My older daughter emailed yesterday and asked if I’d like to come to supper. I’ve never been to her house and it was just going to be her and Marley.

Of course I wanted to come to dinner. I wouldn’t have missed it. Though I’ve never driven around Tulsa in the dark. Can you believe that? And I managed to get lost because I couldn’t see the street signs well.

I stopped at Tuesday Morning on the way there and found a taller set of bowls for Ivy to eat out of. She’s tall and has to bend down to her current ones. I don’t know if she’s uncomfortable but it makes me uncomfortable to watch her eat.

I also found a little table and realize now I should have gotten the one just a bit bigger to put next to my beige chair. So I guess I’ll be going out and exchanging it and hoping the slightly bigger one is still there.

I took my daughter a little gift, a wooden mortar and pestle set I found while at Tuesday Morning. Her attorney boyfriend they share their home with loves to cook, but he was out of town at some work conference. I have yet to meet him.

I so enjoyed myself. I kept going over it again and again when I went to bed. It made me so happy. I haven’t stopped humming all morning!

And I thoroughly enjoyed the little dogs, Lulu and Thor.

Then I came home where I’d left the apartment all lit up for the pet babies and showered and watched Vera.

Ivy is very curious about the cool mist humidifiers I keep going for Charlie.

She also likes to get on top of the air purifier in the bedroom and feel the cool air coming out.

Tomorrow we will have the small home tour with my blog friend Kris.

By the way, humming is good.

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  1. Brenda! I came across a book and immediately thought “I bet Brenda would love this book!”
    Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
    Check it out!

  2. What a great time and memories spending an evening with your family I’m sure you’ll be humming for days family time can make you happy have a great weekend!

  3. What a perfect, good food, and great Family gathering …sounds great. My sis n law shared with me a similar recipe years your daughters..but calls it taco salad, whereas, you make the taco beef meat, rice, corn, beans, let tomato onion and salsa..and of course whatever. It is so yummi and good comfort food. I bet the chicken one is wonderful, too. Looking forward to seeing your new side table and the today’s blog series. :0) .. Thank you for sharing your like a little novel. :0) ..have a blessed weekend.

  4. So happy for you Brenda that you have reconnected with your daughter. How lovely! Doesn’t it make you feel better when you are happy and excited, everything else seems to roll away.

    I love the way you look after Charlie and Ivy, they could not have better care. If only every pet was looked after so well. They all deserve it.

  5. Brenda, I’m very happy for both you and your daughter, as well as the grands, that all of you are building a relationship. Her meal sounds tasty, and I think her guy friend willlove your gift. Ivy looks sooooo long in that picture! Keep on humming!

  6. That’s wonderful news, Brenda. I am very happy for you. Just arrived home from work and had to read you blog. I live vicariously through you, you know, when I read your blog
    Love the Green Buddha too! & Pics!

  7. Echoing the sentiments of everyone else…I’m so happy for you, your daughter, and your granddaughter that you all are spending more time with each other now. How nice that you went to her home for dinner. You mentioned not seeing the street signs, etc. Does your cell phone have GPS on it? I have to use that on my phone a lot.

  8. As most of your readers have indicated ~ we love ‘hearing’ the happy in your ‘voice’!!
    Hugs to you, and scritches to Miss Ivy Lou!

  9. I am so happy for you Brenda that you got to spend time with your daughter and granddaughter ! Keep humming it is good for your soul !

  10. Kitty’s sure are a nosy bunch. My Lily Bit is too and I love her as much as I do my dogs but Lily keeps me laughing. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a message.

  11. So wonderful you have gotten re-established with your daughter. I hope she realizes, no matter the differences between you, she has missed so much being estranged from her Mother.
    Love your Blog.

  12. How nice, Brenda, to have gotten to spend time with your daughter and Marley in their home. I’m so glad you got to do that. And, yes, humming definitely is good! I don’t do enough of it myself and I know I do have things in my life that should make me hum. Like these dear little boys that live with me and challenge my patience and hearing every day! They’re a challenge but it’s really such a privilege to be in a close relationship with them.

    Our Tuesday Morning closed a few months ago and I really miss it. It was located in a popular little shopping center not far from my house and I don’t know why it closed. There is also a Home Goods, a Kirklands, a Michael’s and a JoAnn’s in that shopping center so maybe there was too much competition. Still, I would shop there before I’d go to Home Goods or Kirklands. Anyway, I wish it was still there because there isn’t another one anywhere in the city. Oh, yes, there is also a TJ Maxx there so I can see the competition was stiff. Oh, well.

  13. As happy as you are I’m sure Marley and your daughter are too. Very happy for you to have them in your life.

  14. What wonderful news! I think your readers are all humming along with you. Great that you and your older daughter have reconnected. And I know that you will enjoy spending time with Marley, your grandson, and their fur babies.

    Gosh, Ivy has grown! She looks very tall while standing up and investigating that humidifier. Hope Charlie is feeling better and hope that your earache is better.

    Enjoy your day.

  15. Brenda ,,,,,
    So wonderful you spent the evening with your daughter and Marley! That will be a great memory to hold dear! No doubt more lunches & dinners to follow! Keep enjoying AND definitely keep humming!! ❤

  16. What a lovely evening!! I am so happy for you, Brenda…tho’ sorry you got lost in the dark!! It is kind of a horror driving in the dark!!

  17. Brenda this is wonderful! I am so happy that you enjoyed your evening with your daughter! It sounds lovely.

    I wanted to let you know that when I clink on the links from the email they will not connect to your blog.

  18. I’m so happy for you Brenda!
    Humming and singing means your real happy and that does your heart good!
    What did your daughter cook for dinner?
    Have a fantastic weekend coming up!

    1. She calls it burrito bowls. It is shredded chicken on rice and you add cheese, guacamole bits, lettuce, beans, whatever you choose. It was good. Like a salad bar.

  19. Hi Brenda,
    I am so happy you were able to have dinner with your daughter and granddaughter. I bet your daughter’s boyfriend will like the mortar too. So thoughtful.

    I love dinners with my two daughters and grands. Special time.

    You need to look into watching the five on Netflix. It is about 5 kids growing up and how they hung with each other and the one’s little brother gets taken and the story evolves from there. It goes into their adult lives and how this change each one of them and it is a great mystery of who took the little guy and what happened to him. It has lots of twists and turns and I loved it because there is some dark stuff in this but it ends so well and uplifting. It was a good series to watch. Just an idea and it is set in London.
    PS thanks for touring my home tomorrow. I look forward to seeing it.

  20. Such wonderful news about dinner with your daughter and Marley. I am so happy for you. That silly Ivy is just into everything. She cracks me up. Keep

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