Saturday, September 28, 2013

Meeting another blogger friend before A Very Stormy Weekend

Wednesday evening we had  the pleasure of meeting  another blogger friend of mine Susan from Texas

We enjoyed a nice supper at Famous Dave's in Tualatin, not far from where Susan is visiting her mother and other family members. Her husband, Bob, is home in Texas, working and caring for their kitties.

Friday we had a game night with Grandson Jesse, his wife Alyssa and son Bronson. He is a smoocher. 

Joe had just given him a "snuggle" and that look says "GG Pa, you need to shave"

Bronson had fun playing in his "toy" drawer. GG's toys are more fun then the toys he brought with him.
The strainer and this cup were his two favorite "toys" he found in the drawer.


 The forecast for Portland is  LOT of rain and very windy! They are right on both! Normally we would have had the RV covered by now, but we plan on doing one more "get away" weekend next month. 
I'm really glad we "battened down the hatches" last week. The tulip and daffodil bulbs are all snuggled in their beds too, waiting for Spring to wake them up.

I thought this would be a great day to put  some Great Northern Beans in the Crockpot along with a small smoked ham hock for a little flavor. Joe and his mom like them served over a piece of buttered bread.  My mom cooked that type of beans with a little celery, onion, a chopped up carrot and seasoning and I just had them in a bowl, but I also like to make corn bread and have a piece of that with them. How about you?  If you like little white Great Northern Beans, how do you like to eat them.

 It's Joe's day off and when it's stormy like this, and all his work is done, he likes to sit back and watch an old movie. Right now he's watching TROUBLE ALONG THE WAY, It is a black and white 1953 comedy drama with John Wayne, Donna Reed and Charles Coburn. It's about  a divorced coach and his little girl who build a football team to pull a priests' college out of debt. 
Viola, Joe's mom, is warm and cozy in her room, putting a puzzle together. She reads six inspirational soft romance books a month.(They come in the mail, six at a time)  She told us to make them last the whole month, she reads two books, puts a puzzle together (which usually takes 2-3 days) then reads two more books, another puzzle, then the last two. In between she enjoys watching her favorite TV shows, which include, Lets Make A Deal, The Price is Right, and Wheel of Fortune, along with movies on the Hallmark Channel, and TV church on the Sundays Joe is working. Oh, and did I say she will be 99 on December  6th?  
And what do I do on a stormy weekend? Well when I'm not doing laundry, fixing meals, general cleaning etc. I enjoy crocheting, knitting, reading from my NOOK and ...this .

working on my blog. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and if you're in the Pacific Northwest, and out and about, stay dry and forget about the umbrella...it will be inside out as soon as you try to put it up.