It’s late Monday afternoon, Memorial Day weekend. Did I plan on doing anything constructive? When family arrives, it’s hard to plan, but surprisingly, I got a lot done in between the golf and the kayaks, and doing dinner on the grill.
Between my house and my sister’s backyard we had a lot of fun. And I was able to buy all my plants for the garden, including an obscure herb named “Chocolate Mint” which my sister from California uses in her tea in the evenings. Oh! We are becoming very organic. I also bought oregano, rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil of course, and some lemon balm and lavendar for teas and to make the garden smell lovely.
My nephew and his girlfriend and I tried out the local golf course… very tough par 3… built like St. Andrews in Scotland… all rough and tumble with lots of places to lose your ball. It was a total hoot. They let us out on the course just after the members finished their tournament, but a few of those were still lingering on the 4th hole, playing something called “4s and 9s” where they can only use their 4 iron and 9 iron to play the hole. A bit of a challenge. So rather than wait for them to move off the 4th hole, we three just played the second and third holes again. Still lost balls and hit off a few trees, but it was fun.
Kayaking in the bay this morning… not I, but I was the one to drive the two younger adventurers to the water and help them haul the boats. Right now, they’re gone… trying to beat the traffic which is now backed up 18 miles according to the TV…. and I am quietly winding down, trying to get my act together for the week ahead.
I play golf first thing tomorrow morning, then back to the office for some serious blogging on my golfgurls.com site. I have neglected it since coming home from Ireland, and I must get something up there before my subscribers think I’m asleep at the wheel.
Hope your Memorial Day weekend was full of good things. What did you do? Any good grill recipes you want to share? I’m thinking of trying out a recipe for Duck Banana I just heard about… supposed to be scrumptious! 🙂
Duck Banana…I can’t begin to imagine what that is. Please, try it out and describe in detail.
Had a great weekend…kicked back mostly, after arriving home fr/ sunny California late Saturday evening. Did I mention that we spent the week in Malibu? Quite delightful, actually.
We are due for a lunch! I will be in touch.
Lovely weekend all around…you are always a gracious hostess…and willing to try almost anything…including Duck Bananas
We took 3 grandsons, ages 12, 9 and 3, with us to Maine. It was anything but restful, but lots of fun!! There’s nothing like seeing the world through the eyes of a 3 year old…from “are we at Maine yet? are we at maine yet? are we at maine yet?” to “Grampie, do you have a ball in your belly?”
We ate cookies for breakfast at the Farmer’s market, bacon with our chocolate chip pancakes, hot dogs for lunch, mac and cheese for supper and DQ for dessert. We painted our faces, visited baby sheep at a local farm, bought penny candy at the Marina, skipped rocks at high tide, looked for Waldo and played some ferocious games of Sorry.
Bob and I will be dehydrated for a week with all the salt and preservatives in our diet, but we’d do it again tomorrow…or perhaps the next day.
You’ve got me laughing out loud, kathy. Such fabu events!!! I can picture it all, with the two of you finally beat with your feet up on the porch rail, smiling at the setting sun over the water. Being a grandparent requires a lot of energy!!!
Duck Banana???? Hmmm…
We ate lamb kabobs and sipped wine…visited the Richmond Holocost Museum as a quiet reminder of how lucky we are and how many paid with their lives to fight the madness of the world…. quite fitting for “Memorial” Day.
The HEAT is here so no more ‘outside stuff’ for a while…
Heading your way on the 8th!!!!
Cousin K… be sure to call when you get to the island dahling….. would love to touch base… take a bike ride, etc…. how long are you staying?
Family, ten members to be exact, came down the Mississippi to celebrate memorial day and also a very special two year old’s birthday. Phew, I am exhausted, but what a joy to be with family on a wonderful day.
Le Duck de Banana requires 3 hours of very slow cooking on an outside grill, during which you are required to drink at least one full bottle of white wine. After that, you don’t really care what it tastes like. Quite elegant actually.