Did you miss me, my sweet blogging friends? It's been awhile since my last post... This may be a long one, I'm warning you!
Happy Easter- Lee
My mom and sister Christine, along with her two kids Joe and Matthew, came up last week for a visit! What a balm to my soul! It's been difficult, to say the least, to move so far away from family. Mom and Guy lived about 3 miles from our house in Pa., and we saw them a lot. The kids miss them terribly, and it's very hard to hear them ask to go see Gammy and Pop Pop, or to ask where their cousins are.
Christine and I are true Irish twins, born in the same year. Needless to say, she's like my missing other half. We've always been best friends and partners in crime. We've helped each other move, paint, redecorate, clean up, clean out, baby sit, swap kids clothes. etc.
The weather was cold and rainy, so we just spent lots of time together. Christine and I tackled the old nasty wallpaper that covered the side hallway, staircase, and upper hallway that leads to the third floor. The walls are old plaster and were covered in sticky paste. Ugh. There was a doorway right where the hall met the other hall that leads either to the laundry or the kitchen. Chris took the door down, realized it was a false doorway, and ripped the whole thing out. What a difference!! Light now fills the hallway and staircase- which previously felt like a cave. Chris finally gave into my request to paint the beadboard. He didn't want to because it's "original" to the house.before
A visit to Maine wouldn't be complete without a lobster dinner! I actually steamed them myself! Adam was a bit freaked out, he wanted to keep the lobsters and let them live in a bowl of water. He cried and cried, but once them were steamed, he made the simple announcement "they're dead" and that was that!
This is a picture of my 16 1/2 year old cat Peanut, who thought she might like some lobster. After smelling it, she thought "no" but was enticed by a piece of steak. Today she is not herself, not eating too much, and I am scared for my old gal. She has had a long and happy life, but I'm not ready to part with her yet.
So, after a few days, the gang headed back to Pennsylvania. I am glad they made it up, and am waiting for the next installment!
Happy Easter- Lee