Wonderful Weekends

It has been a busy weekend! Saturday I went to my Weight Watchers meeting. Liz had to have a CT scan of her sinuses since her sinus infection is still rearing its ugly head. Then after that the middle four were invited to a birthday party — an hour away from here. It was a pool party and they spent four hours in jumping into a pool or lounging in a hot tub. They had a blast and came home very tired puppies.

Today we went down to visit Richard’s parents. They moved about 2 years ago to a retirement community. I hate to say it but it was the first time we have been there. Between the children being ill and the travel distance it hasn’t been high on the priority list. They live about 2 hours away from our house, but the roads we have to travel are some of the worst to travel around Washington, DC. Travel went smooth until we hit the “mixing bowl.” What should have been about a 10 minute drive took almost 45 minutes. Once we got there, we had a great time. We got to see their apartment and had a tour of the facility, complete with teh finches in the nursing home part of the building. It is a very nice place.

The Sunday buffet was great. They had an omelet bar, a salad bar, a continental breakfast bar complete with bagels and lox, and a stir-fry bar. The carving station was complete with a whole suckling pig, to which my children said “GROSS!” They also had fried shrimp and the little ones all got to try it. Maggie and Abby liked it, Marian wasn’t sure about it. Of course the favorite thing was the chocolate cake for dessert. After eating, we went for a very hot walk around the complex’s lake. Then we went back to the apartment and sat for a bit before heading home. The ride home wasn’t too bad since most of the traffic was going the opposite direction.

Now all of the older children are in the pool cooling off and having some exercise after being cooped up in the car for hours and being on their best behavior at Grandma and Grandpa’s. If anyone is hungry, we will let them fix a sandwich in a bit.

I hope you all have a a wonderful weekend too!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

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