I have a pot of water boiling on the stove for linguini and a pot of sauce simmering...it's not homemade...it's Rao's...but I added local exotic mushrooms and organic ground turkey. The store was out of our usual bison!
We spent a quiet day at home and now we are watching a blizzard of snow! Here we go again!
Reading this...kind of girly...kind of good...a little bit of magic!
We have not had a good week...it's been sad and depressing...Den's dad...who has been so strong into his 90's...began to fail rapidly during the last few weeks...he was the last parent we had left...all of our Colorado trips during the last few years have been to see him. When he was well...we would always take him out for martinis and wine and great steak dinners. He loved to sip a really good Scotch. He loved food. Dinners with him would last forever because he loved to eat slowly. He loved oysters. He loved a bargain. We once took him for a birthday dinner at an amazing steak house in Denver...Del Frisco's. We sat and talked for hours...it was wonderful and memorable. He would play with our cats endlessly and even make toys for them. Once when we were visiting him...with kitties...we came in to find him herding the cats in his back yard...our indoor kitties...not Lucy and Roxie...who had never been outside in their entire lives! Needless to say...they loved Grandpa! Soon after that he became lost while driving, forgetful, and confused. He has been stable for a long time but sort of not stable for awhile. He was beginning to not know Den, he was quiet, began losing weight, didn't want to get out of bed.
Ultimately...while we were at our hotel last Thursday...he died peacefully...so sad...
So...we needed a little lift last night so we took ourselves out to dinner. This martini...a really good one...was for grandpa!
Den's dad...one of those good guys! He made it to 94!