Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend Recap

For a good many of us on the east coast the weekend was consumed by
concern for the impact Hurricane Irene may have held.
Luckily, I am somewhat inland from the coast, but we still get bombarded with the tropical storm weather
when a hurricane comes in on the GA or NE FL coast from the Atlantic or comes in on the FL coast from the Gulf.  

Today I am linking up with Follow Us Monday Morning blog hop 
from  Being Frugal and Making it Work and Frugality Is Free. Check out their blogs and link up with the hop every Monday!  Also check out all the other Monday hops listed in my left side bar.
Question of the Week:  Were you and your family affected by Hurricane Irene in any way?
This time we did not get any rain from the Hurricane, but my daughter who lives NW of Boston, did have some brief power outages and a good bit of rain and wind from it.

Since I am off most Fridays and the hubby is home for his first full day off, our weekend starts on Friday.  We got up at 5 a.m., (yeah, I know) to see Ashley and Stephen off to KY. While up this early I spied this gorgeous scene to the East of us.
The sun rising and the moon still brilliantly visible.  
Not long after I took this the sun was up enough that you could no longer see the moon.
This past Friday was our wedding anniversary, and you can so tell that we have been married a while.  Instead of doing anything really special, we spent the morning going to the Doctor's office so he could get some lab work drawn and then on to breakfast at IHOP, and a trip to WalMart. We came home and spent some time in the pool with the grandbaby girls, the daughters of my son Michael.

Later that evening we went out to eat at a semi-local steak house, 

photo credit can be found on their Facebook page.
The food and service was excellent as always and the sunset looked just about like this when we got there.
Saturday I did not have anything on my plate, so I just lazed around, got in the pool for about an hour and a half and as you can tell from the picture above, I have fair skin and will burn, but luckily I have learned to use 
sunscreen. I look most of the time like I've been in the sun, but am not burnt.  If all my freckles would just connect I'd have a heck of a tan though!
The hubby, however, had a big day ahead of him.  He decided to buy a tractor.  Yes, a bonafide tractor.
Why you ask? 

(Michael (left) & William (right) at William's wedding a week ago.)
Because as my son and his friend, above,
speculate, 'it must be some kind of redneck one upmanship.'  
Yep, that's a mouthful, and he just laughs about it. The 'official' reason for the tractor is so that he can use it at the farm
which he currently only mows a small part of with this
and to use on the hunting club.  But know this, all of his hunting club buddies have tractors, and have had for several years, just sayin'.  Here he is with his tractor.

Finally after an all day ordeal of going to get said tractor he did come home and fix us a wonderful meal of venison cube steak, limas and mashed potatoes.  Well, really it was a collaborative effort, we all three worked on different aspects of dinner, Kenneth, Michael and myself.
Sunday was once again spent lazing around, getting in the pool with the grandbaby girls and Michael for another hour and a half, and of course, True Blood at 9pm. 
Meanwhile, prior to TB, we had brenner for dinner.  A new word/slang to me, Michael my trained chef,  explained that it is breakfast for dinner.
Homemade (from scratch) blueberry pancakes (with blueberries grown on said farm), bacon and fried eggs.  Yum!  I haven't had that in ages, for any meal.
So enough about my weekend.  Hope yours was spectacular and Hurricane Irene free.  If not, at least safe and sound from Irene!
Have a great week~


kenmei said...

I’m following you from Monday Monkey GFC Blog Hop
I am a part of the blog hop.
I’m following your site via Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Twitter,
Networked Blogs, etc. if applicable!
I hope you had a great weekend!
-Sonia G.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am from Jamaica so I know what storms or hurricanes are like. I was so relieved that my relatives in the affected states are safe and did not suffer any serious damage to their homes etc. Lovely pictures. I live on a farm in Jamaica. I learnt about your Blog from the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop. I am a new Follower!

Tiffany Booth said...

Hi - Love your site! New follower from the Monday Monkey Blog Hop. Following you on GFC and Networked Blogs. Please stop by and follow me back at

I look forward to reading more of your posts :)

justfindit4u said...

New follower from the Moody hop, come by and say hi!

Toni Keltner said...

Great pics!!!!

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Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment about my cupcakes! following you back!

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