Sunday, May 20, 2007

And they're off...

As yesterday's post ended, today we did something very different. My dad and A took us to Fingerlakes Race Track She is retired and her work puts on a "day at the races". It includes parking, program, and brunch. You get to sit inside at the clubhouse, eat, drink coffee (or drinks) and watch the horse races. We got there around11:45am. It didn't start until noon, with the racing staring at 1:10. Fingerlakes is a Racino, so that means racing and gambling. Now I'm not much of a gambler. But I will be social and play around with $20.00. We started off at the "slots". Now slots are all computerized now...strange. I lost $5.00 - not a good start. P won $60.00 and nicely shared with me by giving me $30.00! Woohoo. We went upstairs and enjoyed the brunch and waited for the races to start. My choices were picked by name (Punchies Choice!! how could I not pick this loser!!!!), color, jockey, birthdate, where they were stabled. I had all kinds of crazy picks. I played 6 out of 9 races. At the end....up $17.00 and still had the $30 P gave me! On the way out I lost $7 on the slots....oh well......

We drove home and stopped at Friendly's for dessert. The VERY last thing I needed - I was so stuffed still. A fun day doing something so different then I would do. My dad said it was my birthday celebration....haha.

When I got home two of these were in the center of my kitchen table...




I've previously posted that my daughter works at a country club. Well they had two of these back to back for in the dining room. You'll notice purple and white in honor of the Lilac Festival. One of them was slightly wilted. Lilacs don't last once cut. So I separated one and made into a vase arrangement on the table and put the other on our entry porch. For some reason the lilacs are lasting in this one.

I ended the evening watching Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. Both season finalies?????

2 comments:

AM said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! THose flowers sure are pretty!

I want Carlos and Gabby to get backtogether for real!

Mia said...

I love the flowers. We were just talking about planting a lilac at our home because the cuttings never last long inside. My husband said maybe it could be my birthday gift...Funny.

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