Happy Sunday TKW Family! So wow, it’s like almost September. I swear the older I get time just seems to go by in a blink of an eye. Like where did this summer even go? Did we even have one? Well for us in Pittsburgh we pretty much didn’t have one. In June it rained 20 out of 30 days. Yes, 2o as in 2-0 days out of 30. And I’m not talking that piddly little stuff either. We’re talking monsoon-type/forget having your hair look nice/yes the bottoms of your pants will get soaked/just move to Arizona rain.
It’s weird as a bunch of us were out to dinner the other day and we were talking how the weather has changed from when we were younger. I mean I can remember it being cold from October to maybe February where we had feet of snow with weather in the low double digits. Now we get eh, maybe 2′ total in snow but the temps drop into the -15F not including the windchill and it starts in early October and goes until late March/early April. June now has become the rain month where if you wanted to have a graduation party now in June you had to plan on it being indoors. Growing up, every weekend for an entire month was dedicated to outdoor grad parties, cook outs and bbqs.
The other thing we discussed… yeah the fact that we were discussing the weather like old people! LOL
It’s funny how in inevitably we become our parents whether some want to or not. I’m thrilled that I’ve turned out to be so much like my Mom and Dad. They truly were amazing, humble people who came from nothing and while they passed way with only a few dollars in their pockets, they were rich with love, values and family.
How I so wish Mr. Fantabulous would have had the opportunity to meet them both. However he gets to know them through all the stories I tell him about them both. He’ll even make comments about food or something random say about a tool saying “I bet your Dad would love this, huh?” It brings a smile to my face as he gets to learn about them and see them through my memories. On the flip side his parents are thankfully still with us. I’ve grown so close with them both and so look forward to seeing them or just talking with them. How I LOVE Skyping with them as they are just the cutest people ever.
Often when the 4 of us are together I’ll just sit back and watch Mr. Fantabulous and his Dad. He’s so much like his Dad and in a way, it’s like looking to a crystal ball into what he’ll be like in 40 years. And that folks, just melts my heart. *smile*
So how was your week? Are your kids back to school yet? Dish… once you put the last one on the bus or dropped them off to school, what’s the first thing you did for YOU?
Now reply and go relax Moms and Dads! You deserve it!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
♥ Monday – Ginger Asian Turkey Burgers
♥ Tuesday – Garlic Butter Herbed Crispy Oven Fried Wings
♥ Wednesday – Crispy Baked Chicken Croquettes
♥ Thursday – Better than restaurant quality New York Strip Steaks
♥ Friday – Indoor Grilled BBQ Beef Shortrib Pizza
♥ Saturday – Harvest Spice Pumpkin Crepes with Cinnamon Cream Filling
♥ Sunday – Thai Noodles with Chicken in a Spicy Peanut Sauce
♥ Dessert of the week – Blueberry Skillet Cake