We got up Saturday morning and the ladies had their strange breakfast, while I had warmed up coffee. They showered and packed up to leave for my Mom's. After they departed, I shaved and showered, tidied up a bit and left for Mom's, too.
I got there around 11:30 AM. Jeremy and his family showed up just after that. Luanne and Sadie made lunch while we visited. Then it was time to eat. With the careful use of a card table and folding chairs, there was room for all of us (I volunteered to sit at the bar, so I wouldn't have to scrunch up my knees) Dinner was salad with a variety of fixing, garlic bread and then pasta, either meatless or with hot Italian sausage. Very tasty! Dessert was any of the variety of cookies Jeremy had baked and brought.
We then exchanged presents. Riese seemed to like her science experiment thing, but sadly she couldn't use it yet (it projects 3-D images in a dark room of stars, meteors, etc.) Joe really liked the robot dog (it really was fascinating, by the way). Jill seemed to like the picture of me and the box of candy. Jeremy's gift is still lost in the US mail.
I got a great book about Lake Orion from my Mom. And, Jeremy's gang got me two dish towels, a set of measuring cups with both US and metric on them, a great recipe book for the crock pot (I'll try one this weekend, I'm sure) and a double CD of Johnny Cash songs (I'm listening to it as I write this). Joe gave me a beautiful houseplant (a Dieffenbachia) that I hope I don't kill, lol!
Luanne, Sadie, Joe and Jill started playing cards, Jeremy was visiting with Mom, so I did the dishes (although Sadie and Lu asked me not to, they'd do them later). It was about 3:00 PM and I was starting to fall asleep, so I bid everyone farewell and headed for home.
Whoa! Dozed off twice in the car on the way home!!! Not good!! I think all the work of the last three weeks is catching up with me. When I got home, I filled in the Blog for Friday and then took a nap. Got back up around 7:00 PM, emailed a bit, then laid back down to watch TV and fell asleep again! Woke up around 2:00 AM and realized I never ate dinner, so made a toasted cheese sandwich and started to watch some taped boxing. You guessed it! Slept until almost 11:00 AM Sunday morning (and I never do that!)