Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Good Friday (oh, and don't burn the calamari)

I hope you all had a wonderful Good Friday.  We certainly did.   The sun was shining and it seems that everyone in the house woke up on the right side of the bed.  Nice !

I prepared my World Famous eggs benedict with smoked salmon for brunch.  We had a few visitors pop in, including one of Mom's previous home-care workers.  He hasn't been assigned to us for months, yet he never misses stopping in on special occasions with a little treat for Mom.  He had a little easter bag filled with home-made fudge.

Isn't that sweet??  You can tell the difference between those that just do their job and those that genuinely  care about their patients.

 The evening ended with a great gathering at a friends house.  It's been awhile since I've been out to howl !  LOL
OK, there wasn't really any howling but we did have a great time.  And the bracelet was the star attraction.  I think every girl there wore it for awhile.  So I would say it passed the test as a "statement piece".

My invitation for this party had a notation at the bottom  "Don't burn the calamari".  So I should tell you about the last time I was invited to this house.   When I arrived Teri was just breading a bunch a calamari with cajun spices.  She dropped it in the deep fryer and then took me to see the recent renovations they made made to the hall and bathroom.

We got chatty and completely forgot about the deep fryer until we smelled something......Bad.  We ran to the kitchen (everyone else was completely absorbed in the hockey game on TV and didn't notice - or were too lazy to get up)    So, when you completely BURN spicy calamari ---- the smell is like nothing you have ever experienced.  Think dead decomposing skunk times 100.

We opened a few windows, cleaned up and started again.  It seemed like that was the end of it.......until it was time to go home.  The second we got outside in the air, we could smell it again.  The odor had completely absorbed into the fabric of my shirt. 

It was the dead of winter and I could hardly stand the drive home.  I had all 4 windows of the car down and I was gagging from the smell and my eyes were watering.  Freezing to death in the cold was a more appealing option than being trapped in a car with that smell.  
It was a smell like no other and it seemed to have a life of its own.  So last night the party was calamari-free.  Spending a few hours with good friends was just what I needed and was a perfect way to end a great day and kick off a long weekend.

It is another sunny spring day here and I am going to a Bird House sale.  You can read about it here.


  1. Glad your gorgeous bracelet was a hit. I too like getting out and having a good time every once in a while. Enjoy the weekend and hope you find a bird house. I'm off to check out the bird house sale.

  2. Glad you like to be chatty. lol Happy Easter.

  3. Hi Kim, I am glad you had a good time!

  4. Funny, funny, funny. Who'd'a thunk burnt calamari would smell like that? Hope I never have to have it verified! BTW - LOVE your bracelet! Have fun at the birdhouse sale - those are INCREDIBLE!!! Wish I could go! Have a wonderful, joyous, Easter my friend! Smiles, Hugs & Blessings ~ Robin

  5. Oh my and I bet that did stink!! So glad you got to get out and 'howl'!! That's something I haven't managed very often.
    Hope you all have a Happy Easter!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful evening! Your calamari story is very funny. I was looking at those bird houses from Deanne's blog. They are very cool. Hope you find a nice one to take home!
    Happy Easter!

  7. I am so glad you had such a nice time. Have fun at your bird house sale today. It sounds delightful.

  8. Funny!! lol Whodathunk?? Calamari and spices?? We had a real skunk last night and the dog barked, skunk sprayed. I seriously doubt there is anything worse....

  9. Very deep experience with the burnt calamari. lol... May it never happens again. I'm glad that your Friday went so beautifully.

    Aren't those birds houses to die for. I saw the interview on the news yesterday and was quite smitten by the creativity of the builder. He will surely sell everyone of them with this type of advertisement, and the man is a preacher I understand. Happy Easter to you and yours. Hugs, Julia

  10. the smell of burnt fish oh my. So glad you had a fun evening and how could that bracelet not be a star it is sooo pretty
    so nice they still come to visit your mom.

  11. Sending Easter Greetings from Dog Trot Farm. I can't wait to see what bird house you decided upon, they are all wonderful!

  12. Sending happy Easter thoughts to you and yours from Maryland. Can't wait to see the bird house display.

  13. A very good Friday, indeed! Have a joyous Easter!