Monday, March 28, 2011

Recap of This Past Week

We had to head out for Atlanta on Wed. for an appt. at Emory University Hosp. Before we left I spotted this Cardinal at the fountain in the front of the house. He's just enjoying the beautiful day! Yes, he, because the males are always prettier. Only in the animal kingdom though. lol

He looked right at me in the window, as if he were posing for me.
On our way out, Hubby and I went to the subdivision across the main street from us to have a look at the damage the fire caused on Tues. What a horrible site it was. These are condos. Of course, they are connected by twos. In our sub, we are in separate homes.
The condos across the street from the fire were affected by the intense heat. (Notice their siding is buckled.)
There were two homes that were destroyed.

Many others had damage but survived. The condos behind this unit were melted on the outside, as well. Thankfully no one was injured and the Red Cross immediately stepped in to house these families and provided them with all they needed till they settle with their insurances. I pray they all had policies. Our heart broke for them and goes out to them.

Now were on to Emory. We arrived at our hotel which had gorgeous flowers everywhere. Their trees were turning green and pollen was HEAVY!

After viewing those homes, I felt almost guilty staying in this beautiful hotel.

I have to tell you though, that we always use Priceline and get 3 or 4 star hotels for unbelievable prices. I always bid my own price! If you haven't used them you should give them a try.

Their breakfast bar was incredible. Always a treat!
After the appt. at Emory we decided to head over to see Chick-fil-A headquarters. They are a fast food chain that have the most wonderful chicken sadwiches and fries. Do you have them near you?

Look at the name of the street that you turn into their headquarters. Cute huh? I thought these azaleas were unique curved into these speader bushes.

We had not made reservations and didn't get to take the tour that day because they were all booked. As we left the complex we saw this sign across the street.

Arrived back home and had company for dinner on Fri. Chicken wrapped with bacon on dried beef and covered with sour cream & cream of mushroom soup. Heavenly! Garlic potatoes to go with them.
Well, it was a busy week and another one has started already. Where does time go?

What's going on in your neck of the woods?


Susie Q said...
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Sue said...

Good Morning dear friend, I can hardly find the words to say how I felt for these families. Just so heartbreaking, I am amazed at how quickly our lives can change in a moment. I will continue to pray for them.

Your sweet cardinal does look like he is posing, we have lots of them around here too, and I agree only in the animal kingdom. lol
Thanks for the tip about Price line. and the hotel is beautiful, what beautiful flowers too, and yes let's not mention all this pollen lol
Your dinner looks so delicious, but you must come back and share the recipes, it looks to delicious to not share. Please!! purty please! lol
LOve Chick-fil-A anytime.
Enjoy your day.
Forgivef or deleting my first comment, I was plugged in to my other account. ugh!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love the cardinal. I hope I get to see birds while I am there. Not much going on here. Hubs is doing the remote know how that is!!

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! OH, my you've been a busy gal. I'm so sorry to hear about the horrible fire in your neighborhood! How frightening and my heart goes out to all the folks who lost their homes.
The cardinal is a beautiful bird! Looks like he was thinking of taking a dip! :)
I love Chick-fil-A! Their chocolate milk shakes are my very favorite! :)
You can do it, I know you can. Pick a drawer or cabinet and come on to the party!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy@Home said...

After seeing your pictures of the devastating fire damage, I had to scroll back and read all about it. I don't know how I missed that post. I was relieved to know that nobody was hurt, but how sad and scary too.
The hotel you stayed in looks very nice. We are fans of Priceline also.
Too bad you weren't able to tour Chick-Fil-A. I like their food and courteous service. Also the fact that they are closed on Sundays.
If you can whip up a delicious dinner like that after being gone all week then I'm sure I can get my act together over here. I think I'm just out of practice. Thanks for the encouragement. I'll keep you posted :).

Nancy's Notes said...

I'll say you were busy!! What a great photo of the cardinal, I get so excited when I see the, they are so pretty! So sorry about the horrible fire, so sad. What a great dinner you had, I'm sure your guests loved it!

It's busy around here, enjoying the outdoors and planting!


Jennifer said...

Oh my those pictures from the fire are heartbreaking! I sure hope they will be able to rebuild - not only their homes...but their lives as well. I'm sure that must be so traumatic.

That hotel is gorgeous. I have never tried priceline....but I will now:) And who knew there was a Chick-fil-a headquarters...with tours even!! I am the local president of our CFA fan club. Ok - not really. But I could be:)

Have a beautiful week!!

Dawn said...

Thank so much for coming over today! I got a new computer and have not been able to get back all of my blogging friends' links. Yay!

That fire looks like it was horrendous - did they determine what caused it?

I like Chic Fil A mostly because they are closed on Sundays - same with Hobby Lobby. I admire that so much.

The flowers look beautiful down there. Our crocuses are out, but have closed up the last few days because it's not been warm at all!

Love the birdie pictures!

Shannon said...

Your header picture has me excited about the summer and green lawns and pretty flowers.

Sooo sad for the familys who lost their home in the fire. Very heart breaking.

LOVE Chickfila!

Anonymous said...

Hi this is my first visit, I saw your name over at Kristen' nice to meet you...

I've never tried Priceline, could you give us some more info...

Your dinner looked yummy :)

All the best,
Kathy :)

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

I feel so bad for the families that lost their homes in your neighborhood. Fire is a tragic thing!! I hope they recover quickly.

Loved the picture of the cardinal on your bird bath and I agree with you in the second picture it was like he was looking right at you!!

Chi-fil-A is one of my favorite places to eat. Have you tried their new banana pudding milk shake? It is absolutely divine! :)

Your dinner sure sounded and looked so yummy...please share the recipes when you have a chance. Hope you have a great week.

Spring Blessings,

Sweet Meanderings said...

I absolutely loved the pictures of th Cardinal. He is gorgeous. It looks like spring has finally arrived there. I've used priceline before too and gotten some great prices at 4 star hotels in San Diego. I agree with Sue - you need to share your recipes. Your dinnner looked delicous!

Have a wonderful week!

Sue said...

What a terrible experience for those homeowners whose homes were destroyed. When the house across the street burned down due to a faulty fireplace, we saw the devastation first hand.
Oh, too bad you missed the Chick Fil A tour. When our son was little, we'd go to the mall and get samples from "the chicken lady."
See ya when I get back from NC. I hope to have lots of pictures of upcoming trends. :-) Sue

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Time flies! And yes, we LOVE Chick Filet! We try to find them when we're traveling..or at the mall! Enjoy your day! ♥ We're having some much needed rain in my neighborhood today! ♥