We usually have margaritas on Thursdays, but since it’s Tuesday, I’ll make an exception.
No more Tuesday Zoom meetings after this morning; it was nice to hear the accolades from the members of her group after twenty years of service. I liked listening to the conversations and learning from the various members as each week, someone in the group would talk about their area of expertise.
The Zoom was done at 8:30 AM, and we decided to walk Five Miles. We asked Scout where he wanted to walk this morning, and he said, “Just a walk around the bark.”
Now it was errand time! OMG, did we do errands? Cleaners, two banks, Home Depot, BigLots, MAty’s office. CVS, Old World, and breakfast! We drove from 9:15 until almost 2:30 OM. We took the van as it needed to get out and run a while.
We were looking for Polish wine to give to Bob tonight, but Polish beer was the best we could find. While we were there, we got all sorts of Polish goodies and plan to have Bob come over and make perogies, and we will do sausage and sauerkraut. Fun times are had when we let our creativity loose.
When we returned home, we put away everything and found out that we had forgotten some goodies from Old World so Mary will return there Friday. We need the sugar-bridge for our planned German celebration.
Around dinner time, we decided we wanted to roast the squash we had stored away.
I am in charge of cutting the little suckers, but I found an easy way using a pairing knife and scoring the skin first!
While I was slaving away with the squash, Mary was working her magic with the stuffing. I did not recognize what Mary was making, so I asked. She responded with, “How do you like yer possum… fallin’ off the bones tender or with a little fight left in it?”
I asked when it would be done, and Mary said, “I don’t know! I use a smoke alarm as a timer.”
We put the beautiful roses on the table tonight. These were from a patient MAry had for many years.
While cooking everything, Mary called Sydney about something with the rental home. We asked Sydney if she wanted to come over and have a bite, and she said, “Yes.” The table was set for three. Mary and I are a team! I am getting pretty good at setting tables and getting everything ready.
At dinner, I asked, “Who helps young winter squash cross the road safely?” The answer, I thought, was obvious, “The crossing gourd.”
The table settings look good enough to eat without food!
Mary: My husband’s cooking is so bad!
Sydney: How bad is it?
Mary: Well, the guests usually pray after the meal.
After dinner, we adjourned to the ballroom to put up pictures and signage with Sydney’s assistance. Sydney has an excellent eye for relationships and geometry.
We are ready to dance!!
We walked over 10,000 steps yesterday. It felt good! We cleaned up after dinner and then crashed.