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A Great Weekend!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sat., DH and I drove to Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (near Charleston), to visit my sis, and her DD & family. My niece & her husband have a beautiful, big home there where they live with their 6 yr old DD and 2 really old Veshla's (probably misspelled--sorry). They had a "mother-in-law apartment" in the downstairs for my sis and she got to have some input as to how it was done. It's sooo nice! So Sat. was mostly driving. No exercise, but there are lots of going up and down steps at their house and of course, I got to bring all the bags in and up the stairs myself. (and back down when time to leave). If I didn't search for things to do to get some exercise, I'd have been upset about it! hehe
My sis & niece are great cooks. Had some ham, some really good baked beans and homemade potato salad for supper. Visited a lot! (Haven't been there for almost 4 years!)
Sunday, they had fresh fruit and a Danish for bkfst. I only are fruit! Yay me! Lunch was the same as the day before and we went out for seafood for supper. I know this blog is sounding just like a meal plan, but honestly, we did very little but eat and talk. Just letting you know that I didn't do too bad.........until we went to a Baskin/Robbins for ice cream! Hadn't been to an ice cream shop in forever, so I went totally overboard and had 3 scoops of peanutbutter/chocolate in a waffle cone! UGH! Should have given at least 1 scoop to somebody else, I know, but that was hindsight! Always 20/20!
Monday, my niece was doing some weeding and mulching, so I picked up a bunch of sticks from a small area of her huge yard! I could have done that the whole weekend and barely made a dent in the picking up of sticks! Did a little weeding as well. Also, we ALL took a walk of about a mile! (my great-niece rode her bike, so guess we didn't ALL walk! hehe)
Monday's bkfst was a heavy one. My sis made sausage gravy and biscuits, had more fruit and hashbrowns with onions & greenpeppers ! Yum! Bkfst was late-ish, so skipped lunch for an early supper. Memorial day cookout. There were burgers & dogs, left over beans and potato salad, corn on the cob and fruit. The reason we did our meals like this was b/c we had reserve tickets to see Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell. It was a great show!!! If you like bluegrass, you'd love these guys!!! Even if you don't, you might! They are 5 extremely talented fellows!! as well, of course, as Steve and Edie! Steve was funny as usual and can he ever play a banjo!!! A great time was had by all!!
Tuesday, we had a small slice of berry Danish and coffee with my niece's DH and with my sis till John had to leave and we left about 15 minutes later. But, I thoroughly enjoyed the time with my family. They are just about all that's left! My sis is on the down side of 70 years young and I am 56 til mid July. Our parents and our brother are gone as well as all of our Aunts and Uncles. We have only each other and our own kids & their families!
I have always sort of hero-worshipped my big sissie, and now that she's living 400 miles away, we really miss each other terribly! We communicate by phone or by e-mail or even snail mail, but being together is always best. This is why I had such a great weekend!!! Spent it with loved ones I don't get to see much!
Hope everybody had as great a time, no matter who you were with or what you did!
Happy to be home and my DGD and my Bruno doggie met me at the door yesterday when we arrived!! What a fabulous welcome!
Back to normal today, with DGD. She's being especially good today and patient while I try to catch up with SPark! Oh, yeah, that's another thing I wanted to mention.... we took our laptop, but nobody could remember their password to use the network! So, it was for not. Trying to hit all the bases today. I need to figure at least an estimate of my fiber for those days for my 5% challenge and remember my fitness minutes. I know, I should have written them down, but I was mindful about all of it!
Please have a great day, y'all! Let your family members know you love them and pay them a visit if you can! I feels sooooo good!
Love all my SPark friends!! Missed you those few days, but now, I'm back! Happy Day!!!!
(((HUGS)))
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FLORIDASUN 5/31/2013 7:30PM

    Wow...what a nice Memorial Day...sooo wonderful you got to spend it with loved ones! We've been to Charleston several times and I totally LOVE it there! You didn't do horribly on your eating and now that you are back home you can get back in the swing of things! I'm sooo happy you shared your travels with us! We love hearing about each others comings and goings!

Hugs!


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PSMITH3841 5/30/2013 12:23PM

    What a wonderful weekend! Being with family is the best...and that "down home cookin' can't be beat! (it can be dangerous to the hips though!) It sounds like you had pretty good control over the food situation (the Baskin/Robbins gave me pause, but, what the heck it was only once....right?) Reading your weekend report made me smile, I could see the "smile" in your words. I'm glad you had such a great time. emoticon emoticon

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KAYDE53 5/30/2013 11:20AM

    Sound like good eats, but that's typical of the South. Glad you had a wonderful visit with your family! I love that area -Charleston, SC. Glad you're back home safe & sound!

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/30/2013 6:11AM

    That's great you got to see you Sister and Niece. I have never been to SC, but I hear it is pretty. My DD has been there. Thank goodness we have the computers. It's so much easier to keep in touch with our loved ones. Terrific you had the chance to see Steve Martin. I met him when I was about 17 or 18. He was crazy as ever, and played his banjo back then. He has played for bands on a few CD's in the past few years. It's good too see he is making his own music. I'm going to check that out! I can just see Bruno's face, when he saw you. Nothing like love!!
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SCOTMAMA 5/29/2013 3:42PM

    Sounds like a typical time when you get together with sis and other relatives you haven't seen for awhile. That's exactly how far it was for me to drive when I lived in Las Vegas and my sis lived in Santa Maria, California. But I went to see her at least once a month even though it took a bit over 6 hours each way! That's what I call true dedication! But both my sister and my mom lived there and I adored them both. I am sorry to say they have both passed on and I do not regret one minute of all the time I spent driving back and forth. They couldn't understand why I didn't do it every single week-end! Ha! I had a full-time job and a house and yard to take care of. Had dogs also, but they always went with me.

Anyway I can relate to the food and the talking -- although you did manage to throw in a little exercise. You've got some very nice memories to look back on. So don't bother to feel guilty for a minute or for a bite of it.

Hugs, Eve

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GABIBEAR 5/29/2013 3:23PM

    I'm so glad that you had such a great time! It sounded wonderful!!! Not sure, but I think the dog you are referencing is a Vizsla which is a Hungarian Pointer dog - Vizsla translates into pointer in Hungarian. I would say that your weekend translates to me into a perfect weekend! I wouldn't worry about the Baskin Robbins trip. Like you said, it has been forever. We can't look at any food as "forbidden" or else it becomes an obsession.

Hope the rest of your week is filled with a lot of love and memories from the weekend, not to mention the new good ones with your DGD and rest of the family!

Gabi
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MSLZZY 5/29/2013 2:50PM

    So glad you had this time to spend with family.
The food all sounds so delicious and it is okay
to treat yourself to something out of the ordinary.
HUGS!

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POPROCKS2013 5/29/2013 2:33PM

  Nice!

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