Father's Day weekend

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Father's Day weekend
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Fri, 06-14-2013 - 8:07pm

Good evening ladies, and happy Friday to you all! Are you ready for the weekend? Will there be any special Father's Day celebrations at your home this weekend? Anything else going on?

Were any of you affected by those storms on Wednesday or Thursday?

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 9:52pm

We celebrated Father's Day today. DS2 & his wife came up last night. We went out for a few hrs on the lake so DH could fish while DS2 drove then we came home & DS2 & I made a bbq steak dinner which is DH's favourite. Then tomorrow morning I'm doing a brunch, so he will have lots to celebrate. The kids will leave tomorrow afternoon & then hopefully Sun will be a quiet day as I have some sewing I want to do.

We had wet, rainy weather here but it wasn't too bad on Wed/Thurs.

Dee

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 2:13am

No Father's Day stuff going on here, the father is not even present! Dh called me from Missouri, he's at the farm of our comadre (ds's godmother) and her husband. He flies in on Sunday evening.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself, I have some running around to do like Costco and the mall and the nursery, so I'll probably stagger it throughout the weekend. Saturday night is the first of 5 concerts held in the park across the street, this week will be a jazz band of some sort. I'm not a big fan of jazz, and the music is always sooo loud at our house, so I may do my mall errands during that time.

No stormy weather here. We've settled into our dry season which will last until October or November. We are getting a lot of "June Gloom" this year, the coastal low clouds hang around until late morning or sometimes all day. They keep it from getting too warm. By July there won't be much morning cloudiness and then the days start getting a lot hotter.

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 7:25am

Tomorow we are going to take DH's dad and step-mother out for lunch.  We did our Father's day celebration last weekend since DD3 is out of town this weekend.

Yesterday was DH;s office picnic.  Today we are going to a car show.

No storms here. Quite a while since we have had any rain. 

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 2:27pm

We were affected by Wednesday's storms in Miami - tried to get back to the US from the Dominican Republic and instead of getting home around 11:30pm we got home just before 2am. Then the cats said hey, you've been gone for a week, we want attention NOW! So between the 3 of them they finally stopped pestering me around 3:30am, and of course the alarm Thursday went off at 5:30 to get up for work.

Not too bad here now, but we're to be wet tonight and some/most of tomorrow. DS has agreed to join us to see Man of Steel just figuring it'll be wet, then we'll go to dinner. Not sure where yet.

Otherwise this weekend is catching up on laundry and house chores and lawn/yard work from being gone 8 days.

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 5:06pm

Sue, hope you can get some rest this weekend...2 hrs of sleep before work does not sound fun. Who took care of the cats while you were gone?

So, how was the vacation with the extended family? Did everybody get along well? Was there lots of together time or did everybody do some stuff separately, some together? What did you think of the resort? Did you stay within the resort the entire time, or make any outside excursions? Did you fly through San Juan or direct from Miami to DR? Sorry for so many questions!

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 8:45pm

Went on 3 excursions. Flew from STL to Miami to DR (Puerto Plata), back the same way.  Resort was all inclusive and pretty nice (had no water 2 mornings and a/c was about 85 at best). There ended up 'factions' in the family - I had no clue it could get so petty and mean - I doubt we'll ever go again with the group, and I know ds would prefer no interaction with at least 3 of them for a long time (and as I took his 'side', I'm probably the same - they falsely accused him of giving alcohol to 2 of his younger cousins; he was trying to sober one up who had gotten her own alcohol, and had gotten the other one a virgin pina colada, but being stubborn he refused to elaborate and it just got ugly from there). Another of dh's sibs decided since no one told her what was going on when, she was the 'black sheep' and went off to do family stuff on her own.  And so on. Blech.

The DR is so very poor. The excursions were informative (snorkeling amazing) but you just felt so bad for the locals. People just hang out on the street, some have no running water or electricity - everyone was pretty skinny, as was the livestock.  People average $250/month for salary.  There's 18% unemployment but it sure looked like more.  Litter everywhere.  Lovely laid back people and gorgeous scenery but...  Makes you realize how great we have it.

Cats watched by a lady down the block - they definitely wanted attention when we returned but seem back to normal now!

Sue

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Sun, 06-16-2013 - 10:37am
It's sad that families can try to ruin something that should just be fun. As for the underage & drinking, depending on where you are visiting they can get it without any problems. It's a parent's responsibility to watch their kids not a cousins. When we were in Cuba & my DS was only 15, they were serving him. The other islands & Mexico seem to ask them if they are 16. Not sure about DR as we have only stayed with adults the times we have been there.
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Sun, 06-16-2013 - 10:48am

Well, here it is-THE big day & the "man of the hour" is still sleeping, but when he gets up, I promised him bacon & french toast.

This past Friday we were in town & found Ride on lawn mowers-& I finally convinced him that with almost 5 acres, he needed to get one. To do the entire property takes about 7 hours with the gas powered push mower-& this year, being a wet year, he just cannot keep up. So the mower is his major Father's Day gift (to be delivered on Tuesday). But I bought him a book he wanted-unfortunately, got distracted in Chapters talking to one of the women who knew Adam & had just learned of his death-so the book was not a surprise. But I had bought a gift card there first-& that will be a surprise.

Otherwise it is a quiet day-which how we need it to be. Every "first" holiday is a difficult one-so the first Father's Day without his #1 Fan is going to be difficult, something to get through. Adam always made his Dad a card-he informed me that his Dad liked those ones best-though last year he found one that played the Superman theme which made both of them laugh.

So today will be a day to pamper Mike a bit, but a day to remember past Father's Days too.

Nora

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Sun, 06-16-2013 - 4:58pm
ITA - it's 18 in the Dominican Republic but the one is almost 17.5 and they definitely weren't asking for ID. Yes, parents, not cousins or aunts that don't have kids who was who was giving ds grief. Just not sure what happens next. Ugh.