Sometimes, the thing that most excites me about Monday Meals is the food. Sometimes, it’s the fellowship.
Just the smell of curry makes me faint with delight. Then I taste it and collapse with happiness all over again.
But this week, I was really enjoying the fellowship, too. This is Gina:
Gina brings her kids, KJ and DJ, just about every week. KJ helps Chef prepare the food, and DJ does his homework, or reads books, or uses us all as subjects for his science project, or plays games.
The first thing Gina and I do whenever she arrives is to take the dogs for a walk. Now that it’s November and we’ve changed back to standard time, it’s more of an adventure than it was this summer and earlier in the fall. It was very nearly dark when we left, and definitely dark when we returned. Instead of the park this week (since the park isn’t well-lit), we took a one-mile walk around town. Due to the dark and her unfamiliarity with the town, Gina was completely lost. (Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!) I didn’t leave her, though. All four of us (Gina, Gryffon, Gracie, and me) got safely home again.
This week, Gina brought her mother-in-law with her and the kids.
That’s Kathy. Or Cathy. Or Kathie. Or Kathi. Or… well, I didn’t ask. I think I’ll just call her Grandma, because that’s what KJ and DJ call her. I know how to spell Grandma.
Take a good look at her smile. She told me she had new false teeth, and she wanted to make sure I got them in the photo.
And of course, DJ had to teach Grandma to play Nerts.
Nerts isn’t the most exciting game when played with only two people, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Oh, and the food?
It was amazing, of course. Give me some curry and I’m in Heaven.