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Each Day Is New-Would Jamie Oliver Approve?


I love getting a call and someone asking if the grandkids can be dropped off at my office.  Emily needed to go to the doctor with her mom so Matt and Lauren came to my office after school.  I called it a day around 4pm and we headed to my house for fun and good times!

On the way we discussed what they wanted for dinner.  I made several suggestion, but they said they would like to have “Breakfast for Dinner”.  Of course, grandma wants to please the kiddo’s. 

We buy Steve Evans Sausage at WalMart and it tastes like homemade sausage from down on the farm.  So…….I fried sausage, scrambled eggs fresh eggs, pancakes with sugar free syrup, milk and OJ.   Breakfast for Dinner is not something we do often, but it is nice for a change.

I am sure Jamie Oliver would not approve and neither would I if it were done everyday.  But you know, some wonderful memories were made by doing something out of the ordinary.  They will remember coming to Pawpaw and Mawmaw’s Hudson’s house and swinging on a tire swing, helping water the flowers, planting a pine tree, looking at a bird nest on my door and eating Breakfast for Dinner.

Out of The Mouths of Grandchildren


decorating-tree.jpgMy son and his wife have three children.  M is in the first grade and the twins, E and L are in kindergarten this year.  We just went to the Smoky Mountains and we bought each of the kids an ornament to put on the tree in the kid’s area of their home.

The girl’s got me by the hand and wanted me to go upstairs and see the tree they decorated “all by themselves.”  The tree really looked pretty and they had used spools of ribbon for an upbeat look. 

I was telling the girls that I had an ornament on my tree that their dad painted when he was a little boy just about their age.  E ask me if I was going to give the ornament to them and I told them I would give it to them someday.  E was really interested and asked if I would give it to them when I died.  I was sort of holding back a laugh and just surprisingly replied ….yes.  E said, “MawMaw, you are getting pretty close.” (to dying)

I noticed that she sort of looked at my grey hair and decided I was close.  I just had to laugh and let E know she scored big with this one.