Honestly, I thought by the time I was 84 things would begin to settle down a bit so that we could sit back and enjoy our "retirement" for a while. I just don't understand people who tell me they are bored by staying home. I just can't seem to do all the things I want or need to do, so no boring days for me.
We are trying to get everything ready for the time when part of our family will be spending time with us at the end of the month. It is Sue's birthday on the 31st and they are usually here in Palm Desert with their family. All the guys play golf at a different course each day and they do have their favorites! I try to have lots of good things to eat, so bake and make a lot of things to put in the freezer. That is always fun for me because I like to do both. Still, they like to go out to one of their favorite places to eat while they are here and Dick and I usually stay home although they invite us to go.
The last time I had a group of them here though, two of my daughters told me that they could not sleep together on our make out couch. I know those beds are really uncomfortable, but Dick had done quite a bit to make it less so by putting plywood between those awful things that go across the bed. He put it between the bars and the mattress and then we put a visco elastic cover on top. They said it wasn't comfortable enough for two and Sue ended up sleeping on the couch. (Dave wasn't here). We decided then and there that we would have to make a change. The room isn't big enough for two single beds and it didn't make sense to put a queen size bed in there because when the guys come, they refuse to sleep together. The only solution was to have two single beds. So we went back to what we had in there origianlly, trundle beds. We ordered one which was to have been installed today but now they aren't coming until tomorrow. We ordered two really good single bed mattresses to go on them and they are both pretty high. The top one won't matter so much because no one actually sits on the couch/daybed anyway. We call it a den but it is never in use except for sleeping. The big problem is going to be how to store the too deep mattress in the trundle. We will solve it once it is here. We may just have to put it in the closet. I just didn't want to compromise the bottom mattress not being as good as the top one. We did get the spring mechanism that makes the trundle come up to the height of the other bed so it should all work out well. Of course we will now have to shop for a cover for it and if I can't find what I want it means I will have to make it. I am very fussy because I want it to go with my existing color scheme, so I probably will end up making it.
That leads to another problem. The other day, my sewing machine jammed and the thread is really caught in there. I have usually been able to free it, but just couldn't do it this time. Dick is still trying to find time to look at it, but even after he does, I will probably have to take it some place to get it fixed.
Thurday we are having friends in for dinner and I hate to cook for the guy because he is the pickiest eater I have ever known. She is one of my dear friends and I tell her often that I would hate to be married to him even though I truly love him lots. I wouldn't know what that would be like because thank heavens Dick will eat whatever I make, good or bad. Needless to say, I don't have them over more than once or twice a year.
Enough already. I am tired. We had our monthly Relief Society Birthday dinner where we celebrate all the birthdays in the current month. It is pot luck and lots of fun. I made a cassarole that I used to make years ago with macaroni, cheese, tomatoes and a few other things. It was okay but a little dry. There was quite a bit left over so I will have to "doctor it up" so that it will be yummy. I am pretty good at that, I admit.
That really and truly was my last paragraph.............Love to all