It is Table Top Tuesday and I really tried to find a space in my parent's home that wasn't covered with "things" to show you, but I couldn't find a single space. I have to say that I am working many hours a day, well into the wee hours of the night going through my mother's things and I have them stacked everywhere right now. I knew my mom loved to shop and I also knew she had beautiful things...but, dad and I have been a bit shocked by how much there is here to go through. I didn't even turn my computer on yesterday (and that never happens) and I haven't been to bed before 2:00 a.m. yet. But, I am making a point of getting out sometime during the day and doing something fun with my dad. It is good for both of us. I have made a point during the past few months to try to find good amidst the very sad time our family is going through. Spending all this time with my dad is definately one of those good things. Dad and I have always been close, but like most "kids" I would talk to my mom most of the time. We have really bonded during all of the sad, terrible, good and funny moments of the past few weeks. I thought I'd share a few pictures.
We tried a new little place for Father's Day called The Breakfast House.
It was darling and the food was delicious.
Lobster and Shrimp Eggs Benedict and Island Pancakes
(macadamia nuts, coconut and fresh pineapple). We shared both....yum!
We've made time to get in the pool.
We went to an art show.
Had lunch at a waterfront restaurant.
Enjoyed the beauty that is Florida.
Fried Green Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and
Spiced Shrimp. The last picture is chocolate peanut butter pie.
I found old pictures...wasn't I cute?
Look at my parents! My dad has a cigarette??? My grandmother is in the middle and my mom looks so sexy....this is a picture of a picture, sorry about the quality.
It is a very interesting time and I have found things that take me back to memories I didn't realize I had. I've also found out that my mom needed to hold back on those shopping trips a bit. There has been more laughter than tears, and my only wish is that she could be here to do all of this with me. Please forgive me for not visiting each of you right now. I will keep trying to get the time to read your wonderful blogs.