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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.

Wednesday, October 17

Everything is Bigger in Texas

We just returned home from visiting my son and his wife and new baby in Texas. We left at 11 am and rolled into our driveway at 5am the following morning. It is a very long drive from Georgia to Texas, and we did it with just stops for gas and snacks. My van now has 140,000 miles on it, most of them from Georgia to Louisiana, and now on to Texas.

I got a lot of pictures of the new baby, some of my son, my grandson Andrew and pictures of Marisol and her Mom and Dad who are visiting here from the Philippines. We had a wonderful visit and we did a lot of eating. I cooked traditional American meals, and Marisol's Mom cooked dishes that she learned from her Mother in the Philippines. I asked the kids what they wanted me to make, and their first request was chocolate chip cookies. Second request was an apple crisp, next peanut butter cookies and then a rhubarb crisp. I think someone was starved for dessert.

We took the whole family out on Sunday for Sushi at a very nice restaurant that we all love. I cooked one dinner on Thursday night, Scott's favorite, meat loaf. That is what he always asks for, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and green beans made with bacon and onions. Of course there was also rice.......steamed rice is always in the pot at my son's house.

Anyway to make a long story short, we did a lot of eating, and I am pretty sure I gained a few extra pounds while I was there. Pounds that I had recently dieted away....so I was not so happy to gain them back, but then after all it is Texas, and everything is bigger there, including the people. Yeh right, we are so very tiny here in Georgia, haha.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Why is it that food is love everywhere except the Dr.s office? There, it's just lard.

Avus said...

Oh boy! "chocolate chip cookies. an apple crisp, next peanut butter cookies and then a rhubarb crisp"

you can come-along-o-my-house anytime, Nea!

Nea said...

Hi Cindy, isn't that the truth. In my family, as soon as you arrive, they cook you something to eat. It is our family gesture of love and nurturing. What is strange.......I am the only one that it seems to put the weight on, the rest of my family were always stick thin. Not FAIR......

The Dr. told me to loose weight, he just didn't tell me exactly how I was to do that. I am not obese, not by Georgia standards, but I have a few "extra pounds" I could lose. sigh.....

Nea said...

Hi Avus, haha, yeh, I like them also.......a little to much. I would skip dinner and go right to dessert. My motto is:

Life is uncertain, EAT DESSERT FIRST....

Elween said...

you family is like a united nation! so many members from different countries and different color. and this is such a wonderful thing! LOL :)

Nea said...

Hi elween, you are right, we are a small family nation of cultures. It is the best of all worlds, and the food isn't half bad either.......

Akelamalu said...

This reminds me so much of my own family's love of food. The first thing anyone in our family did when you went to visit was offer you food.

Nea said...

Hi Akela, that is the way it always was with my Mom, we would walk through the door and she would say, is anyone hungry. Of course we always were, we were counting on her offering us food.......it always amazed me when I would go to my husband's parents house, and we would be there for hours and no one even offered us a drink.......just wasn't heard of in my family. Food was LOVE.