Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday/Sunday Spa and visitation!

We headed into Cape Coral Saturday morning, to drop the furkids off at a spa for a good grooming, and to visit my sister and brother in law. We dropped the kids off at 12:30 and they didn't call until 7pm that they were ready. Wow was I worrying and calling and checking on them every few hours. Apparently they were totally over booked and didn't bother to tell me this when I made the appointment and took them in. Regardless after a long day for them and $110.00 smack in the wallet for us, we did get gorgeous kids back. 

We headed over to my sister and brother in law's and she was resting and not having the best of days so we left her to rest and we headed out shopping. The boys got a haircut and I did some shopping while waiting for them. Found a nice pair of sandals and a cover for my kindle. Because I complained about Rick's last haircut 3 weeks ago not being short enough-when he told the 72 yr old barber about my complaints-he buzzed him right off. Is it really possible to have a hair cut shorter than a brush cut...yep it is. But like my dad always said "its only a week between a good haircut and a bad haircut"..or in Rick's case it will be more like 8 weeks. 
When the guys were done we met up and headed to publix and picked up some ingredients for me to make my famous 'fish dinner' for everyone for supper. 

Hows that for a nice kitchen to work in..2 ovens :)
Kit my bro in law and Me
My Special Fish Dinner
Making my special desert here-butterscotch dumplings
So for dinner we had "tilapia fish" steamed asparagus, mashed whipped potatoes, tea biscuits and butterscotch dumplings with vanilla ice cream for desert. We spent a lovely evening sitting around and chatting and it was a great visit. 
(Yes for all of you wondering how to make my fish dinner I will include my recipe at the end of this blog)..
This morning Kit was off to work and the rest of us got up had coffee my sister felt pretty good so we hopped in the car and headed off to a diner for breakfast-then to Beals and JCPenny's to do some shopping. While shopping in Beals, I saw a lady going from rack to rack with tears streaming down her face-the other shoppers around here didn't seem to notice. I finally walked up to her and said "Are you ok? Are you sick? Did you lose something" The tears we flowing big time at this point. She had lost her 'wedding ring'. After describing the ring to us, we proceeded to help her and her husband search for it in every department she visited in the store, including the dressing room :(...we did not find the ring and come to find out her husband gave it to her for a very special occasion and although it was insured and could be replaced the memory could not be ..I felt so bad for her..her husband told us it was valued at $30,000.00 and that she had lost weight and it was a bit big on her. They were from out of state on vacation and it was their last day in town. We continued to help them search a long time but to no avail. If she lost it in the dressing room anyone could have found it there and pocketed it..sadly not everyone in this world is honest.
We got back to the house around 3:30 visited a bit with Kit when he got home from work, then we sadly loaded up the kids, packed our overnight bag and headed back to Palmdale.  Today was quite a chilly day here in Fl and this evening as I type this the furnace is kicking in and the electric heater is up and running. But tomorrow is promising to be around 71 so we can live with that. I don't mind the cool nights for sleeping as long as we can have warm days.
Take care all, have a super week and stay safe out there.

Home is where you park it
"May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the sky~and may you always have the courage to spread your wings and fly"

Fish Dinner:
Fish-Tilapia, sole, haddock (pretty much any type of white fish boneless and skinless)
Brush some butter on all pieces of fish and place on cookie sheet in the oven @ 350 degrees until its 1/2 cooked.
Transfer to casserole dish cover with chopped up onion (raw)..a couple of handfulls of shredded cheese (Cheddar works good) Pour a can of "Campbells New England Clam Chowder" over it all (chunky style)..another handfull of cheese and pop it in the oven till done.  Quick easy and delicious!! Enjoy


  1. Looks like the money spend on the kids was well worth it:)

  2. The "kids" do look good. Not a bad deal for a hundred bucks.
    Very kind of you to try and help the ring lady. Sucks to lose something like that.
    The insurance is really no consolation.
    Hope your weather stays warm.

  3. The furkids are looking great with their new dues. Glad your sister is feeling better. Going to have to give your fish dinner a try, sounds delicious. Wishing you and Rick a great week!

  4. Well aren't those two looking very spiffy! How nice of them to poise for you.
    Paul is the same way with haircuts. First it is too short, then it is too long. Oh my.
    Thanks for the recipe. Sounds delicious.

  5. Thanks for the recipe!

    Sad story about the lady and her ring but she will always remember your kindness to her.

    I've been doing some math, the money saved on not cutting Rick's hair for the next 8 weeks should help balance the cost of the kids great new look!

  6. Sounds like you had a great visit. I save a lot of money on haircuts and do them myself with Suzie's help.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe sounds delicious.

  7. Here's to hoping someone found the ring and turned it in by now. Or perhaps she really lost it in the car or at home? That would be such a relief!

    Soooo the doggers' cuts look wonderful and the hubby's not so much? Guess you get what you pay for??? LOL

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  8. Sadly the 'ring' couple were from out of State on vacation and it was their last day in town :(...

  9. The fur kids look so cute. Too bad about the ring. Boy 30 gs That is a lot. More that we spent on our first house. Yes we are getting warmer weather here in Lake Wales. Cold last night

  10. Sounds like you had a good visit with your sister and brother-in-law. Tucker and Lily look beautiful. For that price they should a thrown in a haircut for Rick, after all they did such a fine job on pups. Give them a hug and pet for us, the dogs that is!


  11. Sad story with the lost ring. Nice of you to offer assistance though. I bet you made their day just a little bit brighter.

    Sheesh! Fur kids are expensive, aren't they....but the rewards are worth it.

  12. Sad story with the lost ring. Nice of you to offer assistance though. I bet you made their day just a little bit brighter.

    Sheesh! Fur kids are expensive, aren't they....but the rewards are worth it.