Friday, April 13, 2012

F-f-f-friday...I l-l-love you....

It's Friday...my favorite day of the week. Friday's always hold such promise, don't they?

Chris is home today...right now he's hanging some matchstick blinds in Seth's room. I've had the blinds for...well, let's just say I've had them for a good while. And now, today is the day. I got a set for him and a set for Ian (his were hung a while back) at Lowe's. I was walking down the aisle and saw a rack full of different styles and different sizes. They had what I needed and they were on clearance! I think I paid around $20 for both sets, including tax. Nice...

Speaking of the boys, they each spent the night at friend's houses last night. Seth just popped in to grab some (of his own) money and is off to meet friends for lunch. I think he was here for 30 seconds. And Ian...he and his buddy could very well still be sleeping. They are night owls, those two.

I woke up in the middle of the night and could hear the rain pouring down on the roof. One of the best sounds in the world, in my opinion. I turned over, snuggled down a little deeper into my covers and eased back into sleep. Moments like that let you know that life isn't so bad...

Other than making a quick store run, I am housebound today. I plan on making a big pot of pinto beans using Noni's recipe. I was sent home with a ham bone on Easter...perfect for a big pot of beans! Add a little cornbread on the side and we are eating like kings.

Pinto beans were one of Papa's favorites...he said it was one of the few things that he was able to taste a bit. One day he called me and asked when I thought I might be making a pot of beans? I told him I could make a pot that coming week. He said he'd like some of them if I did.

So I made a pot of beans the next day and took some for him to eat right away and a bit to store in the freezer for later.

Good memories...I miss Papa.

On that note...I'm going to enjoy the rest of my Friday. I'm going to make a pot of beans in Papa's memory...and probably serve them with french bread rather than cornbread. That's how he liked to eat them...

xo



1 comment:

Beegirl said...

Hope you have a great weekend! Papa is smiling over you as you make those beans!