I went to see my sister, Candy, and her family last week. I baked a spiral ham and made a yummy sauce called Jezebel to go with it. We went to cook dinner at her son's home on Friday. Two and a half hours we had cooked up a delicious meal of macaroni and cheese, baked sweet potatoes, English peas, fresh broccoli, yeast rolls, fruit cups and strawberry short cake. The kids were so happy to come home from their teaching jobs to a good meal. Luckily, baseball practice was cancelled due to weather.
My great neice and nephew sang their hearts out and danced to a christian video. I really enjoyed seeing them recall the songs from last year's VBS. I took belated birthday gift to Gracie and a upcoming birthday gift to Patrick, since I won't make it back for his birthday in April.
I am hoping this will be a way to bring her family closer together. Candy was exhausted from all of the cooking and running around we did. She hadn't slept much last week, so I am sure she is still sleeping. It is sad to see how much she struggles with her bi-polar. Hard to see her like this.
It was an OK visit. Not the best but not the worst visit either. She doesn't drive anymore since her wreck last summer. I try to take her to all of her favorite places while I'm there. Sometimes it is too much for her. I am afraid that she will wind up in a nursing home. Right now she can't keep her home up. She had the flu about two months ago and has not gotten back to normal yet.
On a brighter note, I stopped to see our youngest son, Hunter. We had a nice visit. We went to a local plant place and I bought more plants, This should just about finish my Spring planting for now. I found red Crepe Myrtles, a Bradford pear tree, and two beautiful hanging planters. This place was surely my green heaven. One green house had nothing but these giant ferns in it. I was a bit overwhelmed with all of the gorgeous and healthy plants. Just awesome.
Well that's about all I know. New day, new week, and time to get to work on my house work. The weather has been so cold and windy. I'll be glad when it warms up a bit.