Kansas weekend

I left early Saturday morning and flew to Kansas to see one of my best friends and my cousin. It was my cousins birthday and he invited me to see the Astros kick the Royals butt! AND no kid!!! He stayed home with my mom while I did a weekend getaway. 😀

Saturday I went to lunch with my friends family. It was so nice to see everyone!

I didn’t get a pic with Dad but that’s okay. He’s not much of a picture person anyway.

We then drove to meet my cousins at this Tiki Bar called Tikicat. It’s in downtown KC. It’s in the basement of another restaurant called HopCat and it’s like a speakeasy or something. It was really cool. I didn’t take any photos because it didn’t seem like I was supposed to. We met my cousins and one of their friends there and had weird drinks. They all tasted pretty good though! This is from their website.

Then my friends boyfriend dropped us off at the hotel to meet my cousins and go to the game. We had great seats and drank a lot while having a great time!

That last photo is my cousin having a great birthday!

My friend and I went back to her place and passed out after walking to her friends house after the game and going to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings at 1am. We woke up the next day and met my cousins for brunch. Biscuits made out of what I think was filo dough? Yes please! It was called The Distrikt Biskuit House and it was sooooo good!

My friend and I then went shopping and walked around downtown. We took a photo at the fountain where we had taken one before 5 years ago. Check out how we have changed!

Then I went to the airport and flew home Sunday evening. My flight home was packed with Astros fans and was a great flight. Southwest is still my favorite airline!!! The next day I wore my KC shirt to work.

That’s my weekend!

Hugs to all!!!

I’m not so great this morning

And yes, sure, it may be because my cousins left. I had a talk with his wife and we agree that this is probably the most time we have spent together. She told me I need to come up and visit them next at their new home in Kansas and my cousin said he will be back down here in a few months without his family to visit again. That will be nice. They had their dog with them so finally there were 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house! The cats avoided the cute little doggies and stayed upstairs so even better!

No, I woke up with a bad charley horse again plus my left eye hurts. I take allergy medicine every day so it can’t be allergies. My nose was running last night too so I probably have a cold or something. I’m going to take it easy today. I have a treatment scheduled this morning but that’s it. Well, that’s it if Mr. 95 year old doesn’t want to go to dinner. I love seeing him, I do not want to risk getting him sick!

Ms. Forgets cancelled on me yesterday so I had a day off unexpectedly. I woke up to her calling me. Then I let her son know. He called her and I don’t know what he said but she called and bitched me out for telling him! So then I spoke with the son again and he said not to worry about it, just let her be. She called me yesterday afternoon and apologized. Come to find out, she wanted to drive herself because she doesn’t want me in her shrinks office with her. I told her I don’t want to be in there and now she is rescheduling (she didn’t go). That was an ordeal!

I went swimming for 45 minutes after that mess to get in my exercise (4th day in a row). Cousins wife didn’t want to go to the gym and I’ve been wanting back in the pool for a few days so I went. Nobody was there for the first 35 minutes (this was at 7:30am) and then this woman brought her 2 year old grandson and was teaching him to swim so they were not in my way of laps so I got 45 minutes in. It was nice! And the pool feels SO good!

Do you remember the couple I was driving that I quit on? Well, their daughter called me yesterday and told me that the husband has a melanoma in his lung and on his brain! He’s being treated by MD Anderson (the best cancer place) and still going grocery shopping and out to dinner even though he is supposed to be resting. She asked if I would go by and see them one weekend as they feel like I am a part of the family (how sweet!). I will at some point go by. I still need to take them their key!

So, last picture of my cousins son (I guess he’s my cousin too)

My son was playing with Amber last night and was holding her and he said she looks like a guy with his arm out the window of his car like “Hey baby”

My son said he’s glad “family time” is over for the summer and ready for “beach time” to be over too. He calls it “Beach time” because he is going with the church in 11 days to the beach with 1200 other middle school kids for bible time and church activities. Then we are going to the beach at the end of June for 3 days so I can hopefully relax and celebrate my birthday. He told me after that, he’s really on vacation and do not ask him to do anything. Lol, I will be, don’t worry! I plan on having fun this summer and he is going to have to deal with it!

It’s already been a morning. I did not feel like going downstairs to smoke this morning. I opened my window and leaned out and what I’ve been afraid of since I moved in happened. My phone flew out of my hand and went down. I am SO thankful that there are bushes and dirt and grass under my window! I had to run down and get my phone. Nothing happened to it this time. It could happen next time so I need to be more careful. I don’t even understand how it flew. It was in my hand, I was reading a blog, and oh shit, there it goes!

I had to run down without putting in my dentures and get it and ended up smoking down there anyway. There were 2 people outside but I don’t think they saw me. I don’t ever go out without my dentures. I am not comfortable with that at my age. My sister does it all the time, I can’t. If you are a newer reader to my life, HERE is my denture story.

I am hoping my eye feels a bit better quick so I can put on my contacts and teeth, shower, walk the dog, and get to my appointment. I need to make an appointment to see the eye doctor this month and I am still thinking of just getting glasses. I want transitions so I can just put them on and go. Another blogger made me remember how they get foggy going from cold to hot air. I just want them because I am tired of contacts and how I can’t see perfectly with them. Then again, I can’t exercise in glasses either as they slip with my sweat. Any thoughts on that?

I hope everyone has a good hump day. I am going to get back out of bed and get moving.

I don’t want them to leave!

So first off, it was another good day and night. After I came home from hanging out with my client, I picked up my cousins wife and we went to the gym again. 3rd day in a row!

I went back home and got ready for our family dinner. We went to a great Mexican restaurant here called Escalante’s. My cousin got a bit lost and thought it was on the other side of the road but that’s easy to do here. They found it though and it was all 3 of them, me and my son, and my mother. It was a great dinner. I took a few pictures and my son took one so he wouldn’t have to be in it.

I had my son ride home with my mom and went to my cousins hotel where they dropped off their son. We then WALKED to a bar about half a mile away. My cousin had 5 beers, his wife had 2 vodka tonics, and I didn’t have but a sip of a Michelob Ultra (I was still too full from dinner to drink). We chatted, we people watched, we walked back to the hotel and I got home around 11:30pm. I have had more than 10,000 steps a day since they’ve been here!

My cousins wife will be at my house this afternoon to work (yes, she has to work even though she’s on vacation) after they check out of their hotel. My cousin and their son will come over about 5. They are leaving town at 6pm to go see wife’s sister in another Texas town. I have had SO much fun and will miss them so much!

When BFF and I drive to Colorado, we have been invited to stay with them for the first night. I’m not sure that will happen but they are so sweet to offer!

So I have Ms. Forgets today, taking her to 2 appointments. I am leaving at 9:15am should be home around 1:30pm and promised my cousins wife that I would make keto biscuits. She seemed very excited to try them. I bet she likes them too!

Y’all have a great day! I will be very sad tonight but I know all good times must come to an end.

Happy Turkey Day!

Seriously, Happy Thanksgiving to all readers that celebrate it.

We celebrate this holiday each year and unfortunately, not enough people know the true story that happened on the first Thanksgiving in America. Here’s one link from Google to a Time Magazine article about it. eReal Thanksgiving

I’m picking up our food at 8am and of course, my mother already changed our plans without asking me. Now I have to go sit and deal with my uppity cousins for a few hours to eat lunch. I thought I was done with all that when I became an adult! Oh well. I told my son’s father that my mom changed our plans so my son will come with us. He has never met some of these cousins so he really needs to. That’s the only reason I agreed to go. My parents made me go to my cousins every year growing up and since I didn’t get along with most of them, I hung out with my boy cousin while the girls made fun of me for preferring to spend time with him. He and I had a blast playing with toys I didn’t have at my house like Legos and the game Risk. I only had dolls and stuff that went with them (Barbie Dream House anyone?) plus stuffed animals. So I stopped going as soon as I could (I think I was 18). This will be the first time in 26 years. Geez. I’ll have to update later!

Otherwise, I plan on watching Netflix and relaxing all day. What are you doing today?