Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Picnic in the Park

I had a head start and made good use of it. First a quick shower and dressed without interruption. Carrie was still asleep and in her bed, something unheard of but then we both stayed in that bed last night. I didn't have to escape to the sofa at 0300. That's only because I was asleep at that time and not holding on to a sliver of mattress that Carrie usually allows me to have.

Today we make brownies for our picnic. I didn mention a picnic? Well, yes. We are going to the park with sandwiches and drinks and frisbees and swings. The swings will be there. We are taking the frisbees.

I cracked open 3 eggs and put them in the mixing bowl, measured and poured the water and oil and had the brownie mix sitting on the counter. Carrie will only have to pour everything together and mix and then pour into the greased baking dish. I'm ready.

When we got to the park, Carrie spread out the blanket and unpacked her meal. We also stopped at Walmart for some "baby chicken" and some potato logs. Our banquet was spread on the WV blanket and voraciously we dined. Wiping her greasy fingers off, she was done with her lunch and was off to the jungle jim to hang out with the children already at play.

The ducks, as is their habit, crept closer and closer to our blanket looking for hand outs. A breeze moved the leaves on the tree we were beneath and the laughter of the children could be heard in the distance.

It was just a nice pleasant afternoon with Carrie. Now for that afternoon nap.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like some special memories for Carrie when she gets older and all she has left of her Nanna is those special memories !


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