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The Three Sisters Spend the Day Together

We still slept in a bit this morning. But we took off for Sue's house around 10:00. After picking up sister Sue, the three of us went to Starbucks. Marilyn had tea, but Sue and I had coffee.

We sat there and chatted for a bit. Then we went for a ride.

We headed up the Columbia River Gorge. It was so nice to get some sister time where we could all catch up with one another. We drove up to Hood River, then took the back way across Mt. Hood home again -- which is such a lovely ride!

On the way home we stopped at Freddies so Sue could pick up a few things she needed -- and to have her take her blood pressure (it was 173/74 -- surprisingly high considering she's been having an issue with LOW blood pressure).

I went to look for the powercups that go with our Orville Redenbacher Presto PowerPop Microwave Popcorn Popper. We've been using this popper to make homemade popcorn forever, by the way! Works like a charm and only takes around four minutes in the microwave. I just saw the powercups for $2.79 on sale online -- but Freddies had the for $1.49 a package! So I got four. We eat a lot of homemade popcorn. (smile)

In fact we had some tonight!

We had stuffed green peppers and corn on the cob (that I got at Freddies) for our late dinner. Yummy!

We got home and were both tired out, so it wasn't long before we went to have some naps. Sleep is a lovely thing!

We watched some Fixer Upper on HGTV. We really love this show and love Chip and Joanna Gaines. It's not like watching flipper shows -- no matter how much you like watching shows where they flip houses, you're always aware of how mercenary the people are. Flipping is about making money -- but Chip and Joanna are really about something different! They're making lovely homes for deserving people...

We're heading to bed shortly. We want to go to Lounge Lizard, where they have amazing vintage furniture. We have several pieces we got there in our living room. (Don't judge them by their barebones website. They have two amazing shops!)

I didn't mention how beat up poor Sue is after her latest fall this past weekend. She was at a cribbage tournament in Sunnyside, Oregon -- where she did very well, by the way! Anyway, she was in the bathroom, got dizzy and took a terrible fall. She has quite a shiner! And is badly bruised (again).

Marilyn and I worry about her taking falls -- and our friends June and Shari taking falls, too! We think part of the problem is about lack of proper nourishment, so we encouraged Sue to try some protein drinks to supplement her diet. And both Marilyn and I got some to try, too! Marilyn has been using various protein drinks for years now. And I've been thinking about it a lot lately. So I got one kind and she got another.

There are a lot of different kinds out there, so we'll see how it goes.

And now it's time for bed! Goodnight, all.
Tags: 2016, august-2016, columbia-river-gorge, corn-on-the-cob, cribbage, drive, fixer-upper, food, freddies, furniture, green-peppers, groceries, hgtv, hood-river, june, lounge-lizard, marilyn, nap, napping, oregon, popcorn, shari, shopping, sister-sue, sisters, sleep, sleeping, starbucks, sunnyside-oregon

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