It isn't often that I get to spend time
with Mikey these days.
He pops in to hang out with Jonathan
here and there and will come and chat with us
for a few minutes but it isn't like it was when
he lived here...naturally.
Yesterday he came by to pick up his
He's going back to his original favorite sport.
It is really good for you.
As long as you don't break anything, that is.
He realizes how out of shape he is,
for this particular sport anyway.
One really couldn't call Michael out of shape
in a general way.
He's fit and works at moving heavy sets so he'll
likely stay fit.
While it was bitterly cold here with wind
that cut through you
he went to a local skate park.
I popped by as I was on my way to pick
up Jonathan from physical therapy
and took a couple of photos.
I'm a wimp and got cold before I got many shots.
I was hoping to capture some air.
Good save or he would have hit me....
But, alas, no air.
Not that he didn't get it.
I just didn't catch it.
We had enjoyed lunch together just before
these photos were taken.
A blessing to this mama's heart...for sure.
I'm so thankful for our children and their
respect and love for us.
Speaking of children.
The one you hear most about was the
motivating factor in our dinner last evening.
She loves stir fry.
I happen to enjoy it quite a bit too.
Warren is not a huge fan.....
but with the correct rice he is ok.
So, I decided that I wanted to make stir fry
but with my own Teriyaki sauce.
Turns out it is very easy to make and you can
control so much about it.
.....soy sauce, brown sugar, water, rice wine, ginger.....
These form the base.
Add other seasonings as you like them.
I didn't have rice wine or the substitute dry sherry
so I pulled out a bottle of sparkling grape juice.
It worked great!
....garlic, orange zest, pineapple.....
These would be great additions, as well.
Although I didn't use them last evening.
There are many recipes available on
It turned out so well.
I'll do that again....for sure.
Funny thing, though.
I forgot to make the chicken for the stir-fry.
So, ours was just veggie laden.
Even Warren liked it!
I tried to get him to say it was too sweet...
he just wouldn't go there.
He really liked it.