Another fun family-filled night!
We met my uncle, aunt and cousin Mary Jane at the apartment around 4:30 for an early cocktail hour. We all had Manhattans made by my uncle – ’twas a GREAT drink!! Unfortunately I only got to drink half because we were due for dinner at 5:30
My cousin Mary Jane (aka Spud ) with Smotey dressed in a scarf
We dined in the seated portion of the dining room tonight. I started my meal with a half glass of wine and half a roll –
And ordered a garden salad for an appetizer – it was fit for a doll! Like half a salad! But it’s good not to ruin your dinner appetite. The Mango Pineapple dressing was great –
For dinner I ordered Glazed Ham in a Southern Comfort Sauce. It was quite good! I could taste the kick of the alcohol. I ate half But I did eat all of my green beans – along with the half slice of orange!!
Then the dessert menu came –
Everyone pressured me to get a Hot Fudge Sundae – they are apparently the best on the menu!
I tried to eat half – but I ended up eating more like 3/4
Plus a decaf coffee – half caf right?!
After dinner my almost-99-year-old Uncle Mel showed me the exercise center, and I found out I can use it in the morning! He works out in there with a trainer regularly!
My aunt made me a batch of her famous secret recipe oatmeal cookies!! There’s no sharing this recipe – she says it’s completely top secret! I can guess that there’s at least oats, coconut and cranberries in them, but who knows what else!? They were really good, and they tasted so healthy! I had one and a half
Me playin’ with Murphy!
I’m liking this new time schedule – up early, late lunch, early dinner, long evening, early to bed! Mom and I are planning to try to visit the small gym in the AM. Hopefully it will be rather empty so I’m not the only young person in there. I’ve got 8.5 hours of driving tomorrow – 6 to Hillsborough and 2.5 to Charlotte. I’m not sure of my blogging schedule tomorrow, but it’ll be up soon enough. I’m excited to see the husband, who reports he’s had a fun time with his college friends.