I wasn't any too sure about the pretty aspect at that time of morning, but I was willing to sit and watch.
The recipe: 4 eggs
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 of a yellow onion, chopped
1/2 c. of jalapeno pepper,chopped
1 c. cheese(jack,colby & cheddar)
1 tin of smoked oysters, chopped
add leftovers: grilled trout chopped
grilled swordfish chopped
BBQ T-bone steak chopped
It should look like this:
Fry. Dish up and serve:
I told you I was spoiled rotten.
Don't worry, I made him a cherry chocolate cheese cake and a double batch of monster cookies.
As it worked out, I had an extended weekend with the chef.
I arrived back at Max's house at 10:00 P.M.
The drive was okay. I'm always a bit sad to come back to Dumb Potter's Hell and leave the man behind. This is no longer my home. That's my home up there... that man.
This trip I did not pack much. I took the wall oven...a Whirlpool and had to remove the box and packing to fit in the hatch of the Aspire.
The oven, like the Jenn Air cook top will go into a cabinet that Randy is building for the patio out of oak.
Not much to tell about the weekend extension.
We did put a surround sound in the shop. I got to see a Dr. Who that I had not seen... where the doctor changes into his newest body. I can tell you it was really something with the surround sound. We also watched some great episodes of Firefly and enjoyed listening to a variety of music. Beats the heck out of my MP3 player! Dark Side of the Moon was amazing.
I turned to Randy and said "Can we get recliners for the shop?"
He laughed. I was serious.
Just before I left, his daughter showed up to get some of her things that she was storing there.
She has a new fella and wants us to have a BBQ at our house to introduce him to the family.
So that's looking like this weekend's fun.
She was about to leave when Randy put her on the spot and asked her how she felt about my moving in. She said she was fine with it... we make each other happy, so she's happy. She said she loves me and thinks its great.
Very cool beans.
She did say that she was concerned about her mom, though... because she is used to being at all family events and wondered how her mom would feel. Randy said he didn't see why that would have to change. I piped in that it might be awkward at first for both of us... but we will get along fine.
The question of what her kids call me came up. The littlest showed up one day and called me grandma... before we were a couple. She has done it ever since and last time we had them over for BBQ, her older brother did it too. The real issue here is how their other grandma is going to feel about that. So I told his daughter that I was concerned about not offending her mom on this point. She's going to check it out and see what her mom thinks.
This blending of families is not easy.
It should be if everyone acts like adults.
But that doesn't always happen. Tell me what you think... how would you handle the issue of what the children call me?
Personally, I just want them to be happy kids.
They can call me whatever works out best for peace in the family.
Okay here's the count as it stands:
28 days until I move
13 of those with Randy
15 of those without Randy
I think I'm going to make it.