Some pictures I took around my dad's house.
Day One/Wednesday: Flights were good. I had spent hours trying to get my seating worked out the day before. Had assigned seats but they were gone when I went to print my boarding passes. As it turned out they were changed because they upgraded me to business but they took away my isle seat. I love an isle. If I am not on the isle I feel like I have to pee all the time. It's all in my mind! I was able to get an isle on the first flight but had a middle on the second. Turns out I was in the seats right behind first class so the middle was not even an issue. Thank you Jesus! (I believe that Tuesday I was right in the middle of the big change over, making Continental & United one!) We were late in arriving in Tampa due to deicing of the plane. I had never seen this before and it was actually fun to watch.
We then had a favorite Chicago style pizza at my dad's house with my sister and BIL who came over to visit with me. It was awesome.
Day Two/Thursday: Went with my sister Darcy to the mall. Not really to shop but to go see the Hallmark store she works in. They recently had to change their location in the mall. It's a smaller store but still very good in size. It was all fresh and pretty. I do love Hallmark. I found many things to buy in their store. Happy Dance! Then we went to a store called The Fresh Market. OMG what an awesome store. Like a Trader Joe's only better. Way better!
Before I went out with my sister: So my USB port was sent to my dad's house. You put it in and it give you interenet. Well I could not get it to work! So I had to call them for help.Well this time I was sent a newer port and needed new information downloaded. (%$&#) Well you can't download when you don't have internet.Duh! So she did tell me that I needed to uninstall older applications so she helped me with that. Then I went over to Starbucks and was able to download what I needed. I was a bit angry at first but I got over it! I just don't deal well with problems.
Day Three/Friday: Went to Hard Rock Casino. My niece Melissa went with us. It was fun but we didn't win anything. They got to keep our money :( So just a few weeks ago Melissa gamble for her first time ever and won. Well she quickly learned the lesson that you don't always win when you gamble!
Then we went to my sister's to have.....take a guess? Pizza. I am only eating the tops because of my low carb but the is the best part. There is nothing like a Chicago sausage. You haven't had pizza until you had it with Chicago sausage. There is a difference!!! And the sauce and cheese on this pizza is outstanding. I am so glad they found this place. (Christine, it's L'oven 2194 Main Street. Suite A , just West of Belcher. It is really outstanding pizza.)
Day Four/Saturday: I didn't do a thing! Believe me I was dead tired and just wanted to do nothing. My dad wasn't crazy about it but I stood firm on my plan.
Day Five/Sunday: We went to Tarpon Springs to walk around the sponge docks. It was crowded. Found some fun things to buy. It was fun time shopping with my sister and BIL. My dad sat on a bench waiting for us. Then we went to eat the best Gyro's in the world!
It's a nice little beach at Howard's Park.
Day Seven/Tuesday: I'm thinking we did something in the morning this day but I can't remember what it was. Later in the day my dad, sister & BIL went to meet up with my niece's and their children to celebrate my great-niece Ashlynn's 11th birthday which was on the 9th. They went to Universal Studios for her birthday so we didn't get to celebrate on that day.
Celebrating Ashlynn's 11th Birthday.
(check out Garrett's awesome artwork on the wall)
Day Eight/Wednesday: We went to the Tampa Bay Downs Horse Races on Wednesday. It was so much fun. My niece Melissa and her daughter Amber went with us. We just made little bets. It was Melissa and Amber's first time. My dad had a free pass so we all got in for free, got a program and a $2. bet! Melissa bet to show each time and won 7 out of nine. I like to play to win. We all just pick because of the name. I won three out of 9 races however on the last race I bet $10. to show hoping to just win something. He actually came in first so I should have stayed with win! Went back to have a Gyro in Tarpon Springs!
Day Nine/Thursday: Another day at Hard Rock Casino with my dad. We had a fun time, didn't win but made wonderful memories.
Day Ten/Friday: Another day of nothing. Invited family to come over and enjoy that delicious pizza again. It was a nice evening. Didn't get to see the nieces and greats again but had a nice time with my dad, sister and brother-in-law.
Day Eleven/Saturday: St. Patrick's Day....Just hung around until it was time to go to the airport. My BIL stopped over for awhile to visit, my sister called from work and I ate the left over pizza. YUM, YUM, YUM! My flights home were both very nice. On the second flight I had the whole row to myself.
It felt really good to see my dad. I was worried about him. I think he is doing well. Asking the same question often but not in a way that I'm concerned yet. I went ahead and let him drive me around. Had two little scares :0 but I don't feel it's time to take that away from him. He loves to get in his car and run to the store everyday. I think he is feeling better then he was last year at this time. He dad will be 89 in June! I have now been home for 16 days now and I miss him so much.
THIS IS A NON-APRIL FOOL'S DAY BLOG (don't like being had)