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...