Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Friends, Fried Pies and Horse Races
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 65 degrees
We had friends stop in and visit with us on their way home from Rockport, Texas. Bud and Betty spent a week with us. We unfortunately had stormy weather while they were here.
We were able to have dinner out one evening and Dawn cooked up a nice dinner on another evening.
Dawn spent the afternoon cooking. We had smoked beef brisket, smoked pulled pork and sausage. We had baked beans, slaw, rolls and cake. Betty brought apple pie and Maxine brought German potato salad.
We invited our friends Jerry and Billie, Jim and Maxine, my brother, niece and niece’s boyfriend too. The weather was a bit windy but we were able to enjoy dinner outside.
It was great to spent time with our friends and family.
We came home one afternoon to find fried pie wrappers all over the floor. Seems a few fur kids found the tote where we keep our snacks. They helped themselves to coconut, chocolate and banana cream fried pies. It appeared that everyone was in on the feast. The wrappers were all over the floor and dried fruit filling was everywhere. They all laid low as we picked up wrappers and moped the sticky mess from the floor.
There was this one fur kid that seemed to be very proud of himself. He was grinning with pride!
The following day I was cutting the dried fruit mess from their faces and paws. Luckily no one got sick!
Last weekend we spent time with friends Ginny and Dena. We spent the afternoon at Lone Star Park. We watched the horse races and enjoyed the buffet.
None of us are big gamblers but we did place a few $2.00 bets. I won $18.00 dollars on a $2.00 bet. I sure felt rich!
There were 9 races for the day. Dawn and I went all out on the last race of the day. We bet on a horse with 25 to 1 odds and several other horses to Win, Place or Show. That decision really paid off. We won $135.00 on the 25 to 1!!!
We all had a great time.
Monday we ran errands and did laundry. Monday night as we were getting ready for bed, I fell down from the second step in the trailer. That’s right; I fell from the second step.
It doesn’t sound that bad and it I wasn’t that far to the floor. The problem however was that I fell landing on my left side.
I guess I need to explain. I’m recovering from a sinus infection and also have fluid in my inner ear. If I bend over or turn too fast it causes me to become dizzy.
Anyway, I was standing on the second step talking to Dawn, who was in the bedroom. I turned to come down the stairs and became dizzy, lost my footing and fell sideways on my left side hitting the floor hard enough to knock the breath out of me. I came to with Dawn asking me if I was all right and the dogs staring at me.
It took me a few seconds to get my composer and a few minutes to be able to get to my feet.
I didn’t break any bones, Thank God. I am very sore however.
Today we are back to work as gate attendants.