Sunday, May 13, 2012

Meat market

Freezer 2012We’ve had a fairly busy weekend, so it’s nice to sit down and do an entry.

Ken didn’t get back from Pittsburgh until about 12:15 am on Saturday, and although my intention was to read until he got home, I’m afraid I got too sleepy and conked out! We didn’t sleep super late on Saturday, because we had to pick up the side of beef we ordered from one of Ken’s former coworkers. Actually, Ken went and did that while I got the cooler out of the garage, loaded it with what remained in the basement freezer, and started defrosting it. It took a little longer than expected, because I don’t think we’d defrosted it since the last time we got a side, which I believe was two years ago. (We did pretty good on getting through that side...only had a few pounds of hamburger, a couple packages of rib steaks, and a couple of roasts left. I’m cooking one of the roasts this afternoon.) We may not have a fistful of dollars or a pocketful of shells, but we definitely have a freezer full of beef!

Then we took Ken’s Mom out last night, to our favorite new southside restaurant, Maxi’s. A great dinner, great service, and very pleasant company! We hadn’t tried out the bar area yet, so after we ate, we went upstairs for a couple of after-dinner drinks (Bailey’s on the rocks for me...yum!), and to see our favorite server, Katie. She was the one who took such good care of our party of ten a few weeks ago, and she remembered us and took good care of us this time, too! When we got home, we were both pretty tired, so decided to take a nap. Ken woke me up when “Saturday Night Live” started, so I slept for quite a while! Apparently I needed it, though.

We didn’t sleep late today, either. After “Meet the Press,” I ran over to Cousin Shane’s and Matt’s to do kitty care, since they were visiting Matt’s folks in Milwaukee. All was well, and all four kitties are fed, with fresh water and clean litterboxes. I gave them as much loving as they’d let me...they’re all so cute!

Then it was home, getting the roast in the crockpot, Ken mowing the lawn, me calling my Mom, getting my workout done, then time to relax on the deck with my book. I finished The House of Mirth (which was very sad), and next up is Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party by David Corn (I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while). I’m in the mood for a political book. I have laundry to do, but that can wait until tomorrow. The sun has come out after a cloudy day, and I want to enjoy that by spending a little more time out on the deck. I love this time of year, and it’s supposed to be a beautiful week!
I hope you all had a pleasant day and weekend!


  1. Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes... so I guess getting your beef now is prolly a good thing to do...

    I just came in from a long ride... tired but exhilarated..! Enjoy your beef and hope that the spring is a harbinger of the most excellent summer ever..!

  2. rally round the family....with a freezer full of beef!



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