Monday, August 27, 2012

He Would Take Care Of Me

It's been a day of cooking for me mostly. I've made chili for the gator hunters to heat up, I've made angel biscuit dough for them to take and I made a supper of pecan-encrusted grouper, cheese grits, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw and corn bread for Gary-From-Canada's first Florida meal.

He'd never had grits before. I think he liked them okay. Also, the grouper and also the corn bread with Tupelo honey on it. You'd like it too. I'm betting.

I'm exhausted. I'm done. I did not eat all healthy and shit and I had some rum. Not your typical Monday night for this old gal. I miss my grandsons so much I can hardly bear it. This morning Lily called to tell me that they were going to the library and Owen wanted me to come. At that point, the weather forecasters were calling for big storms and it just didn't make sense for me to drive all the way into town to go to the library with them. I talked to Owen on the phone and tried to explain it to him. I told him that a storm was coming and that Mer-Mer needed to stay home where she was safe.

"You come my house and I take care of you," he said.
I wasn't sure of what he'd said.
"You want me to come to your house and take care of you?" I asked.
"No! You come my house and I take care of YOU!" he said.

I cried. My baby grandson wanted to take care of me.

I should have gone to town. We haven't had any storms and just a little rain and a few wind-rushings.
Tomorrow? I'm there. I'm going to see my grandbabies. The gator hunters can do what they need to do and I will do the same.

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.

That's it from Lloyd.

Night, y'all. Sleep well.


  1. What is Mr. Moon going to do with the gator if he successfully hunts one?

    Enjoy your babies tomorrow...

  2. Of course, the soothing babies! Why didn't I think of that. You go and be with them and bask in their love. S Jo

  3. Of course Owen will take care of you. Jonah tells me this all the time--because he knows I take care of him, and that's got to be the best way those little boys know how love: being taken care of, and thus desiring to take care of those they love. Go to those babies. Eff this storm.

  4. A sweet, sweet plan for the morrow.
    Sleep well.

  5. "No! You come my house and I take care of YOU!"
    My heart broke open with that. Of course your O'boy will take care of you Mer Mer. That boy loves you. As do we.

    Stay safe. x0 N2

  6. Oh, Ms. Moon. What wonderful love surrounds you. Even though he ignores you sometimes that boy loves his Mer-Mer. Bless his heart.

  7. Owen is learning some great lessons for life and how to live it. I agree--Bless his heart.

  8. Mama D- I am not sure. We shall see about that.

    S. Jo- I went! It was fun!

    Sara- The storm has ignored us. Owen has taken care of me. In his own way.

    Denise- Thank-you.

    Angella- I know!

    N2- He does love me. Because I love him.

    Birdie- He hasn't ignored me for awhile. I am grateful for that but understand when he does.

    Syd- Yep! He's learning so much.


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