Yesterday was a landmark day for McGyver…he turned 70!! EGADS!…When I was little, 70 was old…Now there are 70 year olds running marathons, skydiving and playing tennis! Certainly, Dennis ages like fine wine..very well. When we have been out for dinner, people think we are the same age….64…Well, they got me right on the money, but McGyver just smiles and stays silent…This is a very wise idea, the silence ….I KNOW I look every bit and more of my almost 64 years, and I also see how great Dennis ages…It’s all in the genes, I guess. His are Calvin Klein's and mine are Farm and Fleet.
Saturday morning my Ya Ya, Lynda , made all of us Ya Ya couples breakfast at her house…I walked in her kitchen at 8:30AM and she was just taking caramel pecan rolls (homemade) out of the oven..
OMG!! THESE THINGS WERE WARM OUT OF THE OVEN..DID I MENTION THAT LYNDA COOKS FOR 2 RESTAURANTS….?…SHE IS THE “ SWEETS BAKERY QUEEN”!
I thought this was breakfast…Little did I know that we were also having breakfast casserole, ham slices done on the grill, crispy bacon, orange juce, …and fresh fruit compote…This was a breakfast from the Ritz!! I was soooo busy mowing it all down, that I neglected to get a picture of my plate..it didn’t last long enough…
Sunday morning, Den’s actual April Fool’s Day birthday, I made him another breakfast…But, let me just say that it paled in comparison to Lynda’s “eggstravaganza”!!…While I was cleaning up the dishes, McGyver disappeared. I finally found him …outside weeding the gardens and raking …HELLO!! IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!! YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO BE HAVING COFFEE AND RELAXING..
OK, now that he began the process, I could do nothing but jump into action myself.. I began to clean off our front porch, which was a real nasty, dirty place …We spend lots of time out there in the Spring and Summer…We have a table that we eat breakfast on..and sometimes dinner…We almost ALWAYS have our morning coffee out there, if weather permits….
By 2PM, we were both beat and tired…We showered and went to “town” to find some family to have a little cocktail with…(This isn’t as hard as it sounds…We KNOW where they hang out..either the “Old Tyme Inn”, or the Idle Hour Lanes Bowling Alley..small town, you just cannot hide.) After a beer or two with our niece and nephew, our daughter-in-law, and Den’s brother-in-law, we came back home by 4PM…Right after we arrived, the ex police chief pulled into our drive to wish Dennis a Happy Birthday…(I KNOW!! HE HAS A DAMN FAN CLUB!!) Actually, we got to know the Chief very well when our son-in-law was on the Sandwich Police Department…Chief came in and visited with us for about an hour …After he left, McGyver dropped over at the next door neighbor’s for another cocktail..Hey, turning 70 is a big deal!!
I fixed St. Louis pork ribs (I prepared, ….he cooked on the grill)..with twice baked taters, Caesar Salad and Mexican corn ( WalMart made that)…All in all I would say he had a pretty good birthday….
Sorry this blog was so late in getting on board..Seems like we have been working our butts off ever since we came home, and today we went to visit our Uncle Jr. and Aunt Jeanette…ALL DAY!
Just a reminder that today is National Autism Awareness Day…Show your support by “lighting it up blue”…Stick a blue light bulb in your outside light….We did…This affliction affects our family, and many others we know…
“Autism occurs in 1 in 150 births. It is also the fastest-growing developmental disability!!”
“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool?
You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.”
― Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's