Day 55-Free Days-Fall Festival & Bunco!

Today was a busy one around the Smyth house, we got an early start with Dave heading out to play golf at 7:30 in Dallas and I went to help out with the Fall Festival at our church.

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There was sporadic shoppers, plentiful of goodies and crafts galore! Hopefully they did well, the jewelry I donated wasn’t selling when I left but was going to the craft store if it never did. Maybe it will do better for them there.

When Dave got home, we went to lunch-spoiler alert-I had a major cheat day because we were trying the new Pancho’s Mexican Buffet on Rufe Snow. This place was iconic since childhood,  they had all closed down around here until this new one popped up, and I just couldn’t help myself from having a couple of hot, buttery, flaky delicious soapapillas with honey. Mmmmmm! I’ll get back on track Monday. It was soooo worth it. 

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Everything tasted just the way I remembered it, and there is no “health” food there. I tried to be good, choosing the verde stew, baked chicken and 2 small flautas. Turns out they were made from flour tortillas and tasted like heaven. Another cheat, lol. Not to mention the small cheese enchilada-yeah, MAJOR cheat meal.

Then we were treated to a visit from my son and his girlfriend, whom I promptly dragged off to play my first ever game of Bunco! OMG, I don’t know what I was so nervous about. What a fun and easy game, we had a great time and Becky even won a nice prize. I will be anxious to play again next month, and luckily everyone was so nice and many of the ladies seem to live close to me. Here are a few pics from the game.

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Actually, I didn’t think to take pics until people were winning prizes at the end. It was great fellowship, food and fun and I’m so glad I went. You can’t go wrong with a room full of rowdy women, lol. This group is a mix of people that are friends of a girl my brother went to school with, that’s how I got invited. I was unaware there was an entry fee, and someone in the group (Tina) was kind enough to pay my way in and made Becky and I feel welcome and wanted.

All in all it was a great day and now it’s time to relax and enjoy the visit with my kids.

Have a good night and see you tomorrow when it’s likely to be raining on the patio. ⛈

Day 40-Support a Cause Week-FUMCW Fall Festival

I’m going to talk a little but about my church today, well, it’s not really my church, I’m not a member, just a regular (sort of) attendee. I feel comfortable there and I like the pastor, Mike Love and have a friend Elise and her family that I sit with when we happen to be there at the same time. When she isn’t there, Mike’s wife Susan sits with me, which is so nice of her to do. It makes me feel like I’m cared about, and that’s important! I’ve thought about becoming more involved with activities and such and that’s where today’s post comes in.

Sept. 24 the church is having their Fall Festival. It begins at 7:30am and goes to 4pm. Besides stuff for sale and homemade goodies, there will be a quilt raffle by United Methodist Women. I’m sure there will be many opportunities to volunteer time and or donate things to sell as well as the opportunity to buy clothes, furniture, crafts etc.

I’m going to post the flyer, in case you can’t see the website and phone numbers-I’ll list them here. The church is located at 6112 Watauga Rd., Watauga, Tx. 76148  The phone number is 817-485-0312

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The website is http://firstmethodistwatauga.com

Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/firstumcwatauga/

Please join us for a fun filled day and consider volunteering or donating items for the sale. I plan to check and see what I have (scads of jewelry I’ve made) or bake some kind of goodies to bring. I might see what clothes we have that could go into the sale also and I’ll check the website to see where else I might be helpful.

That about wraps up Support a Cause Week, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more out there to support. Look around, maybe your own church needs you or you would like to get involved with a different charity of your choosing. Giving from your heart feels good and so does volunteering your time when you can. I hope you all find one or more causes close to your heart that call you to some kind of involvement. Of course, we can’t give to everything, or be everywhere all the time, but doing a little here and there is better than nothing and I personally feel that it strengthens our relationship with God to give of one’s self in some kind of way. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow on the patio. 🙂