There is definitely insanity in my family.
We had two long days of driving, Saturday it rained for 5 or 6 hours and it wasn’t just a sprinkle, it came down in buckets. So much so that when we reached the motel Matt grabbed the overnight bag and we ran into the lobby. By the time Matt actually got indoors, he was drenched. With the result, it was too wet to go out to dinner so we went for some Italian, wasn’t bad but the room wasn’t really designed for dining!! Matt eventually managed to slip out and get the booze bag, by that time we needed a snort. I didn’t get my CPAP machine so didn’t sleep that well. We had no cards to while away the time playing cribbage. Matt in particular wasn’t a happy camper. In my case, I had no computer or anything. However, I did find Hitchcock on a movie channel. Not sure how much I missed, but what a wonderful movie. Will have to rent it or something. I thought Hopkins was marvellous in the part. So was Helen Mirren.
Sunday we set off and got as far as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, everything running smoothly. We were headed west by then towards Pittsburgh (a fact I had forgotten) I reminded Matt to head west, I don’t know how it happened, we ended up heading east. We finally realised when we went through 3 tunnels, there is only one on our way home. So, we left the road paying a $5 toll and did a U turn getting back on the right road. We had lost an hour, i.e. 2 hours altogether. It also racked up our final toll. However….. We finally cross the border in to Canada and head up the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) which is one of the worst I have ever encountered traffic wise. I am not all that familiar with the route as I let Matt do it. We got to a section where we were to branch off and reading the signs I thought we should stay on our current route. No way, so, my fault definitely this time. We dithered around, came off the road and then back on it. Got thoroughly lost. Finally stopped at a garage and found out how to get back to the right route. Finally, we got home about a couple of hours later than expected. Next came the unloading. The Assistant Super was great helping get the shrimp and turkeys upstairs.
Monday, we went bowling. With 5 pin bowling, if you are not on form, you end up throwing three balls for every one of your thirty frames. I did manage to cut that amount down a bit but I definitely was not on form. Then we went to the grocery store, and did a week’s shopping, traipsing round the supermarket. Next we went to pick up my Avon orders. Matt was the one who got to carry all the stuff upstairs although we do have a cart which helps. I might add, we had been doing laundry in the morning, I had been making all kinds of phone calls plus doing our accounts etc. etc. Monday night, my body felt it had been in a rugby scrum with a dozen 300 lb. men kicking and beating me. That is now, right this minute. I said, there is insanity in my family. Would you believe we bowl again on Thursday? The first of the Travel League meets. Oh, I forgot to add I have been chipping ice for ages to free the bags of shrimp and get them in the freezer. The turkeys we managed to get into the freezer last night. Supper was a rotisserie chicken bought at the grocery store with some kettle chips and some tomato juice. I ask you? Right in the middle the young receptionist from our Doctor’s turned up to collect her huge bag of grits and her 2 lbs. of boiled peanuts. She hails from Georgia, what do you expect? I forgot to add that I have been suffering from edema for the last two weeks and my ankles are like tree stumps, travelling doesn’t help matters nor, apparently, does keeping my legs up.
I saw a very odd cloud formation but my tablet didn’t really catch it, it looked like a lot of flat topped cliffs all sawn off neatly. It was a very odd sight, I was fascinated. I also saw a dragon so immediately thought of Father Dragon of course.
No recipe today, sorry, I am just too beat.
Nice to be home though, I think, actually as I told several people today, I need a vacation.
Have a great Tuesday.