We hung my grandmother’s antique dinner gong in our dining room today and look who had so much fun playing summer camp songs:
We really did work at a summer camp together. The summer after our freshman year at Davidson. Seafarer and Seagull – sister/brother camps on the coast of NC. Both of us really like kids and fun, but we both were pretty miserable that summer. I think because of the contrast of being tied down 24/7 and the freedoms of college.
While I was browsing my old CD’s I found a few photos from the husband’s spinal fusion surgery of 2002 –
I don’t know about all you other folks who had collards and beans last night, but it was too much for me. I think my portion was just supersized. After today’s raw veggie platter, my gut feels like I have a bowling ball in it! We toyed with a bunch of dinner options, but I didn’t want anything raw or green. So we decided on sweet potato fries and “make your own sandwiches.” And I thought it was a great time to try out the poached eggs!
The poaching process went pretty well. I plopped ’em into some near-boiling water spiked with salt and vinegar, swirling it around first, and watched the magic happen. I left one of them in a wee bit too long, but they were still nice and runny. I topped them with a bit of crumbled goat cheese and some fresh frozen basil.
He made a sardine sandwich – I had a bite!
Gosh my camera sucks these days! (Wink, wink!)
This afternoon the husband bottled some home-brewed cyser and he gave me a taste. WOW – it was kind of like an apple-y chardonnay! It’s going to age and become fermented, but I’d take it just as it was!
I’m sipping a cup of tea now but I’m headed to bed soon. We’re going biking + running early tomorrow with our friend Nate!!! (Followed by an oatmeal brunch ) Then we’re going to see that Tom Cruise movie with Karen mid-day. Then to dinner with Michelle + Ben, who are graciously treating us with gift certificates they received! It’s gonna be a busy one.