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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Five Days in One Post – Yikes!

While I'm a little surprised that it's been five days since I last posted, there's a very good reason – there was nothing much to share! ;)

We had the pleasure of Reagan spending the night with us on Thursday. Her parents had a fabulous date night, going to dinner and then seeing Keith Urban in concert. They had a great time and so did we. Friday morning I went to Curves, then came home to see what mischief Reagan and I could get into. We went to the pool for a bit, then back home.

About 4pm, we took Reagan home and headed out for our weekend adventure.

The first stop on our adventure was our niece's home. Megan & Matt live in our hometown, Columbia, MD, and graciously allowed us to spend Friday night with them. Our “adopted” 'granddaughters, Kelly & Kate had a swim meet in Columbia, and since we needed to be there about 7:45am, it was easier to spend the night in town rather than making the hour and a half to two hour drive down Saturday morning.

We had a great time with Matt & Megan and their adorable 14 month old, Ryleigh. We ate Chinese food for dinner (note to self – shrimp fried rice is NOT a good choice for diabetics!!) and talked and laughed and watched Ryleigh be disgustingly cute. :)

Saturday morning the alarm went off at 6am – UGH! But, we needed to get out of the house and to the pool. Blackie hung out at Matt & Megan's while we spent the morning at the pool watching the swim meet. These meets are funny, in a way. There are fifty-some events (or more) and each event lasts less than five minutes; much less in some cases. Kelly & Kate were in a couple of the very first events and then we had to wait a hour or more for the next one. And it's so funny because we're talking and not paying any attention to the swimmers until OUR swimmers are competing. And then we run over to the pool, shouting our encouragement the entire time they are swimming. When the event is over? It's back to our chairs until the next time they are competing.

The girls did great in their individual events, and were very glad we had come. We were glad to be there, too.

It was about 11:30 when we got back to Matt & Megan's. We hung around for an hour or so, then it was for us to go to our next stop – my friend, Tricia's, where we'd be spending Saturday night.

Tricia and I have been friends for more than 21 years, ever since we worked together at an elementary in Columbia. When we are here in PA, we try to get together at least once each summer, and this was the weekend. Randy & I had a good time catching up with her and her significant other, Tom. For dinner, they wowed us with a simply scrumptious dinner of grilled salmon, salad, wild rice, and fresh asparagus. Very yummy. After dinner, we talked for awhile longer until we were ready for bed.

This morning, Tom & Tricia made us another great meal for breakfast; omlettes, bacon, sausage, and fresh strawberries and blueberries. Randy & I could sure get used to being spoiled like that. :) About 1pm, it was time to say good-bye. We hope to get one more visit in before we leave in September. But, it is so very nice to have friends with whom you are close enough that you just pick up where you left off, no matter how long it's been since you've seen one another.

Once we got home and unloaded the truck, it felt good to be back in our own space. We were treated so great by our hosts, Matt & Megan, and Tom & Tricia, but it is always nice to get back home.

We don't have much planned for this week, but I'm sure we'll find something to do!

Until the next time . . .


  1. It's always fun to watch the little ones compete in their sport...anda the meals you had with Tom and Tricia sound wonderful. Good times!

  2. Sounds like a great 5 days to me. I love watching the little ones play sports, and it seems to really make them feel like we are involved with them. Stay safe.