Memory Games

Memory Games

Woke up very early today—around six—and decided to stay up since yesterday Jesus had said they’d come earlier next time to beat the midday sun and also because the rainy season is coming on fast this year and they need to finish painting the murals around the outside of my studio within the week. I thought I’d get my blog written, the animals fed and maybe make them a special breakfast instead of the usual cookies or cake or chocolates that I serve with their morning coffee. (I make Jesus and Eduardo, not the animals, morning coffee with sweet treats. Ha! Thanks to Dolly and Irene for setting me straight on my faux pas.) So, all my tasks finished, I brewed a pot of coffee and started preparations for molletes–one way to use all those beans I cooked earlier this week that seem not to be vanishing at a rapid-enough rate in spite of the fact I’ve had them for every meal since. So, I located the beans in the fridge, sliced a bolillo (small fresh bread loaf) buttered one side of each of the pieces of bread and lay half of the pieces butter-side down on the grill, then layered manchego cheese, beans and manchego cheese before topping them each off with another slice of bolillo, butter side up. When they got here, I would grill both sides for an extra little treat. Half molette, half grilled cheese sandwich, it would be an Americanized version of a Mexican favorite.

Putting the grill on the unlit stovetop, I covered the molletes with a cloth, took my meds, instructed Echo to set my timer for a half hour when I would take the rest of my meds and went to check on my blog. Hmm. 9:15. It seemed as though if they were coming early, they should have been here by now, as their usual time of arrival was 10. It was then that I thought to look not only at the time but the day of the week. Sunday!!!

A full pot of brewed coffee and a grill full of potential molletes–and I a person who had done a smoothie for breakfast for over 30 years and who had to give up coffee 24 years ago! I guess there is always a valid excuse for breaking routine, so in an hour, after I’ve waited to take my second round of meds and waited the prescribed half hour, I will be dining on molletes and real coffee. I’ll have my smoothie for dinner and drink extra water to ward off the bad leg and arm cramps I get when I drink caffeine. The world will not end if I break a few of my own rules.

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48 thoughts on “Memory Games

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Jesus and Eduardo, coffee-drinkers and sweets ingesters (I believe I just made up that word) are artist friends who are double-handedly setting my entire house to rights, structurally and artistically. This is going on their third month, I believe.

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        1. Irene

          ” … the animals fed and maybe make them a special breakfast instead of the usual cookies or cake or chocolates that I serve with their morning coffee.” Hahaha, it does sound like the animals are getting the special treats every morning!

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          1. lifelessons Post author

            I does.. See? What kind of a day I had? Now been out trimming plants and dizzy from the sun. I think I deserve a swing in the hammock, don’t you?
            Okay.. just read it again (about the animals and the morning coffee) and I’m chuckling!!!! nothing like making yourself laugh.

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              I know.. I chuckle every time I think of it.. Chuckling now and rocking my hammock. Neighbors are having a song fest. VERY LOUD and slightly off-key. Six cars there.. I guess it is a family party. I heard a little girl singing la mananitas earlier.. probably a birthday.

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              I know and I appreciate that a lot! I have another friend who is a stickler for spacing and apostrophes and links and spelling.. and I appreciate his extreme vigilance as well. You all make me look good!!!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      This horrible period for the world has been a chance to turn things around a little bit on a tiny scale and attend to dozens of things I’ve needed to do for years.. house repairs land beautification among them.

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  1. Basant Redquest

    Really good post. Well i am fond of playing games specially i find Rummy as a good example of memory game , and the App RummyNation http://rummynation.com , is really a cool app and a good example of a Memory gaming App.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’m a bit addicted to Spider Solitaire but haven’t played for a few weeks.. Usually I just play a couple of games before I fall asleep..Used to do crosswords but now write poems to the prompts instead and all that effort leads to something. I’ll check out rummmy.nation.

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  2. lifelessons Post author

    Okay. I’m dense today. Can you explain the comment “This comment is from my father’s side?” Also, how do you make the emojis? I’ve never figured out how to do it on a blog. Maybe it’s just a phone thing?

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