Life

Another False Fall

Today’s Bible Reading- Ecclesiastes Chapters 7-9 & 2 Corinthians Chapter 11 Verses 1-15.

Good morning, my friends. I hope you’re well. It’s going to be another false fall today. Our high will be around 74* with about 40-50% chance of rain. I don’t have my radar in front of me, so the rain chances are a guesstimate. It’s already rained once today, so I expect more rain throughout based on what the radar showed about two hours ago.

It was an early morning for me. I woke up around 5:45, took my medicine and then went back to bed, but didn’t sleep. I ended up getting up around 6:30 and started coffee. Mom asked me to make Pop some scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast. She asked me to do it because apparently I make really good scrambled eggs.

Anyhoo. Pop is back on the road as of about 15 minutes ago. He left the RV home this time because this job is in a metropolitan area, and it’s only going to be about 10-14 days.

I think I’ve had close to 4 cups of coffee, but I still feel groggy. Maybe it’s just the weather. It is quite nippy outside.

Mom is starting her prep for the second attempt at a colonoscopy this week. We have to go out today and get some more of the items we used last time. I was hoping not to go anywhere today but my calendar has reminded me that I have a meeting to attend tonight. I hope it runs a bit smoother this time. So today will be running Mom around and going to the meeting.

Supper will be ravioli, garlic bread and salad. I’d like to check on my cucumber in the garden box. Cucumbers don’t take very long to mature once they’re started. I learned that lesson this year.

Yesterday, I grilled chicken strips for dinner. What happened was that on Saturday night, I realized I needed to pull the chicken out of the freezer. I did, put the strips I needed in a freezer bag and popped it into the fridge. Then on Sunday morning, I opened the freezer bag around 9:30 in the morning and poured some Marzetti’s lemon vinaigrette all over the chicken and massaged it in. Resealed the bag and popped it back into the fridge. By 12:30, the chicken was thawed and tenderized from the dressing and once the grill was ready, I just popped it on there. I grilled it for about 5 minutes per side since these were just tenderloins, but I still made sure the temperature was 165*F in the thickest part of the chicken. I made mashed potatoes and some mixed vegetables for the sides and then we chowed down. I wasn’t sure how the marinade would do, but I’ve made lemon fried chicken before and it turned out delicious. This chicken was equally tasty! The grilled flavor mixed with the citrus made it light and fresh while the acidity of the lemon tenderized the chicken and made it moist. It was a delicious dinner. I grilled my little cherry bomb pepper and let me tell you. It was quite fiery! I accidentally got a mouthful of membrane and seeds and it about took my breath away! I haven’t eaten hot stuff like that in a long time so I’m not used to it anymore. The pepper itself, though, had a good flavor. I’d eat it again, but I’d take the seeds and membrane out before I grilled it. Lesson learned.

That’s all for now, folks. I have yet to shower and I’d like to get out and back so I can relax a bit before the meeting tonight. Love you all and until next time, stay safe my friends. ❤

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