Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Much warmer this am, only 36 degrees up in the country, 43 on my patio. Out here where the prison is there are no highways, loops, streets to store all the radiant heat so I guess that is why it is so much colder. Some days, I go out and get in the truck thinking I want need a coat and when I get 15 miles up the road I'm glad I have one in the back seat. I don't mind the cold but I'm tired of it being 77 one day and 34 the next night. As if I get a choice! LOL
Dessert is strawberry shortcake. I'm trying to be proactive here. There is no way I could resist pie but I'm not that crazy about shortcake. I'll have ham, green beans, a weensy little new potato, and some strawberries and try to stay out of my little grand-nephews jelly beans and chocolate eggs - and keep Bitsee and Peanut out of them. The little boys have never had an egg hunt at my house so they will have to be instructed on keeping the gates closed and not feeding the girls chocolate.
If everyone shows up, there will be 6, possibly as many as 10, besides Mom and I. Hopefully I get a head count tonight. This is the family of my brother who lost his wife in January to complications from diabetes and MRSA. As it is their first holiday without her, and especially as she always made much of the holidays for the little boys, Nathaniel  and Ethan [almost 3], I thought this might serve as a distraction for them.
It's been several years since Mom and I entertained them so I'm really nervous about it. My nephew's wife is a bit on the spoiled side, think Michael Kors and valet parking.
Hey, I've made it 10 days and am down 3 pounds!