekend?