Memorial Day Doings

Memorial Day started early for us with breakfast with Ele, Jim and Little Michael.  We were out early because Jim had to start back to Washington mid day and we wanted to see him before he left.

We headed for Dunkin’ Donuts!  We like it there.  I like it because I can get iced coffee which is becoming a favorite of mine and their flatbread veggie sandwich.

Very tasty and satisfying at 7 points for the flatbread and I gave the coffee 4 points.  I don’t know what DD uses for their syrup and they add the cream so I pointed it a little higher than I do the iced coffee at Barnes & Noble.

NOTE:  The donut in the background is NOT mine!  It’s Ele’s.  We were in rather close quarters so I couldn’t get it out of the picture.  She laughed when I told her I’d have to write a disclaimer! 🙂

Jim, Little Michael and Ele

Little Michael and Ralph

Little Michael and Me! 

I Love this one…Little Michael and this time, Uncle Ralph is being silly!! 🙂

We said our farewells at DD because Jim would be leaving for D.C. and Little Michael would be picked up to go home and back to school.

I spent the day with Gail, Alice and Angie shopping and getting things ready for our upcoming adventure.

We’re all going to Clearwater for a few days.  Gail and Alice both have condos there and we always have such a great time there…swimming in the pool, going to Honeymoon Island State Park, resting, reading and eating!  We’re all trying to get back on track with Weight Watchers and we’ll be doing our best to keep each other in line.  I’ll get to go to my first WW meeting somewhere other than New Jersey.  That should be interesting.

After all of the shopping, I had to rush home to pack.  Gail’s Brother Ray is leaving this morning to drive down.  It will make life much easier if we don’t have to worry about luggage on the flight.  I’ll just have a carry on with my last-minute things that I need with me until we leave. 

I got packed very quickly because I basically had everything sorted out, I just needed to pack it and find one bag that I needed.  I had a fun experience of losing my balance and falling into the closet in my efforts to get the bag.  No photos unfortunately!! 😉  Gail was impressed that I was back so quickly with my bags.  I was pretty impressed myself.  I just packed, didn’t worry about pressing anything.  Gail has everything I need there for that and I can take care of it when I get there.  Besides…it’s so humid, the wrinkles will come out on their own!   Wonder if that will work for MY wrinkles? 😉

I was very hungry when I got home.  I heated up the leftover grilled eggplant and used up the salad left from Sunday.

It was SO Delicious and so filling that the only snack I had later was a banana.  I’m starting to get into them.  We’ll see how it works out!

Sunday at Ele’s I took some beautiful shots of the flowers in her garden.  I forgot to post them so I’ll share them now.

The garden itself has an interesting story.  It is an old swimming pool.  Our Dad built it years ago out of bricks and cement.  We would fill it every year.  Each week we’d have to drain it and scrub it out. We had the best time and so many funny photos.  If I can find some, I’ll post them.  When Ele and I got older we didn’t use it anymore and it was filled in with soil.  Thus it became the Garden it is today.

It’s actually much prettier than it looks in this photo.  I just love the fact that it’s still there, just morphed into something new! 🙂

Lots to do today.

Happy Tuesday!

7 responses to “Memorial Day Doings

  1. We did have a wonderful time in the “ceeement pond”. Loads of memories. I’ve got those pictures and, quite frankly, I’m not so sure you want to post any of them! EEEWWWW talk about scary! Thanks for a great weekend.

  2. valerie andruss

    What a hoot! The garden is indeed lovely. Enjoy Clearwater!!

  3. Ah purple iris 🙂

  4. I remember swimming in that “cement pond” when I was little. It was fun…
    My very first built in pool I swam in … well, I don’t think I swam…. I didn’t know how… ha ha… but I played in the pool… 🙂 lots 0 fun..

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