Over the last few weeks, the three of us have been suffering from a wicked virus going around. First you just feel blah and maybe your appetite isn’t that great (me). Then your sinuses open up like a faucet (Sean and me). Then if you are really into it, you get secondary issues-Sean-annoying cough and me-tummy issues and another tongue ulcer (had one on October-checked my blog). Brian’s had a lesser cold/virus but he is stuffed up, coughing a little and feels crummy.
On Tuesday I took my first drive to my mom’s in about a month! I got my hair done first before I spent some time with mom. The snow is still around, but the grass is peeking out in a few select spots where the sun is hitting. The ice dams in the gutters are slowly melting off and draining. Some of my ‘forgotten’ (meaning I forgot to store them for the winter) garden decorations are ruined-they were crushed by the weight of the snow. I’m wondering if my forsythia will need a drastic trimming back as they are almost bent in half by the snow. The hedges along the front of the house are trying to spring back to life. I see a big yard clean up in my future.
So mom is doing pretty good. Wish she was a little heavier. We went to the Goodwill so I could drop off some things and we went in and hit ‘$2 Tuesday’. I have to be really selective, which isn’t hard when there is a lot of junk to loo through. I did find a Dorothy of Oz paperdoll set, a framed hardinger heart piece with beads (only $1), a cute recipe book with Christmas goodies (lots that I make) a little tweety bird type Easter ceramic popping out of it’s shell, and a candle holder that goes with a collection that I have. I think I spent about $11.
Mom took me out to Charlie Brown’s restaurant. I was having tummy issues at her house, but did eat okay at the restaurant. They have an excellent salad bar with everything you can imagine! Mom got sirloin and I got shrimp and lobster tempura. With my mouth, I needed soft food though the salad was rough to eat. The shrimp was cooked fine, but the lobster’s tempura was a bit undercooked. Since it’s a steakhouse, I want to try that sometime.
Today Sean and I went to a produce place, Trader Joe’s and Target for much needed food items-not much meat though. We basically needed a TJ fix. It was nice he used his day off to take me places. My van is getting it’s brakes checked out as they are grinding a bit. If it’s going to be a big job, my brother will do it. He knows the guy where we dropped it off.
So that’s what I’ve been up to. I need to be crafty again! So many things to think about lately-put me in a creative slump. Hope to get to the Philly Flower show either Saturday or Sunday, but I am going to lunch with some friends first, so they are more important to me. Mom and my brother went Wednesday, though she didn’t rave about it. For me, there is always the orchid show at Longwood Gardens in a few weeks. Much cheaper and closer-and free (well almost).