Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fun- Food- Friends and Wine

Last week was my book club meeting. It was a small gathering this time but it was a fun night. Our books to discuss was The Alchemist and Heaven is for Real. We don't read two books normally but both were short and we felt it would be easy for folks to finish reading in 6 weeks.  Both books were uplifting. When your faith waivers these books can give you hope. Now I have to admit I've lost my reading mojo and I really want to get it back. I have lots of books I need/want to read.  LOTS!

Update on my Dad
On the 21st Dad's doctor told him his cancer is controlled and as long as there are no surprises we can actually hope for a cure. Dad has to continue to take medicine but he's getting a reprieve and won't have to travel to the city until December. Dad is beating cancer instead of weekly. The doctor told Dad that the cancer won't be what kills him but most likely it will be his heart.  For now we can celebrate right?
Short celebration
Last night my little sister called me and tells me that Dad was having cramping in his legs. Come to find out he has a blood clot in his left leg. My little sister is keeping him at her house so he won't have to climb any stairs and she's having to give him injections. So please keep my my Dad in your prayers.  Say one for my little Sister who is having to give him the injections to help dissolve the clot.

Now for a little lots of fun. A couple of weeks ago I agreed to go to a place called Crazy Frogs. Some of my co-workers and a few others wanted to go there for karaoke night. It doesn't start until 9:30. Holy cow. I forgot what it was like to go out at that time of night. 
Fun and crazy group.

The gang.
Me, Ashley's mom Tammy, Ashley, Cassie, and Leonard and Tim in the back.
Tammy could belt out a tune. Whoa. Unfortunately my phone died so I couldn't catch everything. Ashley and I are the only two who stayed off that stage. But others did and WOW I was blown away. Okay they might not be Alannah Miles or The Proclaimers but I personally think my co-workers have talent and so do their relatives. Oh yes Leonard and Cassie I posted on my blog your awesomeness. I hope the sound works on these videos otherwise I may need to get a tutorial on how to make the videos have sound.

The evening went by way to quickly. Too much fun. You missed a fun evening Samara. I know you're reading this.

This past weekend David and I went to Fredericksburg to relax and have fun. 
We met up with our friends Pam and Kevin from Austin. That Friday night we hit Hondo's for a jalapeno margarita. 
Yep a jalapeno margaritas. First sip was like mmm maybe then you try another sip and realize this is good.  
Instead of fruit on the the cute little sword there was 5 jalapeno slices. I was skeptical at first but the jalapeno cuts the sweetness of the margarita. Bring on the heat.  What you don't realize is how strong they are until you stand up. Whoa.  I'll go back for another on our next trip.     
Saturday we did some Chrismas shopping and shopping for me. David had said he owed me a necklace for our anniversary so I was on a mission.  This is what he bought me and it's really pretty. My selfie doesn't do it justice. I love it. After he purchased it he wouldn't let me wear it. Said I had to wait for Christmas but you see here I got it once we got home and promptly wore it the next day.
We hit the food and wine festive at the veterans park after shopping but was slightly disappointed.  While there I found another necklace and earrings that I bought myself. Pam called me the turquoise lady after that.  What can I say I like turquoise.  After roaming around for a while we decided to head out to Comfort, Texas to the Bending Branch Winery. This was a whole new experience for our friends but they had a blast. 
When we walked in I saw Dana who is studying to be a Somebody. Okay she's already a somebody but she wants to become a Sommelier which I thought she already was. 
I had never heard the term until our Friends the Ragans introduced us to Dana. Not only does she know her wine she is a blast.  Actually the whole staff was a fun and informative.
It was a great afternoon tasting wine and then sitting out on their patio sharing a bottle of wine with friends.   
Pam hadn't drank this much wine in her life. She's a Miller Lite kind of girl.
The Staff made several suggestions for dinner and we ended up at a dive called Guenthers Creekside Grill in Comfort. We all had steak and it was so tender and juicy. They even had live music. Didn't get the guys name but he was pretty good and played a wide range of songs.
We weren't ready for the night to end so we went to Luckenbach in search of more music. Yahoo we were in luck we found Thomas Michael Riley playing. He's one of the Texas musicians we like to listen to. We might have worn Pam and Kevin out and kept them up past their bedtime.  Oops!  
 Sunday morning we all went out for breakfast at the Sunrise Grill on hwy 16. We all said our goodbyes and head off in our separate directions.
Before getting too far down the road David and I stopped at 

the Wildseed Farm.
It's always fun to see what they have growing. We love this place.

 I snapped some pictures in the Monarch Butterfly Garden of butterflies and flowers. Someone was walking by and offered to take our picture in front of the Esparanza's that were really tall and full of blooms.

 We went home the long way to go check out a couple of properties. No Luck. When we finally arrived home we were hungry and tired.
Pamela had come in to watch the dogs so after unloading the car and hugging the her and giving due attention to the Pups we went to grab a bite of Mexican food our favorite. 

After dinner Pamela asked if I'd help her create her Christmas wreathe. We got this far before going to bed. She had flowers for it but they were too big so she'll have to hit our favorite store Hobby Lobby to find the right size of flower. 

Until my next blog post............. I have never been convinced there's anything inherently wrong in having fun. ~George Plimpton~
PS: excusea any and all different fonts and sizes. I'm not sure what happened.  Very Very Annoying!


Linda said...

I absolutely LOVE seeing y'all have such FUN!!! You guys really know how to do it! Continued thoughts and prayers for your dad and caregivers!

Handywoman said...

You sure have a lot of fun! I love seeing all your round town and out of town visits! Miss seeing you at the guild meetings! I keep you and your dad in my prayers each day.

Handywoman said...

Not sure how you manage to get so much fun into life. LOVE the necklace! Need to all plan on going to...can't even remember the name of the place near Margie' something???? I've love to plan a trip and stay up there for a couple days.