I don’t usually like posting pictures of myself, but I’ve always wanted a picture of Wolf and me…and Dave caught this one last night
He is so darn cute!!!
Saturday: Didn’t hear Dave get up at 6 to go to his daughter’s house to get Ralphy. He hung out there awhile so I could have some quiet before the storm (that is Ralphy lol).
I did two loads of laundry, walked and fed the dog, relaxed with a combo of FB, email & the book I’m reading (Two Coots in a Canoe) and fixed myself a breakfast of leftovers (cold corn off the cob, bbq chicken, cherry tomatoes, radishes with a bit of olive oil, balsamic vinegar & salt). Just as I sat down to eat it, Dave & Ralphy came home. Dave asked me to fix Ralphy something to eat (my turn now lol) but he said “he had food at home and didn’t want anything (this was a theme all day). I had boiled some eggs that morning and noticed one of them had not only cracked but the end of the shell had popped off. I showed it to Ralphy, he giggled and I had him touch it which made him giggle even more. Then he asked if he could taste it, sure! He liked it, so that was his breakfast (with ketchup on top, of course). Funny how those things work out!
Then Ralphy and I went to my boss’s house, she was having a yard sale (Dave went to practice with his brother and some other guys…turned out they had a great time and stayed for almost 5 hours, the brat LOL). Ralphy had the time of his life at her house…her grandson was there, whom Ralphy had met once before at a local park. They played with remote control cars, ran through a sprinkler, and shot baskets (both of them are obsessed with basketball).
While I was there, I got stung by a yellow jacket (there is a nest in the siding of my boss’s house, I am to remind her to CALL THE EXTERMINATOR on Monday). This ruined my string of only getting stung once in my life (I was 3 the first time, I loved grasshoppers and ooh look, there’s one on the stairs, let’s play with it…OUCH! Wrong bug…it was a wasp.) My screams of terror at this yellow jacket on my foot alarmed, then amused the kids. My boss, after apologizing all over the place, laughed and said she’d never seen me move so fast Anyway, we were there for about 4 hours and I was on my feet for a good portion of that time helping the kids shoot baskets.
Came home and fed the snapping turtles down by the slowly dwindling pond.
After that, we crashed for a bit in the AC watching a nature show.
Poor Ralphy had the poops twice (post dinner pre-and during ice cream eating) (he didn’t have ice cream. I did. Ever try to wipe a kid’s butt holding a cone in one hand in a port-a-potty? YUCK!!!) (too much apple juice was the cause, Melissa said). After the second time he said that poop was REALLY loud and I laughed to myself
Sunday: Same as Saturday, except I had two boiled eggs and watermelon for breakfast.
How was your weekend?
Last Monday, I had the pleasure of finally meeting Mrs. G., her lovely daughter Caitie and another long time blog friend, Erin! Also got to see Erika again and that was a pleasant surprise! I was happy to meet some new
derfs folks, one of whom, Deb, lives less than 5 miles away from me and at whose lovely home we all met. She put on quite an amazing spread and her children (in their late teens or early 20s, I believe) helped her by doing most of the cooking, serving, and cleaning up! It was a magical night, truly. Lots of laughter, good food and drink and some new friendships made. Thank you, Deb, for opening up your home!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but Dave is quite the fisherman! Trout is his thing and he’s pretty damn good at it. In fact, he’s so good that we have a freezerful of fish and we’re constantly giving some away. Just last weekend, we gave my cousin 10 trout (rainbow & browns, I think, or was it brookies), which she promply put into her freezer.
Anyway, last night he defrosted a few and made them for dinner. Did you know he’s an amazing cook, too? In fact, during the week, since he gets home much earlier than me, he usually has dinner ready. Yup, I’m lucky!
He stuffed them (he cleans them as he catches them, and leaves the head on) with lemon and herbs and pan fried them in butter using my grandmother’s cast iron pan.
Then Dave and I (Wolf’s still on restricted activity til the end of the month) went for a walk along the boulevard where we ran into his niece and nephew-in-law and had a nice chat with them. Stopped for a kiddie cone (finally, a place that makes them with one small scoop!!!) in the middle of the walk and at the end I
made him asked him nicely to pose for this picture.
I kind of really like this guy