Thursday, January 2, 2020
Really Random Thursday, 1/2/20
The other day I found a couple of flashdrives that belonged to my father. Curious, I plugged them into the computer and opened them up.
My father was a minister for much of his life. His first church was in Los Angeles, City Terrace to be exact, and we lived in Downey. Much of the church congregation was Hispanic, so when it was time for church dinners, Mexican food it was. My father learned how to make some awesome enchiladas and tacos, and he made them many times over the years.
When I was small, we moved to Enid, Oklahoma, where we lived until I completed fourth grade.
I have the best memories of Oklahoma. I loved our home, and remember it seeming large, although I'm sure if I saw it now it would seem quite small.
It had a great porch, although interestingly I don't remember any of us ever sitting on it. I would love to have a porch like this now.
It was a fun trip down memory lane to find these pictures.
Now that it is the beginning of January, are you planning to change your eating habits?
I would be remiss if I didn't include this interesting tidbit of information (Mark was reading "Facts to Make You More Intelligent" out loud to me last night). If you decide to go on the Oreo diet, "...researchers at Utah State University in 2017 conducted tests to determine the ideal length of time you should let your cookie soak in milk. Their findings? Four seconds." And now you know.
After writing yesterday about trying not to reach for my iPhone every time I have a few spare minutes, remember these days?
On New Year's Eve, we always have dinner with friends at a local Chinese restaurant. Then Mark and I drive out to where Aaron and Christa are celebrating and spending the night with friends--a very fun tradition three families have each year--lots of good food, games, fireworks and friendship. All of the kids have a friend about their same age. Except Ella. And she isn't really old enough to make it all the way til midnight. So we pick her up and bring her home for the night.
But before we leave, we always grab a couple of "New Year's cookies" (as we have grown up calling them--think fritters with apples or raisins, deep fat fried, and then rolled in sugar or glaze. SOOOO good, especially when they are still fresh.