Living up to the standards
Another weekend without plans. So nice, but weird.
Friday night we went to Chili’s, since Matt has been drooling over their new cheeseburgers. I got make your own fajitas, mostly just to get some guacamole.
Pretty tasty, although the chicken was a bit charred. But the service was outstanding! A+!
Saturday we made our way to cheap housewares Mecca:
Matt got some spaghetti and meatballs. I wasn’t so hungry, so I got some veggie soup and a chocolate chip cookie. Of course, something happened to my chocolate chip cookie while I went to refill my drink:
Anyway, the weekend started on a bit of a sad note. My great aunt Jane passed away Saturday morning. She was almost 85. I can’t begin to tell you how close my family is, so this was very sad. She was an amazing woman. I am always so proud of the accomplishments of the women in my family. Born in 1925, she went to school to be a registered nurse and work with the Army Nurse Corps during WWII. She received a bachelors and masters in nursing. She went to Purdue for her masters and lived near there for most of her life. So she loved the fact that I (and her daughter and granddaughter) went there! I heard a story last Thanks giving about how Aunt Jane was instrumental in helping all of the cousins (my mom’s generation) during their weddings. At my mom’s (or aunt’s, I forget) wedding, the wedding topper fell over and broke the night before. Aunt Jane to the rescue! She fixed it and saved the day! Our family will surely miss her. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to Indiana for the calling and funeral. But I will go there in a few weeks for my grandmother’s 80th birthday.
This picture is from her granddaughter’s bridal shower. She’s modeling the lingerie that the bride received. This picture makes me laugh!
Here is a picture of her granddaughters (and me) at the bridal shower. Aunt Jane, I can only hope to live up the standards that you and your mother and sisters have set for us. Your granddaughters are already well on their way!