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!!!!