I love days spent at my grandmother’s house. There’s nothing to do and nowhere to be and plenty of time for chatting, magazine reading, running, dog playtime and cooking.
I started my morning with a run. Next time I visit I am going to do a “scenes from my run” tour of Milledgeville so that you all can see the small town in Georgia where I have spent so much of my life. It’s always so nostalgic to run here. I ran six very slow (like 9:45 pace slow) miles. It was hot and humid but I felt really great for the entire run.
I was very sweaty and smelly after my run and immediately hopped in the shower. I emerged to find my grandmother playing on Facebook. I have mentioned this before but she reads my blog every day, is on Facebook and follows me on Twitter. Pretty sweet, huh?
Oh and she wears Toms. I was visiting earlier this year and she tried on my Toms and wore them around for a while. The next thing I knew she had ordered a pair online. 🙂
My dad got in around 5 p.m. and both dogs were thrilled to see him. (My dad splits his time between Florida and Georgia right now because of work…it’s a complicated situation that I won’t go into detail about!) I had already called him on his drive back and told him what we were going to have for dinner. I’ll do another post tomorrow with food and some recipes. We ate good!
I baked an apple crisp but this was not even the highlight of dinner. Everything we made was so good. And this is what visiting my grandmother looks like…no makeup, no hair driers or flat irons. It’s lovely.
We were hanging out in my grandmother’s den after dinner. She always keeps photos under the glass on the coffee table and my cousin recently updated all of the photos. I was checking them out when I spotted this.
My grandmother at age three with their family golden retriever, Bob. I have never seen this picture before and never knew that my grandmother grew up with a golden. Made me smile!
Hope your weekend has been full of moments that made you smile. I’m heading back to Charlotte early tomorrow but with a lighter heart and renewed energy.