Playing Cards With Friends

Monday, we had Michael and Marlene over to play cards. They had suggested a game called, Head and Foot. It was played with 4 decks of cards, which they brought because we do not have that many cards. It was a fun game, not too complicated that you have to concentrate every minute, but it does take strategy to make the most of your hand. Leo and I came out to an early lead. Marlene and Michael said that every time they introduce this game to someone new, the newbies always beat them. I said it was beginners luck. Also, the fact that they help you throughout the game helped. At the end of the 2nd hand we were way out in front, but the last hand we couldn’t do anything and they came within a few point of us. Marlene brought a chocolate amaretto cake that was delicious, so we had a great evening playing cards with two very nice people.

Tuesday we chilled around the house, until Leo drilled a hole in his finger with the electric drill. He went to the nearest clinic in Arenales, just down the road. When he got there, the Dr. was out picking his daughter up at school, so Leo had to go home and wait a few hours and go back. When he went back, the Dr. gave him two shots and pills to take and bandages for the cut. He is doing well now.

Wednesday, we went to Crafts. Audrey, Leo and I caught the bus to Jill and Sy’s house. This week we made things from rolled magazine pages. After we rolled the page on a diagonal, we glued it with a glue stick at the point that was left. We rolled a whole magazine. There was an option to use the rolls or you could flatten them and make a coil out of it. Leo and I opted for the straight rolls. I had made and cut out a whale shape from cardboard at home, so I glued the rolls on my shape with a hot glue gun. Then I cut around the shape again to trim the rolls. Audrey had a board she painted orange and glued on flowers made from toilet paper rolls ( a project we learned earlier) and added the coils to it, too. She is putting it over a breaker box in her living room to hide it. Joy and Harold made coils that she put on styrofoam. She was putting them in the shape of her initials.

Jills sample of using the rolls and the spirals on a jar.

Jill’s sample of using the rolls and the spirals on a jar.

Joy and Harold working hard.

Joy and Harold working hard.

Leo and Joy

Leo and Joy

Jill, our leader, and Sy, her husband.

Jill, our leader, and Sy, her husband.

Yours truly and my whale.

Yours truly and my whale.

Audrey and her project with toilet paper rolls and spirals of magazine pages.

Audrey and her project with toilet paper rolls and spirals of magazine pages.

 

Joy

Joy

Harold

Harold

2 Comments
  1. Amazing what you can do with toilet paper rolls and magazine pages, very creative. Hope Leo’s finger heals OK, Good thing he got antibiotics

    • Thanks, Leo is doing well and seems to be healing. He can move his hand and fingers, so I guess there is not permanent damage. Hopefully, he will hold his project to the side of where he is drilling, and not right behind it.

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