Friday, September 7, 2012

At First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified

I survived, I survived.  Hey, Hey

The MIL is gone and I am hoping life will get back to normal.  What ever that may be. 

Next week I will be painting my sewing studio.  I will have to get really serious about all of my sewing projects then.  No more excuses.

I want to share a few photos of  "The Visit" with you.

Big's Mom loves to pull weeds, so I let her have at it.  She even made Big get dirty!


Yeah, that is how I roll.  I make my company pull weeds!  Wanna come visit?

Can you believe Big came out of this little woman?  Big's Mom weighs all of 83 pounds.  Big is not overweight, but you would never guess they are Mother and Child.  (For some reason I was into taking photos of peoples back sides that day!)

We decided to take the MIL to D.C. for a day.  We warned her it would require a lot of walking.  We saw the Lincoln Memorial and the White House.   That was it.

There is something special about being close to the White House.  It doesn't matter what your political beliefs are.  There is a sense of .... pride, I think would be the right word.

It was hotter than Hades that day.  I think it registered 101 F.  I am not sure what Celsius it would be, but trust me, it was HOT.  Even this little fellow tried to do what he could to cool off.

Ok, I just have to say it, "Run, Forest, Run."  Don't you think of that movie when you see this photo?  If you don't know what I am talking about, go out and rent the movie, Forest Gump.  You will love it.


My father fought in the Vietnam War and this memorial always gets to me when I see it. 

 Those are the highlights of the visit.  We did some canning and a lot of visiting.  I kept making up reasons for Big to go to the store with her Mom, so I could have a few minutes of peace and quiet.  Big was a good sport about it all.

I will be sharing photos of our extremely long trip to take the MIL home.  I think I am still recuperating from the 1600 mile, 24 hour (on the road) and two day ordeal.  I have come to realize, I am no longer as young as I think I am.

Hope all is well with everyone.  I missed you all and am off to catch up with you!

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P. said...

Sounds like a great visit! Personally, I like to pull weeds, as long as there are no slimy or scary critters hiding in them. Big's t-shirt made me I sit here getting ready to list a bunch of Harley shirts on eBay.

AMW said...

Congrats on getting through it!

quiltfool said...

Looks like you made it. Oops I just channeled another song. Enjoy your rest and then your painting

Cherie said...

Sounds like you had a fun time! Such a great set of pictures, it's always nice to go sightseeing around your area =D

Shay said...

When I think of Washington I always think of the White House. It's on my list of things to see one day.

Ugh I hate pulling weeds. Worst. Job.Ever.

AnnieO said...

No accounting for genetics! I grew my son big (6'4") but both my girls are average (5'5") and I am 5'9". I don't believe I've weighed 83 lbs since I was about 11 years old, however :)

DC is a big place and the monuments are waaayyyy spread out. I think the two you saw in one day were more than enough!

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