Monday, March 23, 2009

The Breakfast Club!

I loved 'Return To Me!' What a great movie—it made me cry twice. After watching it, Tony and I hit the hay early.

At 4:30 in the wee hours of the morning—I was in bed—wide awake, with Tone snoring softly, while Mama licked my face gently, as she snuggled up close to me—with her head resting on my pillow. (For the new readers, Mama, is my eight year old Great Pyrenees, that we rescued over seven years ago. She is the sweetest, and the biggest dog in our trailer, and she always somehow manages to sleep between T. and me. I love it!)

I hugged Mama, kissed her, and then crawled out of bed, trying not to wake up Tony. And, I was successful! By five o'clock, I had fed our menagerie, started a load of clothes in the washing machine, and was in the process of fixing breakfast—when Tony came into the kitchen for some hot coffee! "Morning Nance," T. said, as he gave me a hug—before filling his mug. "Why are you up so early?"

"Tony, you forgot that Kinky and I are meeting a couple of friends for breakfast, in Kerrville at 9:00, and I wish that you would join us. It'll be fun!"

"Nance, I can't. You know I hate that restaurant, and I can't believe that you are actually going to eat there," Tony said.

"I'm not eating there! Good grief, do you think I'm crazy? I'm fixing breakfast for us here. I'll just drink tea there and that's it."

After we drank our breakfast, while watching Imus, on RFD—Tony dressed while I cleaned up the kitchen. At six o'clock Buttermilk took Tony to Medina, to drink coffee and gossip with the old timers—as I began walking briskly inside the trailer.

At 7:15, after I had walked four miles, showered and dressed for our breakfast club, I phoned Kinky, to give him his wake up call. After leaving three messages on Kink's machine—Trigger took me over to the Lodge.

The outdoor lights were on, and the indoor lights weren't. I opened the kitchen door, "Kinky, it's Nancy! You need to wake up. It's 7:23! We've got to leave in an hour."

Gooie rushed out of the bedroom, and came outside to greet me—then the rest of The Friedmans followed in Goo's footsteps, except for Kinky. Then the bedroom light came on. "Nance, I'm up," Kinky half-hollered from his bedroom. Thanks for coming over. I overslept."

"You're welcome. I'm going back over to the rescue ranch. I'll see you in Kerrville."

I was halfway to Trigger, when the kitchen door behind me opened, "Nance, come on in and have a cup of coffee with me, while I wake up." I did—thank goodness, because thirty minutes later—our friends called Kinky to cancel our fun breakfast, because they were sick with the flu. We rescheduled our breakfast date—for later in the week!

"Thank goodness they called, Kinky," I said. "I was fixin' to take off early for Kerrville, to run a few errands, before doing breakfast with y'all." Kinky agreed with me, and then we visited a little while longer.

When I returned to the rescue ranch, Tony said, "Nance, you're running late! It's twenty-five minutes till nine. I thought you had already taken off."

"I've been over at Kinky's all of this time, Tony. I had to wake him up, and then, right before I was fixin' to head off to Kerrville, our friends cancelled on us, because they are both really sick. I'm not going anywhere, Tone."

I spent the morning being very productive—catching up on all of my paperwork, returning e-mails and phone calls! Later this afternoon, Tony and I worked outside in the garden, and it is really looking great!

Well, I'm fixin' to watch Carol's movie, 'Return to Me, one more time, before I have to—Return to Her! Y'all have a great evening!

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