Sunday, September 2, 2018

I Survived Another Sunday

I cooked my ass off for today's brunch and it was worth it. I made pancakes, of course, and bacon because that's just the way it must be. I also cooked veggie sausages for Lily who is being vegetarian right now and I cooked some turkey sausage and don't ask me why. It was...okay.
I made a beautiful casserole with potatoes and broccoli and peppers and onions and cheese and eggs. I toasted bagels. And there was fruit.
Yep. It was all pretty nice.


You may notice that August's plate is empty. That is because he ate everything on it before everyone else had barely begun. For such a tiny sprite, the child can eat more and faster than you'd ever believe. And when he is done, he is done, and ready to move on to the next thing. He asked me if I would help him wash his hands and I did. Levon ate some pancakes and some eggs and some turkey sausage. And bagel. And fruit. Probably some bacon. Then had some mama-milk. That boy is growing! 
After all of the kids were through eating, they went into the Glen Den to play. This thrilled August. His mother went in to check on the activities there and asked if everything was all right. 
"Yes," he said, "Can you leave now?"
I love watching all of the cousins together. Owen is such a good big brother and big cousin. I believe that August thinks that he and Gibson are gods. They can do everything that he longs to be able to do. He and Maggie got along very well today although I think they are already leading each other down the trail of naughtiness. They were upstairs and Lily called them and heard August say, "Come on!" and then a door slammed. 

After brunch it was pool time. 


What could possibly be more fun? 

Boppie and Vergil got in the pool and were attacked by August and Maggie. It was just a big old funfest. 

So that was brunch at Mer and Bop's and I bet there were some naps taken this afternoon. I asked August if he'd enjoyed playing with Maggie today and he said that yes, he had and that she had given him one hug. This is just about the correct number of hugs for August. If there must be any, that is. I think that he views hugs as a social necessity whereas Maggie has always hugged for the sheer joy of hugging. They may look like twins with their blonde curls but they are as different as night and day. 
And isn't that beautiful? 
All of these children are so beautiful to my heart and my soul. I have noticed recently that if I have not seen Owen and Gibson for awhile, I dream of them and in my dreams, I worry about them. Last night I dreamed that Owen was taller than I was and I told him that today. He said, "By the time I'm ten, I probably will be."
"You're probably right," I said. 
"Huzzah!" he said. I have no idea where he's picked that one up. And then he said, "And it's sort of sad."
Sigh. 
I told him and Gibson that they can "probably" come over tomorrow to hang out. And they probably will. They get Labor Day off and why not? They can come over here and complain about there being nothing to do and be constantly hungry as well as they can do that at home. 

And I'm about to go try and make a decent soup out of the leftovers in the refrigerator. The trashy tacos were fine but I have about ten pounds of the rice and beans leftover. And some venison. And okra. And green beans. And hell- I don't know what all. So I will do my magic trick of taking leftovers and making more leftovers out of them. 

Lord. What would I write about if it wasn't for food?

I could write about television because I'm pissed about television right now. Since we got rid of Dish we now have a cobbled-together system of Sling, Hulu, some local channel antenna, and Netflix. I told Mr. Moon it was like getting rid of the refrigerator and putting all of the stuff that was in it in tiny little refrigerators located all over the kitchen. Which cabinet is the mini-fridge with the butter in it? Which one with the yogurt? Which one with the hot sauce? 
And so forth. 
I end up just watching stuff on Netflix. I have no idea what in the world I'll do when I've finished watching all of the Parts Unknown episodes. Since I don't really watch enough TV to care I don't know why it all pisses me off but it does. To reconnect Dish we'd have to cut down some trees. And that seems extreme. No cable in Lloyd. 
I guess I should just be grateful we have internet service. 
And I am. 

Soup. Soup. Time to make soup. 

Love...Ms. Moon


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  1. Owen is definitely headed on his way to being a tween or whatever they call it. And it's definitely sort of sad.

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    1. But it is beautiful that he sees that side of for me, too.

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  2. That brunch sounds grand. We don't even have a TV down here and I don't miss it at all except for cooking shows on PBS. Your blog fills part of that hole!

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    1. I don't have PBS at this moment. I think I can get it though. Great programming there.

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  3. The only thing I miss about not having television is PBS. Netflix and Acorn allow me to choose what I watch and when. I find I read and write more these days.

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  4. the best memories for those chilluns are being made right there in your house! That will be their happy place to go to in their heads when they are older and on their own. Lovely , warm, nurturing, and sausages, they will remember the sausages! We have dish, I only watch, PBS and HBO, the rest is utter crap. Did you ever watch Nurse Jackie? I think it is on netflix and is worthy!

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    1. I think they will mostly remember the pancakes because they all do really love them.
      On Dish I used to watch some Bravo (please don't judge me) and also HGTV. And HBO. And PBS. I started watching Nurse Jackie a few times but it freaked me out. Not sure why.

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  5. What a blessing your grandchildren are but sitting around that table it looks like a chimps' tea party. I hope they weren't swinging from the lights and baring their teeth like regular chimps. Loved your comment about making leftovers from leftovers. They didn't do that in "Dallas" or "Friends" either.

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    1. No, my darling little chimps did not swing from lights or baring their teeth. I adore chimps so I love your comment, Mr. P!
      Wow- you're learning all sorts of things here that you never learned from watching Dallas or Friends, aren't you? Glad to be of service.

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  6. I have a young friend at work who likes the huzzah and haberdashery. It looks like a good time was had by all. And those two blond heads in the pool, lovely.

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    1. I need to ask Owen where he picked up "Huzzah!" There must be an explanation for this.

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  7. I don't really watch TV though the husband has it on all day, turns it on when he gets up and turns it off when he goes to bed. he doesn't really watch it either, it's just on. no auxiliary services, just cable. we had pancakes too.

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    1. My husband sits in front of the TV a lot when he's relaxing but he sure does seem to watch a great deal of it with his eyes closed.

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  8. all you're really missing on TV is the endless stream of news about the orange toddler. the rest of it is one of your little fridges, a very apt and funny image. those grandchildren are adorable. yes, owen is a tween now, but just watch, he's going to be a teen who is devoted to you. he reminds me of my boy.

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    1. Nothing in my life could make me much happier than having my grandchildren devoted to me. I swear. Does that sound awful? Too bad. It's true.

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  9. Aw, those naughty adventurers upstairs, my heart!

    I just binge watched 6 seasons of Suits. It's pretty terrible, but emotional chewing gum, no question.

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    1. Right? Lily came into the kitchen were Jessie and I were and reported that Jessie's "bad child" had led her child astray. This was a straight-up joke as August has the least bad-child reputation of any of my grandchildren except for possibly Levon who is too young to be anything but an angel.
      Not sure that your recommendation for Suits makes me want to start watching it but I may watch an episode or two to see what I think.

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    2. Well, maybe 'terrible' is a bit strong, I really enjoyed it, I just have to confess it's hardly high culture. It's addictive and fun, no doubt. I thought the first episode was great, very movie-like.

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  10. That's how we manage our TV-watching, too. We have Netflix and Amazon and various streaming services related to British channels, in addition to "freeview" (as opposed to pay cable). We always have to think about where each show is and plan accordingly! I like the fridge analogy -- it IS like that.

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