If anything could be nicer than a gloomy, rainy Friday, it has to be the opening of the new Joann's Fabrics store. A lot of us have been watching the progress of the store and the sign, and finally today the doors opened. It was raining pretty steadily, so there weren't too many people there early, but it was enough to have to take numbers to get fabric cut. I mainly wanted just to look around but never got past the quilting/fabric section. I had to pick Mama up at the beauty shop so was in a little bit of a rush but just had to go check it out. Huge store, brightly lit, lots of helpful salespeople. Of course, some of those were the supervisors (I think) wanting to make sure things were running smoothly. Not too many times does a well-dressed man offer to take my roll of fabric to the table and help me take a number. I can pretty much say that's never happened and probably won't again.
I never expect to see anyone I know because I still don't feel like Montgomery is my real town, just a temporary place, but I heard my name called, and there were Linda and Bobbie and their friend (I won't try to spell her name, but it sounds like Shotski - Schatzke?). It was so nice to see them again. They always cheer me up!
It was library day again, and I made that trip, luckily remembering to take my books/CDs this time. I can't even remember what I got, just a couple of audio books to listen to while I sew. Under the Dome is getting a little more interesting now. I've found some sympathetic characters and am interested in seeing who put the dome there and how it goes away - surely it will.
I talked to Debby, and she says Jacob is still waiting for surgery and is pretty miserable, mainly homesick and wanting to see his friends. I'm sure it's rough on him being cooped up and in pain and also rough for the family taking turns staying with him. Keep praying, and maybe he'll be back home soon.
It's now threatening to rain again, so I'm settling in to work for a couple of hours. Got pajamas on and a cat and a cup of good coffee on the desk.