I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and if a father, I hope you had a great Father's Day
My weekend was filled with good intentions, some were met, while others fell to the wayside.
Rain Rain, Dont go Away. You sound so lovely!
I had been planning for months to attend the Black and Blue Festival at Petal From the Past on Saturday. I had intended to be there at the 9 AM opening because I had plans later in the day and had hoped to beat the crowds and heat. However, when I awoke on Saturday morning I awoke to the most beautiful steady rain coming down, rumbles of thunder in the distance. It was so calming. And not good for blueberry picking. I thought, today is a perfect time to go back and get into the bed to snuggle with Big Daddy. It was beckonging back into bed. So that is exactly what I did and soon enough, I was pulling z's again. When I awoke it was close to 9, I am embarrassed to say. But I think I needed the sleep. I had not gone to sleep until 2 AM. Sometimes we have plans, but then other times I think there are more divine ones. And I think that rain kept me home and did me some good. I hope that if you went to the berry festival, that you left some berries for me. I am planning to go mid week-giving some time for those pinkish ones to turn blue for me.
I used the rest of the morning to attempt to burn some CD's for my friend Flo. We were to attend a surprise birthday for her after lunch. The theme was music-to add to her personal library. Let's just say, that her library needed some serious help. I burned two cd's. One hair bands-you expected that one didn't you? The other, "chicks"....as in Delite, Pink, TLC, Blondie, Lauper, Benetar, Nicks, Wilson, and so on...After that was done we-the whole family circus-were off for the party. We had to arrive before Flo got there. There were several folks there. We all hid in her poolhouse and then , "SURPRISE"......
She didn't have a clue. We had a wonderful day swimming and eating, and then repeating it all again. She seemed to love her Cd's and all of her gifts. As said in my fmaily, "A good time was had by all!" And it was. Evidence of that fun is documented in the post below in the slideshow.
Sunday was Fathers day.
After showering Big Daddy with hugs and gifts, Big Daddy wanted us to take him to lunch. I don't think I need to tell you that Big D is a simple guy. His pic for lunch, Papa Saia's. He wanted some hot wings. We delivered and had a fun family lunch together.
After lunch, I headed to my Dad's to wish him a Happy Father's day. Mom had cooked up a big lunch of corn
skillet friend okra and potatoes
green salad with homemade dressing (Here is the recipe's)
and (To die for) peanut butter chocolate chip pie (Lindsey-I think had your name on it. I recall your post of peanut butter love!).
I will not leave you hanging...Here is the recipe (Click to enlarge). If you frequent the beaches of Alabama, then you might have had this pie. The recipe if from the Original Oyster House Restaurant.
Yes, you are welcome!! Now wipe the droll of your chin!
I was so full from my lunch at Papa Saia's, but I did make me a take home plate for supper. If there is anything I know, it's don't turn down momma's cooking. You miss to much love that way. I think my Dad felt the love in that meal. Dad chose to spend his day in the comfort of his armchair, taking in the golf tournament and eating a slice of pie. There in his own little world. Somehow I married a man just like him....LOL!
Mom and I made a quick trip to a estate sale that was going on in Hoover. I was glad we did! I found some things I think I can use in Sledge's bedroom for above her bed. I purchased 2 iron pieces, white plates & a black throw pillow. (Picture to come later today in this post. As I type this Sledge is asleep and I don't dare wake her...)
After the estate sale, I went back home. Big Daddy was outside working in the yard. While he was weedeating, Bama mowed. I was sent up to the hardware store to pick up a load of bark and a load of pinestraw. I returned home and got to work on my flower beds and shrubbery. This consumed the remainder of our afternoon. The heat about killed us, but we got it all in.
It was a fruitful weekend, indeed! Well except for those blueberries that continue to call my name. Soon enough.....
Hope your weekend was "fruitful"!
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