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November 7, 2016

Spending time together

Filed under: Food, Love, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 15:23

Ron and I are best friends as well as spouses.  We have always enjoyed doing stuff together.  However as my health problems began to limit my abilities, and we both were getting older, we couldn’t join in each others interests as much.   I have lost most of the physical ability to move or do much so I can no longer do outside activities with him or work in his great wood shop with him.   I can’t build with him and he has no interest in computers or the web world I do most of my time on.  However the grand thing is there is one thing we can still do together.   That is cooking.  We love to cook together.  Not one alone making a meal and maybe even the other cleaning up.  No, we cook together, adding our own talents to what we  jointly are making.   Often that is breakfast we will make together on Ron’s off days.  Ron is a wonderful cook, and he is so good at cooking meats.  I have trouble judging when they are cooked enough, not to little or too much.     He can cook a steak that melts in your mouth and explodes with flavor on your tongue.  I do rather well with seasoning and sauces, eggs, and deep fried things.   The point is we teach each other, depend on each other.  Mostly we simply really enjoy being together doing one of the last things we can do together.  So today we made a baked ziti together.  We used a lower carb pasta so it was really a baked rotini.  I made the sauce, Ron boiled the noodles.   We had a great time.  Here are two pictures.   Be well, be happy, enjoy your life as best you can.   Hugs


  1. That looks SCRUMPTIOUS. . . !!!

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    Comment by Carmen — November 7, 2016 @ 15:48

    • It was, and so easy to make. But more important to me is the time we spent together making it, joking and ribbing each other, just being the people we are, people who love each other. As we both get older and more less able than we were, we find these things bring us both comfort. Hard to believe my wonderful hubby is almost 62 years old. Just as it is hard to accept that a car ride out to two stores yesterday hurt me so much. I worry about both of us in the decades to come yet refuse to accept any version where we are not with each other. Thanks and hugs.


      Comment by Scottie — November 7, 2016 @ 15:56

      • Concentrate on NOW, Scottie – don’t worry about something to worry about. . . 🙂

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        Comment by Carmen — November 7, 2016 @ 16:02

        • 🙂 thank you Carmen. You are wise. Warm hug


          Comment by Scottie — November 7, 2016 @ 16:46

  2. Absolutely crucial to live in the now.
    I can’t cook with my missus, as it is most definitely a case of Too Many Cooks, but if she cooks I am quite at home peeling spuds and carrots and cleaning up etc.
    When I cook, she prefers to be elsewhere!

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    Comment by Arkenaten — November 8, 2016 @ 05:36

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