See the blurry spatula? That blur isn't because my husband is 'Speedy Spatula' when it comes to grilling. It's because he was cooking in the dark and I had to set the camera on night setting which meant the shutter had to stay open long enough to get the image. Are we the only lunatics who can't seem to get a meal on the table before 8:00 in the summertime?
I had the chicken marinating for 2 hours in the hopes that we would have dinner at a decent hour this time. I went ahead and cooked the corn early too, just leaving it in the warm pot to wait. I sliced the beautiful home-grown tomato (that's 5 now!) early too. It all just sat there... waiting. I have a busy beaver hubby who can't seem to stop until he can't see. Maybe I should just throw blinders on him at 6:00. I only just thought of that!
The girls are house sitting at the pony ranch, so Larry and I were taking a practice run at being empty nesters. I really enjoyed the laid back, quiet evening... who am I fooling? Even from 15 miles away I could hear their voices. Who invented the telephone anyway?
"Hi mom, is it raining there? Because it looks like there's going to be a storm here."
"Hi mom, one of the ponies was mad because we were putting her in the stable without her friend and she kept pulling and pulling..."
"Hi mom, we were watching a show about pregnant ladies having babies. One lady had her baby and it was sooo ugly. It looked like Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Later she was sooo cute!"
"Hi mom, can tree frogs swim?"
"Hi mom, Audrey was taking a bath so I used the dimmer switch and turned her light down low, then I put on a movie that had slow, quiet, music... No, she got mad!"
Ah well, Its' a good thing that their father and I love them so! Maybe just for fun, I'll wait until midnight and call them.
"Hi girls, what do you think about the current economic crisis... 'kay, bye!"