Monday, October 14, 2013
Rick and I spent most of the day yesterday out and about with Joshua and Dessie, Shell and Kyla. We went over to Weatherford, ate at McAlister's Deli (one of my ultimate favorite places =) ) ... then, the guys endured a quick trip to Michael's ... on to Wal-mart.
Joshua is trying to get Internet into the house here. He bought the Wal-mart Internet on the go package yesterday. Tried it last night ... doesn't work. Thankfully there is a 15 day return period on it. He said, he is going to try for Hughes Net next. Sigh.
Last night while Rick, Joshua and Dessie watched a movie - Shell and Kyla played with Grannee. I don't mean that we all played a game. No, they played WITH Grannee! Using Grannee for some kind of toy! LOL ... both of them styled my hair - thank goodness they aren't getting paid for styling hair! ROFL!!! They put sunshades on me, leis around my neck, a shell necklace on my head as a crown, and declared me Queen of the Islands! ROFL!!! Kyla painted my toenails.
We talked about school ... riding the bus ... their friends ...
Yes, Grannee got all pampered out! LOL
Still trying to deal with all this about the car. It's hard to let the car go ... even tho it has been in the shop a lot the last few months, it hasn't been anything seriously major. It has all been just tender maintenance - basic stuff that has to be done whenever a car has not been taken care of much. And when we got this car about 3 years ago, it had been sitting out in a hay pasture for at least 2 years, not being used or cared for. It is a 1995 Cadillac Deville. It has only a little over 100,000 actual miles on it. The interior has very little wear on it. The exterior has some wear on it, but nothing major. Rick has been working on the car a little at a time. Sometimes we haven't gotten the choice of when to do things to it. But overall - it has been a good car.
It has taken us to Houston and back for a year now.
It has taken us to Paris and back for over a year.
We have hauled our kids and grandkids around in comfort.
We have been able to carry all the medical supplies as well as our clothes whenever we went somewhere.
It has been a good car overall.
And it is hard to let it go ... especially hard on Rick.
I made an old family recipe last night for supper. Spinach and eggs ... supposed to be poke sallet and eggs - but we didn't have any poke sallet. So, chopped frozen spinach it was.
I browned a pound of maple flavored bacon. Set the bacon strips aside to cool. There wasn't much grease left, so I just used it.
Opened a package of frozen chopped spinach and put it in the skillet. Covered it to cook until thawed well.
Cut the bacon into pieces, added to the spinach.
Mixed 12 eggs in a bowl, added black pepper. Slowly poured, while stirring, the eggs into the spinach and bacon mixture - cooked over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Scrambled eggs and spinach with bacon. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Joshua and Rick LOVED it! Shell had never had it, he was skeptical at first, said it looked like 'green eggs and ham' LOL ... but once he tried it - he ate 3 servings!!! LOL Kyla was not impressed, she ate a little, but not much. Dessie said she had never had it either, but once she tried it, she said it was good. We sat there and ate, talking about my Momma -- she cooked this a LOT. Seemed to always have some left over in a bowl in the frig.
I miss my Momma!!!
**“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou