Friday, April 21, 2006
Last night for dinner we cooked on the grill and ate on the deck out back ~ it is one of the many things I like about summer.....eating on my deck and taking naps on my deck are 2 of my favorite summer things.
Gaige is with us for 8 days because his Mommy and Zane went to Florida to visit Zanes Mother. It is the first time Ashley flew so she was quite excited . And Gaige was excited b/c he gets to stay at Grammys for 8 days!
Anyway ~ back to the deck ~ I had cooked pork chops on the grill and potatoes with onions and butter in them on the grill. Oh my ~ it smelled heavenly!! Along with that I had corn, a salad and applesauce. It was a meal fit for a King!!!~ Or in my place A Queen! And of course the rain was pouring down , which was fine b/c my deck has a roof on it.
I got to thinking about when my kids were younger and we would go camping ~ I was never totally into the camping thing but I have to admit....food fixed while your in the great outdoors is incredible!!! ~ A piece of chicken is no longer just a piece of chicken when its fixed outside! And potatoes over a campfire are out of this world. When I cook dinner on my deck and we eat on the picnic table it always makes me remember camping~ and the good thing is ~ I can enjoy the food and still sleep in my own bed tonight.
And I think everytime we camped ~ it rained. Not the whole time ~ but we always got a thunderstorm.
However ~ damp blankets in a tent are still damp blankets in a tent. I have to admit it was cozy sleeping in the tent with my kids and hubby the first night when everything was fresh and dry, listening to the rain hit the tent and hearing the thunder ~after the first night the blankets always felt damp to me no matter that they were hanging on a clothesline to dry out and I was always glad to get home and take a good hot bubble bath and clean dry bedsheets! Back to civilization with my refrigerator, stove, telephone and tv!
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