Another busy week and a strange question...
Busy because we had company coming for the weekend and I haven't thoroughly cleaned this house in over 2 years. I mean I've dusted and mopped, etc., but that's about it. We didn't go anywhere and no one visited except the kids during Covid.
And we were also trying to put together a guest room again... which meant finding a bedroom set we liked, having it delivered, as well as new sheets, quilt, lamps, etc. It took a little doing, but we did it!
|...still needs a little work, but it's useable|
DH's younger brother and his wife came this past Thursday and we had a good visit, talking, eating, going to restaurants - there's an Italian restaurant we all love (Valentino's in Rowlett) - food and service is great - family owned and just an overall great experience every time (and fantastic bread pudding!).
We also hit Ham's Peach Orchard - another favorite - where we all picked up home-made peach ice-cream, peach pulled pork sandwiches, peach cider, as well as an assortment of local produce and products. We sat outside and ate our ice-creams in the rockers out back. The weather was warm... but strange enough, there's always a breeze out there that makes it very comfortable.
The next day we hit the Crepe place (Frogg's Coffee Bar and Creperie) where the Eggs Benedict crepe was a big hit... as well as the Strawberry and Cream crepe... and the Banana's Foster crepe!
(I know that I should have taken pics, but didn't think about it.)
We also went to Eataly's - which is the huge Italian store in the mall that carries everything from Italy... from candies to pasta to fresh and refrigerated products. They also have a wonderful coffee shop as well as a fresh pasta bar and several restaurants. Took home 4 different types of their fresh-made pizzas for supper! Delicious!
Yes, we ate our way through the weekend! But we only do this twice a year. We go to Houston to visit them once during the year and they come here in the summer. Some of the places have become 'usuals' but occasionally we try something new.
It's a lot of 'going' for DH and I who are home-bodies, but fun - as we spend a lot of time talking over coffee and catching up (and while the brothers talked -sometimes the women went off and took a well -needed afternoon nap).
Now for a strange question: Does anyone else 'talk' to their car? I sometimes forget to buckle up and the car reminds me with a certain beeping sound... whereas I respond with, "Oops, sorry Mikey!" And DH does the same... usually when a Lexus parks beside us. Mikey is a Lincoln MKC (thus: Mikey).
These 'smart' cars are unusually perceptive (as are our iPhones) and seem to know exactly where we're going or coming from each day. It surprised me the first time it started to drizzle... and the windshield wipers came on by themselves. And recently I was inundated with ads for those memory foam mattress toppers. The strange thing is that although I had been 'talking' about whether the new guest bed needed one, I had not been looking for one online... so how did they know? Did they listen to me talking?
Next a pic of one of the smaller Box Turtle that showed up in the yard recently:
|small box turtle in DH's hand|
And another video of Mama bunny and her babies:
This video may have to be clicked on twice. I wish I could make it bigger, but don't know how. I think you can do a full page by clicking, but not sure. These are the first 2 generations of baby bunnies, there's a 3rd generation and possibly a 4th... (they do breed like rabbits).
And I'll close with this I found on Facebook:
|This is how I get it done these days...|