It was really nice to not have to do nuthin' for a whole week. Although we did a lot of driving [I'll explain that later] but that is okay because we really like to take car trips together. Pooldad calls me his "best co pilot". Funny thing is I got most of my sleep IN the car this past week. He says he doesn't mind, he just likes me there and he is very quick to upright me when I am in danger of hitting the dashboard. Or drooling. [I know, attractive picture, right?] heehee
The other thing we did a lot of was eat. And eat. And eat. Amazingly enough only two of our meals were eaten out - pizza and IHOP. Go figure. The rest were prepared at home.
I managed to bake [not including breakfast, lunch and dinners made - this list are just the "goodies"] Please know that we shared with others - Pooldad and I didn't eat ALL of this:
4 pies - Peaches are in season, what can I say? Two were apple tho'. I am going to be really sad when peach season ends.
2 cakes, with a third made by Squirrel. We are still trying to finish hers. So good.
2 loaves of wheat bread
1 loaf of sesame bread
3 batches of wheat rolls [3 dozen]
3 dozen doughnuts
...and I am currently baking a cake as a thank you to Pooldad's coworkers for covering for him last week.
I also made numerous buckets [yes, that says: BUCKETS] of popcorn. We watched movies every night and ate popcorn. And ate pie. And ice cream. And cake. Did I mention cake?
Oh, and there was a Tastee Freeze in town. A TASTEE FREEZE Tadpoles. Thank goodness ice cream is low, low, low in sodium. Otherwise.... The only bad part of the week is when their ice cream machine broke! It might've had something to do with me stopping in every day early in the week and buying a cone. We were very sad :( Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seriously tho' - when we asked the girl [on Sunday] when would it be fixed she said "I don't know." How can an ice cream shop NOT know when their main money maker is going to be fixed? I realize it is the middle of nowhere Virginia, but they do make deliveries [for parts] and have people that can fix these things. Sigh. I survived tho'. giggle
At one point Pooldad was watching me roll out yet another pie crust and said "Skip you really need to relax. C'mon. Sit down." I asked him what he meant and he replied "I like to play golf to relax - but you are always cooking or baking something. What do you DO to just get away from it all? It is vacation y'know."
I thought about it a moment and said "Y'know - baking to me is like your golf to you. I love to do it and it does relax me. The only difference I can bake whenever I want." Poor guy only gets to golf once or twice a year. It's always busy season at work when it is golf season here. I can't play golf [really bad eye hand coordination - one of life's little mysteries] but I do love to ride along in the cart with him. And when we let one of the kids drive? We're the Keystone cops on the cart path. I am surprised the resort hasn't kicked us out by now.
Anyway - he decided that was good and since he really appreciates the effort I don't think he is going to ask me to stop anytime soon.
In other news - here is where we were Saturday. We went to see Wallene perform at her sister's college for Marching Band Camp. This is the brand new stadium. We can proudly say both our girl's have performed here:
That's about it for now. I have a cake to decorate so I will see ya' on the flipside. Don't forget to take care of YOU.