Saturday, April 13, 2019

Waiting for Rain

After Walk Hungry Plate
Dang ole I had another great night of sleep. No getting up, no dreaming that I can remember. The traffic noise did wake me this morning, along with ambulance sirens, around 6:40. I got up to pee and dressed since Ma was already up sipping coffee. I am not sure how I didn't hear the shotgun sounds of that percolator. I made a cup of coffee and texted Kev to see where he'd be boarding today. We ended up chatting on the phone for a bit while he ate breakfast. We hung up and I went for a 2.25 mile walk early, before the rains would start. When I got back to the house Ma had sausage cooking on the stove. I've been a bit torn this trip. I didn't tell Dad I was coming, the first time ever, and it's been nice just spending time at home, not splitting time between here and there. I'd like to have visit time with him but it will have to be somewhere other than his house and not sure that will ever happen. I did tell him I was coming in July and I hope we will have lunch. Meanwhile, Ma and I had delicious scrambled eggs with that sausage and Saturday was on the move.

Creepy Cat Pillow View from Toilet and Egg Salad
We cleaned the kitchen and put strawberries in the fridge and freezer. Ma washed and cut them up and the batch we were keeping out I sweetened with some Splenda and balsamic vinegar. We settled in for some HGTV, Windy City Rehab, and I had two truffles at 11, a little chocolate snack. We moved on to Fixer Upper and I made Ma whip up a batch of buns, me calling out the directions from the couch. When done we split a bun, I spread on some butter and we topped our halves with the egg salad I made last night.

Dinner and Spring Dessert
We watched HG all afternoon and had a small afternoon snack of pimento cheese on a quarter of a bun. Talk about delish! It started clouding up after 4PM which I was excited about. I have been patiently waiting on some rain. I started a pot of chili around 5:30. 3lbs of beef, 2 small yellow onions, 2 bell peppers, 1 can kidney beans, 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, 1 can tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, vinegar, sweetener. a cooked hot dog to go on top along with cheddar. Dessert was, of course, strawberry shortcake with the pound cake I made yesterday, the Ponchetoula strawberries sweetened with Splenda and balsamic and fresh made whipped cream sweetened with powdered Swerve and vanilla. To die for.It did rain some, not as much as we expected but yay for some!

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