I drove the 4 plus hours to, my sister’s home today in some of the worst traffic that I have seen in a while. In fact, I saw 4 or 5 accidents along the way and nearly ended up being a statistic myself. I was so grateful when I finally arrived and could get out of the car and just breathe a little.
Unfortunately, today was a busy day. Groceries needed to be purchased, and I wanted to go and get the special dog food for Anneliese that I plan to use during her pregnancy. (Yes, I do think she is pregnant, but I won’t say for sure, because I’m terrified of jinxing it!)
I arrived back at my sister’s in time to change and head over to my mother’s house. For her 81st birthday I had gotten her a bottle of her favorite perfume. Oleander Perfume, from Bermuda, made by Lily. I was really pleased to have gotten her this.
The funny thing was that she had gotten me a small gift to keep with me always as a token of her love and affection. What did she get? Yes, a silver Oleander Blossom on a chain from Bermuda!
Coincidence? I think not.
The Oleander perfume and flowers are just something both Mom and I loved and shared over the years. Something that is just us.
Tonight we took Mom and Mel’s mother in-law out for dinner. I have known Nan since I was 8 years old, (so nearly all of my life) and it was great to have dinner with them. We went to “The Rustic Oak” and had a delightful meal.
I had soft shell crabs. I had never had them before and they were fabulous!!!
They were so very good! Everyone tried mine, except Mom who is allergic.
Mel had Scrod and said it was very good.
For dessert they brought Mom a dessert of her choice with a candle and sang to her.
And Nan also had dessert. I think it was Key Lime Pie!
So dinner is done, and the ladies are back home, and now Mel and I get ready for Saturday’s Family Reunion!