Tonight the hubby and I are binge watching some NCIS from season 1 episode 1, I think we are on episode 6 now. NCIS is one of the few things we agree on, and we have 12 seasons on netflix to agree about. What a great weekend project. Actually we will probably stay up until 4am watching and sleep half the day tomorrow. Because that is the kind of hardcore binge watchers we are.. Not to mention, its the only time it's quiet here so it's when we have our time together. Don't get me wrong we don't binge watch often, our last Netflix binge was "Breaking Bad" a good while ago when it was on Netflix.
In other news on the plantation I've been feeling kind of down, and just blah.. Then it occurred to me that I had not left the plantation in over a month. The budget just hasn't been in a condition where there was any funding to leave the house. Not to mention, I really do like being home. It's my place, it's where all my people and my things are. Plus the one good eye and the cataract in the other its just easier to stay home where I'm familiar with my surroundings. (#blindpeopleproblems) But once in a while even an old homebody like me needs to get out and see a piece of the world.
Today was that day. Still van-less although the donor organ for my van is here and the old girl is ready for her transmission transplant, the surgery hasn't been performed yet and so it was on my oldest, Traci, to cart mama around today. The three of us, Paisley, Traci, and myself loaded up and went to town to buy some shirts to fill a couple orders I had, and maybe get some lunch. It was overcast so even with no air conditioner it wasn't bowels of hell hot out and I want to report that it did the trick. I feel energized, and more alive.
We lunched with Hannah who happened to be going on her work break at about the same time we were heading to lunch so that was a plus that I was able to have some time with both of my girls, and an even nicer surprise when hubby showed up and lunched with us too. All things considered It was a great day.
Crisis brings out the best in people. My sons long term girlfriend was in a terrible car accident and is lucky to be alive, she broke her collar bone, her wrist, her ankle, both hips, they had to remove her appendix, and pull a ton of glass out of her, they had to put pins in the wrist and reconstruct some of her muscles and like i said the doctors say she is lucky to be alive. She will have to have rehab 3 hours away for at least 8 weeks at some point. But she is alive and she is recovering and that is a blessing we are all thankful for. If you are a praying person say a word for her please.
Our coming together today I think is a result of her traumatic event. It has given us an appreciation for each other, reminded us that every moment we get to spend with each other should be cherished because it could be the very last moment we have with our loved ones. My son has been by her side at the hospital since her first day there and I give him props for being that stand up guy who stays by her bedside and is there everytime she opens her eyes.. That is great boyfriend stuff right there... I raised a good man.
I ask again for prayers for her and her mother.. I'm not sure how they will manage, she hasn't asked for help, and I don't want to offend, but she is a single widowed mom and between missing work to be at the hospital now and soon missing work to take her child to rehab for at least 8 weeks I'm not sure how she will manage to tend to her bills. I'm not asking for donations, because she has not asked me too, but I am asking for prayers, lots of good old really strong prayers cuz I know God is good, and he will provide what they need if we all pray hard enough.
There is no recipes today because we had O'Charley's but I do recommend their Cobb Salad, I didn't order it I ordered the fish and chips and it was delicious too but Hannah got the Cobb salad and I had plate envy of epic proportions. Which is also what she got, a plate of epic proportions.. WOWZA!!!
Next time we can afford to splurge for O'Charley's I'm going for a Cobb Salad. Thank God for all the sales on Etsy this week that made this little treat possible for us. Thank God for sparing my son's girlfriends life, and for giving us all one more minute, or hour, or day to be together.. No complaints on the plantation tonight...