Late Mother’s Day weekend

This past weekend was a relaxing one. Elise and I weren’t able to visit my parents the weekend before last for Mother’s Day, so we both left work early this past Friday and went for a visit. We made it in time to have fried catfish at Cross Roads. This is something Elise hasn’t been able to try in the five years that we’ve been together.

After dinner we drove to Bellville to buy a half gallon of Blue Bell ice cream for the dewberry cobbler that mom made. Stuffed full of catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, French fries, pinto beans, cobbler and ice cream, we all went to bed early.

Elise and I woke up early on Saturday morning and washed the Jeep. We lounged around the yard as the temperature and humidity were tolerable. I went inside and fell asleep on the couch. Elise and mom piddled in the garden and dad also took a nap in the den (men need sleep). I woke up and went back outside only to lounge around in the yard some more. Later that afternoon, Elise and I suited up and picked dewberries near the train tracks in Cat Spring. For
dinner, Mom pressure cooked a pork roast with potatoes, carrots and celery. I broke her pressure cooker in the sink. Dad fixed it.

That night Elise and I drove to Brenham to watch the Lakers beat the Spurs on the big screen TV at Sander’s Place. My parents don’t have cable and I didn’t want to miss that game. Bye Spurs. The Lakers are going to the Western Conference finals. It’s kind of hard to be a Texan and root for the ‘other’ team. Oh well. Since the game didn’t start until 9:30 p.m., we didn’t get back to my parents’ house until almost 1 a.m.

We woke up on Sunday, ate breakfast and I think I took a nap on the couch. We pretty much stayed in most of the day to avoid the heat.
Later that afternoon Elise and I put the soft top on the Jeep. We drove back to Austin late that evening. I got semi-depressed on the way home. I’ve been missing my parents a lot recently. But, we still had a nice weekend.

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