These are oatmeal muffins. Home made, but not Sam made and so very yummy I cannot even begin to describe. There were originally also some double chocolate cookies but those are LONG gone. They were also home made and not Sam made. Not Sam made? What the actual heck?
Nope, these were Minock made! Yup, this past Saturday was a Minock Saturday! Woohoo!
Back in the olden days, BP (Before Pandemic) the Humphreys and the Minocks always made it a point to get together once a month. Either they would make the trek down here or we would drive there OR we chose somewhere else, sort of in between and we would have an adventure. But no matter which direction someone drove for these get-togethers, there were two absolute guarantees. 1) we would have loads of fun and 2) we always did a goodie exchange. Even if the goodies required bringing along a cooler so they could remain safely in the car while we adventured.
Neither of those things were ever planned but both of them always happen which is kind of awesome all on it's own. During the Pandemic our visits were few and far between and very carefully curated. But now that the Covid Crazy Train is slowing down we are trying to bring back the monthly get together. Yay!
It was a wonderful Minock Saturday. And we didn't do anything much really. We just sat and talked and caught up and told jokes and giggled a lot. Then we went to the beach so that Marsha and I could walk in the water and talk even more and Marsha could find shark teeth. She has some sort of special shark tooth finding voodoo that I marvel at. There we were walking at the water's edge, hum dilly hum, chatting and laughing and suddenly she bends down and picks up a sharks tooth, barely breaking stride to do so. I believe in total she picked up four of them that day, one fairly good sized too! Wow!
As tummy rumblies began to set in we went back to the house and had a very simple meal. Burgers on the grill, baked beans, corn on the cob and chips. Doesn't get much easier than that! After dinner we continued to sit at the table talking and talking and laughing and laughing. Eventually we cleaned up from dinner and then sat in the living room for awhile, talking and laughing more!
It was very late when they set off for the long drive home. But it was a great day. A simple day, but great. Simple food, simple goodie exchange, simple walk on the beach, simple time spent talking and laughing. And I couldn't even tell you right now what on earth we talked about either. But somehow we never run out of conversation. Or goodies to exchange.
And that's how it is with friends.
Hope you had a great weekend too!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.