Spring Break…

..at home.

As much as I wish I could fly off to a tropical locale; I am thrilled to be home this week. I skipped out of school last Thursday at 3:36pm and headed home.

The Family Matriarch and the Kitchen King (sister and brother-in-law) made a pit stop at my home for the night on their way back from their three-month winter home, Florida. We had a wonderful, albeit short visit. We have to make the most of the time we get to spend together so after dinner we sent the Hubster and the Kitchen King to bed.

sister fun

On Friday evening, Peggy Anne moved into the suite vacated by the FM and KK, formerly known as Son-ster #1’s room. It is due for a make-over, but most who stay there give it a ***** rating.

Perhaps it’s the amenities we provide…


…or maybe the view.


The roof was replaced last summer, but the stain remains from last winter’s damn ice damn…who knows maybe this week I will get to painting the stain (my fingers were crossed when I wrote that last statement, so don’t count on it).

Peggy Anne was in and out all weekend as she was busy with her mother’s move to an assisted living facility. This was very emotional for her entire family and myself as I remember my mother’s move. Fortunately, like my own family, her brother and sisters as well as the grandchildren were able to visit and ease the move as much as possible.

I was even able to contribute by making a bag for the back of her mother’s wheelchair…I am slightly more accomplished at sewing than trying to write letters with Photoshop.

bettie bag

Anyway…. apparently Dottie and the rest of the family loved the bag.

Easter Sunday was a cloudy day, but we made the most of it. Peggy Anne checked out of the suite and snapped this photo of Hubster and I on our way to brunch with Son-ster #1 and his girlfriend, Bertie.

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The forsythia are amazing right now.

I need to give a shout out to Bluegrass Tavern, a restaurant in Federal Hill…fabulous brunch options and while my french toast was spectacular….


Bertie’s shrimp and grits found me grappling with one of the Seven Deadly Sins: ENVY!

shrimp and grits

I have lots to do this week…some spring cleaning, sewing, and general relaxation. I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter and hope you have a great week.




  1. Peggy Anne says:

    Very nice recap and as always, thank you for your hospitality and for all the help for my Mom. I’ve never even noticed that tiny spot.

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