So this past weekend I got sick and couldn’t hold anything in from the bottom end every time I ate or drank anything. We had travelled that weekend and at least it didn’t hit me till Sunday. On Monday I was feeling a little better and by Monday late afternoon a lot better. I can’t remember if it was Sunday night or Monday that I had asked my wife if she would make me something to eat. I was still feeling like garbage.
So my wife being the awesome wife that she is made me chicken noodle soup. As she was cooking it, I swore I could smell popcorn, but figured it was my imagination. She brought me the bowl of soup. I took the first spoonful of broth and it tasted like popcorn. I told my wife and she gave me a funny look and said that it was indeed chicken noodle soup. So I kept eating, and every bite I took tasted just like popcorn. It was so weird, I thought I was losing it.
I told her a few times more and she finally went and smelled the soup that was still in the pan. Sure enough she said it smelled like popcorn. She took the can out of the garbage and looked at the expiration date. Oct 23, 2013. I said, “I’M NOT LOOSING MY MIND AFTERALL! I didn’t really yell that loud, but I was relieved.
So if you ever want popcorn flavored chicken noodle soup, let it expire.
This Christmas we weren’t able to join the big family Christmas on my side of the family due to me having to work the holiday. I enjoy getting together with all of the family. On Christmas eve we usually have a big meal, then do the dishes and then open up the presents. It is natural of course that all of the kids would be impatiently waiting to get their hands on those presents. It was always fun being with all of the family.
Since I had to work this year on Christmas, we weren’t able to join the family. I also realized that this was going to be the first Christmas that Grandma Mae wasn’t going to be there due to her passing away from cancer earlier this year. I am sure that Christmas was a lot different this year without her.
I remember she would be laughing and talking with everyone, having a good time. I remember that after the food was eaten, dishes done, presents unwrapped, everyone would sit up at the dining room table and play games. When I was younger the game used to be 20 questions. I believe we played that game for a few years. Then we moved on to games like Phaseten, dice games , catch phrase and so on. We would all laugh so hard when playing the games. In the last few years Grandma was getting hard of hearing and the things she would come up with that she thought people were saying was hilarious.
Sometimes I thought that she just had selective hearing, but no, her hearing was going going and almost gone. She would come up with some of the funniest things. I wish I could remember what some of them were. I should also include Thanksgiving in with this post. We would usually eat a big Thanksgiving meal and play games afterwards as well.
Even though we weren’t able to make it to the big family Christmas, it was weird not having Grandma around. I know she would have loved to meet Avery (Our daughter) and would have spoiled her a lot. Speaking of Great Grandmas, I know Great-Grandma Hazel would have loved to meet Avery as well. It is sad that neither one was able to be here to meet her.
Now, we will make new memories with Grandma and Grandpa, who are both very excited to have Avery as a grand-daughter. They both enjoy seeing and spending time with her. We had Avery’s first Christmas together this year and it was fun.
I remember when I was younger and out of the blue Grandma Mae would take her bottom teeth and quickly push them out and back into her mouth. I was remembering that this weekend. Of course they weren’t her real teeth, they were dentures. I would always ask her to do that with her teeth. I remember one time she did that and her teeth went flying out of her mouth…haha…it was hilarious. She was just as surprised as me. She laughed pretty hard over that. She had to get up and wash them off and put them back in her mouth.
I must have asked her a million times to do that trick. Even as I got older I would ask her. It never got old. Just about every time I asked she would do it and then laugh. Maybe some day I will have to have dentures and can pass that down to my daughter and make her laugh.
Man don’t need jacket. Jacket need man.