Monday, April 20, 2009

A year ago we were celebrating Gil's 45 birthday and here we
are giving him a going away party.
Gil was given some "Alabama scrubs" since he was heading back to his home state. Here he is clowning about operating with a steak knife.

The Art Venture group went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch this month. Do you have one of these in your town?

When I got there, I walked around and took some inside photos.

A different view of the lighting.

The lady beside me is Mz PB&J. She and Sister were the hostess for April.
I worn one of my fun hats I decorated.
First the going away party had over twenty folks to celebrate Gil's going home to Alabama. We had a wonderful time and my new found Cousin twice removed was the life of the party. Her stories about nursing are just hysterical or at least the way she tells them.
Next the Cheesecake Factory was a delight. I had never eaten there and I order one of the small shrimp snack plates and a cup of clam chowder. The shrimp had too much garlic for my taste but the clam chowder was delicious. Peaches and Cat ordered Cuban sandwiches because Peaches remember the wonderful ones she had when she grew up in Florida. Knoxie's daughter lives in Miami and she brings her folks Cuban pastries when she visits. Not all 24 ladies were there but I think we all had a great lunch and visit. Mz PB & J advised she had sold three paintings. Eddy could not come as she was hanging a show. Go Girl.
Saturday, Prince and I got the yard work done for Mimi's 90Th B'day picnic on Sunday. I had not used a weed eater for twenty years and now I know why. I need a strap or just break down and invest in one of those push weeder so you do not have to try to hold it up, give it gas and balance it so you will not whack down what should remain standing.
Gil and his friend Scott headed to Alabama and now the cabin is empty again. Maggie does not know what has happen to her buddy, Waldo. Gil brought Scott back home late Saturday evening and he watched the end of the nascar race with us and Maggie would not leave him alone. He got up real early Sunday as he wanted to go to his Mom's and pick up Waldo. She had kept him last week so it would be easier for Gil to get everything ready for the move. We wish Gil and Waldo music "Sweet Home Alabama."
Saturday evening Prince and I just relaxed and drank wine on the porch surveying our yard work. The funnies thing happen and it is on me. I put the lasagna in the oven and set the timer for when I would need to remove the top(one hour) and we just sat and sipped until the timer went off.
Imagine my surprise to look in the oven and see a frozen entree.
The Kitty Justice is I forgot to turn on the oven.


Small City Scenes said...

Thanks for the visit---I do love that mountain.

You always have so many interesting things to tell about and you have fun too.

Weedeating is not so much fun. I have one of those DR Trimmers-it looks like a lawnmower but it weed eats. Much easier but yard work is never easy for me.

There is a Cheesecake Factory in Seattle 50 miles south of me---but not being a fan--I don't really care.

Frozen food--oven off--I like it. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks for visiting. I need to check into that DR Trimmer or else hire some of the people who have come across the border. Glad to make you laugh. Peace

Mary said...

Lady Di,

I am teaching Brandon how to work the weed eater. He did some of mine last year and this year will be doing more. It is time he learned these things. He will be 14 in May.

Loved your photos and wish Gil all the best. He looks fantastic in those scrubs. I'm glad everyone had a great time. I'm sure Molly will miss Waldo.

Frozen lasagna for dinner? That is funny. I've done such things as well. Seems those Senior Moments creep up on us, doesn't it? Hope it got done in time for y'all to eat.

Take care and have a great week, my friend.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Delightful photos! Seeing them has me wanting to escape from my house!

Lady Di Tn said...

Ah to have a young teenager to do weed eating. Lucky you. The frozen entree only made a happy time sipping wine longer and it was delicious when finally done. Maybe anything would have tasted good at that point. Peace

I was hoping you had gotten a motorized chair and you would could zip up and down the roads.
Take care. Peace