Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tea Party

Every time Nana gets a chance- like three or four times a week lately- she has afternoon tea and snacks with Graham and Paige. They use lovely demi-tasse cups of fine bone china, most of which belonged to Great Aunt Sudie.
The kids love the attention and we captured it today.

If you want more, here's a vid......

Such a Deal......

Almost two years ago when we moved to Houston I joined 24 Hour Fitness to try to maintain my youthful figure. Hah!

I got a pretty good deal where I had to pay the first and last month up front, and a $75 initiation fee. It cost $29 each month after that and I could visit Monday Wednesday Friday and Sunday.

It suited me well until I heard that the new Costco, which is only a mile from our townhouse, would have an LA Fitness gym on the roof. Costco opened in October and I gave notice at 24 Hour in September. I expected the LA Fitness would be open soon after Costco opened but it wasn't.
Well, December came and still no LA Fitness. While I was on a cruise for 15 days I used the gym onboard but Costco's roof gym still wasn't ready in January. Seems they are having trouble with the pool and spa area on the roof.
In January, getting flabbier by the week, I was interested in an offer I saw at Costco. $299 for 2 years at my old 24 Hour gym with zero other fees AND I can visit seven days a week if I want to. Not only that, but the guy told me they are moving in October to a new Premium Sports Spa gym and I will be Grandfathered (love that term ) in because I already belong to the old gym.

Can't whack it can you?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Delight

After work today we visited the Walkers. It was a beautiful evening, chilly but spring like. We were only there for 1/2 an hour and we were leaving to go home for dinner. As we got in the car and kissed G'Bye Evie wanted to go with Nana. Steph agreed and so we had her for an hour while we cooked our dinner. Chicken and rice for Ev who was a big girl and sat on a regular chair while she ate, and curried chicken and rice for Nana and G'Dad.

Here she is.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Conversation over a snack

Graham looking at a quarter: I think that's George Washington. Is it Grandad?
G'Dad: Well, it's a likeness of GW but it's not really him is it?
GMan: No it's a likeness.
GDad: He died a long time ago.
GMan: When Mommy was a baby?
GD: No, way before that.
He was buried around 1800 and it's now 2009
so it was more than 200 years ago
Grah: Were you alive?
GD: NO, I wasn't alive.
GMan: You're really old Grandad.

Thanks Graham

Graham: Grandad, did you have braces?
No Gray I never had braces. Your Mommy did, and Auntie Emily did as did Auntie Jennifer. Nana had braces too.

Well, what is all that silver stuff on your teeth?

GDad: Fillings Graham.
GMan: What is fillings?

GDad: When you have too much sugar or stuff your teeth get decay and they get cavities. Holes. And they drill out the holes and fill them with amalgamate. It's silver.

GMan: Well can you brush your teeth when you have braces.
GDad: Oh yes, yes you can.

GMan: Well how about fillings can you do it then?
GDad: Yes Graham, I brush every day morning and night. Sometimes in between too.
Thanks Graham.