Sunday, November 7, 2010
Halloween, Election Training, Opera, Election Site, Twins Arrive
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I really got into the spirit of Halloween and wore my witche's attire to the PCWNC Game Daze event in Betty Cooper's lovely home. There was a good crowd and we had fun learning a new game called Cards, Jokers and Marbles. It took a little while to catch on to, but it was a good brain exercise.
On Wednesday, October 27th, the Red Hat chapter was treated to a Halloween Party hosted by Joyce Bruton in Mineral Wells. Her home was beautifully decorated and she even created some really fun games for us to play. We had clowns, witches, kitty cats, etc. I went as a lady from India. We all brought covered dishes and enjoyed a delicious array of food.
I spent a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon in election training for the mid-term elections at the Weatherford Senior Citizen's Hall. This was in preparation for serving as a clerk during the election on November 2nd.
On Sunday, October 31, Doug and I drove to Dallas to go to Winspear Opera House to see Anna Bolena at the Sunday matinee. It was absolutely wonderful. When we arrived, they couldn't find our reservations so they wound up seating us in the orchestra section, row N in the center of the theater for the same price. We were thrilled and thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at the Winspear.
I got up at 4:00 a.m. to get ready, eat breakfast and make my way to precinct 450 by 6:00 a.m. to help set up by 7:00 when the polls open. We were ready for them and it was, indeed, a very long day, but a fun one. The ladies I worked with were great personalities and we enjoyed each other as well as the job at hand. I got home at 8:00 p.m. and was too wound up to go right to bed, but finally got to bed at 10:00 p.m.
At 1:00 a.m. the phone rings and it is our daughter-in-law, Kelley, calling to tell us that Jennifer was on the way to the hospital to have the twins. I thanked her, told her to call me when they arrived and went back to sleep. Any other time, I would have dressed and driven over there, but all those hours at the voting site just did me in. Sometime after 5:00 a.m., son Russ calls to tell us the babies have arrived and in excellent condition. Again, we went back to sleep.
In the meantime, Jennifer developed an unusually high blood pressure. Grandson Taylor asked us not to come to the hospital until the next day to give her time to relax and get her blood pressure down. When we went over to see them on Thursday, Ashton, the oldest twin, was still in the nursery under blue lights due to newborn jaundice so we didn't get to see him. However, Landon was there in the room wide awake and just precious. I got to hold him and feed him while we were there.
Ashton weighed 6 lbs. 2 ozs. and is 19-3/4" long. Landon weighed 4 lbs. 15 ozs. and is 17-3/4" long. Landon has the longest fingers of the two. They are not identical twins, but they certainly look alike at this point in their development. They both have a lot of blond hair. Jennifer was discharged from the hospital today (the boys were discharged yesterday and they and Taylor spent the night in Jennifer's room at the hospital). We were all there when they arrived home. Jennifer's mother and grandmother had decorated the house inside and out and it really looked great. In the middle of all this excitement, "Pops", as my son Russ will now be known, had his 53rd birthday on November 5th. What a lovely birthday present!
This is all I have to say for now.