Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thelma and Louise Back Home!

Ah what a guilty pleasure The Biggest Loser is! I say guilty pleasure because ordinarily I am most definitely NOT a fan of reality tv. But I am so hooked on this show this season.

Finished watching tv last night and was ready to come do a blog post, but then the spring thunderstorms hit. Oh's February! Well we'd been warned about these storms coming for several days and they were right. The weather guys broke into programming to talk about a possible tornado to the SE of my house and when they tracked it I discovered that in 9 minutes it would be in our area. Ever on top of things I went to notify the husband, who really wasn't that interested. But only minutes later the tornado sirens went off and he came in to see the radar. By this time the only sign of me in the room was my heels as I dove in the closet! I did stop long enough to call the dog, but I was taking no chances once the sirens came on. While in the closet we did call Lynne' since the alleged tornado was much closer to her. Smart girl - she was sitting in her tub because she heard the sirens. We all ended up ok, but I'll admit that my heart was beating a little bit faster. The sirens just seem to turn me afraid and off I go. I've seen too much tornado damage through the years to try and stand up to them.

Anyway, back to the weekend. We had such a nice time! Mom got up Saturday morning and made us scrambled eggs and muffins baked in a heart shaped muffin pan. We packed a lunch and set forth. I love that this photo shows only the word "junk" - kinda tickled me. This word was not true of the show though - it was wonderful. None of us bought a ton, but we do have a couple of nice things.

Afterwards we ran a couple of quick errands and then went to Ann's Chicken Fry for dinner. Nothing like some good old-fashioned comfort food when you've been on your feet all day! Arrived back at mom's, changed to pj's, the three of us grabbed our needlework and we settled in to watch a dvd. Very relaxing evening.

Next morning we got up and mom made us some Fiber One pancakes (try them, they are great!), sausage and we also had leftover chicken fry for breakfast (admit it, you'd have done the same thing!). Then Jeanie and I left mom's and headed out to get flowers and on to the cemetary. The more I think about it the more I think everybody needs a friend that will accompany them on cemetary visits. I know there is a saying about every woman needs a friend who is there for the good times, the bad times, etc. and definitely we need to add this one to the list.

A quick stop at Sonic on the way home for a strawberry limeade (truly fab.u.lous!) and before we knew it we were back home. I think I'm still kind of blinking at how fast this trip was!

Road trips with girlfriends are "da bomb"! :)

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. - Romans 12:15

1 comment:

valerie said...

We had so many storms & tornados yesterday in our area too.

Sounds like y'all had a great weekend. I'm glad you have a good friend to travel with.

I'm sorry about your dad. I know you miss him.