Saturday, December 31, 2011

Limo Ride to Dinner at Mermaid's

RMargie, Marjie and Sandy
Kendal, Shawn, Joe
Shawn and Kendal
Ellen, Sandy and Margie, gasp! I'm not the only!
Braden's buddy, Braden, Shawn
Ellen, Shawn and Sandy studying the menu
Kendal and Beth
Shawn, huggers, and Joe

Limo ride to Mermaid's Cigar and Wine Bar in Rockport Texas, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. This is an interesting and creative joint. It is like a ship on the inside, tastefully decorated with mermaids. The Mermaid Rest Room has a leathery snake skin wall paper. The Humidor room is well stocked with cigars and wine. I was worried about the smoke but no smoking in the dining room during the dinner hour. They just started serving food on Friday and Saturday nights. Mostly steak. We were the only customers, 15 of us. They need more practice on cooking and serving food. They knew we were coming, they might have made the cups of butter, sour cream, green onions and bacon done up in advance. The steaks were average at best. Rolls and baked potatoes were good. Apple pie included with the meal was excellent.

Kendal slept on the way to dinner, threw up the rest of the night. After each time she said I feel great now. She is so knocked up. Told her so, she got even paler then. This is going to be fun.

This was a great night with friends, Shawn did all the work, and we had a wonderful time. We are so fortunate in our friends here in Port A.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Susan's 49th Birthday

Beth, Susan and Rhonda
Rhonda, Susan's mother Carlene, and Susan
Devon and Carlie made the cake
A blue bird from Beth
Javiar, the chef

We have spent a lot of time with Susan, Javier and family, at Christmas this year. The first pics that I have taken. The candid shots tell a different story than the posed pictures. Everyone looks worried and sad, for good reason with Susan's surgery scheduled for Jan. 5.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Nothing Much Happening

Early December day, flat and beautiful beach, and no one to enjoy it.

Carlie and Susan the night of her band concert, which was excellent.

I guess I am a bit behind on my blog. I thought I did a Port A blog, guess not.

So we got here on Nov. 28. The weather has been windy, cold, hot, rainy and foggy, not in any particular order. The birding ponds were nearly empty when we got here, now they are filling up a little, maybe a quarter full. I have seen some egrets and roseate spoonbills. A few coots.

When it was hot here, the red tide came back in, it is a type of algae that takes the air out of the water, killing fish. It also is air born, so an offshore wind spreads it all over and everyone is coughing and congested. Allergies for all! They had red tide very bad here this fall and summer, and people had to stay inside with the air conditioning running. Plus it was wicked hot.

We have been busy with friends. It was great to see Susan and see for myself how good she looks and feels after 5 month of chemo. She says she has never felt better or happier, we think it is from all the prayers flying her way. Her surgery (double M) was scheduled for Dec. 26, but then someone remembered Xmas, and they closed surgery at the hospital except for emergencies (huh? when is Xmas a surprise?). Now it is scheduled for Jan. 5, perfecting timing for her new deductible to kick in. Thankfully, her folks are paying it.

We have been seeing our old friends and making new ones. New friends Denny and Debbie are from Missouri and very nice. That must be a nice state, good people there.

Have been forgetting my camera, but will get pictures.