Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts

Up at 04:30am had coffee, Donna was off to the truck company at 05:30am, went down to my office until Adam got up at 08:00am. I went back up to the kitchen and started to make some meatballs for tonight's supper, I make them like my Italian Grandmother did, and she passed it on to my Mom who of course taught all of her 5 boys and a girl to cook, it wasn't an option, we all shared the kitchen duties, I remember praying for a sister, but she didn't arrive until I was 17 years old and by the time I left for duty in the Navy I was still doing KP at home, I would still insist on doing the dishes when Donna & I would visit she had me broke in so good.
Anyway I got them done and then I asked Adam if he thought he might like a swim this afternoon since it was going to be so hot, you know what the answer was. So once I got the sauce prepared and the meat in it to simmer.  We headed over to Alligator Creek Water Park in O'Fallon MO which is the town next door. for the princely sum of 4 dollars each we spent the afternoon in the water.
                      Grandson Adam at the pool
             Of course the slide got put to good use.
Adam said he was tired when we got home so he is relaxing with a game on his Xbox. Grandpa came down to finish his blog for today.
Donna , Andy & Samantha will be coming home from work so I will have a nice spaghetti & meatball  dinner ready for them. That was Donna's request when I asked her if she had a preference last night for tonight's supper.
That's about it for today, hope this find's everyone happy, be safe out there, Sam & Donna.


  1. That water slide sure looks like fun. Spaghetti and meatballs? One of my favs, for sure!

  2. Spaghetti and meatballs is always a winner at our house. What a good grandpa you are to take Adam to the pool.

  3. I'll trade you your Italian meatball recipe for my grilled chicken marinade and rub!!!!

  4. Oh that pool looks deliciously cool.. not to mention FUN!

    Soooo did Grandpa dip in the pool, or just do lifeguard duty?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  5. What a great place to cool off on a hot day!! Looks like Adam (and grandpa) had a blast!!
    Sounds like you prepared a wonderful supper...aren't you glad your mom taught you such wonderful habits??

    Take care!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  6. We are on our way over - love homemade meatballs.

  7. The water in that pool sure looked inviting! Glad Grandpa and Adam got to enjoy such a great day.

    Meatballs are sooooooo good. Hope you all enjoy them.

  8. You're making me hungry just reading about that spaghetti and meatballs! Do you deliver?