What Does This Present Say About Me?

We did this around here, this weekend.

Birthday_2013_Missindeedy

Also? The table apparently borrowed some legs from the chair. It happens.

Apparently, I need a place to get my chatty on, my happy needs more hours (hat tip to The Nana), and I like to eat cake alone.

Sounds about right.

That “gossip bench” is thanks to a sweet friend who refinishes furniture to look all sorts of pretty.  I’ve been salivating over casually eyeballing this chatty cathy for the better part of the month.  I thought she had sold it! But no; she’d made arrangements, sneaky SWEET friend, with Sweetman, to leave it for me inside the house while we were out on Saturday.  Only, this happened:

Text_J_to_M_Missindeedy

And, that’s a true friend, right there, folks.  You know why?  She makes a mean salsa! But, the recipe calls for lots of white onion.  And raw white onion and my stomach are mortal enemies.  Plus, any chance of a smooch from the hubs after ingesting onions goes right. down. the. drain.  Along with the contents of my stomach. And, I really don’t think there’s anything else to tell you about that. You’re welcome.

On another note, those flowers up there have a sweet back story. My Gramma has sent me flowers in a tea-cup every year for 26 years now.  It’s a beautiful tradition that I look forward to every year. Ahab and The Nana house a few of them down in Florida, I’ve got a dozen in storage, and we’ve got enough in our house right this minute, that I could throw one heck-uv-a tea party! Anyone up for a cuppa?

In other news, we have some interesting new phrases around this house.  One goes a little something like this: “Oh Glordy!”

The first time I heard Sweetgirl utter this, I was confused, as you can imagine.

“What is glordy?”, I asked her.

“You know, mama! You say it all the time!”, she replied.

What’s that now?

“Do you mean, ‘Glory’? Or do you mean ‘Good Lord’?”, I asked. (Let it be known that I am nailing the Whatchamacallit Speak she’s been doing lately.)

“Yes.” (Why does the child have to be short on words when I need her not to be?)

Alrighty then.

Sweetboy, also taught me a new phrase.

“I used your toothpaste, Mama. And it was so minty that it brought tears for my eyes.”, he informed me with, sure enough, tears in his eyes.

“Oh. I see it made your eyes tear up.”.  (I like to clarify things when I can.)

“No. It brought tears for my eyes.”, he insisted.

If you insist, child.

We also capped the weekend with a delicious meal with friends.  They cooked an authentic Italian “meat sauce” for pasta. It was delicious and filled with homemade meatballs and sausage and pork. It had Sweetman reminiscing about the Glordy days with all of his Aunts every Sunday growing up in Rhode Island.  It nearly brought tears for his eyes, I tell ya.

Yes indeedy!

What were you up to this weekend?  And, maybe more importantly, anyone got a mean salsa recipe that doesn’t require any (or much) onion???

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15 thoughts on “What Does This Present Say About Me?

  1. Love the “gossip bench”. Every time I see one I just want it, but realize I have nowhere to put it. Always reminds me of the one my grandmother had, along with a “party line” on her phone. She talked (or listened, maybe) while we sat in the living room sipping coffee ( yes, we were young, like 8 yrs old) from very nice tea cups. All the while, watching wrestling on tv with pop-pop. Good times.

    • Sheila, I love that you remember actually using a gossip bench. Chatty Cathy, my friend calls it, but the idea is not lost on me. 🙂 memories are so precious.

  2. MIssy,
    Glordy and Happy Birthday…belatedly…Love that your friend knew just what to get you…thanks for putting a smile on my face….we celebrated my husband and his brother’s birthday on Sun over at our place…early Thanksgiving…first time I have ever brined a turkey before roasting…worth the trouble, everyone said 🙂

  3. What a fabulous weekend of love for you!!! I don’t cook or can or jar or anything, but love you so much, I’ll try to find an onion-free salsa for you! 😉

  4. Well Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

    Lovely gifts… And the cute new words??? Oh how I miss them… those are priceless.

    It all just practically brings tears for my eyes 😉

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