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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sister Time

Last week I paid a visit to my sister who lives in Apollo Beach, which is under two hours from us!  It was a great visit....lots of laughs and I'm so glad we are able to at least see each other during the winter since they live full time in Florida now.

In the afternoon, after she made grilled cheese and homemade tomato basil soup!, we sat for quite sometime looking up different yarns for her to make another scarf.  She used the same pattern as I did for for my 'scarf from H_LL'...ha...hers turned out great and she sent it off to her DIL!  Anyway, we had fun just sitting and chatting and laughing, of course!!  MaryAnn is a great knitting and crochets lots as well.  That's a technique I've never got the hang of.
On my last visit, I did show MaryAnn how to do Portuguese Knitting on my last visit, and she is now hooked!

Our dinner was at the Italian restaurant we ate at my last visit!  Fantastic!  We had the BEST crab cake appetizer dish!  So busy cutting into one of the crab cakes I forgot to take a picture!  HA

This restaurant is so unique.  You bring your own bottle of wine and glasses...if you don't bring your own glasses, there is a set up fee.  So funny to see everyone coming in with their glasses and bottle or two of wine!

But it's the food that's wonderful!!!   I had a lemon chicken dish that I had last time!  The servings are huge so I brought home my leftovers and put in the freezer for Bob and I this weekend.  The picture doesn't do the dish has artichokes and broccoli in a lemon sauce...yum!

And they put out a huge plate of veggies that are wonderful along with a platter of pasta!

After we got home, MaryAnn and I just sat in the living room talking about the 'old days'.  Bob said that's all we ever do and I guess he's right.  Butt it is always good to talk about some of the old days....some are sad but there are some great, funny times as well.

I wanted to take a picture of the two of us but I fell along side of my sister right into her shoulder that was just operated on!  Good sport she is, she kept laughing!

I also have to share two more pictures...of a bird none the less.  My sisters former neighbors are a wonderful couple.  They used to live next door to my sisters former home in Apollo Beach...actually, they are jut across the pond from where my sister lives now.  Anyway, we stopped by to say hi to Norma and Steve.  They are delightful folks and they have an African Gray bird!  So you know I'd be at their house to say hi to all three of them!  Oh, they also have an adorable dog too!  No pic of her!  But here's the bird...she is so cool...really make me miss Gracie! 

If you have a sister, do cherish her and if you don't, I hope you can share in our laughter!


  1. You always have a great time on your visits! And you always bring something new and fun for your sister to make- crochet is not something I can do either, but admire. We're alike in that I can never eat all the food at most restaurants. But two meals from one dinner out works for me.

  2. You are so lucky to have a sister, although I love my two brothers, I always wished for a sister as well. It's always so special to catch up with my brothers.

  3. Nice visit with your sis. I wasn't raised with my brothers, though I HAVE met them. The bond is not there for me. I often wonder if the sibs that you see reunited in news reports have the same experience as I did. Close in the beginning learning about each other's lives but then drifting apart. I always like reading about when you get together with your sister.
    xx, Carol

  4. I don't have any siblings; I'm always envious of those who do...lucky you to have a sister you love and enjoy so much!

  5. It is really a special gift to have a sister. I am blessed with a sister too. Isn’t time spent with your sister a wonderful thing? I swear I see a dog in the picture of the bird!


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