1. Do you like avocados? Do you like eggs? Do you have both in your refrig at this moment? Then, by all means, try this wonderful dish for breakfast, or lunch, or an indulgent (and much-deserved, I’m sure!) snack. Cut an avocado in half and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Crack an egg into each half, again salting and peppering. Bake in a pan (as shown) for 15 to 20 minutes at 325, or until your own particular preference level of egg-firmness is reached. These lovelies go well with salsa and sour cream (especially if you’re celebrating something) and perhaps a big hunk of homemade bread for dipping. A bit of shredded cheese sprinkled on the top right for the last few minutes doesn’t go amiss, either. Your day will be better after you eat one of these, I promise you that!
2. Perhaps we are the only family in town that may have dull moments during a family reunion. Perhaps not? Somewhere between the dessert and the “well, we’d better get ta moseying down the road” there may, perchance, be an odd moment or two of dullness. This doesn’t happen often, mind you, because our family is pretty lively, generally. But when this odd occasion arises, what do you do? Take a nap? Reach for another cup of coffee and another slice of double-fudge chocolate cake? Well, this is what we do: we pose as the Mt. Rushmore sculptures and then take lots of pictures. So there’s you idea for your next occasion that may drift towards dullness. It’s tons of fun. It will wake you up. And you’ll have pictures to share on your blog someday. (And you’re welcome.)
3. It has been nearly a year ago now since my big brother Mark ran the Lincoln half-marathon. He was brave and gutsy (’cause he’s even older than me!) to do this, and my sisters and my daughter Bethie and I all went along to cheer him on. It was one of the most fun mornings ever. I’m usually running these silly races, and this time I got to stand on the sidelines and cheer myself hoarse for my brother, and that was awesome. Little Mack made the sign above, which we waved. Don’t you love it?
(The resemblance of this little figure to my brother is, in a word, remarkable.)
We actually got a few dirty looks from the runners, which tells me that a. They perhaps were taking all their blood, sweat and tears a little too seriously, or b. We were being annoying. I choose a.
Honestly, my brother Mark has the cutest legs in the family, which is blatantly not fair because he also has the biggest brown eyes and the longest, curliest eyelashes. Totally not fair, don’t you agree?
4. This picture warms my heart every time I look at it. My daughter Amalia is the cutie on the left, and her cousin Adam played her husband in the melodrama that we just finished putting on. Here he was joking with her backstage, and I love the expression on her face when this picture was snapped. The expressions of Josh and Hannah watching are priceless, too. Honestly. Doesn’t it just make you melt, too?
5. The day before Easter, we dyed eggs for two hours straight. It was one of those things that Mack had been waiting for days to do, and he was not going to be denied the fun! We started out trying to fit it in quickly that afternoon, but eventually we all relaxed and had a fun time, brewing up tea for dying, using salt and an oil/water mix for marbling, basically pulling out every trick in the book. I had forgotten to buy the egg-dying kit from Wal-Mart, but as it happened, we didn’t even need it!
Well, I think that probably qualifies for “A Few More Things” so I shall let you go now. Have a lovely day, you, and thanks as always for reading!
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