DAY 47, 48, 49, JUNE 17, 18, 19, 2018
My husband, Jim and I like to go out for breakfast on Sundays. This particular Sunday, being Father’s Day, could mean a very long wait. We are not waiters. At Jim’s suggestion, we stayed home and made pancakes. I found fresh blueberries in the refrigerator and got to work making a batch from scratch. I made the batter, Jim did the cooking. On the side, leftover steak, sliced thin; fresh and oh so sweet watermelon; warmed, maple syrup; and voila’, breakfast at home. Is your mouth watering yet? It wasn’t long before I needed a nap from all the sugar.
I am one lucky gal to have a man who loves to cook for me. I hear it all the time from friends who aren’t as pampered. When Jim travels I either eat out with friends or stay at home with a bowl of popcorn. True story. Or, and I don’t mean to brag, well maybe a little, he prepares a few meals for me for the days he will be away. I KNOW, RIGHT!
On Monday, we became Pod People – Keurig Coffee dispenser owners. I fought it hard for many reasons; the cost of the pods seems unreasonable, the wastefulness of the pods, and the way I drink coffee – I like to add half a cup of coffee at a time and drink it burning hot. I learned while staying at a friend’s home during a visit to Maine, that I don’t have to use the pods, I can use my own coffee (comes with a filter for that) and I can brew as little as half a cup at a time. Being the decisive person that I am, here we are, three years later with a Keurig. I LOVE IT!
The days still come with work and responsibilities but I am up early to water my plants and tend my vegetable garden. I go to bed early to read for an hour or two before falling asleep. I just finished When Breath Becomes Air about the writer, Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon and his battle with cancer. I found it an interesting perspective on critical illness.
Quote: Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you’re pampered, you get lazy. Rob Zombie