We eat leftovers in my home. From September to December, leftovers are a necessity. A stark contrast to my childhood dinners.
Though daddy worked at Wheaton Plastics, a thriving, noisy, dusty, and hot factory that kept the residents of the little town of Mays Landing bustling, his pay wasn’t much. Some years mom worked, but I still qualified for Head Start, a federal program for low-income families that prepares children for school.
Regardless, both of my parents were not fond of left overs. Hence, fresh meals everyday. LOL! Imagine that. Baked potatoes, fresh veggies, pasta, steak, but rarely seafood. The notions may sound nice, but it is unrealistic for my family… At least until I can afford a private chef. LOL!
Fatigue set in after grocery shopping for the upcoming week, so I needed something simple, at least for the next two days. Since the temps are hitting the 60’s and 70’s, it’s starting to feel like fall has arrived, so I’m cooking my first pot of chili of the season. No beef! Turkey.
I was also tired because I walked the lovely Ocean City bridge again today. Yesterday I ran the bridge. Today my bestie from high school conquered her fear. Just like me, she was terrified. I reassured her that would walk it and she did. Occasionally I would stop her and turn her around. I pointed out to her the height and distance we walked. She was amazed.
DB, I am so PROUD of you; you are walking all over your fears!!
Once again, ideal temps this morning made for any perfect outdoor activity. I am sad to see the summer go, but I am also enjoying the fall temperatures– they are refreshing. Almost like a cool shower after a long distance run on a hot summer day.
I must go now and finish preparing for my work week.