Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Memories of summers past
I think I overdid it a tad yesterday. The only thing I could accomplish today was to put together a sausage lentil soup for tonight's dinner. That seemingly a good idea for two reasons... one, I knew I wasn't feeling well so having dinner made ahead of time would be a good thing and... two, I happened to notice the canister of lentils and that I had half a pound of sausage left over in the same two minute span of time.
I did manage to finish Miss Buncle Married and I'm getting ready to read Mrs. Tim Christie. Laying on the sofa with a fluffy pillow, a soft throw freshly washed, and a good book is a hard job but somebody has to do it.
Christopher called last night to let me know his Calculus test had not gone well (not a really smart idea for a professor to give a mid-term exam two days after spring break...). He was coming straight home to mope (he didn't say that mind you). Fortunately, I had made a favorite crock pot beef dish (a thick round steak we had been given slow cooked all day with two cans of cream of mushroom soup... no water added... served over brown rice) which warmed up nicely for a healthy dinner.
Then he asked if he gave me the money, I could go to the grocery store for a bag of potato chips and a box of Little Debbie cakes. Hubby looked appalled but I understood as only a fellow carb addict could... thus the trip to the grocery store at sunset. Sometimes only junk food can quell the solemn spirit of a test gone bad.
Even given the not-so-pleasant circumstances, it was nice having him at home last night. Studying late will resume tonight. Once he downed a little dinner, potato chips, and a couple Little Debbie Easter Basket cakes, he joined me in the living room to sit in the wingback chair and chat.
Kind of the college age equivalent of when they are toddlers and have a fever and are forced to stay still for awhile... take advantage of the mood and enjoy chatting together while one watched Abbie make a guest appearance on NCIS Los Angeles. A good evening...
Pictures: My deck and backyard last summer... to give you something nice to look at while I ramble on.