Friday, September 5, 2008

What You All Have Been Waiting For...

Yup, I am finally sitting down and writing about Julie's visit. Sorry, it's just been a busy week.

So...let's see. Julie's plane landed about 6:40 p.m. on Thursday (that's last week, August 28). I called my sister, Jill, and said, "the eagle has landed". Then, when Julie & I were in the car together, I called Jill and said, "I have the package". She was hoping that one of those alphabet agencies was not listening in on our call. hahahahaha!!!

We went to Pedro's where Julie's friend, Danielle, met us for supper. Actually, appetizers. A great time was had by all. Here's Julie (on the left) with Danielle.

Got home very late...the dogs were sooo excited to see their Aunt Julie! Remember, she lived right next door (our apartments were back to back) to the pups and I for 6 years. Allegra barked and her all kinds of heck for leaving us, I'm sure. Tag had his wart hog (that she gave him) in his mouth and kept walking back & forth in front of her. You could see him thinking..." Auntie Julie...ohho". Tango is so laid back...he was happy to see her, I'm sure. Sorry, no photos of their reunion.

Friday was our day for going to Wausau. My Mom & Ray & Aunt Bev met us at Jill's house. We spent the day with them...had a wonderful lunch and a nice visit with everyone. Here is my Mom with my Aunt Bev...standing out on Jill's deck chatting.

They do some silly things, those two. Like this photo..."let's pose like we did when we were know, all stiff & straight." So, they did!

Here's my sister, Jill.

This is Tim, Jill's boyfriend. He looks really tough, doesn't he? Course, he's not...he's a nice guy. And, FUNNY!!! AND, he can keep up with me and my smart mouth! Not many who can do that! Usually, my sisters pay the price. Anyway. Tim. I call him, "Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go?" I have his phone number in my cell programmed with that instead of his name...hahaha. Do you know where that comes from? Take a look here if you don't. Here's the video on YouTube if you want to listen to it. See the barbed wire on his arm? (well, am sure you couldn't miss it...ha) It's very cool...goes all the way down his arm, intertwined around and around. About the coolest tat I've ever seen!
We watched 2 movies that weekend, "The Bucket List" & "Lions for Lambs". Both good...both worth watching.

Shopping was on the schedule for Saturday. But first, Tag needed a bath. He has allergies, so bathing him with hypoallergenic shampoo every 6-8 weeks is what I do. Helps his skin stay calm. We went to Gordman's...never been there before. Do you have a Gordman's by you? Everything on clearance...really a fun place to's my new favorite store! Here's what I bought... Can you see it? It's 'Fruit of the Spirit'...'Live by the Spirit...Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control.' It's perfect for me (remember, I have the 'fruit of the spirit' rug to hook?)!!

On to Wal-Mart where Julie bought several things. Here's the manager guy who helped her make the best choice in a 32" flat-panel tv.

Julie is trying to choose a gift card for one of the people who will help her move her furniture out of a storage locker into a U-Haul truck. She chose a Subway card...good choice!
We met another of her friends, Rhonda, at the Red Lobster. Rhonda and Julie have Golden Retrievers in common...she's a very good friend to Julie.

Sunday was the big moving day. Julie stored her belongings in a storage unit when she moved to Durango last year. She is now in her own she needed her stuff!!! Rhonda helped...she really packed it in!
I told Chris that I wouldn't give out his phone number...he's afraid that others will call on him to help move things. If ya don't know how to get in touch with him, you cannot ask for his help, right? HA! Actually, he's a board-certified veterinary at the vet school. He's a really nice guy. When he helped Julie move out of her apartment, he told her that if she needed help moving her furniture out of the storage unit into a truck, to call him. Now really, what kind of foolishness is that??? He knew how much stuff she had, cuz he helped move it all in there! He probably thought she would forget his offer. LOL...apparently not, hey??? He did a really great job...this moving thing could be his second career!

Almost done! WOW...I cannot believe how much stuff they crammed into that truck. The guy in the red shirt (Tim) is married to the blonde (Jody) who has her back to the camera. She is a pharmacist and worked with Julie at the vet school.So, here's the motley crew...all done. YAY!!!

Later that day, Kim came out for a short visit...and Julie trimmed collie feet.

We spent a quiet afternoon and evening. Julie was up and out the door early on Labor Day! (This photo...Julie's actually driving...the truck is actually moving...just the wrong angle, I guess.)

BYE! Be safe!

I miss her already.

PS She made it back to Durango safe and sound and is (mostly) all settled in her own apartment with Manley and the 2 K's (Kisa and Kalista, her 2 pixiebob cats).


kks said...

so glad to hear she made it safely back to colorado...enjoyed the pics!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! I have been waiting for this little story and pictures and you delivered! I am glad she got all her stuff and made it back safely.

Tammy Burks said...

Wow! No wonder you haven't been blogging....looks like you were way busy and had a good time!!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell you that I absolutely love the 'fruit of the spirit'!!!! Joyce

The_Gord_Man said...

Nice story :). And thank you for the kind word about Gordmans.

You earned yourself a coupon !!

Just follow the link to happy shopping.