Sunday, May 03, 2009

Quiet Weekend

It's been rather quiet in my world. Not a whole lot going on. I've been doing a lot of reading when I have free time. I am about 200 pages from the end of Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyers. I really have enjoyed the whole series but this book isn't as exciting as the others. It's a bit predictable for me and I guess I am glad it is the last of the series because I really don't know where else it can go. A happily ever after, nonetheless.

Hunter is doing well. We've been taking him for a walk every evening after supper and he seems to really enjoy that a lot. Lot's to smell, lot's to hear. And he can use the exercise since he is pretty much asleep all day before we get home. I have to keep an eye on the ticks though since they are out in full force. I pulled three off of George last Sunday after he went for a walk out in the woods. So far, Hunter has escaped being bitten.

I am slow cooking some baby back ribs today. The house smells fantastic. We are going to finish them off on the grill in a bit. The meat should pretty much fall right off the bone. I also made some potato salad, which looks pretty darn good. George is outside mowing the lawn at the moment. He's been working a lot on the lawn and garden since he pretty much forgot about it all last summer. Things are starting to shape up though. As soon as I have something to photograph, I will post pics.

Friday night we met George's brother Ray and his wife Diane at Olive Garden and had a wonderful dinner. We have been promising them we would all get together and finally just set a date and did it. It was really nice, we had a good time and I am really enjoying having a 'sister'. Diane is also the only daughter in her family and she is the mother of 2 boys so she likes having some female companionship. I think we will be great friends as well. :-) She has a very rare form of Muscular Dystrophy so she is pretty much confined to a wheel chair but believe me, it doesn't stop her from doing anything she sets her mind to. She's got a wonderful sense of humor too...a bit sarcastic. Hmmm no wonder we get along so well.

Not a whole lot of news. The weather has been fairly good, a little rain here and there but no wash outs. Pretty nice spring for sure.

Work is ok. Just busy enough to keep me out of trouble. I am cutting back on the overtime for the summer because I really want to enjoy some of the daylight each day. It's bad enough I go to work and come home in the dark in the winter. Not gonna happen now that the weather is nice.

Hopefully you all are enjoying some of the sun. I think I'll go set out on the deck for a bit before I have to get busy in the kitchen again. Ciao for now!


Intense Guy said...

Hope you enjoyed those ribs! You succeeded in making my mouth water.

Oh, another Yankee woman with sarcastic sense of humor... wonderful...

:) I wouldn't want it any other way.

LadyStyx said...

mmmmmmmmmmm ribs!

Sounds like life is going wonderfully. Hi George! *HUGZ* to bot.

Karla said...

Now you done it! You made me hungry for ribs they were delishhhhhhh.

You? Sarcastic? gee..we must be kindred spirits from a past

AliceKay said...

You sound very content, Lainie...and that's a good thing. :) *hugs*

Tori_z said...

Sounds like things are going great for you. Glad to hear it. :)

Deanna said...

Oh my those ribs do sound good. Hope you enjoyed them.

I haven't read the Twilight Series yet. I gave the books to my grandson for Christmas - I think I might borrow them from him :)

MarmiteToasty said...

The ribs sound scrumious

A sense of humour can see a person almost through anything..


MarmiteToasty said...

ps.... when I was in New Hampshire a couple of summers back, we stayed in a beautiful old house in the woods in Dorchester...

I would dearly love to live on the east coast of america.. I fell in love with the place and the people.. you truely are blessed.


ChicagoLady said...

I can't blame you for cutting back the OT this summer. You actually HAVE something to come home to now, lol.

I'm so glad things are going well for you, George and Hunter.