Ladies Day, Holiday Sing a Long and friendships

Another lovely Ladies Day !

Everyone was in fine fine spirits ! D helped C finish getting ready this morning and as C popped her head through her sweater D broke out laughing saying she looked like a turtle just then. The look on Cs face was priceless, C said ​”​well it is a turtle neck sweater​”​ and immediately started laughing too. It was a wonderful start to the day! After we picked P up we were driving to the library listening to a CD that include​d​ a song ​with ​a bawdy 40’s swing vibe to it. P said it sounded like a strip club, CJ agreed, and D laughed s​o​ hard she was crying​.​

At the library both carpools came together for the Christmas Singalong. It was a great success. There was a guitar and a keyboard play​er​ to lead and accompany us and the words to the songs were projected on a screen at the front of the room. We could choose from a list of songs, C chose I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, Denise Felice Natividad, and JaneMarie chose Rocking Around the Christmas Tree (twice !) Actually we went through the entire list twice and I do believe everyone of us sang along and beautifully I might add! Apparently this library does a musical event and sing along once a month…we all thought it might be a good idea to try it out again in the New Year!​ Mary joined us after this, and asked the group if everyone enjoyed singing. J said, “I enjoyed singing, but I’m not sure they enjoyed listening to me!”​

We took the scenic route to Golden and had lunch ​at the Bridgewater ​ Grill in the Golden Hotel. It was perfect. A lovely view of Clear Creak and Table Mountain, quiet restaurant with very good food. The ladies teased Brian about whether or not to shave his beard, we talked of the upcoming Christmas festivities and what we may be doing to celebrate, and sang Happy Birthday to our friend C who is celebrating tomorrow​.​

I had the opposite carpool on the way home, which​ is ​ always nice. A talked about getting reaqainted with swimming​,​ with the help of her son. J​ ​ of her growing comfort and enjoyment of this group and wanting to get to know D better. And J told P and A about her Arvada neighborhood. ​ In Brian’s carpool I’m told that C surprised us all with memories of her dog. “I loved him like crazy.” She described him as shaggy and big, and said his name was Justin. R then told them about her dog Jingles. We guessed that was due to her Christmas birthday and she said yes, but also the bell around his collar. About then a man was in the crosswalk in front of Brian’s car, in a teeshirt and shorts. E asked, “does he think he’s in Florida!?”​