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Friday, July 8, 2011

It's almost to an end

For our birthdays this year (Floyd's was on Wednesday and mine is coming up on Monday) we gave ourselves a couple of days away. It was the first time since 1994 when we went to my sister's wedding in California to be away without a child with us.  Some of you will remember in 2006 when we went to Vancouver, but since I was pregnant with Charlotte, I still had a child with me. ;)

We went to the Sunset Ridge Bed and Breakfast, which I highly recommend. Floyd's dad gave us a generous gift of his time to come watch kids and of his wealth to help us with the extravagant birthday meal we had on Floyd's birthday.  The owners prepared a 5 course meal for us which was over the top in quality, service and taste. It was fantastic. It was so good, I didn't take any pictures :(

The rooms are lovely and the location serene. This was our beautiful bedroom. Purple themed.

We went to Granbury yesterday, when it was 111 degrees out and saw Red White and Tuna at the Granbury Opera House. It was very funny. There were 5 other people in the audience other than Floyd and I, but the guys did a great job and we enjoyed the crud out of it.  Very good time.
 Yup, that says 111 degrees!

We played many games of Blokus, Bananagrams and I finished the Kay Scarpetta novel I was reading and started one on the recommendation of my sister-in-law. She is reading what her daughters are reading, so I got the first book called The Hunger Games.  I read until 1:45 in the morning and finished it.  Floyd purchased my very own Kindle for me and Kathryn bought me a book light to go with it, so I was happy and content clicking pages along for many hours. I highly recommend the book.
Here I am enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning on the patio outside our room.  7:00 a.m. each morning Floyd would go bring me a cup and I'd sit there and enjoy it while waiting for our breakfast to be served. You can see the edge of our breakfast table in this picture.
What we were enjoying while dining in the mornings.


Breakfast each morning was out on the patio overlooking a stunning view and with the sun behind the house and not on us, the breeze blowing and the scrumptious food, we were very happy. Due to the no sugar, no flour, type rules of my nutrition plan I was not able to partake of the cranberry orange homemade scones with Devonshire cream, but Floyd gave me one tiny bite and it was fantastic. Light, flaky and wonderful.  Just one little bite.

Here's Floyd reading a chapter in The Hunger Games while I was getting dressed for the day. It was lovely outside the bedroom on our patio. Floyd has his own Kindle and he has really been making an effort to improve his reading skills. It doesn't come easy to him because of the way his brain processes words and text, but he makes a much better effort to read, than I do to improve my math skills.  I'm proud of him.





View from our patio









We enjoyed walking around the square and having lunch in Granbury, even if it was a wee bit like baking on a hot pizza stone. Wow, it was sizzling.  Floyd very nicely allowed me to go antique storing, which I haven't done in a long time.  I'm much quicker than I used to be and I didn't buy a thing, but enjoyed looking around.
 

We enjoyed the play, although the seating was a little crowded.
Wow, it's crowded!


In front of the Opera House, which is being closed on August 13th.


So, we didn't take any pictures on the way back either. We stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel, we had a nice drive to home and we had a little chat with Floyd, Sr.  He took off back to the peace and quiet of his home and we are left with a new fence and gate installed in the backyard and an empty house.

Only way to finish up the end of a No Kids couple of days was a quiet nap, followed by some blogging and then grocery list making. We have to get some food in this house!

All in all, it was a very relaxing weekend ... big huge jetted tubs, large beautiful beds with the softest sheets I've ever felt, good food and a chance to spend some time as Floyd and Jane instead of Daddy and Momma. Floyd's on his way to pick up the little girls right now, Kathryn is in Indiana and Michael is at work.  I guess life will resume at its usual pace here shortly.

It was a wonderful birthday retreat!  I hope we don't wait another 17 years to do it again.

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