As I mentioned in a previous post, Sam and my niece Ingrid went to the fish market yesterday.
One of my favorite things about Sam is his ability to fracture a cliche. When they came back, I'm not sure how the story was unfolding, but he was having a good time teasing Ingrid about their visit to the fish market.
Sam enjoyed sending Ingrid in to negotiate their purchase of a large grouper who was our dinner last night.
He thought he was really clever when he fed her a line that made her believe it was her role to negotiate the deal.
He proudly announced that she fell for it, "Sink, line and hooker."
So Sam, Ingrid and Lacy made a trip to a fish market to find something for dinner. They came home with this--and a story of a very interesting local shopping experience...
We've named him Charlie. He's our dinner tonight. Someone will have to cut off his head eventually. The recipe says we should save the head and use it for fish stock. Uncharted territory, here we come...
We made another trip to Starfish Company when Addie and August on Thursday night--this time we managed to get a few photos of our food.
This is Louise's grilled grouper dinner--all of the dinners are served in boxes delivered piping hot to your picnic table
Here is my favorite dinner--the shrimp and grits
Sam had the Cortez special with scallops and fried oysters--indescribably delicious
Another satisfied customer
And, yes, I know. Mom is sunburned. She and Louise stayed at the beach too long, didn't wear sunscreen or their hats. They had a bunch of excuses along the lines of "We didn't think we would get a sunburn" and my favorite, "It wasn't sunny when we went down there"
At least at 91 years 10 months, she's not too worried about wrinkles anymore...
Wednesday was a beautiful day here on the island. We haven't done anything exciting. Mostly we read, eat, go for walks, putter around the house etc. On Wednesday night we were treated to our first real sunset..
We called Zac and Amber from the beach and I talked to Olivia as we waited for sunset. We didn't talk long because she wanted to go outside and play while Amber was shoveling the sidewalk. Zac said she got ready all by herself. She was sitting on this snowpile yelling "Giddyup horsie" when Zac snapped this photo.