In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.
Kidz Week is passing way too
quickly. Niece Ashley says we
should have about 20 stay over nights instead of only six.
This morning we had a leisurely
breakfast then the girls did some bathtub testing. They were the first guests to use that Garden Bathtub. Jaime found a penny on the floor in the
guest room under her pile of clothes.
That meant the Penny Angels were here and we were off to a good start.
At noon we headed out to the post
office then to Chuck E. Cheese’s for an hour of play time. I found two tokens there. Do those count as coin finds? The girlz had 91 tickets to redeem and
wanted a little blue plastic necklace for 100 points. I was prepared to pay the
additional 9 cents, but the attendant gave them the necklace - plus a second
one! JOY is found in little
We had lunch at In-N-Out burgers
where we found one penny. Then we
walked over to the bank and found two more pennies. Now we each had one.
Doc was back at the house watching
TV and napping with intervals of foraging. He collected a penny during his lunch run to Jack’s. (Doc Coin #1)
A Wheel to Take Home
The girls and I next went to the
engineering design firm where I discovered the awesome teak wagon wheels. Everyone who sees those really likes
them. Yesterday Greg and Val were
no exception. They thought our two
wheels might go nicely at their new ranch. So today I went to see if any wheels remained. There were five remaining. Greg’s birthday is in a few weeks, so it
will be a great surprise when he finds this little 54” wheel in his yard. LOL. I’m am hoping his wheel will bring as much joy to his family
and neighbors as our wheels have done here.
Painting Fruit Basket
Dinner was at the Penny
Palace: Egg Flower Soup, Chicken
Chow Mein, and Rainbow Salad.
After dinner we headed out on the
town - after all it is Friday night!
The bottled water and brothy soup must have gone straight through Jamie
and she needed to make a potty stop only a few minutes from home. While waiting for us, Doc collected a
quarter! (Doc Coin #2).
We visited Big Lots discount store
with intentions to buy 12 dinner plates which I had seen for sale weeks
ago. Taking Doc along is worse
than taking the kids! He bought
the whole box with the dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls and cups! We also collected one penny there
At last Ashley got her request to
go to Starbucks today. The two
girls were sitting in the plaza patio with Uncle Doc acting like ladies of
leisure and enjoying their vanilla steamers.
We were back home by 9:15 to check
in with parents and get into pajamas.
Then Uncle Doc “volunteered” to watch a movie (Dinosaurs) with
them. He graciously said that
would give me a little time to wash dishes, write Penny Tales, check emails,
pack for the cabin, prepare food etc.
I asked how many times he was going to watch the movie in order for me
to complete all those?