This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Sisterly Fun Begins...

I picked up my sis yesterday at the airport at 9am sharp.  Took her to Coco's for the special $3.99 breakfast of two eggs, toast or pancakes, bacon or sausage, and country taters.  Delicious!  Next we rummaged around two Goodwill stores and one Salvation Army Store.

I hit the bonanza for purses.  I actually was coveting my sister's travel pouch, and then I found one for $2!  I also found a darling denim purse ($2) and a really nice silver big sack type purse with 3 Canadian coins in it ($8).  I found a beautiful baby blue Tommy Hilfiger pullover sweater for my husband and a small white mirrored cabinet for my husband to use for a medicine cabinet.

My sister found some incredibly cute chocolate brown Merona cargo Capri's for only 99 cents, some Waverly flowered double sheets for $3 and a Story People print by one of her favorite Artists, Brian Andreas, for 99 cents.

It began pouring rain, with thunder and lightning, so we drove back to my house so she could unpack, and visit with my honey before he left for Mexico.  He was watching football, so my sister and I each took the opportunity for a wee nap.

I have gifts for my sis each day she is here.  Yesterday's gift was a bowlful of her favorite candies,
M&M peanuts.

My husband woke me at 5pm so we could smooch goodbye.  He drove his friend and called me at our regular check in points.  My sister and I ate dinner at Winchell's, a Golf themed sports restaurant, very popular with the locals here.  Afterward, she wanted to go to the M casino for a little gambling...

We got home around midnight and had to play with Izzy for awhile before she could settle down to go to sleep.  I think we hit the sheets around 2 am or so.

This morning we had planned on going to an Art and Craft show over in Boulder City, but the weather was blustery and looked like it might rain again.  We decided to cozy up on the couch, drink coffee snack on fruit and yogurt and just "be".

Her second gift was a mug that read, CATS LIKE OBEDIENT PEOPLE.

We cleaned out my jacket closet so we could take two bags of donations to get two 20% discount coupons for the thrift store.

We left about 2 pm for Savers, another thrift store.  This time I found some cute green cargo pants and a little zipper bag.   Holly found a Fiskars Cutting Mat, a darling red and white zipper bag with hearts on it, which I was ticked that she found it after I specifically looked through the purses before she did!  We always seem to do that... she finds something I want and visa versa.  It's a challenge shopping with someone with similar tastes... but we are willing to deal with it. If one of us whines too long, we end up trading anyway...

We were in there FOR-EVER and realized we had shopping right through lunch!  It was almost dinner, so at 5pm we drove over to Green Valley Ranch for the two for one seafood buffet.  Holly has never tasted crab, so I thought it would be fun to have her try it Cajun style crab and shrimp (only we requested mild).  Here is her plate: Not bad for $10, eh?



Messy and delicious.  She loved it.  We had to get "down and dirty" to eat it, but it was soooooo worth it!  My mouth is watering just remembering...

After some brownies and ambrosia salad for dessert, we waddled out of the buffet and over to a Keno machine.  We played for a while and held our own, then paired up to share some penny machines together.  We love playing machines we have no clue how to play, and then are so excited when we win.  We laughed ourselves sick.  I won $15 and she was the big winner with $104.

We got home and watched The Amazing Race, which we had recorded on the DVR.  Holly wanted to relax in the spa, so we bundled up and went in the spa to relax.  Izzy stole one of our bags of M&M peanuts, but gave it up when both of us let her know TO LET IT GO!  I gave her one of her chew treats to keep her occupied.

After a half hour of soaking in the spa, we were relaxed so we could have a good restful sleep... After a refreshing shower, I came out to tell my sister good night, and she was on her computer!  So I decided to fill you all in on what we are up to....now it is almost 3am.

We are going to attend Tony Curtis's funeral tomorrow at 11am, so we better hit the sheets here pretty quick. Besides, I can't hold my eyes open any longer....We have a long list of things we want to accomplish...

Why, when I am here alone, time drags by so slowly.... and when I am with my sister, the time just seems to fly!

9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hahahahaha -- "cats like obedient people" -- it's true! My cat loves me.

Mari said...

You are going to have the most wonderful week! Enjoy every minute!

That corgi :) said...

sounds like you guys are having a great time, Donna! that was sweet to think about giving her a little gift every day of her visit with you. And what finds you guys found at the thrift stores! amazing!

loved that crab! glad Holly did too

betty

mickeydee said...

I'm so happy that you two are laughing and playing together! Have fun! Enjoy your bargains!

The Words Crafter said...

Sounds like you two have been having a blast. I'm glad for you both. And a little jealous, lol. I would love to go shopping with you!

Tony Curtis' funeral, wow.

I hope you and your sister continue to have a great time and look forward to reading about more of your adventures....

Laoch of Chicago said...

I've been looking forward to trying out the M casino. I take it is worth a stop?

dellgirl said...

Hi, Donna. I'm making time today to connect with friends I haven't visited since before the new grandbaby came.

The old cliche is true, time flies when you're having fun! So, when you're with your sister and time is flying, you know you're making memories that will make you smile years later.

Sounds like you two had a wonderful time.

Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

all of the shopping, eating, chatting makes most people happy, but to do this with your sis is special. sounds like al of this is hard work, continue. rose

Pat said...

I'm just catching up with all the blogs I follow. Whew! You guys are having way too much fun! I love it! Shopping the thrift stores is so much fun! And gambling! I love the slot machines! What a wild week!