Weather wise, this past week was less than desirable. Monday was the only really nice day, and Victor and his crew
got the irrigation system hooked up and the mulch in the center flower bed. In addition...
Mark was able to get the gate installed and most of the fence painted before the cooler rainy weather settled in across the Valley.
I have taken on the job of helping in the craft room here at Retama. Along with a couple of the other ladies, we have been coming up with some make it/take it projects. So, I spent some time working on a couple of
samples...a recipe file book and a photo album. We are also going to make some really cute tea towels and do some beading projects.
On Wednesday, we had our monthly
ladies luncheon. And, as always, there was great fellowship and
lots of delicious salads. We even had an after Christmas
white elephant gift exchange.
By Thursday, the weather was down right chilly with an on and off misty rain. A few of us gathered for some extra line dancing practice, but mostly everyone just hibernated.
By Friday evening we needed to get out, so...we got together with four other couples. We had dinner at Rudy's and then drove to Edinburg to The University of Texas Pan American for a Mariachi Concert. The program was presented by the award winning non-professional group Mariachi Aztlan. They recently performed at the White House as well as with the Houston Opera. Opening the program was an outstanding group of 7th and 8th graders from Rio Grande City. Both groups did an excellent job of presenting music, song, and dance that represented their Mexican culture.
We woke Saturday to more rain. I headed off to line dancing and when I returned around noon, I think Mark thought he was going stir crazy...so he offered to take me to lunch and shopping. I certainly wasn't going to turn down that offer. We had a great afternoon, but by the time we returned, the rain had pretty much settled in for the evening. It rained on and off during the night as the system moved East. But, as promised, it was gone by the time we woke up this morning.
It was still chilly and a little foggy when we left for church, but by lunchtime, as promised...the sunshine was high in the sky and we could actually sit out and feel the warmth.
Tonight, several of us decided to go to BJ Brew House for dinner. And, when we had worn out our welcome there, we moved the party to Dairy Queen for dessert and more visiting.
Even with the crummy weather this past week, we managed to stay busy and have fun with friends. However, we are all looking forward to this next week and warmer days. We are anxious to get back to walking, bike riding, water aerobics, fence painting...and any reason to be outside.
And, wherever you are...we wish you a great week!