Bf’s grandmother is Meme (pronounced “Meem”). This has always confused me, as to me, I want to read Meme as “Mee Mee,” but no… its “Meem.” Clearly I am not the only one perplexed by this spelling:
I thought that this was pretty funny. There were even some forums on why Meme is pronounced “Meem.” The best answer that I found was: How would you pronounce “theme?” Yep. “Meem.” Works for me!
Anyway, last night Bf and I (and Kate… Bf’s sister and Kat… Bf’s mother and Susan… owner of the amazing Blabla Kids) headed over to Meme’s house to help decorate her Christmas tree and dine on some awesome shrimp creole. As soon as we got there, I pulled out my camera only to realize that the battery was dead. This happens to me all the time! So I whipped out my phone to capture a couple of pictures of our festive holiday evening.
Meme is an excellent cook. Her food can cure what ails you and I am a testament to that. Her food can bring you out of a bad mood lickety split. I have also never eaten more than I eat when I am at your house. Unless you have eaten so much you have to lie down, you haven’t eaten enough!
She was making my favorite last night: zipper peas. They are delicious and kind of taste like black-eyed peas… only better. In addition to zipper peas she also cooked up some shrimp creole (yum!), some corn (yum!), bread (yum!), and pumpkin pie (even more yum!).
She had her table set up as well. It looked beautiful.
Before we got down to eating, we nibbled on some of her famous Ro-Tel dip.
Its amazing how addicting a little cheese and a little tomato can be.
Then it was time to eat!
After eating, we got straight to work on her Christmas tree. There were a few electrical issues. Bf was on it.
He is not much for decorating, but he sure loves fixing a problem.
After the lights were strung, we got out all of Meme’s ornaments and started hanging.
Bf was the only one tall enough to put the angel on the tree.
And in less than half and hour, the tree was complete! Man, I couldn’t believe how quickly it all came together. WHen I decorate my tree, it usually takes me a solid hour or more… but I am the only one doing it. When there are just a few more people, decorating is complete in the blink of an eye!
The final product:
It was great to be at Meme’s last night, getting into the Christmas spirit. It was also night to munch on some zipper peas for lunch today. Don’t mind if I do…
In other news: We got our yearbook pictures back today at work. I dread this day. What will be stamped in time for children to remember me by for years to come?!?!
I think that it is a little cruel to make adults take the same school pictures as the kids. I posed against the same tiny little fence that everyone else did. Do you see the fence? Naw, I didn’t think so.
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