Not a totally exciting first, but today I refrained from making any attempt at an April Fool’s foolery.
One year, after my husband and I separated, I told him I had decided to join the Peace Corp. Since it was via text, wasn’t much fun because I couldn’t see the expression on his face. Over the years, I sometimes paired up with a co-worker to prank another co-worker. Some were fairly comedic, others a little mean and some fell flat – lack of sense of humor.
Today I decided to try Glow in the Dark paint. My on-line research led me to Walmart and Home Depot. Easily side-tracked on-line I also purused outdoor furniture – I think there was a pop-up ad. Both on-line sites have an extensive selection of outdoor furniture which may work well in my Florida room. The in-store selection turned out to be skimpy at best. One problem – the Walmart location I chose to was only a neighborhood Market – no garden cente or anything else but food. However, there is a wonderful shop next to Walmart. Second Time Treasures has a nice assortment of clothing, jewelry, knick-knacks and some really lovely pieces of furniture. I will definately visit there again.
For the first time that I can recall, I walked out of JoAnn Fabrics without a purchase! I was in search of inexpensive flower pots or yard figurines for my Glow in the Dark Paint project. Nothing was inexpensive! I also priced fabric to make curtains for the three walls of windows in the Florida room. No bargain there either.
On to Home Depot in search of potential Glow in the Dark items. Struck out again. Before I set out on my shopping excursion I finally decided on paint colors for my bathroom vanity. That was a success. I remembered to bring the paint sample chips with me! I also purchased a spray can of Glow in the Dark paint – Max. The angel figure that used to light up and now stands guard (darkened) at the end of my driveway will be my project. I also priced entry doors with the idea of replacing the sliding glass doors which now serve as the front entrance to my humble abode. And I discovered a terrific surface for the lanai floor. Presently it is covered with outdoor carpet which gets hung up every time the door opens. It annoys me. This product is a textured paint which will look great. Future project.
The fun really began at the club house happy hour. Every Friday from 4 – 6 o’clock residents in Phase I of “the creek” are welcome to gather and socialize. It’s a BYOB and snacks to share gathering. Smaller than usual crowd this afternoon because some of the snow birds have migrated to northern destinations. I asked if anyone knew what I could do about the holes all over my back yard. As it turns out, they are armadillo hole/tunnels and mine is not the only yard with them. Apparantely, the armadillos dig and burrow to eat grubs and then move on. I’m not sure how I will know when its safe to put the piles of dirt back into the holes. I have not seen any armadillos except for the wooden ones I have out front on the planter box.
Phase II clubhouse had an Oldies Night – since this is a 55+ community every night it oldies night. There was a DJ; again BYOB and snacks to share. Music was great! Quite a few couples dancing; some better than others. Just like in high school, lots of single “girls” on the floor dancing as a group, with each other, or alone. Two of us kicked off our shoes. Line dancing on Wednesday evening payed off when Boot Scootin Boogie and the Electric Slide were played. YMCA had everyone on the dance floor.
Back at the table when “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” was playing; I picked up my fan and handed an empty bottle to the lady next to me to use as microphones. She had http://www.havahart.com/armadillo-factsnever done that before and really got a kick out of karaoke with a beer bottle! Oh the simple things in life. I have come to terms with the facts of life! Have fun! It matters not what anyone thinks of me except (accept) me! I can slow dance with an imaginary partner and lead! I can leave before the last dance.
The night was just right for a bike ride back home.