Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm back...didja miss me?

I missed you!. While I was missing you all, this is where I was hanging out. A view down to the dock on Lake Norman, NC. The lone hiker is BIL Bob after the boat trip of that morning. I have a bunch of pics to show but of course Blogger is verrrry slow today and I have much to do. Maybe tomorrow I can show you some of the birthday loot I managed to scam for myself in Mooresville at a cute little quilt shop I have found a couple of years before and managed to locate again. I had my fist full of money and left smiling ladies behind after making a mound of fabric on the counter and some of this and a little of that. Very fun day out with my husband. We went on to lunch near Spencer at Hendricks BBQ for the pulled pork where Roger took one look at my face taking a first bite and said the whole trip was worth that smile. We last ate at Hendricks 8 years ago and were leery that it could possibly be as good as we remembered it. It was!

All in all the house was very nice and very big. It was too cold in the downstairs for the rest of the Florida cousins and the North Carolinians, so we had the whole downstairs to ourselves. Believe me when I tell you it was a very, very, good thing. Oh how we suffered through the large screen TV, leather couches, pool table, air hockey table/game room. Sometimes you just gotta bite the bullet and suffer(not). Our king sized bedroom was comfortable but since it was downstairs there were no windows and it got a little cave-like at night. No big complaints though. Believe me, there was enough complaining going on upstairs for an army. Some people are just never happy. I just kept busy and did a lot of reading and such. We picked up Aunt Mattie and Uncle Don(the 90-year-olds) from their place several miles away and did a lot of dinners and one really great lunch. The best part was meeting little Miss Tatum at 2 1/2, who I had yet to meet. The most adorable child you can imagine. Sweet and well behaved. Only one small incident and I've seen much worse. She was over-tired and bored and, frankly, if I could have gotten away with it I would have pitched a fit myself.

Here she is in all her sweetness.
Well, I have a ton of stuff to do and I plan to bore you with pictures of fabric tomorrow. Hope you come back and find me again. I clicked around and see that not an awful lot has happened while I was gone. I'm enjoying seeing the new art being made and catching up with every one's stuff. I'll be back with my stuff tomorrow. Missed you guys!


Rhonda said...

I love the pictures. It looks like you had a great time.

Terry said...

I did! I did miss you! I'm glad you are back and glad you had a good vacation. That little one is a sweet face. Sounds like a lovely multi generation hoodah!

Cindra said...

You were gone a long time. sounds like all was great.
Have you ever been to Mary Jo's? My favorite fabric place in the whole wide world. Almost everything 40% off. What was I thinking not telling you about it.
I need more info about the barbecue place so I can go next time I am down there.

Rian said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a fab trip, can't wait to see the pictures of fabric and even more travel photos.

Janet said...

Yes, I did miss you! But I was sick most of the time you were gone. It sounds as if you had a good time (in spite of other's complaining!) and the pictures look so peaceful and relaxing.

Needleroozer said...

I missed you too! Welcome home. I am a bit jealous of your birthday loot- looks like some pretty stuff.
Good to have you back in the blog-o-sphere.

Gerrie said...

Yeah, my girlfriend's back and there's gonna be trouble! Hee!