Visiting your parents is the best

Yesterday morning I flew from the Bay Area to Southern California to visit my parents in the Palm Springs area. I’ve been in a nonstop great mood since I’ve been here. What is that? Why does their home placate me into a sort of floaty bliss, where the Easter candy I’ve been eating has no consequence and I am not worried about the fact that I spend six hours in my bathing suit before actually going into the pool?

At dinner last night we were all obviously thrilled to have our photos taken.

We went to one of my favorite places in the desert called Cork & Fork. It’s tapas style, and since everything is small and shareable, it’s generally all super rich. Example: pork belly potstickers, aka fatty meat inside fried wonton papers. #explode

After dinner, my folks headed out to Downtown Palm Springs with one of their friends to see a local band perform. My father LOVES live music, especially anything bluesy. Whenever we went to a street fair or flea market, he was bound to leave with a new CD. That’s why he has so many cover band albums and a few of those windpipe/wind chime style sort of Native American Indian (is that the correct term?) inspired CDs.

Meanwhile I went out for a couple drinks with friends and got home at midnight… TO AN EMPTY HOUSE. My parents are party animals.

Today is Relaxation Day. We steered off with coffee and waffles, because that is my father’s specialty.

That also means hours in the pool (with sunscreen!) and enjoying this little number:

Yep, it’s a floating cooler shaped like a pineapple. It was marked $15 but my mother got it on clearance for 90 cents. She’s the deal master.

Oh, and apparently cat videos are the #1 way to make my mother laugh hard. She laughs easily and often, but this laugh is a true delight. I wish I could just insert the audio, but I don’t know how, so please forgive my filming job. I was trying to be discreet since she didn’t know I filmed her… 😳😬

And for your reference, this is what we were watching.

Have a relaxing weekend!!!

– What is everyone else doing?

– What is your parents’ specialty in the kitchen?

– Any hilarious cat videos I need to show Pam (my cute mother)?

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