Easter Weekend, Looking at Homes for Mom, and Eating at Nadine’s Hermitage Haven

Went to get Mom after work yesterday. EVERYONE is traveling for the EASTER WEEKEND! lol. The interstate was packed. WAZE app took us the long way around just so we’d not be stuck in traffic. But Fancy dog did good and so did Mom!

We went to Slim Chickens and picked up Chicken fingers and wings to go. We got the “Crowd Pleaser” and it comes with 10 different sauces. Also with potato salad and slaw. They had other sides but that is what we picked. No beans though. They should add baked beans or some kind of beans to the menu! Anyway we had a fun night eating our quick, but late dinner. And sat around and talked and watched a show and then went to bed. I went about 30 minutes before everyone else did as my day started before anyone else. Sleep was good, George’s snores were tamed (breath right strip?) and Roger only got up once that I know of.

This morning I got up fixed coffee, started laundry (I needed jeans!) and got showered. Everyone else got up and began to get ready.

Nadine’s Hermitage Haven for Breakfast

We went out to a place called Nadeen’s Hermitage Haven in Hermitage, TN (very close to us). They have a grand reputation of having a great breakfast and also seemed to have a good lunch menu too. Even our new neighbor that has not hardly even moved in yet, told us about it. I had already had two others to tell me about it! It lived up to its reputation. It just restaurant in an old Pizza Hut building. The food was awesome. The inside had it’s charm.

George’s meal looked awesome. Hueavos Rancheros. We should make this at home!

I just ordered the plain breakfast of eggs, choice of meat and hash browns. They do have country ham too. But I love my bacon. I felt guilty over the biscuit, but not too guilty, lol. It’s Easter weekend.

The Butt Hut….LOL!

We had to laugh at the little BBQ shack next door to Nadine’s. Just a little hut. The Butt Hut. It had a little patio. Apparently it is primarily a biker spot and they often have live music (outdoors I think). I looked it up on Facebook. Looks like a band called Pretty Grim plays there. I never knew this existed and drove by it a thousand times. But…it’s not like I’m a biker and I never will be. Not much of a partier any more either. ha. But a fun spot.

Took Mom to look at a Model home today in our Area!

So we went to see the area Mom is interested in living in. The continue to build the homes and she would be able to pick her model. But she loves to sit outside and the back patio is just not very big and not very interesting to look at. Not much grass for the dog. There is the front yard grass though if the HOA allows dogs to go there. There is a dog park nearby but it may not be convenient to walk the dog over there a lot. Mom needs to be able to just let the dog go out while she watches. The main deal was the lack of a good patio area. This will likely be the case in many of the conjoined homes, I suspect. But the insides were beautiful in the open model we toured. They only had a town house model open and she would want a main floor.

The patio areas were kinda in back but there are brick walls you see in between, not an open area. But enough area to put a small patio table and chairs. You have to park in the back. There is a garage and drive way.

The entrance was pretty.

So I’m not sure this will work for Mom. But if she can figure out what the patio looks like on the model she wants and can get a cover over it, she would be happy I think as long as Fancy is happy. I know of another area that might work for her I told her we could drive by and see it. She’d have to wait til something came open though. Once she knows what her house is worth and gets hers sold we can look to buy. Most of the time you can’t do a contingency, but never say never I guess. She really just needs to talk to the realtor to have these conversations because I’m not familiar with the market. And Mom will not believe me anyway but she will be more likely to listen to the realtor. I mean come on, what do I know? Right.

So within the hour we will be getting our toes done. I’m also trying to work on laundry and do some of my weekend stuff as I can, aka blogging! 😉

Not much to tell though. We have a BBQ, white beans and corn bread tonight for dinner. A relaxing evening. Tomorrow we don’t have a lot to do and will be home most of the day. I may ride her around and look at some neighborhoods though. So she might have some ideas if some places come open.

I would love to have her up here. But again it’s a big scary decision and she may be too scared to make the move. Where there is a will there is a way. One thing though is that if Mom makes her mind up no one will stop her. So it really depends on whether she wants to do it or not. If she does she WILL find a way. We told her we’d help her with all of the processes – every bit of helping her through it and including the moving part – once she gives the green light. I’m not pushing though. It’s totally her decision. But it would be wonderful to have her up here where we can help more. We just can’t be down there as often as she is going to need help. Assisted living will come sooner if she stays down there. We can give her company and get things for her and help out more when up here, take to doc appointments and so forth and keep her going in a place up here for much longer.

I’ve prayed about it and it’s mainly b/w God and her. All I can do is offer the opportunity and help provide information as long she doesn’t retort that I’m being pushy. My information stops dead in the tracks and on the spot if that happens. I don’t want to get in the way, I’m just trying to help. That is all I can do.

Better go. We are headed out shortly. Maybe I can sneak in again at some point.

I hope you all are having a great Easter weekend!

6 responses to “Easter Weekend, Looking at Homes for Mom, and Eating at Nadine’s Hermitage Haven”

  1. Your breakfast looks scrumptious! omg
    Hopefully your mom will find a place that has a bit of a back yard that she can enjoy. I know Fancy is a priority.
    Enjoy your time with your mom.
    Eat, laugh, relax, sleep, repeat & enjoy!

  2. Your breakfast looks scrumptious! omg
    Hopefully your mom will find a place that has a bit of a back yard that she can enjoy. I know Fancy is a priority.
    Enjoy your time with your mom.
    Eat, laugh, relax, sleep, repeat & enjoy!

  3. Well glad you managed to get Mom despite all the traffic. Breakfast looks great. Oh how I wish we could go out to eat…anything, breakfast, coffee, lunch or dinner !! From next week a group of up six of us can meet up …outside….and can be served coffee etc outside…but I don’t think any of us will be sitting out with temps promising to drop to around 6/7 c. Think that’s around 46f….with a freezing cold north wind…..NO. I might just wait till mid May when we might be allowed to go indoors and places we love will open…..fingers crossed the Covid vaccine keeps bringing the hospitalizations down….I am now waiting my second jab. will have it any time now……. enjoy the rest of Easter weekend. Glad Mum is still thinking of coming down your way. Now you must try never to mention it again…and I really do. mean never mention it. The balls in her court now. She knows what she has to do, so stand back make her come to you next….have a lovely meal tonight .
    God bless. Xxxxx

  4. Happy Easter! Enjoy your time with your Mom. The townhouse looks very nice. It would be nice for her to be close by. Plus everything brand new and getting to pick her own colors and tile for her new place.
    It has turned cold again here. 26 degrees this morning. I may be wearing a sweater tomorrow.

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