Weekends Aren’t For Resting…
We funeral-ed and celebrated my aunt Lavena all day yesterday. I took off the entire day, moved my hair appointment to 9, then hit up the grocery store for a few things for the weekend and came home to cook. I made Potato Salad for Dummies, Texas Chocolate Sheath Cake, Mac and Cheese, and Corn Casserole. As Terry said, “Someone dies, you cook.”. I posted that comment on FB and someone replied, “Better than You cook, someone dies.”. I shared that at dinner last night and thought Annabel was going to fall out of her chair laughing.
We headed to the funeral about 2 (3 pm funeral). My cousins had forgotten about pall bearers. Terry offered to step in when he and I heard my cousin talking about it to one of the funeral directors. Richard was grateful. Terry took him aside, talked to him few minutes and pointed out that 2 male cousins were there as were the sons-in-law of Vena’s twin and that he (Terry) knew they would all be more than honored to do this one thing for Vena. My cousin also had a friend who had volunteered his help in anyway and was quickly recruited so that made 6. The funeral was good. A happy time of celebration. My dad, Vana and Annabel’s sons had written little memories that were read. Daddy’s was about Vena being the first streaker. It got quite a laugh.
After the funeral and graveside Terry and I hurried home to get the food (and I changed clothes) and went to Annabel’s. Once again we stayed for dinner and we had such a good time with them. Annabel kept saying it was too much food.
Once we’d actually eaten she realized they had just enough for a meal today and then the leftovers would be gone. Which is perfect since her Austin kids (son and DiL) will be there at the house with them needing a meal today. (Funny how Annabel, Becky and I have kids who’ve moved to Austin. That is 4 of that generation living there now.)
We came home and made a second batch of PSFD. I also put together baked beans and set them in the oven. They turned on by themselves and they are almost finished. This morning I’ve put together banana nut bread and it’s in the oven with the beans.
We will leave here in a bit to go to Hico for Granddaddy’s Easter Egg Hunt. Going to be a beautiful day for it. Clear, sunny and in the low 80s. It may still be a bit muddy from the deluges earlier in the week but hurray for that rain! Daddy and Terry are going to grill burgers and hot dogs and everyone else is bringing side dishes. I bought my eggs and candy weeks ago but never have stuffed them. Guess I’ll do that in a few minutes or I may just wait and do them on the drive down to Hico. Katie wanted to Chris to dress up in a giant Easter Bunny costume for today. He was EMPHATIC in his reply of no. I believe the actually phrase was “OH HELZ to the NO!”. I think that means the same thing as “Definitely not going to do it.” but I could be mistaken.
From Last Year’s Egg Hunt
Tomorrow Terry has a granite installer coming to the Project House and I have a meeting after church. The UEA board will be interviewing School Board Candidates to see if we want to endorse any of them.
Posted on March 24, 2012, in Cooking, Faith, Family, Food, Friends, Holiday, Old Memories/Stories, Posting 365 and tagged Cousin-Time, Daddy, Easter, Family, Kids and Cousins. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.