My Dad is here! Suddenly I am a little girl again. My Mama and Daddy arrived yesterday along with my sister Glenda and my Aunt Hazel. I haven't seen my Aunt Hazel in almost 7 years. It is nice to be surrounded by those who love you so unconditionally.
Today is my Daddy's birthday. The steaks are thawing and I have a cake to bake. What do you give someone who is turning 79? I can think of many things I would like to give him.... a hearing aid being at the top of the list. Some times I think he kind of likes not hearing all that is going on. I watched him last night, the only man among all the women chattering away. I know he only heard parts of what we said and he even dozed off a time or two. Wonder what we all sounded like to him? A bee hive with a steady buzz? Whatever, it must have been somewhat soothing if he could doze.
Everyone still sleeps as I sit here and sip coffee. Soon I will sneak out to the apple tree, ladder in hand to get to those juicy apples beyond my reach. A fresh apple cake for the birthday boy. Steaks on the grill and twice baked potatoes. Hmmmmm..... might have to peruse Paule Deen's cookbook to round this out. I was thinking corn on the cob, but..... dentures.... My Daddy is easy to please, he will eat whatever you place on the table..... but it is his birthday, after all. I will make him waffles and sausage this morning and serve it along with my homemade apple butter. It is simply wonderful, if I do say so myself!
This was supposed to be a post about family and birthdays. How did all this food get in here? I will now have to leave this bloggy world that I have come to love and go out into the real world and begin the day ahead..........I'll be back, and maybe I will remember to have the camera in hand!!!