Yesterday, Dan and I had lunch with my sister and brother-in-law, and my nephew and his wife. They stopped here on the way to the airport, and we ate at our favorite restaurant. My sis and I had our favorite sandwich, which was just declared by the Tampa newspaper as one of the 10 best sandwiches in this area, the fried green tomato BLT.
I can tell you, it’s very deserving of an award. I have a thing for fried green tomatoes. They are, I guess, a southern thing because I never saw them on a menu up north. But they are always served with a siracha mayo and they are sooooo frigging good. If I don’t feel like getting the sandwich at this restaurant, I will order a side of them. They also make an omlette using them.
After the lunch they all left. I was so happy not to be alone when they left, because I would have been crying like a baby. My nephew and his wife went home, but my sis and her hubby left today for their other home in VA, and won’t be back until October. They are trying to sell that house, and I hope they do soon because it will mean they will be here a lot more. I will so miss them. It’s been so much fun to hang out with her, just to live close to my family for the first time in my life. And it’s very cool the way they have embraced Dan into the family.
I am, however, their walk-through person for the insurance for the house, which means I need to go over there once every couple weeks and walk through, flush the toilets, make sure all is well with the house. They were thanking me profusely and I said, “Are you kidding? I get to come over here, use the house, the pool, go to the beach, if I’ll just flush the toilets and check on the place?” They even have a car they want me to start up when I’m there. It’s an offer I can hardly refuse, lol. They actually were giving Dan instructions, knowing he’d be with me. That’s kinda cool.
Also a little strange, because we have only been together for a couple months. But it’s so easy, and we get along so well, and we are both committed in a very casual way to each other, that it just seems kind of normal. We talk about it occasionally, just to make sure we’re on the same page with it. We are. And because we are, we are starting to reach out a little farther into the future than just the next open mic night, lol. Nothing set yet, but ideas are floating around, about traveling. I think we’d have fun together. I’m not speaking for him, but I’m pretty sure he agrees.
Life is always changing, finally for the better. Love and light, all.