I’m celebrating a couple of days before everyone else, as my daughter makes her way home from Pittsburgh, and before that Houston.
Hubby and I finished off decorating her bedroom after having it recently remodeled…stripped the 70s “popcorn” from the ceiling…replaced that yucky white-turned-dirty-beige carpet
…relocated the closet across the room, and enlarged it. Before, the side of it greeted you as you entered the room. It was difficult getting large furniture in and out.
Now I’m in the kitchen cooking up a pot of stew. Portuguese bean soup to be exact.
My daughter’s looking forward to returning to hearth and home after a couple of months of…eating on the run in Houston…and bunking on an air mattress in Pittsburgh. Mind you, she loved it since she got to do what she loves best…dance!
However, my daughter’s no shrinking violet when it comes to mom’s good-old-fashioned, home cooked meals. She gobbles them right up. (Holiday pun.)
The other thing she’ll be doing is catching up on some much needed shut-eye. Rehearsing and performing for shows, not to mention the daily dance classes to warm up, are wearing on the body.
Eat. Sleep. Watch old movies on TV with mom. And play Bananagrams with her old fogey parents, will fill my daughter’s calendar…at least for a few days. After that, back to exercise and keeping in tip top shape in order to dance.
And who knows where the wind will blow her next. My daughter plans to audition for contemporary dance companies here and abroad.
So as long as we’re blest to have her in our midst, her dad and I will make the most of the time we have with the daughter who is…
…our sunshine…and our moon...
PORTUGUESE BEAN SOUP…yummy in your tummy! (ham hocks, short ribs, smoked sausage, kidney beans, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, watercress, onions, and papaya)
- nurturing thursdays: kick back…you’re allowed! (hugmamma.com)
1. Lot’s to be thankful for!
2. The best bean soup ever.
3. Hugmamma wins at bannana grams mostly in her dreams…
Lots to be thankful for…that hubby loved my bean soup…and that he’s the man of my dreams…and banana grams is my reality show, so I win!!! 😆
Enjoy her visit and Happy Thanksgiving!
Our daughter arrived home last night– can’t wait for her to wake up!
Awww…I’m so happy for both of you, and the rest of your family, of course. I’ve woken my daughter up with kisses to her forehead and cheeks. Forget about waiting for her… 😆
Welcome home to your lovely sunshine and moon……..
I read your comment to my daughter. Her reply? “Awww, that’s cute. (Big smile.)” hugs…and happy holidays to a wonderful friend…and your loved ones. 🙂