Sunday, December 07, 2008


I know I haven't written for awhile. In a nutshell: there was Thanksgiving, a real estate class, several doctor's appointments, a funeral that all?? I feel like I have been SO busy.

My daughter and son-in-law and grandsons and my granddog came down from Massachusetts for the holiday. How wonderful it was to spend some time with them. The boys are growing so fast, but are still my little boys -- the same with my daughter. She will always be my little girl. I was in a funk for a few days after they left because I missed them so much. I think the older we get the more we miss our children if they aren't close to us. For those of you who have your family close by, treasure this because you are very, very lucky.

I am now recuperating from something -- the flu, bronchitis - something. I went to the doctor and am on antibiotics. I came down with it on Wednesday and am just now starting to feel better.

We attended a funeral on Saturday for one of my husband's very close friends. He was only 58. It was a graveside service -- very cold. I was bundled up and I hope I don't have a relapse. There was a bagpiper which only added to the sadness of the occasion. We just can't believe the friend is gone.

This is what happened to my Sunday dinner:

Since I haven't had much appetite I had made a beautiful chicken noodle soup and was planning to have it for dinner. I had chunks of chicken in it, along with pastina and some corn. I had a cup of it this afternoon and was really looking forward to it at dinner. My husband wanted stuffed green peppers and he had brought home the peppers and the ground beef last night so for his dinner I went to some bit of trouble and attention to make the stuffed peppers along with some creamed corn. I don't like stuffed peppers or creamed corn. He had been out working on his boat all day and when he came home he was in the kitchen and I called to him that the peppers were in the oven and would be finished in thirty minutes. He didn't answer so I yelled out "THE PEPPERS ARE IN THE OVEN"!!. Did you hear me? Yes, he said. He proceeded to come into the family room with bowl after bowl of chicken soup. I said, "Aren't you going to ruin your dinner with all that soup?" He said, "Isn't this dinner?" To make matters worse, he had dumped the entire pan of creamed corn into the soup and declared, "This is delicious!" So - gone was my chicken noodle soup and after he ate one of the stuffed peppers I asked him how it was. "Uh, so-so." MEN!!!!


Willow said...

Oh no! Cream of chicken corn noodle soup?

I am so sorry about your husband's friend. Pleae give him my condolences. And I hope you feel better soon.

Lynne said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.

I can't believe Ken messed up your soup like that. And didn't appreciate the time you spent on his dinner. You're right - MEN!!!

Glad you had a good time with Beth and the boys. I know you miss them all.

Jess said...

But when the hubby is feeling ill, the world is supposed to stop turning just for him! And if he had made supper by George you better not say a thing bad! lol

Glad you are feeling better.

Have a great week.

Love, Jess

Diane@Diane's Place said...

My hubby tends to mix things together and call it good, so I can sympathize.

I hope you found something easy and appetizing to eat after he ruined your soup and was unappreciative of your efforts in cooking his stuffed peppers.

My sympathies on the loss of your friend.

Get well soon, Violet.

Love and hugs,


Shellmo said...

So sorry to hear you weren't feeling well and that a friend passed away. But had to chuckle at the end of your post and your hubby messing up your meal! Mine does it all the time. Can't tell you how many things he has exploded in the microwave too!

Mary said...

I am so sorry your wonderful chicken soup was ruined. I can't imagine putting creamed corn in chicken soup, but to each his own. lol

My hubby pulled a real performance on me this past weekend. It must be the time of year.

Have a wonderful week. I hope you're feeling better soon. My sincere sympathies on the passing of your friend. He was very young.

Flower said...

Well, Happy Birthday!! I have been gone too...too much to do!!
Love the soup story!! Do get better!!

Mountain Mama said...

You certainly have been a busy lady.
I hope you are feeling good again soon. No fun being sick!
I am trying to imagine Chicken noodle cream corn soup and I can't. But this is how some very famous recipes have been invented.
Take care and be well

BClark said...

You often wonder how they make it out in the world. I always hope that my hubby does not behave at work as he does at home. Like a new born babe who is oblivious to things like newly washed floors, or carefully planed meals. Or how to operate something as simple as a grill. This is a person who can dismatle and fix huge pieces of equipment, or run complecated computer programs. Go figure

Jo said...

Seems as if I read someplace that too many cooks spoil the broth. Boy did your hubby ever prove that saying to be true. I have to say that JD does not cook and doesn't want to learn. In fact when I ask him to keep an eye on something I am cooking that is what he does. Even if smoke was rolling off of it he would keep an eye on it and tell me about the

Have a great weekend and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Catherine said...

Feel better SOON!

Maison Douce said...

That is too funny!! Men!! That's why we love them... I hope you are better by now!