Last night we were invited to breakfast at Denny’s if we could get ourselves out of bed in time. We could and we did, so that we were able to enjoy good food and the good company of our son Jeremy and grandkids Allie and Luke once again. A leisurely meal and some good conversation later, we were on our way to the Walmart for a few groceries. Allie had come up with the idea of cabbage rolls for dinner and needed supplies. We managed to make it inside the store before the first heavy rain storm of the day, and back inside the truck before the next one.
Back at the house we said “hello” to Jennifer who had opted for a sleep-in and a bowl of cereal, then headed to the kitchen to get the cabbage rolls started. Allie mixed and rolled the burger, Luke and I rolled the balls in cabbage, Jeremy added layers of sauerkraut and tomatoes, and Duane supervised. Into the crockpot they went and away we went for various activities. While the slugs watched tv, Allie did homework and I played cars with Luke. Later we reassembled in the kitchen to make pineapple-upside-down cake in a Bundt pan. It turned out pretty good. You turn the pineapple slices sideways in the small grooves. Allie and Luke, cooped up all day, got rowdy and were sent outside on the porch for 1/2 hour. Since I am a good Grandma, I went out with them for a game of Washers (like bean bags) to help pass the time. Next we played cards. Duane and I taught Jeremy to play Golf with Skipbo cards and refreshed the kids’ memories. After that was Uno, then time to eat.
After dinner Luke and I were the only ones with energy. We made tents in his room and read books together. Rounding out the day Jeremy, Luke and I helped Allie with her school project. When Duane was done watching bull riding on tv, he declared that we’d had enough fun and it was time to hit the road.
Louise and Duane