I think I learned this from the Pioneer Woman. Butter or olive oil in the pan. I use olive oil. I use a round biscuit cutter and cut the hole out, crack the egg in and according to how you like. your eggs, cook it up to 3 minutes. I did 3 yesterday but started with a really warm pan. That makes a difference. Normally when I cook it from a cool pan up to 3 minutes, it’s just a little bit runny which I like a little runny yellow yolk to be soaked up in the bread. I don’t like my whites runny – no sir. But even though I cooked it done yesterday it was still good.
So I cooked another egg scrambled and had egg ON the hole. lol. I dumped it onto of the circle cut out. So Egg IN the Hole and Egg On the Hole.
I had told Mom I’d fix sausage and biscuits, but I forgot she likes to eat within an hour of when she first gets up. My stomach was still full from dinner. I like to sip coffee and water and then when my tummy starts to growl or feel empty, then I eat. I can’t just stack meals like that upon one another. So Mom said “what did you say you were fixing for breakfast about an hour after she was up”. I was in the middle of so many things and so full from last night. I said “I was going to fix sausage and biscuits in a few”. She said she was hungry now and would just fix her normal breakfast, so I said “ok”. Since I took off to get my house in order, I kept with the program so I wouldn’t be frustrated this morning having fixed meals all day instead. I didn’t mind fixing it when I got to a stopping point, but we are just on two different eating schedules. I know that is an adjustment but we have things in the house so she can please herself and eat when she wants and eat with us also if she wants. Anyway since she had already eaten, when I fixed my meal at 9:30 (which by the way was not that late for breakfast) I just fixed myself my egg in the hole. I don’t think 9:30 is too late for breakfast on a day you are off. Just sayin’. But anyway we ate separately.
As I sat down she said “did you fix sausage?” I just had to laugh. “No since you ate your own breakfast I wasn’t going to fix sausage just for myself.” I guess she wanted to eat that too. I don’t know. Maybe another day. Might be her lunch. lol Eating schedules I’m sure have been an adjustment for her for the night meal. It was for me when I married George. I was used to eating immediately after work. Now meals are 7:30 to 8, whenever we can get the commute done, pets taken care of (when we had them), get a chore started or rebooted (laundry/dishes), check the mail, say hi to one another, pour a “five o’clock somewhere” and get dinner started. So Mom has snacks abundant to keep her appetite in check. I do too. I often come home and munch on chips and hummus to hold me over. I get in trouble for having too many meals in the day and I’m sure Mom is likely doing the same. But in the morning I can’t just dive into a big breakfast – I need that fasting time to digest dinner!
Rug Decor VS Bed Quilt Crisis
Not sure it really matches the decor, lol, but I added the rug that normally was in Mom’s room. (She doesn’t like rugs b/c she is afraid they will trip her.) But this chair was making some serious dents to the carpet. So I needed to add a buffer. I was afraid the chair would not scoot as needed but since the rug has a silky slippery feel to it, it gently glides across it. This will work for now until I can do something different. It’s really only the bed cover that doesn’t match it. So once the bed is gone, it’ll be better. Still would not be my first pick. It’s not the vibe or look I want for this office. But I’ll figure it out once Mom has left and my house is back in normal order and my office will then be just an office and creative space and no longer a bedroom.
I could move back in with George I guess, now that Roger is gone. But honestly while I’m working still I will likely just continue to sleep on my own as I get such good sleep that way. That way we don’t wake each other up when we get up. It’s been nice if I wake up at 1, to just hang out in the bedroom and read if I’m wide awake and not have to go turn on lights in the living room. I’ve enjoyed my little abode in here. I do have an idea though that might work. Since I changed the rug in here, I think I have a navy blue quilt I can use for a bed cover. I was going for the aqua feel in this room but the other rug was just too much with the new carpet. So maybe I’ll just go for the blue look and use the blue quilt. That’s a thought! lol. It will be easier on the eyes and the psyche, LOL.
We put Fancy on the bed so she wouldn’t get into trouble on the new carpets while Mom was in the shower. She’s pretty good though and faithfully goes outside but we don’t chances.
Getting Mom Out of the House
Since Mom didn’t go to church last Sunday she’s not been out of the house much. I was in the mood for a salad anyway so I thought it would be fun to go out to lunch. So we went to Cheddar’s. We were met with these honey butter slathered rolls. Oh.my.gosh. I mean how can you turn that down. I need to eat less bread but it is the MOST tempting thing for me.
I ordered salmon. It was ok but not the quality I’m used to at Logans and look how small it was, lol. The broccoli also had some black/grey stuff on it. I just cut around it and ate. The rice strangely was really good! The best part of my meal.
Then I took her to Lens Crafters to get her eye glasses adjusted. She had asked weeks ago but we’d not been out that way. So I suggested we haul over and get that done and off the list. Mom bought my lunch by the way, which was kind of her to do.
Once home I set into finishing up getting the house in order. It’s still going to take a few days but I began by working on the glass ware that was in the sun room. Soon we will be wanting to sit in there and I just needed to have time to wash all the glassware before putting it back in. It was so dusty.
Mom offered to wash all these while I worked, but I was not going to ask her to do all this and I know where it goes and all and she can’t half see and it would be so easy to break these fragile things in the dishwater or the counter so I wanted to do it.
I’m laughing now as I’ve told you all “I don’t like glassware”. Well to be honest I’m just NOT a glassware person. But most of this was given to me by others. I don’t use half of it. I really like the fragile wine glasses more than anything. I do like my china and Christmas even though they are rarely used. But they needed some attention so Mom suggested to put white vinegar in the soapy dishwater as it helped make them shine.
Wine Glasses back in their “spot” in the wine rack. We have a lot of wine glasses. These are some crystal ones we use when we have company. They were REALLY dusty having been sitting out like this.
So I set about getting all this washed. I did not have time to put the china up yet though. I am not washing those because they really are not that dusty since we used them at Christmas and they have been in the cabinet except for the last week. I always rinse them anyway before we use them at Christmas.
I have put a lot of this up already that you see in the above pics. I have not put up the glasses that go around the china in the china cabinet as I have to put the plates in first and the glasses will go in the surrounding available space. I’ll have to work on that Saturday or maybe some after work today.
As you can see George still has to move his musical instruments, extra TV’s and computer monitors back where they go. Maybe he needs an extra day off too, lol.
I cleaned the glass on the china cabinets and cleaned the shelves.
New Vacuum – Kenmore Canister with Lots of attachments and a LONG extendable pole for reaching high.
I finally got all the glassware moved into this little cabinet you see above – no pics yet. And I was able to get the vacuum together and get it to “sort of work”. I think I may not have the hose on good as it stops working here and there until I push the hose in good and then it’ll come out again. I’ll have George look at it. Other than that, I like it. I’m not a very good maintenance type of person and I hate reading instructions. And most of the time they just have pictures anyway where you go “Huh?” But I think I will like it once we get that kink worked out.
Secret Ingredients to My Chili
I fixed chili. I have a quick version and it tastes like it has cooked all day. Silly me, got busy and forgot to take a pic! I just threw in a couple of cans of each: diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and 3 cans of beans – 1 kidney and two chili beans. Oh, but before I added those I chopped a sweet onion and sautéed it and hamburger meat then added the canned ingredients and then the spices.
Spices were cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, Mexican seasoning, chili powder, and red pepper flakes.
Secret ingredients: honey, balsamic glaze, dark Hershey coco powder.
Meanwhile in Texas
He finally let his Mom look at his teeth!
She face timed me and I made chili while talking to River and Katy. Not crawling yet though. She tried to get him to come toward some of his “food pouch” as he loves to eat but he would lay on his tummy and swim like a fish. He can’t use his knees yet to scoot forward. What a cutie pie. Wanna hold him so bad! She’s a good daughter to FaceTime and share moments in time with us.