Morning Sunshine

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I was in the mood for eggs this morning. 🙂 I’m usually terrible with fried eggs but this time I did not break the yoke. I wasn’t impatient for once. 🙂

Breakfast reminds me of growing up living with my grandparents. Grandma always had breakfast for grandpa and I every morning. Sometimes cereal, eggs, pancakes (Sundays) etc. The point was we didn’t leave the house without eating and it was all three of us together. I always had orange juice and a vitamin with my breakfast. I rarely got sick. Maybe a cold once a year but a mild one. Grandma was organized and in charge.

I did not learn that lesson from her. My youngest son does eat cereal in the morning, most of the time. The middle son grabs a quick bite usually. Today I made him frozen waffles with peanut butter on it and a vitamin.  🙂

When the other two kids were growing up, breakfast stuff was available and sometimes they ate it on their own. Other times they would eat at school. Me, I was terrible when I was working, never gave myself enough time to grab something, so it was stuff at work. It usually was something not so healthy. Now, that I am at home, I eat way better.

Having a healthy breakfast in the morning is something I wish I had done better for all four kids and hubby. We still are fairly healthy, good genes, I guess. 🙂  It might not be all my fault, society as a whole is in such a hurry in the mornings that I think a lot of people grab quick stuff. It is the thing to do.

We do eat supper together and even when I worked. Sometimes it was late at night when everyone was home but we made a point majority of the time to eat together. Now and then one or more would be gone for something but I think we did pretty good.

We eat together at night now. The adult daughter living with us, most of the time eats with us, so that makes me happy. We don’t allow cellphones at the table either. 🙂 Probably once a week is make your own meal and that is at different times. I like a break from cooking plus it helps them to learn how to figure out a meal for themselves. Sometimes leftovers and other times quick meals.

One thing that is the same, there is a TV in view from the table, even growing up. It has not hampered any conversations believe it or not. We tend have some interesting ones while eating. Kids are rather comical. Good family time. 🙂

Do you eat together? How many meals?

—- growing up,

  • breakfast together
  • lunch when school was out
  • supper when grandma wasn’t working otherwise it was grandpa and I.

—- now,

  • breakfast on weekends half the time
  • lunch is on our own unless I switch the day’s meal to then and not supper
  • supper almost always.

Times change and not always for the better.

Roadblock=Don’t Use

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I am shaking my head this morning like most mornings. My city is working on a stretch of road that is close to my sons’ Middle School. It is a small stretch but it does force cars to take a long detour. It is completely blocked off with those cute signs above which means stay out. They have prepared it with gravel for the next step of laying asphalt, I assume. This morning I see a car stop in front, he gets out and moves one of them. At first, thinking ok maybe he works there and is checking something which still don’t know why you would need to drive in.

I finish taking the boys to school and come back by and see that he drove through. He did not even close it back up. The not so law abiding man didn’t want to turn around so he drove through so he could get to the highway that is a few feet away. Seriously!

Then I look in my rear mirror and see a pickup go through the open space. Well, maybe the pickup worker works there. Because there have been pickups there. Nope, he drives through as well. Good grief people. A simple rule of the road if it has roadblocks, that means stay out!

I don’t know why it surprised me this morning, I see so many ignoring road rules everyday. I think drivers need to go back and relearn left hand turns which is a major one they do wrong. I don’t know how many times I have been almost hit because they cut into my side of the road. Another one is the use of blinkers, that one seems to not exist in the drivers mind.

We live on a really busy road that leads to a grade school. I will slow down and use my blinker to let the driver know I am turning into my driveway. I can not believe how many do not pay attention and who are on my tail end! It’s like buddy get off my bumper!!!! I have properly showed you I am turning.

Our city is also a hands free cellphone area. They ignore that law too. I see so many looking down at a phone or have it up to their ear. And now we have car makers putting WiFi in cars! What the heck for? I thought we were suppose to be trying to get away from cellphone use while driving. Shaking my head. Hubby and I saw one person using his laptop while driving one day. Yep he was all over the road!

We are hoping to buy a new car when the pickup is paid off, but I don’t want all that computer crap in it. And I love technology, but when I get in a car it is to drive and pay attention to my surroundings. 🙂

I guess my point of this rant is, why do people think breaking minor laws is ok? Laws are there to help protect. Sure makes it difficult to teach your own kids to follow the laws, but I will keep doing it.

On that note, I did get me an early morning Pepsi to calm my nerves. Ok, it may not do that but sure is comfort. 🙂

Have a great day! A bit chilly here but sun is shining!