Thank goodness for grandchildren. Tall Boy was here most of the day doing things for us old folks who need help from time to time, most of the time. He helped Brit in the yard, seeding, raking and fertilizing. Ringo got into trouble again so he gave him a bath and brushed him. He hauled stuff to the car for me and filled the tank so I don’t have to do it in the morning. He’s just so helpful and willing…and accepting.I asked him what he was doing with his money these days, (none of my business, of course) and he said he was saving to buy a suit. He wants a dress suit, shirts and ties now that he has stopped growing. He seems to have topped out at six five, which is a very good number to be. I wonder if he’ll buy a suit with long pants…he much prefers wearing shorts year round.
I’ve tried to catch up visiting with some friends, between loads of laundry and packing, that I won’t have time to chat with for awhile.
And, I’ve spent time leaning over the kitchen sink trying to get my fill of Caleb’s red, fully ripe tomatoes, peeled, with salt, and never refrigerated. It’s the best time of year for my favorite food. I’ve been eating them all day long, relishing every bite as I know it will be my last for another year. I never tire of them.
Brit even had breakfast this morning, a rarity these days. I knew he’d like eggs Tijuana like we had at Sydney’s in KC back in the “old days”. It’s our favorite for this time of year….scrambled eggs with lots of diced onions, hot jalapeno and Serrano peppers, and cut up ripe tomatoes added and folded in at the end of the scrambling process. He slathers his with salsa, but I prefer mine with just the flavor of garden freshness. We had Anne’s homemade cinnamon raisin bread toasted, Rice’s hot sausage and fried new potatoes for a real meal. Yum. That was it for the day.
I’ve asked Tyler to blog the football games, if he has time. His computer is on the fritz so it will mean coming here to do it. I guess from what I’ve heard, the Bearcats played a much better game Friday night against Beloit (they are ranked 6th in the state) than was reflected by the score. The boys play good defensive ball on running plays, but they need help with passing defensive play. They should have a good game here Friday night. I hope they win and the crowd hears a lot from Cannoneer Joe!
I’ll post some blogs from Ginger’s as I have time. I failed to mention that if you like lettuce rolls, the ones at the China Inn on Peachtree are excellent. Very good Chinese food. Rachael, Micah and I had dinner at …hum…NJ’s Bakery, I think, which has wonderful Middle Eastern food. We had the combo plate and something I can’t pronounce with excellent lamb surrounded by hummus. Just ask to get what Rachael orders all the time and you can’t go wrong. She’s a fixture there! There is a grocery store at one end of the restaurant with great selections. I figure if women eating there are wearing burqas, they must know that’s where good, authentic food is served. They were and it was!
I talked with Dane today…made me feel better knowing Nurse Lisa was taking good care of him.
I’m reading Tom Friedman’s “The World is Flat” as I sit with Dane. It is excellent and I highly recommend it for everyone. I told Tall Boy it was mandatory reading for him as it contains a lot of information we’ve talked about. He grinned…he’ll read it.
Oldest and youngest grandsons are having birthdays on the 30th. That’s Friday and I’ll miss the celebrations…and the ball game they have a good chance of winning.
We’re getting close to a year I’ve been at my other challenge. We’d all hoped Dane could be on a beach somewhere at Christmastime this year, and had been told that was possible, but it isn’t going to happen. We’ll all just keep trying.