You girls can get off your sister's back now. We took my car for servicing and went shopping. Got me a new pant suit. Its dressy, but casual, and can be worn for numerous occasions. The pants are gray and the blouse is multicolored (reds, greens, pinks) soft colors and springy. It has a white shift under the blouse, so can be buttoned or not. Depends on the temperature. And it's age appropriate. I did try on a dress and couldn't get it over my shoulders, let alone the rest of me. That was really an exercise in futility. The dresses really weren't "me". They don't make them for people with a waist like a sumo wrestler and a top like the wimp in the Charles Atlas ads. However my 20 year old red dress does cover up all those faults and I think it still looks good. And everyone else won't have one like it.
My car is already for a long trip. I told the service man that I wanted it made good and safe for a long trip and a few short ones, too. They did all the fluids and flushed out numerous things, changed oil, rotated tires, checked belts, washed it, did safety inspection, etc. Took it in at 9:30 and it wasn't finished until 1:30.
We had time for lots of shopping and lunch too. We had a good time.
Then later I went out to do some more raking. All that's left is the rose bush in the back yard corner. It is really full of leaves and garbage that has blown in over the years. That is always the last thing to get done and it usually gets put off until it is too bushy to get under it. The neighbor guy trimmed it for me last fall. He really trimmed a lot, so I can get under it now. Got two sacks full in a very short time. Then I broke the rake (not intentionally). I think I can fix it with a screw, but don't think I can drill a hole through the little metal piece that holds the rake to the handle. I'll take it back with me for some of Gma's helpers to do. Think I have another rake here somewhere. Seems like I used to have two of them when the boys helped me with my yard. I sure miss them at times like this. Oh well, I'll get it done eventually. I'm not getting stiff and sore which is a good thing. Maybe I'm in better shape than I thought. Must have been all the times I chased the deer out of the yard. I'm getting in practice for our Ireland trip.