Monday, September 07, 2009

Who could ask for anything more?

Friday, as I mentioned before, we spent time with my sister and her descendents. I was so thankful for that little get-together! Then Saturday my sister called and wondered if they could take me up on the offer I’d made: A hot-dog roast in the pasture and tractor and horseback rides for the children.

That was really great, because this time my daughter and her family could join us. This whole gathering was a truly rare event that might not happen again, since we’re all so scattered across the country.

Yesterday Cliff and I decided that since motorcycle season will soon draw to a close, we’d better get a ride in; we went to Versailles , visited and Cliff's Aunt Gertrude and her ailing son, and had a wonderful meal there. This aunt always insists on having at least a dozen different dishes on the table for a meal; by the time she’s done, you can barely see the table-top! And unlike the way I do things, each food item must be in a proper bowl: none of this business of just setting the pan on the table, as I’m prone to do. So cleanup means lots of dishes to wash, what with the pans the food was cooked in and the dishes all twelve items were served in. I washed, she dried.

On this, the final day of the holiday weekend, we’re having my daughter’s family over and the son-in-law will barbecue. If today follows the trend of the last few days, it may well turn into the best Labor Day weekend ever.

I’m doing this entry with Windows Live Writer; we’ll see how it works for me.

10 comments:

Kathy said...

You are having a wonderful weekend and it's just the kind of weekend many of us enjoy to unofficially close the summer season. In my head though, I'm thinking 'a few more weeks and it'll be Indian Summer'!

I chuckled at your putting the pans on the table ... because my sister puts the items in storage containers and serves from them. Then they just get popped into the fridge or freezer.

Hollie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! have a wonderful Labor Day!

madcobug said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend and more to come. Enjoy today. Helen

m.v. said...

nice day for BBQ. it rained on and off all day yesterday in St.L but at least we have good weather for the ride home

Buttercup said...

Just found your blog and really enjoyed reading. Have a great time today.

CountryDew said...

Sounds wonderful! Spending time with family is a treasure.

Midlife Mom said...

We've had one of the best Labor Day weekends in years! Today was cooler, in the 70's but perfect as it was hay and shavings day. Had a great time at the lake on Saturday with family and friends, just perfect!

That picture of Cliff and the kids is wonderful! Send it into Farm and Ranch or Country, I bet they would publish it!

Astaryth said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Hope you find Live Writer as convenient as I do. I know it makes my life easier. One nice thing is being able to work on an entry and save it as a draft locally to work on later if I need to.

Diane said...

I am so happy you had a great time with family & friends...super!
I too down loaded Live Writer...it is sweet. Everyone should check it out if they can.
Have a tremendous Tuesday!
Blessings

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You did have a wonderful weekend!