My niece, who lives in Ohio (where I'm from originally), has been coming here to Virginia (where I now live) around twice a year. Amazingly enough, the man she married, has family living here - about 20 minutes away from me. So when they come to see them, I get to see her! We always spend a day in the quaint little town of Occoquan to do some shopping. Yesterday, we did just that! We didn't even let a steady downpour of rain stop us! She got lots of nice little goodies to take back with her. I found a couple things, but kept my purchases to around $10.00. Not bad - usually I do more damage than that - LOL! We had some lunch and talked a lot about this and that. She drove back to my house with me and we spent some time trying to fix the punch needle design she has been working on. With the help of a better punch needle that I gave her and a few little updates on how to do it, it is looking much better. Around 5:30, we grabbed my husband and went off to meet up with her husband and son for a delicious dinner. Soon, we had to say good-bye - for this time. That is always the hard part. But hopefully she will get back in the fall!
Then today, it was back to work after being off for two weeks! I got my job back and that is a "good thing", as Martha would say.