Reliving My Childhood (Sort of)

This morning, I was in the mood for something different. Like when I was a little girl. ‘Way back then, when my father was still living, Mother would fry eggs and make toast for breakfast. Now and then, the eggs would be “over easy” and the yolks would still be runny. I remember dipping my toast into the yellow/orangey goop and licking it off, then biting into the crunchy bread. Then Mother found out about salmonella and the runny yolks were a thing of the past.

I never left my egg yolks runny. I didn’t even like the “creamy scrambled” restaurants serve. I wanted my eggs well done but I’ve never forgotten how good they were Back Then. I decided I would have some grits with The Vegg. I cooked up a pan of yellow grits and blended a teaspoon of The Vegg in 1/4 cup water. I was set.

Grits and The Vegg

Not exactly the same but close enough.

This has been a better day. I’ve actually accomplished a few things and I don’t feel totally worthless. My cough has manifested itself less. However, it isn’t completely gone. When/if that day ever comes, I will be so thankful.

Sometimes I wonder what on earth Twinkle is thinking. This afternoon, she went into the bathroom, got into her cat box and sat down. It was clean so that was okay but it’s the first time I’ve seen her do that. She just sat and looked around like it was the most natural thing in the world. Eventually, she jumped into the bathtub where her food is and ate a few bites. Crazy cat.

Cousin called me this afternoon and asked if I could check on their phone. It wasn’t working. I was going to call her back and I guess I accidentally hit something because it called the house instead of her cell phone. I thought her voice was awfully deep. It should have been because the person answering the phone was her husband. I called her back for sure that time and let her know everything was okay. We all had a good laugh over the mix-up.

My DIL2 messaged me on Facebook asking if I could house sit and feed the animals while they go off on a lark. I had to tell her no. Twinkle would have to board at the animal hospital and she doesn’t do well. She said it was no biggie if I couldn’t. I’m glad it’s no biggie because I can’t. People may think I’m silly to let Twinkle take precedence but she’s my responsibility and I’m her human.

There’s been no news from the hearing aids situation. I’ve been wondering so I guess I’ll just have to keep wondering. Maybe I’ll know something tomorrow.

Twinkle is dosed and fed, the water kefir has been decanted with raisins added (the grains are beginning to take over the fridge again) and the distiller is running. An FYI for my sister—I got a carton of applesauce out of the freezer today.

2 Responses to Reliving My Childhood (Sort of)

  1. Mary Jane July 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Had not heard of The Vegg before. I shudder to think of how we used to eat those raw (over easy) eggs!!! I don’t even like them well done, but I do like scrambled tofu. Seldom get tofu, as I always end up wasting some of it.

    • Tommie July 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

      I enjoyed a well-cooked egg but I’ve lived without them for a long time now. Laying hens are so abused, the eggs probably aren’t too nutritious, anyway. My thyroid and tofu are at odds so I don’t eat it except on rare occasions. You can freeze tofu but it changes the texture.

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