- Cheese Grits, the Sequel
Last night, Kayla was helping Mark while I was cooking supper. I left the kitchen to go check on them, and when I got to the room, Kayla said to me, “I wish I could have cheese grits for supper, like the ones they make at school or that Grandma Pat makes.” (Steam started rising from my stomach toward my ears.) She then added, “That’s because they have the right kind of grits and cheese.” (The steam hit my head and started to roll around my eyes in advance of a full whistle blast.) She reflected a minute, then added cheerfully, “Well, you have the right kind of box but not the right kind of cheese.” (Small wisps of steam began to slip out from my ears.) At that point, I told her that she probably should quit while she was behind, and went back to working on supper, which, for the record, was NOT cheese grits and probably won’t be for some time!
- Where Only the Brave Dare Go
I really looked at the inside of my refrigerator last night. To really look at the inside of your refrigerator means that you have to intentionally look at every item on every shelf, as opposed to the instant identification search you do most of the time – ie., you want milk, locate milk, grab milk and return the rest of the refrigerator’s occupants to the comforting, cool dark that they love.
When I did look, I saw that the inside of the refrigerator is beginning to be a very scary place, which means that the time to clean out the refrigerator has arrived again. The last time I went through the refrigerator, say six months ago (Mom, I am just kidding – I have cleaned it out since Christmas!), throwing out all leftovers and other items I could not place a date on, I found three science experiments involving fermentation (I didn’t know until then that it was possible for lima beans to ferment), two new kinds of penicillin, three mutant bacteria that did NOT have good intentions for humanity, and four cures for cancer. If you see the HazMat team headed toward my house this weekend, you will know what caused it!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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