Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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The End of Spring Break

Ah, this has been a wonderful Spring Break. I'm sad it's over, but it's been an excellent restorative.

Did most of what I wanted to do over the break. Gamed some, read some, cleaned some, shopped some, ate some.

Wednesday, I had dad around and he fixed my back door lock and we got the "family heirloom" back up to snuff. This was the corner cupboard which was most likely NOT built by my grandfather or great grandfather. Probably built in the 1920s by a cabinet maker, dad suspects, rather than a furniture maker. It's made of walnut and had some water (and cat) damage from when it was at Granny's house (later Aunt Becky's house). Dad had brought around most of his solvents and much of his furniture restoring equipment, but it turned out alcohol and a little bit of Old English polish was enough to get it looking good. (And today I painted the inside of the cabinet to cover the odd paint job that was in it.)

So now I have a corner cabinet which is displaying another "family heirloom" - a set of Depression Glass that my great Aunt Alma left to me a few years back. It's nice to finally have that out to be seen instead of stored in my kitchen cupboards. (The bottom half of the corner cabinet has more storage space, too, so I've got my crock pot there for now - with probably more items joining it.)

Thursday was a fun evening out with my folks and friends (formerly from work - now all retired with only me still working). We had half-priced appetizers and drinks at the bar, then moved to the dining area for supper. I had 2 dirty girl scout martinis (chocolate & mint - yum!), shrimp tempura (and a bit of dad's pizza appetizer and one of mom's shrimp coctails), and a lovely salad for supper. The Caroline is a nice place to eat out with friends.

I spent the night with the folks (hence 2 drinks instead of one), and the following morning mom and I went off to her water aerobics class at the Lincoln Center. It was nice to get into the pool again. Got to meet the ladies in her class and exercise a bit. We returned home for a shower, then moved onto a WeightWatchers meeting. When our workplace one ends, I'll probably join this one. Lots of people there, which was good to see.

I went to Brukner Nature Center several times over Spring Break. I'm not sure I could have asked for nicer weather for Spring Break. Heck, today it got to the lower 70sF. (And today was one of the few days I couldn't get out for a decent walk - go figure!)

I finished my Spring Break as I do many of my Sundays - doing laundry, baking bread, cleaning the kitchen. I also painted the interior of the corner cabinet, cleaned the Depression Glass, and after the paint was dry, put the dishes into the cabinet.

But now it's bedtime, so I'm off to sleep. Tomorrow school begins anew, with only 8 weeks to go! (Good grief!) Summer will be here before we know it!
Tags: dad, food, mom, spring break
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