Or, What I Did Visiting My Sister in Ft. Lauderdale
• Might have seen Hal Holbrook at the Memphis Airport. Whoever it was, he was talking loudly on his cell phone.
• Ate meatloaf made by my brother-in-law, Keith
• Went to a free-standing Dairy Queen that is right around the corner from my sister’s house – I’m so jealous since the only Dairy Queen in Memphis is at the Wolfchase Mall.
• Slept late
• Ate at the Cheesecake Factory for the first time and the second time
• Fell while walking down Las Olas, a very busy street, but popped right back up like I was skating or something.
•Went to a Christmas store – it was very tacky and kind of scary, but the guy who worked there walked Katherine and me individually to our car with an umbrella because it was raining so hard – he was like an elf!
• Ate at a Mexican restaurant, which should come as no surprise to anyone who knows my sister
• Went to downtown Ft. Lauderdale, walked along the riverwalk and saw a new public art project by Dan Corson – it is a lighting project in a plaza and is fun to interact with or just to look at.
• Went to a baby shower for my sister thrown by her friend Jenn. Here are a few things Jenn had at the shower:
*** Publix cake
*** Diaper “cake”
*** Chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip cookies half dipped in chocolate because my sister insisted on having chocolate desserts because “fruit is breakfast or a snack”
*** Keepsake onesie for everyone to sign
*** Corsage for Katherine – pink gingham with a stuffed cartoony baby in the middle
*** A medal for Katherine
*** Gifts for the grandmothers and for Keith
*** Pink M&M’s
*** Pink Rice Krispie treats
*** Sherbert punch
*** 2-bite brownies with white icing and green sprinkles (it was St. Patrick’s Day)
*** Green pea-in-the-pod pins that pertained to 2 different shower games (I won one of them!)
*** Cars and coloring books for the kids
• Sorted and counted all of the clothes for the Little Lady – believe it or not I didn’t just do that for fun, but to really see what Katherine still needs. It was totally fun, though.
• Went to the Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum and saw an exhibit called “Chicano”, one about the Highwaymen, and one about William Glackens.
• Ate one of the best shrimp po-boys I’ve ever had at Shuck 'N Dive Cajun Cafe.
• Just hung out with my sister, driving around, shopping, watching TV – that was all probably my favorite part.