Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday's Arrival

Today is Saturday, March 9, 2013.  The weather here is much warmer than in Lake City, not hot but warmer for sure.

We arrived yesterday afternoon after an uneventful drive, which is a good thing.  We stopped just before arriving at mom and dad's house to get a little something to eat, neither one of us took the time to eat anything before we left and we were starving.  Coffee is a great thing, however it just doesn't fill you up.

Dad seems to be gaining weight and in much better spirits, while mom seems to be really cranky.  Is it taking care of dad's and her other son's needs that has made her so cranky? Or not being able to be with other females to talk to and share with?  We spent the remainder of the afternoon just talking to mom and dad, waiting on another family member to come over after work.  It was her birthday last Tuesday and they wanted to take her out to dinner.

She arrived about 5:30 and dad decided that we were going to eat at "Applebee's".  Okay I am going to confess right now that I have never been to an "Applebee's" and I won't be going to another one.  The noise level was off the chart and it was the music that was loud. The music was good and could have been better if not so loud. People were yelling at each other across the table to "talk" to one another.  The poor waiter had to many tables, He brought out our drinks, then the appitizers without silverware or side plates. When the main course arrived they had food expiditors and boy howdy did they mess of that order.  The birthday girl and George's brother where given nothing.  When we were able to track down the waiter, he wanted to know if they had ordered anything. Are you kidding me? Tell me that he just didn't ask that. So now here he comes again with food. YES! Now everyone has food, however it is not what they ordered. George's brother had ordered a steak while the birthday girl had ordered the grilled chicken with shrimp.  He got some kind of chicken while she got a pasta dish.  They finally got what they had ordered, while everyone else was almost finished eating. I truly felt sorry for the server, he was totally lost and yet the management staff couldn't see it.

After we finished dinner we all met back at the house and talked for a few hours.  It was getting late and we all needed to get to bed so after all of the good byes we finally made our way to the RV to sit for a little while by ourselves.  I could really make it a habit to spend all of my days with my husband.

~Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today!~ Brightest Blessing


  1. Glad you were able to spend time with your family. I am in total agreement with the Applebee's. It is one of the worse places for good food and the service in any of them is terrible. We don't eat there EVER! To many other nicer places.
    Have a very nice Sunday

  2. Ah, I am sorry your experience with Applebee's wasn't so good. We have one here in Brooklyn that I absolutely love. The food is fantastic and the service is great. And no loud music either.

  3. I am not a Applebees fan at all. I have too many of those experiences with them just as you have. I was so fatigued all weekend, I slept pretty much the weekend away. I guess I needed it, the down time from all the dogs, house, mom and the world maybe. My hubby has been so sweet even made dinner last night as I felt so drained. You and George enjoy time sweetie as you know life is so precious. Love ya !!


It was nice of you to take time out of your busy day to stop by. Blessings to you and your family! (((HUGS)))