Sitting here on the couch enjoying all these posts. @ Eire1.... yes, our little Avi has quite a sense of humor, although I think he was dead serious about the glue gun. Both his parents are creative in their own way. They both have jobs in the computer field, but our son in law loves to create music, and our daughter is a fabric arts aerialist for the past 10 years or so. It scared me at first, but she is so beautiful & graceful in action. (And strong as an ox, although she is rather small... it takes a lot of strength & muscle power). Since Covid, she works out some with a close friend, and at their home, where, weather permitting ( not lately), she can workout on her rig in their rather large backyard. She regularly does a lot of craft things with Avi, & he loves it. It’s interesting, his little hand is so confident & sure. Right now, he & his Daddy are working together on a project where Avi creates dinosaur original drawings & Dad creates a background for each one.
As this is now Sunday, I’m just now finishing this.. @ SusieQ, I just saw your post. Our daughter’s husband also works in the computer world, but loves music, and, like your son, writes some of his own music. Our daughter has worked for IBM for about 24 years now. I’m Still a dunce when it comes to the computer world! I loved your stories about your Grandpa. Very warm memories . Papa’s Dad died when I was 10, his Mom lived well into her 80’s. I never knew either of Mama’s parents. Her Dad was older when she was born, and her Mother died during the flu & pneumonia Pandemic in 1919 when she was 6 months old, probably indirectly from the Pandemic. She’d had surgery & died “ due to complications from anasthesia” on the death certificate. And, at that time, many hospitals had to put Pandemic patients in the surgery ward. As bad as this Pandemic is, medicine has come a long way. We’re trying to build lots of happy memories with little Avi, especially during this Pandemic. Btw, I must tell you and @Sara61
, for years, our daughter told us that she did not plan to have children. She love kids, but chose not to have any of her own. Then she met her now husband. And is now happily married with our sweet little Avi. She was 42 when she had him....my husband was 75, I was 70! So, you both have plenty of time
.... I loved your story on the bed direction. My Drs who had treated me when I had colitis at 20 told my OB that I probably could not get pregnant due to all the peritonitis & surgeries I’d had then. But, 6 months later, we were expecting our daughter! When her brother arrived 3 1/2 years later, as he grew, I was reminded I’d said for years that I wanted to have “ half a dozen little boys”; we often laughed that I got all 6 - in one rambunctious little bundle! He was Busy!
Grits well first, they are Delicious! They’re a grain made from corn. I believe I’m right here, actual Grits are white, made from ground, dry hominy. ( I Don’t like hominy,one of the few foods I don’t like.) But grits are far different. The hominy is ground,fairly fine, then you cook them & serve several ways. Mama would often cook them & put lots of butter on them, served with sausage, sometimes eggs. We ate them savory, although some folks put sugar & mix in. What I use is actually Polenta, you might be familiar with that. I cook them for a fairly long time, with the cheese, & we have a fried egg on top. Polenta is used in some Italian dishes, and, our son’s Italian girlfriend explained that they are quite different. But we really like ours & find it very similar to grits.
@ Hawk2go, I’m curious... how do you make your cheese grits. I start mine with a small chunk of Velveeta, salt & a little Parmesan. When they are nearly done, I add another small chunk of Velveeta & some grated sharp cheddar cheese & let them simmer for a few minutes more. And please correct if I got anything wrong. It looks like you are a fellow appreciator of them also. Btw, I am working hard to stay Off the ODIC bench! Yesterday I Did tackle the freezers (felt good to get that done!). And didn’t do anything else. Planned to tackle the landing area to the basement that I use for some storage; several years ago, my husband built me some wonderful, sturdy shelves, as our kitchen storage is quite sparse. It’s a Mess at present & badly needs organizing , but today we took down our tree & most decorations, so, that will have to wait til tomorrow. Trying to stick to my rule of only ONE project a day, then rest! I still “ tucker out” more easily than I used to. Learning to listen to my body.......
Btw, @ SusieQ, your husband’s LEGO sets sound really neat... especially the train. Our son loved Legos growing up, & saved them all. When he first moved to Germany as a grad student, he was talking to my husband, & then asked for me ( this was before FaceTime). I thought, sounded serious. Then he asked me, “could you keep my Legos at your house? There isn’t room on the crate I’m allowed for the move to Germany”. I still chuckle at that. Our daughter has them now, & our Grandson , just getting into the LEGO world, gets to play with them. They are wonderfully creative ( except when you step onto a small piece barefoot!).
OK everybody! Time to heat up some leftover pizza for our lunch! Everyone have a lovely rest of your day.. sunny & 34 here. Nice