THE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE BACON!!!
"Please make it in the cast iron skillet."
"I want toast."
"Two eggs, please - over... medium-hard?"
Arwen wants things done like Grandma Mitchell did 'em. Husband, bless-him, is being ever-accommodating. I'm sitting on the couch, intermittently picking up Riders of the Purple Sage, which Grandpa Mitchell would approve of. The only thing that's missing is some wood smoke from a hearth-place fire. And the creak of a rocking chair. I have the clock sound, and it's comforting, though in this case it isn't a grand old railroad-station clock; it's the Andrew WK bloody-face clock husband got for his birthday. (I like it even though it's gross-looking.)
Good things, as Martha would say. Does say.
I've been thinking a lot about how my grandma and other women have done this a lot; not make breakfast (at 3PM), but have multiple children and take care of them and their hubbies. I am not a fan of comparisons, but I'm baffled, all the same - maybe if I were younger, I'd feel more hearty. Both of my sisters, and my oldest bestest friend, have done this twice. My mom, thrice. I guess, maybe, when I get some space from early-ish pregnancy and have more ability to compensate for sickness (childcare, I guess? Someone who delivers groceries since husband will be way busier?), AND I happen to feel comfortable being a WAY geriatric mom again (I don't know if I will want to chance it), I'll feel better about it. Not that I'm complaining - I don't mind being pregnant, it's just kind of a perpetual wuss-state. (Ok, I do have meltdown moments, when all the various maladies and inconveniences make me have a sobfest, but I consider that to be normal. Right? Right.)
...I was just informed that the bacon is bourbon-sorghum. This is amazing, though I wonder if Grandma and Grandpa would approve, being staunch teetotalers. I'm sure they would approve of the sorghum. And my request that the bacon grease be saved for future food applications. ;)
...Looking forward to cooking again, myself. But for now, it's still about laying low, reading, teaching... laying low. And eating breakfast at 3PM!!!