My mom has historically been a MASH fan. I am remembering tonight a piece of a line, spoken by the character “Hot Lips” to one of the doctors who was married … but not Trapper. He was complaining about something and she told him in a bit of frustration something like, “You only have so much to loose because you’ve GOT so much,” referring to his wife and child back in the U.S. Something like that happened today here.
I had a mountain of dishes. I wasn’t really complaining this time because I’m getting over a bout of the African flu, but I made a comment about all the dishes. The response from someone was, “You have so many dishes because you have so many friends.” I could not translate that into Kiswahili just yet. I just washed every dish in the house and almost every pot. It is a most beautiful sign because it means we had people over today. That helps the disconnection quite a bit.
The younglings helped make brownies, which we will enjoy tomorrow. The Teenlings took one of their own to a “make up” birthday movie and were conspicuously absent. The younglings (10 and under) are tempted to not share their brownies with the teenlings, but I feel confident that at the end of the day, the younglings’ pride will get the better of them, and they will want to savor the moment when the teenlings tell them what an amazing, fabulous, superior, tastey, savory job they did on the brownies!
Just another Saturday in the ‘hood.