I have to preface this with saying that I miss my Emmy and Matty Boy. It isn't quite the same without them here, it seems like something is missing. The house isn't as loud, there isn't as much food to cook, and there are less people the boat with. They were my tubing buddies who for years I hauled on to Big Bertha, the tube.
Despite the void today was a blast. Nothing much happened but what did went smoothly. We went almost to Arkansas to a furniture store, had lunch, and came back. Then we went down to the dock to spend the remainder of the afternoon. There was reading, fishing, and conversation. By far my favorite part of the day was preparing, cooking, and eating dinner. It was a family affair with new foods tried and recipes cooked. Something like the winey goat cheese were a hit, others such as the grilled sweet potatoes crashed and burned (literally they were very black!)
What made it so nice was that everyone was together in the new open kitchen/dining room/sunroom area which allowed us to all talk. Dad practiced his knife skills by cutting the potatoes, tomatoes, and strawberries. However, he still needs to master cutting the fluffy foods like angel food cake. He has the tendency to use force to cut through which makes to bread or cake deformed and flat. We will have to cook more so he can practice using a back and forth motion with a serrated knife.
I am ending the night by finishing my glass of wine, looking up at the full moon, and reading my book. What a glorious summer...Me
My name is Meg and I am currently a Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I started this blog several years ago as a way to remember and talk about what I experienced while studying abroad in Rwanda during the summer of 2009.