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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sister Visit

My sister Susie and hubbie Walt visited Saturday.  Naturally, I never thought to take pictures.  Well, it's always so busy and good when they visit, I forget.

They loved the new look of the house.  I asked Susie for her opinion about what color to paint the garage and front doors (the siding is gray/green and the shutters darker green.  I was thinking the doors should match the shutters.  Susie has great color sense.  Florist experience, and she has a Martha Stewart tendency (a good thing - you should see her house).  She said leave them white, so I will.  The more I picture the green vs white doors, the more I like the white.

I cooked a chicken and extra parts in the slow smoker.  It turned out great (for once - I get lucky sometimes).  Susie brought a potato salad that was oddly familiar.  I make mine spicy and vinegary.  Susie said it was Mom's old recipe.  The dressing is mayo with powdered mustard and a bit of catalina dressing.  Ahh, a touch of flavor and memory from my youth!  I will sure make it that way next time...

I love Susie and Walt. Even if they weren't related, I would love to have them as next door neighbors.  I mean, if they were strangers and moved next door, we would be friends.  And I bet ours cats would get used to each other too.

[Marley - No we WOULDNT!]  Quiet Marley!  Yes you would.  Because the fence would be down between our yards and you would get used to each other.  Lucy is NOT evil!

Anyway. it was a great family visit, and Dad and I are going to visit Susie at Thanksgiving.  Dad doesn't know that yet.  There is no point in telling him until a a day before.  Eldercare sometimes means just announcing things suddenly.  LOL!

[Ayla:  Well, we all hid unner the bed fer a reason]  Yeah, you are are all CHICKENS.   Susie and Walt are "cat people".  You should have come out and got scritchies.  THEY know how to do them too, you know.

[Yeah but...]   Treat time!  All come out to the kitchen...  [YAY!]

Whew!  But the visit was great and it was so nice to see family again...

 








6 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

IT is always wonderful when our family comes to visit! I love it when mine get here. I have two sons within 15 miles and I see them pretty often but the one in NC..visits are more sparse. So glad you had that family time.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Family is awesome! Time to annoy the people next to you so they move and your sister can move in? lol
Marley, you can get between Iza and Ayla, you can get used to another kitty relative!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Funny how a taste can transport you like that. When we went to my sisters for Christmas she made my moms spanish rice recipe. "Bang" right back to my childhood! Secret ingredient: bacon grease, which I don't have.

Shaggy and Scout said...

To clarify: the onions & green peppers are sauteed in liberal amounts of bacon grease then the rice & sauce added to it.
Darn! Now I'm craving it....

Mariodacatsmom said...

So happy your extended family came to visit, and it will be good for you and your dad to visit there too. You are right not to share that news today because time means nothing to your dad at this point. If you told him he'd either get nervous about it or be asking you 20 times a day when you were leaving.

Ramblingon said...

Oh regarding the cactus...regrettably it has to come IN to the house. That's when the trouble starts with that horrific odor. :-( I am leery about leaving it out on the 40's as it never has been that chilled before. But oh that SMELL!