Day 258 - Happy Hour
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Thank you all for the wonderful comments as I get through my new-job euphoria. (It still continues, by the way.) I went into the office today for about an hour and a half to organize my office and get signed on to my computer. There were some leftovers from the dinner last night, so a few of us took advantage of some free food and had lunch. I left there shortly before 1pm to make the drive to Sacramento.
I arrived at my folks at about 2:45pm, just in time for Happy Hour in the social hall at my parents' complex at 3:00. Jane, the activities director, puts together a great program. There were both white and red wines as well as beer and a mixed drink that looked like a mai-tai (coconut rum and some kind of fruit drink). Ralph, the complex's bus driver, played jazz flute and saxophone (with a recorded band behind him). Some of the ladies (including one who was 94!) danced around the room. The snacks were popcorn and quesadillas. It was great fun, and I only had a couple glasses of the red wine (which tasted like grape soda).
I came back to the apartment to get their cable box set up and the Blu-ray player, but we can't find the wireless network adapter for the Blu-ray player to get Netflix set up for them. I may have to go out and buy an adapter if it doesn't turn up tomorrow morning. I still have to hang the artwork around the apartment, but it is so obvious that they are in a great spot. Dad has been pulled into a bridge game that happens some afternoons. Mom has even gone down to meals on her own (which she claimed she would never do the day they moved in). They are making friends, and the meals are excellent.
Tomorrow they are going to their church couple's group meeting in the afternoon, and I'll use that time to run some errands and do some shopping. I also promised to stop by one of our old neighbors' house to say hi.
I hope you all give yourselves a "Happy Hour" sometime this weekend. Do something that makes you happy. I hope it lasts more than an hour. You deserve it!
Keep Sparking, friends!