Monday, June 20, 2011

Belated Father's Day...

So it was a pretty sucky weekend overall, with Friday being the exception because I got to escape to Boston for the day, yaaay! I feel that Boston trips need to be far more frequent, as I miss that city with everything that's in me. And if I visit this particular friend again, we're GOING to go to Redbones, since she lives immediately next door and I love that place. LEMONADE IN MASON JARS. So amazing.

Some potential scary life changes may or may not be rearing their ugly head, and the notion of this sent me into a sad place for the remainder of the weekend. The fact that I no longer have my Dad around kind of made Sunday especially hard, what with all the other things also cropping up.

But hey, didn't I say this blog was to be a happy place? I shall not harp on these things here. Y'alls know that I'm blogging a little less now due to lack of camera, so bear with me if said "life changes" end up resulting in once-a-week blog posts rather than the twice I'm trying to do, or the three times I did before that.

Also, quite sorry if I lag on commenting. I pride myself in being a loyal commenter, but lately I can't do as much as I'd like.

Back to Father's Day: I love my stepdad to pieces, and though I miss my Dad I'm sure that he'd be happy to know me and my brother are being taken care of. I hope my stepdad had a good father's day, even if it was a little bittersweet for my family. He seemed to like his gift though, which makes me happy!

A few months back I made a recipe tribute to my Dad. Check it out if you wanna. I was hoping to re-create his famous baked beans for Father's Day, but I just ran out of time. Another day, and I will attempt this great feat. It was truly his specialty.

Anyway, all you with Dads: I hope you gave them a lovely time on Father's Day. Be lucky yours wasn't plucked from you as soon as mine was--and my heart goes out to those of you who weren't lucky enough to even get the 19 years with your fathers that I got with mine. It wasn't nearly enough time, but I'm happy to have had it.


  1. Hi Bee! Greetings from California. Weather is getting hot here in the north. It will hit 100 degrees tomorrow. Your post today was wonderful. I'm sorry about the loss of your dad. My father died in December of 2007. So I can understand a little of the pain. And you will be able to make those beans soon. What a great tribute recipe.

    My wife and I just got back from Italy, I wrote several posts on the food experiences. Again, thanks for a thoughtful and encouraging post. Here's a big hug!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss but relish the fact that you were blessed with an amazing father for 19 years. many aren't even that fortunate.