Ma has been obsessing about scones. She can’t find anyone to make them for her and it’s impossible to find a real British Scone in Ohio. She so wishes her cousin Barbara was here.
She’d identified some authentic ones online that were priced at $15 for 16 scones so she decided to order them. They ship frozen. Well as you might expect with delivery the price went up to $30 so that’s close to $2 per scone. She’ll never make it at price.
So she took the bull by the horns (or the sultana by the scalp if you prefer) at 5:45 am and started baking.
I was like « didn’t you forget Ma I need to pee » but on she went. By 6:15 the critters were going in the oven.
She’s going to test them out on Auntie Denise and Uncle Mike just now and then on Auntie Laura and Auntie Paula this morning and finally on her Lily Circle who meet tonight. « It’s called a focus group » Scooby
Personally I give them five stars but you know me and my Mom are prejudiced when it come to admiration for each other. We’re kinda close like a good dough!
The good bit about this too was I went to work on an egg.
That stuff for glazing the tops didn’t go to waste it made a great brekkie for a man like me. I’m all set for a busy day!
The fire chief came today to inspect. He found a few things to correct but said Ma could open as soon as she has her fire extinguishers attached to the wall at each exit. Another day another hurdle jumped.
After arranging her old books and toys in their place she went to the restaurant equipment store to get a few essentials. She was so excited she butt dialed about a hundred snaps.
Never seen anyone get so excited about sterilization tablets or plastic gloves.
My trots have been short today but you know that’s OK as it’s better than nothing and I see all her efforts piled up like Russian Dolls.
Our garage is now full of containers that had once been a mountain filled with treasures. They are stacked one inside the other and are all set for recycling tomorrow.
Dad keeps saying keep some keep some they’ll come in handy but she is so happy about having emptied them they are all biting the dust.
My Mom was crying this morning. We were watching the news as usual when suddenly there was a special broadcast. Prince Philip had died at the age of 99.
Mom loves the Royal family and is feeling so sad for the poor Queen who will have to go on without the love of her life and biggest supporters. The Prime Minister of the UK made a very touching speech and was clearly close to tears too.
Mum and Auntie Laura were again working at the house. Aunt Laura brought a beautiful surprise a whole perennial garden. She planted it too after she’d hung more pictures and cleaned the one remaining carpet.
Taking pride of place in this new garden are butterfly bushes. They were Aunt Laura’s Moms favorite.
MeMe passed away two years ago almost to the day so I never did get to meet her but by all accounts she was a beautiful person. Certainly she also raised a very beautiful person in Aunt Laura.
For sure the Queen will be remembering Prince Philip tonight and all the years they had together.
Let’s hope he’s already met a few butterflies up above and maybe even Meme.