Thursday, July 07, 2005

Mom and I are having a brilliant time together! Cowboy and I picked her up at the airport Tuesday evening, came back to our Crypt and just hung out until she went to sleep about midnight. Then this morning she got up and ate the Veggie Lo Mein we made (supper for us, breakfast for her), and we took her out and showed her the sights of Ruralburg (the public library and Cowboy's boss's house being the highlights).

Tonight, after Cowboy left for work, Mom and I cooked a turkey together. We had the maximum amount of fun you can have cooking a turkey! I think the best part was when we both were covered in butter and spices up to the elbows and had to decide who had the cleanest hand and could turn on the water so we could wash up. After we put Pedro in the oven (inside joke for Giant fans!), we comfied up on the couch and watched The Phantom of the Opera, the Andrew Lloyd Webber movie version. It was Mom's first time seeing it, and of course she adored it! I think she's about as in love with Raoul as I am!

After the movie, and after we took Pedro out to cool, Mom wanted ice cream. Alas, it was 9:30 at night, and A&W was closed. So we got Wells Blue Bunny "Bunny Tracks" (like Drumsticks) from a gas station instead. Then we came back to our Crypt, and Mom called Dad while I made us some cappuccino. Then we started putting together a Coca-Cola jigsaw puzzle while watching Picture Perfect--not the Jennifer Aniston movie, a "Feature Films for Families" movie that's charming and funny (it stars Richard Karn, who plays 'Al' on Home Improvement). Then we cut up Pedro together--Mom carved, and I cut the meat into bite-sized chunks that we freeze in 2-lb packages to be used in stir-frys and casseroles. While messing with the turkey, we listened to her LP (yes, as in vinyl record) of David McCallum's album "Music: A Bit More of Me"...

Now she went to sleep, about 45 minutes ago or so. This is gonna be a fantasmagorical week!


  1. Woo! Sounds like you're having a great time. Have fun the rest of the week! Am going to remember your turkey-cube-freezing trick, as I never know what to do with the leftovers, and that would be ideal!

  2. Freezing left-over turkey is one of the greatest time-savers ever! We usually do it in 2-cup packages, because that's how much most of our recipes call for...


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