Grilled pork chops, sweet corn on the cob, scalloped potatoes, salad with homegrown bell pepper, french bread and iced tea.

My mom and brother, now with grandma in tow, have made their backyard a slice of paradise. Each time I visit, there are new areas carved out with stones and flowering plants. When I first saw the house, I knew it would be lots of work to make it feel a home. The transformation continues to amaze me.

I look forward to the day when I’ve got a place with some land. I don’t think i’d be as good at it though.

Dinner was tasty. The pork chop’s amount of spice was up for discussion, but I thought they were tasty. Marvels over the crispness of the bell pepper circled the table.

Afterward, I dinked around with the first generation Bondi iMac in the breakfast room. It works, it’s just s l o w. Then I had some catch-up time with my mom on the couch before some strawberry cake. I like talking to my mom. It’s easy to just spout off everything I’m feeling and she gets it. It’s like free therapy.