Monday, August 4, 2008

Riley's Free and The Boy Gets Touched

Riley is out of the hospital and Darci is back with the family after staying in Scotts Valley with Grandma Betty during the hospital episode, and they all came over for BBQ last night. Riley's still dragging a bit and is not thrilled by all the new medications and breathing treatments he is now on, but it's better than being at Klub Kaiser. 

I got him to take one round of medication by promising to take him out on the deck to play pool, or "balls" as he calls it. You'll notice that pool cues are not involved - it turns out that two toddlers with pool cues is probably only slightly less dangerous than giving them running chain saws.

We had chicken and pork ribs, roasted potatoes (sweet and normal), mushrooms, green beans, and of course zucchini, and the star of the show - corn on the cob. Both of the grandkids love corn on the cob. Dessert was my famous zucchini cobbler (which Riley liked!).

The Boy received a congratulatory iPod Touch for passing his high school proficiency exam.We are in the process of determining his next step, but for now he'll be happy touching his music. (I don't know what that means either.)

So it was a good Sunday evening - even better, the Redskins won! But now it's Monday and the sun isn't shining and I'm off to work. Sigh.

That's it - move along...


mary ann said...

Funny about the balls and congrats to The Boy on his school stuff. Nice that one person liked your dessert...

NCN said...

More than one person likes your dessert. As for kids with chainsaws there way safer for them then sticks, they cant pick up a chainsaw yet!

DAK said...

OK, zucchini cobbler? Come on. Peach, boysenberry, raspberry, rhubarb, apple...zucchini? What do you use in place of ice cream on top, eggplant?

I'm very happy to hear Riley's back on track.

I'm confused about The Boy's HS Proficiency Exam. Do all graduates have to take it, and if you don't pass it you don't graduate? Jeez, what if somebody got straight A's and then flunked the exam?

Manny was scary yesterday. We appear to be in the romance stage.

notthatlucas said...

Here is the link to the zucchini cobbler recipe:

You would not believe how close it tastes and feels to apple cobbler.

The proficiency exam is confusing, but is basically getting him out of his senior year classes. Or something like that. And all HS students do indeed have to pass a test before they can graduate.

Teams are going to start walking Manny. That's absurd how he has been hitting. Arizona can't be pleased.