Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day from South Carolina!

This has been a great Memorial Day so far. I'm back at Jo's after a lovely get together at my sister in law's, Julie. She is a genius decorator and has a beautiful garden. We sat out on the patio for a while and I loved listening to the fountains and feeling the breeze. She has been working in her garden and it is so pretty. We had a yummy luncheon. I will include the menu, as I enjoy seeing what others have for their fare. We had fried chicken, Swedish meatballs, tortilla chips, spinach/artichoke dip, bean dip, delicious cookies, special candies, chocolate pie and to top it off, hot Chai tea. It was so good. It was such party food because their daughter had helped cater the day before and we had the leftovers. Yummy and not too much work.

After the meal we sat on the sun porch and had our tea. We looked at magazines and talked. Her cats were purring and it was so peaceful. The men went into the family room to watch a movie. I enjoy talking with her and it was a super relaxing time. Latte and Padme are asleep. Latte is an Akita. Padme is a beagle mix. She has lots of allergies and is on steroids. She like me--Plus size. But I can get up on the bed at night and poor Padme....well, I have to lift her up on the bed and she seems to weigh more than my granddaughter. They are sweet dogs and the cat, Moo Moo, is a Manx (I think that's the name, you know, no-tail) Jo has had him for years and he doesn't do much more than sleep and poop. I love cats and I guess most of them don't do much more than that.

The privacy fence has made this whole experience so much better than it could have been. Taking those dogs on the leash and walking 'round until they get the urge just isn't my idea of a fun time. I love, reading, writing, watching tv, shopping, even if it's only window shopping at times, looking at decorating books, trying new restaurants and coffee shops. Well, this is turning into a novella. I hope you are having a special day too. Cheers!


Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Nanatrish, you've been spoiled by all this good food, good company, and good gardens! Terrific..we all deserve some pampering now and then. I also enjoy doing all the things you mention.

The menu sounds yummy; delicious party food......

And fountains! The best of all....

You've had a wonderful weekend, by the sounds of it.

A Woman Who is: said...

Hello Nanatrish,
Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. Sounds like my kind of day you had!

Barbara said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day in every way.

I have an award for you on my blog and hope to post it tonight.