My sister, Rosalie, and I, Patsy and Ja’Ana started yesterday off with a very pleasant breakfast with my mom. It was her birthday. It was also Rob’s mom’s birthday:) It’s always been funny to us that they both have the same birthdays. He was able to go visit her later in the day and they had a nice visit, which he enjoyed very much.
After breakfast, my mom was off to have lunch with my aunt, niece and nephew. We all teased her that she would be rolling home for dinner last night! Then, the girls, Rosalie and I headed up to see our friends Harnet and Danait.
Little Danait looked so cute in the dress I sewed, and you can see the one I made for Patsy on her. I haven’t been able to sew very much lately, and I enjoy it a lot. It was fun for me to see how much both girls enjoyed their dresses. Donate kept looking around for Alissa, since she knows and loves her, but had a great time with Patsy and Ja’Ana. Ja’Ana texted Alissa and A sent a photo, which seemed to satisfy Danait. They took her outside for a while, played with her, and kept her busy.
In the meanwhile, Harnet had cooked her wonderful food for us, and after we had lunch, we ladies had a great time visiting, and working on some paperwork that needed to be completed. There were 3 separate (LONG) forms that needed to be completed, and several documents to be gathered. We also had to stay at the apartment, waiting for an inspector to come inspect, and then we would be free to go gather the rest of the documents we needed.
So, we sorted papers and mail, quizzed Harnet endlessly for the answers that needed to be filled in on the forms, wrote them in, figured out what we needed, and visited and looked at pictures in-between. The girls kept Danait busy, which we were very grateful for.
Finally, the inspector came, tested the smoke alarms, window locks, etc., and went on his way. It was almost 4. We were worried that we would not have enough time to gather all that was needed, so we divided and conquered. I took Harnet and we roared from place to place, gathering documents. Rosalie took the girls to a splash pad at a nearby library to have fun.
We had success! The places we went were not busy. Everyone treated us like queens, offering us water and cheerful smiling help. The whole time we were laughing and giggling like girls. I think Harnet was so relieved to be getting this important paperwork done so smoothly and was so happy that Danait was able to be having such a good time while she did the work. She was also getting a kick out of the fact that she had made her special coffee for us, and hyped me up pretty good on it! I was pretty tired until I drank so much:) She thought it was pretty funny.
While we were at the library, I explained about the summer reading program and we got Danait signed up. We were also able to make a dental appointment on a day that Rosalie and I can be there to watch the little one while mama gets her teeth cleaned.
It was one of those feel-good days for me. I got to spend time with both family and friends. I got to feel like I helped someone get some very important things accomplished and I had a lot of fun while doing it. I am getting to know Harnet as a person, and I feel like we are getting to be friends.